Canada's national debt grew after the Second World War, but the economy grew faster. With low borrowing costs, we're well positioned to run up debts that put Canadians back to work.
Trudeau's about-face on electoral reform and massive deficits will likely cost him the soft conservative and left vote that delivered a majority in 2015.
In part 2 of this series on the Liberals and the budget, Craig Scott considers the role of the media.
It isn't easy being a Minister of Finance. Especially when your starting point is: we want to meet the zero deficit target in 2017 we set five years ago.
The campaign has one month to go. When it started, scandals were dogging Harper. He may now have the last laugh, as Trudeau and Mulcair take swipes at each other.
Scott Stager Piatkowski
The sadly predictable script of the Liberals wears thinner every election.
How a game of numbers has turned into the hottest political football.
Will low oil prices push Ottawa into a deficit? Who cares! The real issue is the failure to use fiscal tools to strengthen recovery and create jobs.
The Liberals learned their lesson from the Bill C-51 backlash: this was a "change" election and you win by looking like the polar opposite of the incumbent.
Finance Minister Joe Oliver announced Nov. 12 that the government will have a small surplus in 2015. He didn't say that the surplus has come from deep cuts to services for veterans and the unemployed.