I can’t help but add one more footnote to the Harper Government.
They were super salesmen, able to deceive the nation into thinking that they were good money managers. Nothing could be farther from the truth, sadly.
In their nine years in office the Harper Conservatives increased the National Debt by 30 per cent, a total of $130 billion, according to government financial figures. We need to remember this before ever voting for this party again.
I voted in the early poll, but gave my support to Tom Mulcair. Let’s hope that Justin Trudeau manages to undo some of his father’s mistakes, the worst probably being to start borrowing from private banks at interest for government expenditures. Our social programs, public housing and university construction were to a large extent financed by our publicly owned central bank, the Bank of Canada. After 1974 Pierre Trudeau’s government yielded to the IMF, and stopped using it, and our national debt has been increasing ever since.
But not as fast as under Prime Minister Harper!