The deficit is now pegged at $26.6 billion for 2019/20—$6.8 billion more than originally planned in last spring's budget.
federal government debt
Total federal expenditures will grow to a projected $420.5 billion in 2024-25.
Program spending could grow by nearly $50 billion in just five years
The unemployment rate rose to 5.9 per cent, in the biggest one-month jump since the 2009 recession.
Federal government spending (per person) is at a record high.
For April and May of this year, federal government program spending increased by $6.3 billion.
The federal deficit was approximately $19 billion in both 2016/17 and 2017/18.
The federal deficit could hit $34.4 billion should Canada go into recession.
The 2018-19 federal deficit will be $800 million higher than projected in the government’s budget.