Policy uncertainty is at an all-time 35-year high in Canada.
This year's federal budget deficit will be an estimated $343.2 billion.
The CERB is now estimated to cost $61.1 billion compared to the original estimate of $40.6 billion.
Canada's equalization program cost Alberta taxpayers approximately $3.1 billion in 2017.
The Trudeau government plans to provide $14 billion in financial support for provincial governments across the country.
Such implicit or explicit assumptions invariably lead to unintended consequences.
Total provincial government deficits will reach an estimated $63.0 billion this year.
Federal deficit estimates range from $100 billion to $200 billion for fiscal year 2020-21.