Federal program spending in 2021/22 is $54.4 billion higher than planned in November 2020.
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The government says $101 billion in stimulus spending is required for “sustained economic recovery.”
Ottawa ran budget deficits worth a total of $94.1 billion from 2015/16 to 2019/20.
Federal program spending in 2021 will reach a projected $11,370 per person—or 18.7 per cent of the economy.
For the 45 research projects approved, almost $100 million had been committed but not necessarily spent.
Per-person GDP growth was 4.8 times greater during the Chrétien period than the Trudeau period.
Ottawa annually pocketed $22 billion more in revenue from Alberta than it spent in the province.
Ontarians carry the second-largest combined government debt burden among Canadians.