For the 45 research projects approved, almost $100 million had been committed but not necessarily spent.
After the COVID crisis has passed, Ottawa should find ways to encourage private-sector investment and hiring.
Ottawa will spend up to $27 billion supporting individual Canadians and businesses.
The PBO projects a cumulative federal deficit of $85.6 billion over the next five years.
Conditional grants give the federal government greater sway over projects across Canada.
More than 56 per cent of the nearly $100 billion is for so-called “green” and “social” infrastructure.
Only 10.6% of Ottawa's nearly $100 billion in new infrastructure spending is for trade and transportation
Ottawa’s so-called infrastructure spending plan includes $77 million to develop regulations for driverless cars and unmanned air vehicles.