Ottawa annually pocketed $22 billion more in revenue from Alberta than it spent in the province.
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Ontarians carry the second-largest combined government debt burden among Canadians.
This year's federal budget deficit will reach an estimated $381.6 billion.
Up to $22.3 billion of income stabilization spending was likely wasted or poorly targeted.
This government has not released a long-term forecast of spending, taxation and borrowing since 2018.
Federal government spending is expected to increase by more than 68 per cent in 2020-21.
The relative size of government in Canada is well beyond the “optimal” size for promoting productivity growth.
Canada ranks 6th highest among 35 high-income for the share of the economy represented by government spending.
The federal debt will reach nearly 70 per cent of GDP by 2050.