After my last attempt at redesigning one of the 50 Maclean’s charts wasn’t much of an improvement, I didn’t think I’d try again. But the chart from Kevin Milligan on the shrinking share of government expenditures is pretty interesting… and really, really ugly. No harm in polishing it up, right?
Total expenditure as a share of GDP, 1933-2014
All governments combined
- Historical Statistics of Canada: Government Finance, Historical Statistics of Canada: Section F: Gross National Product, the Capital Stock, and Productivity
- Statistics Canada: CANSIM Table 380-0506, Statistics Canada: CANSIM Table 380-0501
- Statistics Canada: CANSIM Table 380-0080, Statistics Canada: CANSIM Table 380-0064