The federal deficit this year will increase from original budget estimates of $19.8 billion to $26.6 billion.
federal government spending
The Trudeau government's per-person spending is expected to reach $9,066.
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
Since Justin Trudeau entered office, per-person spending has increased by 17.5 per cent in just four years.
In 2009, regular EI benefits surged by 43.4 per cent or nearly $5.0 billion.
Federal government spending (per person) is at a record high.