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Debt, deficit, economy dominating BC party leaders' on-air radio debate

VANCOUVER - The muddied waters of British Columbia's budget is dominating an on-air radio debate by the leaders of the four parties vying for votes in next month's election.

Liberal Leader Christy Clark says control over government spending and balancing the provincial budget is her major accomplishment from two years in office.

Her political rivals say that's not the case.

New Democrat Leader Adrian Dix and B.C. Conservative Leader John Cummins find themselves on the same side of that debate — both say the Liberals have not truly balanced the budget.

B.C. Green Leader Jane Sterk says the numbers don't make sense to voters.

The Northern Gateway and Kinder Morgan pipelines, economic growth and a provincial skills shortage are also up for discussion.

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