Economy doing well, but year-on-year federal deficits leading to creeping debt is concerning, say experts

Halfway through his mandate, the prime minister has dodged questions on if he plans to keep his campaign promise of balancing the budget by 2019.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sidestepped questions about a timeline to eliminate the deficit during a press conference on Sept. 19 in Ottawa. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

PUBLISHED :Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017 12:00 AM

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