For those of you who might have missed it on Monday night, Gail Vaz-Oxlade did her impersonation of St. George and took on the Financial Dragons (i.e. Banks and the C.D. Howe Institute) in a very entertaining battle, entitled “Deconstructing Personal Debt” on TVO’s show “Agenda.”
The show seemed to pit Gail and Moshe Milevski against Phillip Cross of the C.D. Howe Institute and Derrick Burleton, a VP at TD (apologies on the spellings) (from this point on, they will be known as “the suits”).
Gail did a great deal of the battling, where the “suits” kept arguing
Macroeconomic macroeconomic policies and how statistics don’t agree that Canadians are drowning in debt. Still, Gail continued to hammer her point of view with her personal experiences (contrary to the “suits” point of view).
Lots of interesting discussions, and Gail even fires out an “… oh bite me!” comment (and the moderator made some comment about how Gail didn’t drop an “F-bomb” this time), well worth watching.
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If you were wondering about Saint George and the Dragon, click on this picture (it does look a little like Gail).