Trudeau’s red ink record

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is on track to increase Canada’ federal debt at a record pace, says a new study by the Fraser Institute.

“According to his own government’s projections,” the study concludes, Trudeau “will increase per person federal debt by 5% from 2015 to 2019 — the largest increase of any prime minister whose time in office didn’t include a world war or economic recession.”

“The fact is, Justin Trudeau is the only prime minister in the last 120 years who has increased the federal per person debt burden without a world war or recession to justify it,” said Charles Lammam, the Fraser Institute’s director of fiscal studies.