The reasonable approach to balancing the budget is to find savings and reduce spending—not raise taxes.
Upon assuming power, the Trudeau government immediately increased budgeted federal program spending by $8.1 billion over 2015-16 to 2019-20.
About 40 per cent of federal revenue comes from Ontario.
Trudeau expected to increase per-person federal debt by 5 per cent by 2019.
From 2007 and 2015, Alberta contributed $188.6 billion more in taxes to Ottawa than it received in transfers or federal programs.