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Did Harper really run eight straight deficits like the NDP, Liberals claim? - 2015-09-03

F0.png Did Harper really run eight straight deficits like the NDP, Liberals claim? September 3, 2015, Andy Blatchford, Canadian Press, Global News

OTTAWA – Since the start of the election campaign, Liberals and New Democrats have made repeated allegations that Harper's Conservatives delivered eight consecutive budgetary shortfalls.

"Despite Stephen Harper's promise of balanced budgets, he has run eight straight deficits…" – Liberal Party news release distributed Tuesday. "Stephen Harper has run eight straight deficits." – New Democrat Leader Thomas Mulcair on Twitter on Aug. 18.

How accurate are their claims?

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