I wouldn't go so far as to say the wheels of the government bus are falling off, but I think they are getting a bit wobbly.
While Flaherty continues to make statements that fly in the face of what Mark Carney had to say last week, it would seem that Canadians aren't buying it.
A new poll suggests economic fears and a lack of optimism are problems for Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his Conservatives.
Fifty-six per cent of respondents to The Canadian Press-Harris-Decima survey said they were worried about a recession, and 55 per cent said they didn't feel Harper offered much optimism or inspiration.
Slightly over 50 per cent said they felt the Tories don't care about the same issues they do.
Perhaps with the arrival of Spring, Canadians may be awakening from their 24 month hibernation.