Whoops. Budget week (and this blog) got severely knocked off course, because I was knocked off my bike a couple weeks ago. I’m healed up, and back to the intense work of sitting down at my computer – it’s hard to sit down when bending your knee hurts.

In part 3 of my series of budget charts, I compare the budget balances and debt on a line plot. This should make it clearer how the different jurisdictions compare in scale.

Source: Royal Bank of Canada, Canadian Federal and Provincial Fiscal Tables for September 15, 2015, with the inflation adjustments courtesy of the Bank of Canada’s Inflation Calculator