The Trudeau government projects a $26.6 billion deficit for 2019-20.
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The federal debt-to-GDP ratio increased from 30.8 per cent to 31.0 per cent.
Program spending could grow by nearly $50 billion in just five years
By 2024/25, federal debt is expected to hit $787.4 billion.
In 2018, per person program spending (inflation adjusted) reached $8,869, the highest point in Canadian history.
Albertans made a net contribution of more than $20 billion in 2017/18.
In 2017, Alberta’s net contribution to the federal government was $21.8 billion and Ontario’s was $16.6 billion.
Overly politicized budgets, particularly budgets seemingly assembled haphazardly, risk producing poor policies.