Financial Post

Justin Trudeau was selling deficits; the G7 wasn’t buying

By June 11, 2016March 18th, 2020No Comments

The recent G7 meeting in Japan should give Prime Minister Trudeau ‎reason to reflect on his plan for deficit spending as Sean Speer and I argued in an op-ed on June 3rd in the Financial Post. He arrived in Japan determined to sell other leaders on the merits of budgetary deficits to grow the economy. But his peers weren’t buying. ‎The summit’s 14,000-word communiqué was silent on calls for more government spending.Perhaps the other G7 leaders know something Justin doesn’t, or at least something he is trying his darnedest to ignore….