The national debt will hit an estimated $713.2 billion this year.
Ottawa is expected to spend $24.4 billion on federal government debt interest costs in 2019/20.
The Trudeau government's per-person spending is expected to reach $9,066.
In 2018, per person program spending (inflation adjusted) reached $8,869, the highest point in Canadian history.
In 2018-19, per person federal program spending (adjusted for inflation) reached $8,869.
The risks of a recession this year or next are real.
The PBO projects a cumulative federal deficit of $85.6 billion over the next five years.
The reasonable approach to balancing the budget is to find savings and reduce spending—not raise taxes.