By Roy L Hales
The current Trudeau government is expected to have added at least $73 billion to the national debt. This greatly exceeds their original forecast of “modest short-term deficits of less than $10 billion in each of the next two fiscal years” – but is Canada’s National Debt a problem?
Canada’s National Debt Under Trudeau
Q/ Some sources expect that when the final numbers are in, Canada’s National Debt will have grown $73 billion by the time the Liberals leave office. What did we get for this money?
CKTZ Broadcast: Tuesday, October 1, 2019 – “More Debt For Future Generations” – Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer
CKTZ Broadcast: Wednesday, Oct 2, 2019 – “Priorities in the Budget” – NDP candidate Rachel Blaney
CKTZ Broadcast: Thursday, Oct 3, 2019 – “What Did We Get For That Money?” – Green candidate Mark de Bruijn
CKTZ Broadcast: Friday, Oct 4, 2019 – “Why the National Debt Grew Under Trudeau.” – Liberal candidate Peter Schwarzhoff
Canada’s National Debt Under Harper
Q/ While the national debt grew $150 billion under Harper (2006 – 2015), he also had to contend with the great recession. Was his administration better or worse than Trudeau’s?
CKTZ Broadcast: Sunday, Oct 6, 2019 – “The Conservative Version of the Story.”
CKTZ Broadcast: Monday Oct 7, 2017: “Growth of the National Debt Under the Mulroney & Harper Administrations” – Liberal candidate Peter Schwarzhoff
CKTZ Broadcast: Tuesday, Oct 8, 2019 – “Did Harper Handle The Debt Better?” – Rachel Blaney, NDP candidate for Powell River -North Island
CKTZ Broadcast: Wednesday, October 9, 2019 – “Harper Was Considerably Worse” – Green candidate Mark De Bruijn
CKTZ Broadcast: Thursday, October 10, 2019 – Justin Trudeau and Andrew Scheer reveal their respective ideologies in a debate over Canada’s National Debt during Question Period.
How Would You Approach the Debt?
Q/ What steps would your government take to bring the national debt under control?
CKTZ Broadcast: Friday, October 11, 2019 – “While Canada’s National debt is large and rising, it is also manageable and the lowest (compared to GNP) among G7 nations.” – Peter Schwarzhoff, the Liberal candidate for Powell River-North Island
CKTZ Broadcast: Saturday, October 12, 2019 – “Bringing Canada’s National Debt Under Control; Ensuring The Wealthy Pay Their Share” – Green candidate Mark De Bruijn
CKTZ Broadcast: Sunday, October 13, 2019 – “Many of Canada’s Wealthiest People Evade Taxes” – Rachel Blaney, NDP candidate for Powell River – North Island
CKTZ Broadcast: Monday, October 14, 2019: “Make sure everyday Canadians do well, protect small business, and make the rich pay their share” – Rachel Blaney, NDP candidate for Powell River – North Island
Interviews With The Candidates
- Interview with Green party candidate Mark de Bruijn – was broadcast on CKTZ, 89.5 FM, at 9 AM on September 4 and repeated September 10 at 5 PM.
- Interview with ND candidate Rachel Blaney – was broadcast on CKTZ 89.5 FM at 9 AM on September 4 and repeated September 10 at 5 PM.
- Liberal candidate Peter Schwarzhoff – has been available for short interviews on specific topics.
- Conservative candidate Shelley Downey – has not responded to my requests for an interview, so I went to party leader Andrew Scheer’s YouTube channel.
Links To Party Websites:
- Canada’s NDP
- Conservative Party of Canada
- Green Party of Canada
- Liberal Party of Canada
- Mark de Bruijn Nominee for the Green Party of Canada …
- Peter Schwarzhoff | Team Trudeau
- Rachel Blaney for North Island–Powell River « Canada’s NDP
- Shelley Downey for Member of Parliament | North Island …
Top photo credit: Canadian money by Rick via Wikipedia (CC BY SA, 2.0 License)