FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – With the Canadian federal debt over $624 billion dollars and climbing every second, a non-profit group is heading across Canada to spread a message.
Aaron Wudrick, Federal Director of Taxpayer.com, says people need to be more aware of how much debt the country is actually in, at least federally. Right now, it equates to $17,337 per person.
“We’re a group that is concerned about debt, the government is borrowing too much money. When you borrow the money, you have to pay it back. A lot of young supporters are increasing concern because they are going to be getting stuck with a bill. We’re driving this across Canada to get more attention. People don’t really think about it at all, so the only way to kind of get in peoples faces is to drive around with this big clock with numbers.”
The debt runs up every second and Wudrick also warns people that this number is just federal debt, and doesn’t include provincial debt.
This is the first time in 5 years the clock has been on tour, but the group hopes people start to see what impact the debt can have on them and the country.