Canada's government budget surplus widened to CAD 0.71 billion in May 2019 from CAD 0.64 billion in the corresponding month of the previous year. For the first two months of the 2019-2020 fiscal year (April and May), there was a budgetary deficit of CAD 1.4 billion, compared to a surplus of CAD 3.2 billion in the same period of 2018-2019. Revenues rose by CAD 2.3 billion, or 4.2 percent to CAD 56.5 billion, amid increases in tax revenues and other revenues. Program expenses advanced by CAD 6.3 billion, or 13.5 percent to CAD 53.2 billion, mostly due to major transfers to other levels of government and direct program expenses. Public debt charges went up by CAD 0.6 billion, or 13.3 percent to CAD 4.7 billion, reflecting higher Consumer Price Index adjustments on Real Return Bonds and a higher average effective interest rate on the stock of Treasury Bills. Government Budget Value in Canada averaged -1000.08 CAD Million from 1985 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 5770 CAD Million in February of 2005 and a record low of -14900 CAD Million in March of 2019.