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Can the Liberals get away with running a big deficit?

Evan Solomon in conversation with EKOS president Frank Graves, who finds Canadians actually want more spending, not less


 

In Question Period, Finance Minister Bill Morneau is often grilled by the opposition about how big the deficit will be this year, and if he will keep the Liberal promise to balance the books in four years. So far, there is no firm answer. But the government has strongly hinted that they will be changing their campaign promises due to the deteriorating economy. The Conservatives are raging about this. But just how politically dangerous could it be for the Liberals to rack up big deficits?

Evan Solomon spoke with Ekos Research president Frank Graves, who argues it is not nearly as dangerous as some think. Graves says the polls reveal that Canadians want the government to do one thing: spend.


 

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