Quebec Liberals to correct costed platform after underestimating debt


The Quebec Liberals eliminated their costed platform from their web site Wednesday after a media report famous its debt figures had been off by $12 billion.

La Presse reported that the Liberals underestimated the provincial debt on the finish of the mandate, which might are available at $252.6 billion as an alternative of the $240.6 billion projected by the occasion within the monetary framework launched 10 days in the past

Carlos Leitao, a former Liberal finance minister chargeable for the platform, confirmed the error to La Presse and vowed to right it Wednesday.

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The gaffe involves gentle as Dominique Anglade prepares to participate in her first debate as Liberal chief on Thursday.

Late Tuesday, the Parti Québécois needed to right its platform hours after presenting it, blaming a spreadsheet error for overstating the price of its commitments and the projected deficit within the remaining 12 months of a PQ mandate.

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The monetary framework has been verified by an economics professor on the College of Ottawa, and PQ Chief Paul St-Pierre Plamondon boasted that his was the one occasion to current a framework checked by an impartial knowledgeable.

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