Conversation Deficit

In past election campaigns, debt and deficits have dominated the conversation. Think of Paul Martin's demand in the 1990s to slay the deficit dragon ,come hell or high water., Even in the last federal election, the NDP ran on a promise of balancing the budget. This time around, concerns about debt and deficits are barely registering. The Agenda discusses why there is a conversation deficit about the country's debt.
October 16, 2019 - 35:43

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