Canadian Taxpayers Federation commissioned the construction of a giant debt clock – 12 feet long by 5-and-a-half feet high – with changeable faceplates for the federal and each provincial government. The clock displayed the per-second increase in debt along with the share for each Canadian family. The clock toured from BC to Ontario many times between 1993 and 1997.


The clock was toured around the country and made headlines everywhere it went. The clock went into temporary retirement once the federal government? balanced the budget in 1997 and began.

We pulled the old debt clock out of retirement and toured it around the country once again, warning of the size and growth of the federal debt once again. You can watch footage from the 2011 tour and the committment it earned here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PiNvG9RlUCA