Net borrowing per person is higher now than it was in 2000, according to the province’s audited financial statements.
The number hit $13,074 in 2004 and has stayed in the same neighbourhood ever since. Part of the reason for that is a drop in population since 2004. The other reason is the increase in net borrowings since 2000. Net borrowings increased in the period from $5.8 billion in 2000 to $6.6 billion last year.