Trudeau doing well

Cumulatively, we see modest growth across the board.

Mr. Hall is correct in asking for further detail about the results from the new federal government, yet he errs in believing that no information is readily available (The NEWS, April 26).

If we take January 1 as our starting date, we get the following figures: The Canadian dollar was at 72 cents, it’s now at 79 cents, a 10 per cent increase. GDP growth is 1.6 per cent in 2016 according to The Economist.

Our budget balance expressed as a per cent of GDP is better than either the U.S., U.K.,  England, France or Japan. In terms of industrial production, Canada is tied with France for being first for all of the aforementioned countries. The S&P TSX composite has increased 800 points, for approximately six per cent growth.

Cumulatively, we see modest growth across the board.

As for polling data, a Forum Research poll from April has Trudeau’s favorable rating at 58 per cent nation-wide, and 47 per cent say he’s the best choice for prime minister. Since the election, according to a poll in the past month from Ekos, the percentage of Canadians who think the country is headed in the right direction has increased from 45 to 68 per cent.

Mr. Hall is entitled to his opinions, and it is important to hold government accountable. However, at this point his letter reads more like a commiseration than an investigation.

Scott HarrisonQualicum Beach

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