8 years under Justin Trudeau, are Canadians better off?

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When Justin Trudeau was elected in 2015, I predicted we would be screwed. I did not vote in that election because I believe this guy has no skin in the game, even though I have been a long-time Liberal voter and cynical of Conservative real minority views and their corporation fond. So I joked: " Justin, if Sophie lets you rent out the basement of 24 Sussex Drive to Paul Martin, we are sure of a better life for 4 years of your term." Then my joke was teased by some CFCers (See screenshot below)

Eight years flew by, What has happened in Canada under Justin Trudeau? According to the Fraser Institute in a July report, I summarized it only in economy-wise as follows:

1) “In 2016, average per-person incomes in Canada were 82 percent of U.S. levels (C$54,154 Vs C$65,792), an $11,600 difference per person. By the end of 2022, our per-person incomes had fallen to 76 percent of U.S. levels (C$55,863 vs. C$73,565). Put differently, Canadians are $17,700 per person poorer than Americans,” in 8 years under Trudeau.

2) “Average income per person in Canada (adjusted for inflation) was $56,183 at the end of 2019 before the COVID-19 pandemic, it was $55,677 in the first quarter of 2023. We’re poorer today than we were three-and-half years ago despite the avalanche of federal government spending and borrowing.”

3) MPs take their fourth pay raise since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and As of April 1, they receive an annual salary $15,700 higher than they did pre-pandemic, while the prime minister will take home an extra $31,400.

4) No just pay raise for MPs, Trudeau created the country’s biggest, overpaid cabinet in history. He now has 38 cabinets in place, none of whom have expertise in the domain over which they preside. (The U.S. has a cabinet of 25 and Australia of 20.)

5) Trudeau promised modest budget deficits and balanced budgets by 2019 when he took office. Instead, the remunerations paid to federal employees increased 52 percent, from $38 billion in 2015 to $58 billion in 2021. The federal public service, now at 357,247 employees, is nearly 40 percent larger than it was in 2015 when the Liberals took power when it counted 257,034 employees

6) Federal employment job growth is three times greater than in the private sector and, at the same time, while management fees paid to consultants/contracts have skyrocketed from $10.4 billion when Trudeau took power, to an estimated $17.7 billion in 2022, a jump of nearly 60 percent.


7) In March, the Fraser Institute estimated the federal deficit will reach $40 billion in 2023, or $10 billion higher than forecasted, and that there is no plan to balance the budget.

8) CMHC said high household debts, due to high mortgages as a result of high housing costs, put the economy at more risk going forward. “Canadian households are more in debt than those in any other G7 country, and the amount they owe is now more than the value of the country’s entire economy,”

9) Higher interest rates, unaffordable housing prices, and a health care crisis. Many Canadians do not have a family physician and cannot get doctors’ appointments for months, a problem worsened by a high immigration target.

10) OECD predicts that Canada will be the worst-performing advanced economy from 2020 to 2030, with inflation-adjusted per-person GDP growth of only 0.7 percent per year over the decade. The same is true from 2030 to 2060,” the Fraser Institute’s July report notes.

What is Trudeau's government telling Canadians?

Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland said “I think we can be really optimistic about the Canadian economy. Canada had the strongest economic growth in the G7 over the course of 2022.”




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跟老习差不多,德不配位,就是一个命好
 

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熬过了疫情,没有功劳也有苦劳。

是不是better off,我感觉跟谁是总理关系不大,毕竟都是平头小老百姓。
 

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与G7其他国家以及EU国家比较,三年多疫情下来,加拿大经济状况如何?
 

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熬过了疫情,没有功劳也有苦劳。

是不是better off,我感觉跟谁是总理关系不大,毕竟都是平头小老百姓。

我也觉得是这个理,起码从短期看,除了美国,还有哪个国家比加拿大好过?澳大利亚,日本,英国还是德国?

与G7其他国家以及EU国家比较,三年多疫情下来,加拿大经济状况如何?
 

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我也觉得是这个理,起码从短期看,除了美国,还有哪个国家比加拿大好过?澳大利亚,日本,英国还是德国?

+ 新西兰
 

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比烂:jiayou:

有没有把各国通胀和工资增加放一个表的?
加拿大如果把利息和房租计入,跟工资涨幅,可能比欧洲和澳洲日本英国都要差
 

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与G7其他国家以及EU国家比较,三年多疫情下来,加拿大经济状况如何?
矮子里面拔长子,经济勉勉强强说得过去。毕竟现在今时不同往日了,全世界也就这么个鬼样子。
 

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比烂:jiayou:

有没有把各国通胀和工资增加放一个表的?
加拿大如果把利息和房租计入,跟工资涨幅,可能比欧洲和澳洲日本英国都要差

我也想把土豆选下去,但是没这机会啊。他和NDP联合在一起根本就是无敌了
 

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我也想把土豆选下去,但是没这机会啊。他和NDP联合在一起根本就是无敌了
关键是党内没人挑战他,自由党就群阉党。
 

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关键是党内没人挑战他,自由党就群阉党。

如果自由党换领袖了,你也可以接受自由党继续执政?
 

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如果自由党换领袖了,你也可以接受自由党继续执政?
我不是狭隘的党派人士,看人,看政策再决定。
 

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我也想把土豆选下去,但是没这机会啊。他和NDP联合在一起根本就是无敌了
我喜欢自由党,未来可能还选自由党,因为不能接受保守党目前那个人。
说目前不好只是说实际情况而已,就像说自己儿子这不好那不好,心里却没有抛弃的意思,目的是期望能更好
 

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自由党执政的这几年,最大的变化就是交通路口要饭的人多了很多。
 
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