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This election may have been about many things, but as an economist, October 19 will certainly go down in the Canadian history books as the day Keynes was welcomed back to Canada. Indeed, the Liberal Party campaigned on the promise to run deficits to help the flagging economy, and Canadians embraced the idea in a spectacular fashion. It was, in the words of Keynes biographer Robert Skidelsky, the 'Return of the Master."