It seems like so long ago:
The Prime Minister looked suitably embarrassed when he rose to answer the Liberal charges during Question Period, and not just because he dismissed the need to go into deficit as “stupid and dangerous” little more than a month ago.
Conservatives to table $40 billion deficit: CTV
Updated Fri. Jan. 9 2009 11:01 PM ET
CTV.ca News Staff
The Conservatives are planning on tabling a federal budget with a $40 billion deficit, CTV News has learned.
The deficit would be the highest since the 1993 budget and $10 billion more than Prime Minister Stephen Harper indicated in a late 2008 interview with CTV.
In all fairness, though, Stephen Harper couldn't possibly have seen this coming. After all, he's only an "economist."