Steve V hits the nail right on the head. The Liberals don't need to "win" on the economic issue, we simply need to pull up with the Conservatives. If we can do that, it's not hard to then direct voter's attention to other, more pertinent issues, like healthcare, education, and controlling our spending, things that the Conservatives have little to no credibility on, and something we can easily usurp if we tried.
That being said, it's not as easy as it seems. While Ignatieff's team is out there, pumping up our economic credentials and trying to get the message out there to various groups and business clubs, we're not doing much else to get the message to the public themselves. We have to remember that every person on one of those board meetings has the same vote as anyone else in Canada. And in all honesty, there's a heck of a lot more average Joes out there than there is business leaders, even counting the various influences people can have. In order for the Liberals to pull up with the Conservatives on the economic front, and present ourselves as credible on this issue, we need to get the message out now.
Canadians will realize that having a government that is good on the economic issues, but also works for Canadians and their needs, versus a government good on the economy but neglecting citizens, is a much better, safer, and more productive choice for our future.