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Conservatives to Run Deficit: CCPA

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Issue: 19 Section: Canadian News Geography: Canada

June 25, 2004

Conservatives to Run Deficit: CCPA

A recent evaluation of party platforms revealed that the Conservatives would run a deficit of $11.4 billion over four years. The study, conducted by economists at the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, predicted that over the same four years, the Liberals and NDP would run surpluses of $24.2 billion and $14.6 billion, respectively. The authors of the study claim to have used the budget projections that are most widely accepted among the parties.

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