In 2018, per person program spending (inflation adjusted) reached $8,869, the highest point in Canadian history.
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Albertans made a net contribution of more than $20 billion in 2017/18.
The 2018-19 federal deficit will be $800 million higher than projected in the government’s budget.
Tax revenue from Albertans helps fund services all Canadians enjoy.
Canada’s gross debt will increase this year by almost $120 billion.
Overly politicized budgets, particularly budgets seemingly assembled haphazardly, risk producing poor policies.
Between 2013 and 2017, foreign investment in Canada declined by 55.1 per cent.
In 2018-19, per person federal program spending (adjusted for inflation) reached $8,869.
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.