Deficits: Past, Present and Future

The Agenda with Steve Paikin

When did "deficit" become a dirty word for politicians? The debate between deficit hawks and those who support stimulus spending is part of a larger philosophical and economic question. The Agenda looks at how deficits have affected Canada's economic growth and fiscal health, and asks what is best going forward: to stimulate our sagging economy or focus on paying down the nation's debt? PLEASE NOTE At 6:43 and 14:36, graphics used in the original broadcast provided incorrect information. TVO regrets the error. Please see correction: http://bit.ly/1WSJYWb
Episode:
Courting Ontario
Aired:
Oct 08, 2015
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