The Canadian Press

2015-07-22 | PBO Fiscal Update

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The parliamentary budget office says based on the latest Bank of Canada economic forecast, the federal government is on track to run a one-billion dollar budget deficit in the current fiscal year. Canadian Press reporter Terry Pedwell says the new numbers aren't good news for the Harper Conservatives, who promised to balance the books this year. (The budget office says it crunched the new numbers following requests by New Democrat MP Nathan Cullen and Liberal MP Scott Brison.)

Date: 2015-07-22
Placeline: OTTAWA.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 18 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << and it's April bunch of the Harper government projector to 1.4 billion dollar Surplus for this election year but the budget Watchdog is recalculated the government's fiscal I would look based on the downgraded forecast released earlier this week by the bank account and it shows Auto I will stay in the red this year and run smaller-than-expected surpluses over the next two years >>


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