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There’s a saying that dates back to ancient Greece: In war, truth is the first casualty. If that’s the case, then on economic policy, Stephen Harper’s Conservatives are at war.

As their re-election campaign has gone into a potentially perilous skid, the Conservatives have stepped up their advertising blitz on the economic front, portraying Mr. Harper as the only leader capable of competently guiding the Canadian economy. As those ads lay them out, the hare-brained tax-and-spend plans of the other guys (especially Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, the primary target) do sound scary indeed.

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