Ottawa Post posts $10.2 billion surplus in first quarter


Federal government in Ottawa announces $10.2 billion surplus for first quarter

of its 2022-2023 fiscal year.

According to the Federal Department of Finance’s Fiscal Monitor report, the posted surplus
between April and June compares to a deficit of $36.5 billion recorded during the same period of
Previous exercice.

Revenue collected by Ottawa increased by $18.7 billion, or 20%, from a year ago, while programs
spending fell $29 billion, or 25%, due to lower transfer payments to businesses
and individual Canadians.

The latest Fiscal Monitor revealed that the federal government’s financial results for 2022-23 are
recover from the global pandemic with spending on national COVID-19 measures
an end.

According to the report, public debt charges rose by $2.3 billion, or 39%, in the first quarter of
the government’s fiscal year due to high inflation and the rising interest rates used to counter it.

Net actuarial losses for Ottawa decreased by $1.7 billion, or 33%, compared to the same period of the year
from.

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