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Federal spending hits $300-billion, with 2019-20 main estimates up 8.6 per cent

By Laura Ryckewaert      

On top of $301.8-billion in planned spending in the 2019-10 main estimates—combining $299.6-billion in budgetary spending and $2.2-billion in non-budgetary expenses—is another $51.2-billion in statutory expenses.

The 2019 federal budget, pictured here in the hands of Finance Minister Bill Morneau, left, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, sets out $355.6-billion in spending. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Federal spending is up almost 8.6 per cent in this year’s 2019-20 main estimates over last, reaching just under $300-billion, with spending up 4.7 per cent for the Senate and down 0.7 per cent for the House of Commons.

Laura Ryckewaert

Laura Ryckewaert moved to Ottawa from Toronto roughly eight years ago to study a bachelor of journalism at Carleton University. She's been a reporter at The Hill Times since the end of June 2011.
- lryckewaert@hilltimes.com


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