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Economic Viewpoint

The November 8 election and the U.S. economy- Part 2

November 2, 2016
François Dupuis, Vice-President and Chief Economist • Francis Généreux, Senior Economist

The current presidential campaign has become a battle focused on the candidates’ personalities. However, the economic stakes are still very important. The Republican candidate, Donald Trump, and the Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton, are offering widely different proposals to meet the main economic challenges that the United States is facing. This second Economic Viewpoint on the subject of the 2016 presidential election shines a spotlight on the two contenders’ main proposals. Those of Hillary Clinton are generally more modest, from a budget point of view. Those of Donald Trump involve a far greater shortfall for U.S. public finances.

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