With the election results barely a week old, Conservatives are muddying the waters around a central – and surprising – campaign pledge.
The revised 2011 budget that the government will present next month will not show a surplus by 2014-15 as promised in black and white in the Conservative campaign platform, even though the government insists it still intends to deliver on the election promise.
... The Conservative election platform states that: “Through accelerated reductions in government spending, a re-elected Stephen Harper government will eliminate the deficit by 2014-15.”
Thursday, 12 May 2011
Tories back off campaign pledge to show a surplus by 2014-15
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