January 18, 2016

How high will he go? Trudeau won’t answer direct question on deficit spending limits

Brian LilleyArchive

The world economy isn’t going well, as we’ve reported.

We’re dealing with external forces, just as Harper had to, but the Liberals still put a lot of faith in their “Sunny Ways” and apparently expect the rest of us to have faith in them too.

Trudeau continues to take jabs at Harper rather than answer direct questions from the few reporters that ask him challenging questions about deficits and how high he’s willing to go while at the same time, conveniently ignoring how former Liberal leader Chretien was famous for saying “no” to cabinet ministers during “austere” times.

With Mulcair singing the same socialist song, the one thing we can count on is that we’re all going to lose as government spending goes up and government revenues, go down.

Just remember, we have sunny ways to keep everyone feeling happy.


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commented 2016-01-19 16:21:15 -0500
Trudeau is Canada’s Obama. A candidate with no resume who, hope to God not, but maybe 7 years later will still be blaming his predecessor. FWIW, Harper did put us 50 billion into debt.
commented 2016-01-19 14:08:45 -0500
Morneau married into money so he knows what to do when times are tough, caviar and prime rib only on even numbered days of the week. His deficit spending will make the rest of decide whether or not to have heat or hydro on those days.
commented 2016-01-19 12:42:46 -0500
Brian, Brian, please never do that again. I braced myself up to watch Trudeau and then, suddenly up pop’s Mulclair. You should warn us when you intend to do things like this. Oh well, the sun is past the Yardarm.

Trudeau sure is an evasive idiot and delusional also. He called his Ministers competent.

Sunny Days, would be more accurate as Sunni Daze.
commented 2016-01-19 08:14:01 -0500
Over the next few years I wouldn’t be a bit surprised to see it go until the lenders cut them off, like they did with Greece, and other countries in the past like Argentina. It’s not just the federal debt, it’s provincial and personal that’s dragging us toward economic and financial oblivion.
commented 2016-01-19 02:22:37 -0500
I think we should all take part in a pool, where we wager how much of a deficit the Liberals will go into. I will be surprised if the Liberals under Trudeau keep it under $100 billion in this term alone.
commented 2016-01-19 01:55:41 -0500
Canada elected an IDIOT!
commented 2016-01-19 01:21:50 -0500
No standards, no morals, no conscience, no plan, no clue and backed by the liberal ctv, cbc and global. You cannot touch trudoop no matter how bad he is screwing this country. Tom Kennedy on on global show West (something), I can’t remember, said the problem with oil and gas was a REGIONAL PROBLEM. This idiot, who asked trudoop what kind of shampoo he uses, was absolutely clueless and thought it was funny Alberta was having a hard time.
commented 2016-01-19 01:13:44 -0500
“The government has a mandate to tax and spend as it sees fit”

A mandate received only from those that actually voted Liberal (39.47%), the rest of the Canadian voters did NOT give Justin a mandate to tax and spend Canadians into the poor house.

“Trudeau continues to take jabs at Harper rather than answer direct questions from the few reporters that ask him challenging questions about deficits and how high he’s willing to go …”

History is starting to repeat itself. The dollar has sunk to new low levels, mortgage rates are beginning to rise, private sector jobs are decreasing while the public sector jobs are increasing, the cost of food (imported goods) is on the rise. Canada, as a whole, managed to survive the first Trudeau, it is questionable if Canada will survive this Trudeau.
commented 2016-01-19 00:38:48 -0500
I see the need for stimulus spending but there is also responsible spending. For crying out loud, why are they going on all of these trips? 380 people to Paris for what, learn how to change the climate?. Finance Minister conference with no statement of achievement that I saw. Now they are on a retreat to New Brunswick. What the hell are they retreating from? Every time I turn around Trudeau is on a trip somewhere to get his face published in the news. Why can’t these fools get to work inside the Parliament buildings and issue a couple of positive statements about what measures they are taking to shore up the economy?
commented 2016-01-19 00:19:53 -0500
These guys were the last to reveal an economic platform during the election because they had no plan. The ‘modest deficits’ came well into the campaign in order to outflank the NDP’ers alone, he even mentioned creating an infrastructure bank but that got buried soon after. I didn’t trust them then and I don’t think they have a clue as to what to do with the potential tsunami that is gaining globally, it’s going to take more than a bit of agitprop to steer through what’s going on, the bit about governing by cabinet is a giveaway that he’s in way over his head on this one. The last recession was caused by the banks stopping the lending, there might be about 39 percent of the population that are happy but anyone with an ear to the ground could hear the rumbling of some lean times ahead.

Gotta love old Ralph in the background there, leading the signal-laugh to the rest of the room, how sophomoric.
commented 2016-01-18 23:57:22 -0500
“Sunny ways” coined by Trudeau & often quoted by you Brian & I wish you would stuff it with that crap. There’s nothing sunny about screwing our country which is what Trudeau is going to do. Canada is in for serious trouble & huge debt & deficit with these spending radicals running things. Where was the transparency in answering that question Mr. Know it all, I thought you would be so transparent we would be able to see right through you, which in reality we do & we also did when you were campaigning & we could see how bad this would all turn out to be & even though you have barely put in a day’s work, everything you’ve started so far is gonna cost a whole lot with not much return for quite some time. It will be years before the refugees can start contributing to our economy & the money spent will be so immense that most will never be recouped. So far you haven’t done one thing to enrich our country, all you’ve done is cost the taxpayer more money that they haven’t got either.
commented 2016-01-18 23:25:16 -0500
Sean, people who are brainless don’t worry, so your alright!
commented 2016-01-18 21:17:01 -0500
The gay boy with nice hair – what else can I say?
commented 2016-01-18 20:31:11 -0500
I did stimulus spending in 08. I bought a truck to support the over-unionized auto industry. Not this time. It’s not Sunny in Alberta. I’m freezing. Literally and metaphorically
commented 2016-01-18 20:02:25 -0500
FRASER MCBURNEY- if we paid the equivalent of 20cents a litre our entire gas and oil industry would collapse. As a conservative I might think that we should let it, but as a realist, I know there is an economic war going on between oil developing nations and we need to support our side.
commented 2016-01-18 20:01:45 -0500
He got elected to spend, and spend he shall. Nobody in this country is worried about deficits. The government has a mandate to tax and spend as it sees fit
commented 2016-01-18 19:55:59 -0500
Yup, sunny ways! And anyway, he books will balance themselves.
commented 2016-01-18 19:54:31 -0500
Today a U.S. gallon of gas was selling in Michigan for 80 cents a U.S gallon Today in Hamilton Ontario a litre of gas was selling for 98 cent Canadian $ WE ARE BEING ROBBED let me repeat WE ARE BEING ROBBED by our government and gas companies. Are you happy about this if not send a e mail to our P.M. and tell him so
commented 2016-01-18 19:50:29 -0500
I get this weird sensation that Canada is now led by Aladdin!
commented 2016-01-18 19:36:16 -0500
Translation: The Lieberals have already burned through the surplus left by the Conservative Gov’t and haven’t yet costed their plans to disable Canada’s democracy by importing thousands of jihadi warriors and other measures to enslave the Canadian people by “electoral reform” and other such means!
commented 2016-01-18 19:35:00 -0500
junior can’t answer a direct question, he is not authorized to say anything beyond what he is told to by his puppet masters. This liberal government is going to run up the national deficit beyond imaginable, just like their UN masters want. This so when they finally collapse the economy worldwide there won’t be any survivors and of course the UN will just happen to be where all the ‘desperate’ countries turn for guidance. The stage is set, now all that remains is destroying the economy to the point of irreparable, welcome to one world government.