In 2018, per person program spending (inflation adjusted) reached $8,869, the highest point in Canadian history.
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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.
Between 2013 and 2017, foreign investment in Canada declined by 55.1 per cent.
Tuesday’s budget calls for spending to reach $329.4 billion.
The Trudeau government spent $8,639 per person in 2018-19.
The federal deficit is now about $19 billion.
Federal program spending will reach a projected $321.5 billion next year—up 22.2 per cent since 2015.
The annual deficit from a recession could increase from its current level of $19 billion to almost $50 billion.