I believe it was the 7:oo am news cycle when the CBC started carrying a interview they did with a bank Conference Board economist who argued that the Cons were going to have to make some hard program spending choices when it came to getting the 60 billion deficit under control. And that was that. I of course wondered why the bank Conference Board economist had failed to mention the possibility of raising taxes. I further wondered why the CBC had missed this rather obvious side of the fiscal equation? And I further wondered why the CBC keeps going to bank private sector economists for a balanced presentation of the issues?
Fortunately, by the 8:00 am cycle someone had intervened and the end of the clip with the economist was amended with “and or which taxes will have to be increased”
Update: At 10:00am the CBC went back to just replaying a clip from the interview without the editorial interjection in the end. Apparently the CBC believes that the question of the deficit is just about program cuts. Too bad for them given they are a program.