Ottawa runs $1.7B deficit in October compared with $2.1B deficit a year ago

Associated Press

OTTAWA - The federal government ran a $1.7-billion deficit in October compared with a deficit of $2.1 billion in the same month a year ago. Revenue for the month was up eight per cent, while program spending was up 6.1 per cent. Public debt charges were down 1.5 per cent.

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