Overpayment recipients included 1,522 prisoners, 391 dead people and 434 children too young to be eligible.
debt interest payments
According to forecasts, Ottawa's annual debt interest costs will eclipse $50 billion by 2028.
Federal debt interest costs will reach a forecasted $43.9 billion in 2023/24.
The Ontario government projects a $19.9 billion deficit this year and continued deficits until 2027-28.
The federal government projects a $52.8 billion budget deficit for 2022/23.
Federal debt interest will cost a projected $42.9 billion in 2026/27.
The federal debt is expected to eclipse $2 trillion by 2025-26.