GOLDSTEIN: Trudeau hiked Canada’s per-person debt at record pace

GOLDSTEIN: Trudeau hiked Canada’s per-person debt at record pace

Justin Trudeau will increase the federal government’s per-person debt more than any prime minister in Canadian history who did not face a world war or recession, says a new report by the Fraser Institute.

The conservative think-tank says from 2015, when he assumed office, up to the end of his current Liberal government in October, Trudeau will have increased federal per-person debt by 5.6%, to $32,589.

Trudeau’s legacy “will now include record high levels of debt accumulation, due to spending increases that continue to outpace revenue,” said Finn Poschmann in the study Examining Federal Debt in Canada by Prime Minister Since Confederation.

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