It was just over a decade ago when we declared homelessness a "national disaster" in Canada. In the 10 years that followed we've seen only inaction from the federal government.
Today the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives released the Alternative Federal Budget fiscal stimulus plan.
By desperately clinging to the façade of a balanced budget, the Conservatives' economic statement rules out a meaningful stimulus package.
The real underlying question now is not whether the federal government should run a deficit, but how large the planning deficit for 2009/10 should be.