Kelly McParland: Chrystia Freeland and her meaningless slogans

Slogans may be great for selling headache remedies and antacid pills, but they’re no way to run a country

Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland is proving to be an enthusiastic practitioner of political sloganeering.

Questioned on the vastness of Liberal borrowing activities, she declared that Canada “can’t afford not to” go deeper into debt to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Delivering an address in Toronto last week, she dismissed concerns that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government is steering the country straight toward a repeat of the 1995 credit crisis, which forced an earlier big-spending Liberal regime to impose steep spending cuts and harsh austerity measures.

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