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2012 11 16
Stephen Harper makes stuff up about balancing the budget

At a rare press availability today, Prime Minister Stephen Harper was put on the hot seat about our struggling economy.

In response to a question about his failed campaign promise to balance the budget, the Prime Minister claimed it would be in balance before the next election.

The PM’s answer was quite different from the one given by Jim Flaherty just three days ago. If he had been listening to his government’s economic update, he would  have heard how his government is not planning to balance the budget until 2016-2017. (see http://www.fin.gc.ca/efp-pef/2012/efp-pef-03-eng.asp#s3.3 Table 3.3)

Broken promises, economic mismanagement and making things up. That’s the Conservative record.  

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