Program spending could grow by nearly $50 billion in just five years
Just six months into its 2018/19 plan, the government upped spending by $8 billion.
Economic growth expected to moderate dramatically starting next year.
After federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty unveiled his latest financial plan Tuesday, much of the media hype centred on the governments larger than expected surplus in 2015-16. Early chatter seemed to accept the government will deliver as promised and some declared its conservative assumptions might allow for the deficit to be eliminated even earlier.