April 2018

Fiscal Monitor for February 2018

The federal government posted a budgetary surplus of $2.8 billion in February 2018, compared to surplus of $1.3 billion in February 2017.

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Fiscal Monitor for April – May 2017: A Small Surplus That Is Not Expected to Last

For the first two months of fiscal year 2017-18, the federal government posted a surplus of $68 million, compared to a surplus of $114 million from the same period in 2016-17. The slight deterioration in the surplus was largely attributable to a 28.3% year-over-year increase in the Canada Child Benefit, reflecting the 2016 Budget measures, which came into effect in July 2016.

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