Reader questions B.C. Liberals’ math

Adding to B.C. debtload doesn't make for a balanced budget

After hearing, ad nauseam, the Liberals trumpet their “boring, balanced budget,” I have a question about just how balanced it actually is.

If the Liberals had to add $3 million to the debt, it seems to me the budget had a $3 million deficit. Of course, that is just just me doing my sums the way I was taught in grade school. Probably the Liberals have some super mathematics equation that explains how adding $3 million to the debt isn’t actually a deficit budget.

Maybe they think that if they say “balanced” enough times we won’t question the $3 million bump to the debt?

Salome Waters

Saanich