OUR VIEW: Owe no! Canada’s debt clock will have your head spinning

Ever wonder what your personal share of Canada's federal debt it?

Watching Canada's debt numbers spinning ever-forward is frightening.

Ever wonder what your personal share of Canada’s federal debt is?

At this time of writing, it is $17,229.37.

It will be higher, of course, by the time you finish reading this editorial.

Canada’s federal debt, which can be found at debtclock.ca, is at this moment $615,135,157,xxx.xx. We have marked the last five digits as x’s because those numbers are turning over in less than a second – so fast as to make it pointless to include them.

So, Canada’s federal debt is growing by $11,424,657.53 per day, and $476,027.40 per hour.

Watching the numbers spinning ever-forward is frightening.

It begs the question, at what point does a so-called “have” nation like Canada become a “have not” nation?

Whatever the answer, the debt clock clearly indicates in which direction we are heading, and it isn’t the right one.

We hope MPs will take this to heart and chose to govern wisely as Canada’s 42nd Parliament convenes today.

So now, at this point in the writing of this editorial, your personal share of Canada’s federal debt is $17,229.54 and the federal debt is $615,135,307,xxx.xx

Of course, by the time you read this, it will be much more.

And that, you can take to the bank.

The brave might dare to check out where we stand right now, at debtclock.ca.

You might want to be sitting down when you do.

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