Hell and High Water

An Assessment of Paul Martin's Record and Implications for the Future
April 26, 2004
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Canadians may remember Paul Martin’s pledge upon becoming Finance Minister that he would eliminate the government’s deficit, “come hell or high water. He fulfilled that promise mainly by slashing support for health care and other social programs, giving Canadians in the process painful doses of both hell and high water. And long after slaying the deficit, he used the subsequent budget surpluses to fund tax cuts for the richest Canadians and to make unprecedented payments on the debt—instead of putting the excess billions into repairing the devastation done to the nation’s social foundations.

This book looks at Paul Martin’s record on every major policy front. Canadians will find the information in this book invaluable as they weigh their current and future decisions as voters, taxpayers, and concerned citizens.