Only seven industrialized countries had higher levels of government indebtedness than Canada.
According to forecasts, Canada will be the worst-performing advanced economy from 2020 to 2030.
Prudent fiscal management means working quickly to return to pre-recession debt levels.
Canada ranked 30th of 38 industrial countries for its average rate of economic growth from 2015 to 2019.
On health-care wait times, Canada consistently ranks lowest among comparable countries with universal health care.
Over a two-year span, Ottawa is expected to add more than $500 billion in federal debt.
Canada has the fifth-highest level of total government debt among 29 industrialized countries.