For good news to think about over this Easter long weekend, Canadians should check out this Financial Post article. It confirms how well the current Conservative government, under Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, have managed the Canadian economy.
Specifically, deficit projections are $11 billion less than the $40 billion projected by Flaherty just a few weeks ago, now standing at $28.3 billion — which is completely on target for elimination by 2014. (H/T NewsWatchCanada.ca)
Now, as a Conservative, I would have preferred Canada not have any deficit at all, but that was not to be, given the “stimulus package” blackmail in 2008 by the Liberals, NDP and Bloc coalition partners.
One thing the improved deficit projections shows us, however, is how irresponsible Liberal and NDP corporate tax hikes are, combined with billions in un-costed promises.
And, no, this good news is not spin in favour of the Conservatives, as some commenters on the FP thread have suggested. It is just good management. Remember too, that Canada’s economic growth coming out of the global recession is the most positive of any G7 nation.
Endnotes: (1) Here is a list of some of what the Harper government accomplished from 2006 until early 2011. (2) I voted in today’s first Advance Poll. Remember, they are being held in every riding in Canada today (April 22), tomorrow (April 23) and Monday (April 25) from noon until 8pm.