Program spending is set to grow again by 1.8 per cent this year.
Tuesday’s budget calls for spending to reach $329.4 billion.
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The federal deficit is now about $19 billion.
Federal program spending will reach a projected $321.5 billion next year—up 22.2 per cent since 2015.
Canada’s unemployment rate in August rose to six per cent with Ontario leading the way, losing about 80,000 jobs.
The PBO projects a cumulative federal deficit of $85.6 billion over the next five years.
Only 10.6 per cent of the nearly $100 billion in new infrastructure spending is for trade and transportation.
Canada’s federal net debt will climb to $831.5 billion by 2022-23.
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