Canada is in good shape

Editor:

With the federal election date close, May 2, the electorate must be ready to vote and make the right decision as to who to vote for. One of the deciding factors must be the economic record of the present government and where we stand in relation to other countries.

The present Conservative government has managed so that we are now at the top of the G7 countries in respect to economic performance (National Post, April 6).  Another reference is the Economic Freedom of the World Report compiled by Think Tanks in 80 countries. The 2010 Report shows Canada at being #7 in the world, up from #13 when the Liberals were in power. A higher rating is expected when the 2011 report comes out later this year, possibly a #5.

The above is supported by the value of our Canadian dollar in relation to other world currencies and the rise in value of the Canadian TSX stock exchange. Money is flowing into Canada as the world believes we are a safe country and this helps our economy.

Most countries in the world are having financial problem as a result of the 2009 downturn but Canada has come through in very good shape considering we are part of the Global Economy. The next few years should produce balanced budgets and a return to reducing the deficit. This should help us cover the extra costs associated with an aging population and greatly increasing costs in health care.

Let us keep on the right course and return our Conservative government with a majority.

Eric Bysouth, Langley

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