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PC revisionism and APH reporting – Sarnia Observer

by ahnationtalk on May 26, 202013 Views

Charlie Mayer, a cabinet minister under prime ministers Brian Mulroney and Kim Campbell, wrote in the National Post last week that, in contrast to the Liberals who in 1984 bequeathed a $37-billion budget deficit to the incoming Progressive Conservatives, the Conservatives when they relinquished power in 1993 left the incoming Liberals with a lower deficit.
He didn’t say how much that difference was.

That was probably a good thing because it would have destroyed his argument.
From what I could glean from an Internet search, the deficit actually increased a tad, to $39 billion, under the Mulroney government.

Mayer was responding to an editorial in the National Post that posed the question of whether Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberals will follow former prime minister Jean Chrétien’s example when he balanced the budget.

Read More: https://www.theobserver.ca/opinion/columnists/pc-revisionism-and-aph-reporting/wcm/6fb8292c-4808-4b49-902f-cdecb42d34ff

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