Still Picking up the Tab

Feds still cover almost all COVID-19 spending
August 26, 2021
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The report tracks which level of government picked up the tab for any COVID-19 program announced in each government’s 2021 spring budget, and also analyzes how the provinces are spending their share of federal transfers. Compared to the beginning of this year, provincial governments have kicked in more money to combat the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and are sitting on less unspent federal money.

Still Picking up the Tab: Federal and provincial government COVID-19 spending updates a similar January analysis, finding a total of $366 billion (86%), including $29 billion in transfers to the provinces, had been spent by the federal government on direct COVID-19 measures. The provinces have contributed $57 billion (14%).

Ce rapport est disponible en français.