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Return to a balanced budget in 2019.

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June 18, 2017

Justin Trudeau refuses to set date for balancing the budget

Global News

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will not tell Canadians when – or even if – he will bring Canada's books back to the black.

Given several opportunities in a one-on-one interview, Trudeau chose to justify the Liberal government’s spending rather than say whether he has a plan to eliminate Canada's growing deficit.

Asked how investing in infrastructure, for example, precludes him from saying when the books will be balanced, Trudeau suggested the investments create a lot of moving parts but will, inevitably, grow the economy "in a significant way."

Even though it's not looking promising, this promise cannot be marked as broken just now but will be updated accordingly in the spring of 2019 when the 2019 Federal Budget is released.