Five years ago I wrote the following blog, under the headline “fifteen years ago today”. I think it’s worth running again (with a couple of minor alterations).
On September 24th, 1997, Jean Chrétien rose in the House of Commons to present his reply to the Speech from the Throne. About half-way in, he noted casually that there would likely be a financial surplus that year (a miracle, considering where we’d been in 1995). And he was planning to blow it … [ Read More ]