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Source: Liberal platform | Page 12 October 5, 2015

Thursday February 11, 2016 | CBC News

Trudeau shies away from Liberals' balanced-budget vow, cites fading economy

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is backing away from a campaign vow to balance the public books before the end of his government's four-year mandate - a pledge that was central to the Liberal election platform.

If the economy continues to deteriorate, it will be difficult for the Liberals to live up to their pledge to balance the books in 2019-20, Trudeau said in the interview published Thursday.

This promise's status will be updated accordingly in 2019.