Ottawa plans to create a national childcare system and introduce more “green” spending initiatives.
federal government debt
Debt interest will cost Ottawa an estimated $19.5 billion this year.
The federal budget deficit in 2020-21 will be the largest in Canadian history.
Ontario entered this recession with an already elevated government debt burden.
Indigenous and Northern Affairs represented the largest share of federal program spending growth.
Policy uncertainty is at an all-time 35-year high in Canada.
This year's federal budget deficit will be an estimated $343.2 billion.
The national debt is approaching $1 trillion.
Between the early 1970s and the mid-1990s, the federal government ran a deficit every year.
Such implicit or explicit assumptions invariably lead to unintended consequences.