Lorrie Goldstein writes in the Toronto Sun:
Halfway through his electoral mandate, won on the night of Oct. 19, 2015, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau faces a sudden and unexpected drop in the polls, along with a growing list of broken promises from that election.
Today, let’s look at some of the major ones: …
rudeau committed in the 2015 election to a “modest” deficit in his first year in office (2016-17) of $9.9 billion. Today, it’s $17.8 billion, 80% higher.
Trudeau committed in 2015 to a balanced budget with a $1 billion surplus in the fourth and final year of his electoral mandate in 2019-20. His 2017 budget now projects a $23.4 billion deficit in 2019-20, and, should he win the 2019 election, deficits of $21.7 billion in 2020-21 and $18.8 billion in 2021-22, with no end to deficits in sight.
Will NZ Labour follow the path of their sister party in Canada? Promising surpluses but delivering deficits.