Looking forward to keeping the Government accountable as the new Deputy Finance Critic!
“Last week the TD Bank predicted the (federal) Liberal (government's deficit) will be $5 billion more than the $30 billion already forecast. That is more debt in a single year than the Liberals promised to add over their entire four-year term"
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Had the Liberal government not booked increased Liberal spending in the 2015-2016 fiscal year, the government would have reported a $2.9 Billion surplus.
I mention this as the Finance Minister has contested this fact multiple times. I hope now that the facts are known, that the Fiance Minister will correct the record that his government was, in fact, left a surplus by the previous Conservative government.