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Canada’s Skyrocketing Debt Given Scant Attention in Leaders’ Debateon September 15, 2021 at 8:01 pm

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Despite the remarkable rise in federal debt in the two years since the last election, the issue of how to rectify the structural deficit wasn’t raised until almost the end of the Sept. 9 English leaders’ debate. Only during the final 11 minutes of the two-hour debate was Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau asked, “What do you say to the next generation who say, ‘How are we going to pay for this?’” Trudeau answered that the Liberals had a “fully costed platform” and that “the debt of our country as proportioned to the GDP continues to decrease.” NDP leader Jagmeet Singh said, “We’re not going to cut any programs,” and Green Party leader Annamie Paul told Singh, “You’re trying to ghost me,” implying that her party would not cut either. Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole pointed out Trudeau was “spending $424 million a day more than Canada’s bringing in.” Yet, when asked “What …

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