Program spending is set to grow again by 1.8 per cent this year.
federal government spending
Tuesday’s budget calls for spending to reach $329.4 billion.
All the estimates converge to a federal deficit of more than $12 billion by 2022-23.
The Trudeau government spent $8,639 per person in 2018-19.
Per-person spending levels reached $8,639 in 2018 under Prime Minister Justin Trudeau—only $72 short of the all-time high.
The risks of a recession this year or next are real.
Per-person spending last year was only $72 short of the all-time high reached during the 2009 recession.
Program spending this fiscal year will reach $320.2 billion.