The road to surplus: Canada's deficits, surpluses from 2006-2014
A pedestrian walks by Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013. (Sean Kilpatrick / THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Published Wednesday, November 12, 2014 1:09PM EST
The Conservatives have made balancing the books a key part of their election platform, and on Wednesday Finance Minister Joe Oliver announced the country is projected to post a budget surplus of $1.9 billion in the 2015-2016 fiscal year, much smaller than was projected last February.
Oliver said a deficit of $2.9 billion is expected for the 2014-2015 fiscal year, the same number projected in the February budget.
Here's a look at the country's surpluses and deficits for each year since Prime Minister Stephen Harper took office in 2006.