Liberals will produce $12B deficit: Harper
Last Updated: Saturday, September 27, 2008 | 4:59 PM ET
Liberal plans will create a deficit "to the tune of at least $12 billion," Conservative Leader Stephen Harper said Saturday.
OTTAWA — Stephen Harper describes Canada's historic return to deficit as a bitter pill for him to swallow, but as a necessary remedy for the ailing economy...
A 12-year-era of surpluses will give way to a deficit of up to $30 billion - perhaps more - as the government introduces a series of economic stimulus measures in the 2009-10 budget.
In short, if Canadians had voted for the Liberals, we'd be up to $18 billion to the good right now. Stephen Harper said so.