Economists generally say Canada's doing OK when it comes to managing its debt servicing payments even if interest rates increase, but the Fraser Institute's Charles Lammam argues billions of dollars aren't providing direct benefit to Canadians.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, right, and Finance Minister Bill Morneau unveil the 2017 federal budget last March. The budget had a projected deficit of $28.5-billion, which will be added to the public debt. The Hill Times file photograph
The Liberal government has promised to increase the federal debt to invest in infrastructure it says will boost the economy, but economists are divided on whether the increased public debt, and the money spent to pay it off, is worth it.
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A number of unions have registered as third party advertisers in the lead up to the October election, but PSAC, PIPSC and CUPW, all big spenders in 2015, haven't locked down their exact spending goals yet.
Liberal MP Steve MacKinnon, who spoke for all but one Liberal on the committee, says a comprehensive account on the affair is already in the public record, pointing to 13 hours of committee testimony and the commissioner