Cost of Living

Tariff, tariff, wherefore art thou money, tariff?

Where does the money collected from tariffs go, and how is it used? The money from tariffs isn't just a source of revenue.

What happens with the dollars thrown around by politicians?

U.S. President Donald Trump, who has often threatened and imposed tariffs since coming into office, is pictured in Dec. 2019. (Yuri Gripas/Reuters)
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Where does the money collected from tariffs go, and how is it used? Are tariffs a source of revenue for governments?

  • CBC Radio's business and economics show, Cost of Living, moves to a new timeslot on CBC Radio One starting FRIDAY, JANUARY 3, 2020 at 11:30 a.m.

The Cost of Living is on the case and Tracy Johnson explains just what happens to the money that has been a frequent topic of discussion in political circles in recent years.


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