Previously, Scheer had called for balancing the budget within two years, but that was before the Liberals totally blew up the budget with endless projected deficits.
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says the Conservatives will balance the budget within five year of taking office.
In a speech to the Canadian Club in Vancouver, Scheer said “Even the most optimistic projections don’t have the Liberals balancing the budget for 20 more years, meaning the Liberals would add to the debt every year for the next two decades. But if Canadians elected a Conservative government this fall, we will balance the budget in a quarter of that time.”
Scheer had previously said the Conservatives would balance the budget in two years.
Notably however, he said that in early 2017, before the Trudeau Liberals had embarked on the road of endless deficits, and when they were still at least sometimes pretending to be focused on balancing the budget.
While Scheer will certainly take some heat for pushing back his balanced budget pledge, he deserves credit for reacting to changing circumstances, and for being willing to admit to the change before taking power.
That’s quite unlike the Liberals, who stuck to their ‘3 years of small deficits’ line all the way through the election, and then broke their promise once they had already won.
You can watch Scheer’s remarks below:
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