federal deficits

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Apr 10, 2011

NDP's 'balanced budget' platform

Nick Falvo
Jack Layton unveiled the NDP's policy platform today. Among other things, it promises to eliminate the deficit (i.e. balance the federal budget) within four years. I'm not sure it should.
Columnists
Jun 2, 2009

Tories wield the deficit truncheon

Despite a decade of huge budget surpluses, neither the Liberals nor the Conservatives invested in our public services, which would have distributed benefits far more widely than tax cuts.

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