Justin Trudeau made a bold declaration about the state of the economy this week.
Speaking in Regina on Wednesday, Trudeau said: "We're proposing a strong and real plan, one that invests in the middle class, so we can grow the economy, not from the top down the way Mr. Harper wants to, but from the heart outwards. That's what Canada has always done well."
The Conservative Party was quick to mock Trudeau's heart-based solution to the country's economic woes.
Others wondered what this might look like, in practice.
While the Toronto Sun went for a Care Bears theme.
We asked some economists what they made of Trudeau's comment about growing the economy from the heart outwards.
"We need a brain-based growth plan," Velk said.
We also asked Mike Moffatt, who has advised the Liberal Party on economic matters.
But it may be more than an unusual phrasing. It could have been a poor attempt to channel Barack Obama.
This congressional Republican budget is something different altogether. It is a Trojan Horse. Disguised as deficit reduction plans, it is really an attempt to impose a radical vision on our country. It is thinly veiled social Darwinism. It is antithetical to our entire history as a land of opportunity and upward mobility for everybody who's willing to work for it; a place where prosperity doesn't trickle down from the top, but grows outward from the heart of the middle class.
Ishmael Daro is a social news editor for BuzzFeed and is based in Toronto.
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