Trudeau’s spending habits could spell trouble Fraser says

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is responsible for the two highest years of per-person government spending in Canadian history, excluding a war or recession, says a new study by the Fraser Institute.

The highest year was under prime minister Stephen Harper during the 2009 recession, at $8,711 per person.

But Trudeau, operating in a growing economy with high employment, came in only $62 below that, at $8,649 per person in 2017, and $72 below, at $8,639, in 2018.