Poll: Mandatory balanced federal budgets. Good idea?

Sign of the times?

Although the throne speech was somewhat overshadowed by a bizarre incident with the assembled media, a number of planks in the Conservatives’ populist-flavoured announcement stood out, including a promise to enshrine balanced budgets in law. It’s one of those “we’ll believe it when we see it” affairs and living by it will take some (extraordinary) doing, but it’s the kind of red meat that might make Canadian politics almost as exciting and fraught with contention as America’s.

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