Federal program spending will reach a projected $321.5 billion next year—up 22.2 per cent since 2015.
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The annual deficit from a recession could increase from its current level of $19 billion to almost $50 billion.
Only 10.6 per cent of the nearly $100 billion in new infrastructure spending is for trade and transportation.
The ratio of household net worth-to-GDP has risen over time.
Canada’s federal net debt will climb to $831.5 billion by 2022-23.
The budget proposes cumulative deficits totalling $72.8 billion over the government’s first mandate.
The reasonable approach to balancing the budget is to find savings and reduce spending—not raise taxes.
This $51 billion increase in spending represents total growth of 20.1 per cent in just three years.
Upon assuming power, the Trudeau government immediately increased budgeted federal program spending by $8.1 billion over 2015-16 to 2019-20.