If the federal government reduced spending, it could help lower inflation and limit the increase in interest rates.
In 2020, the federal expenditure share jumped to 40 per cent.
Residents in all provinces already pay more than $550 per person annually on government debt interest.
The expansion of the Canada Child Benefit was financed largely by borrowing.
When linked to a GST hike, support for a national prescription drug program falls from 79 per cent to 40 per cent.
According to the PBO, 60 per cent of households in Alberta, Ontario, Saskatchewan and Manitoba will pay more in carbon taxes than what they receive in rebates.
The projected federal deficit in 2022-23 is 34 per cent higher than the deficit in 2019-20.
A lack of fiscal prudence left Canada vulnerable when the pandemic hit.
Cutting regulatory red tape and removing internal trade barriers could help boost improve economic performance.