Deficit and the Debt

71% of Green voters want the government to balance its books.[1]

During the 2019 federal election I supported the Green Party position to balance the federal budget over five years. That target must now be adjusted due to the economic impact of the current pandemic, but our goal as Greens should still be to live within our means whenever possible with a goal of paying off our debt. The millions we pay in interest alone should be used to help our people.


[1] Ipsos, Press Release, “Slim Majority (52%) of Canadians Believe Recession is Coming Within a Year” (10 October 2019) online: Ipsos Limited Partnership <https://www.ipsos.com/sites/default/files/ct/news/documents/2019-10/week_4_economy_part_2.pdf>.