"The government is building this year's budget with not a great deal of clarity ..."
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His wife wasn't so sure.
"We were elected on a plan to grow the economy."
The budget is expected late next month.
The PM is signalling the upcoming budget will show a deficit larger than $10B.
"You can spend a lot of time talking about hypotheticals and I'm not going to engage in that."
Liberals back away from pledge about Canada's spending.
Trudeau departs on his first foreign trip on Friday when he travels to Turkey for the G20 leaders' summit before moving on to the Philippines next week for the APEC summit.
Scott Brison says the Conservatives based their $1.4-billion, 2015-16 surplus projection on one-time asset sales and optimistic growth forecasts.
Martin says not investing in the future is a guarantee of ongoing deficits.
The NDP leader is bringing up the sponsorship scandal.
New Democrats said the Liberal leader contradicted himself in six seconds.
The Liberals would revise the numbers on their promise to run annual deficits over the next three years if the economy takes a dramatic fall, party leader Justin Trudeau said Monday.
Incumbent Grit candidate John McCalllum says rivals' numbers are "crazy."
The three leaders offered sharp differences of opinion on the economic way forward.
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