National Bank says Quebec must restore ‘climate of trust’ to boost growth
CEO Louis Vachon says investor confidence has taken a beating since 2012 from a construction investigation, student strikes, and mining royalties.
Growth yes, but IMF still sees plenty to worry about in Canada economy
Financial institution says Canadan exports and business investment will benefit from a US resurgence.
Quebec business relieved by Liberal majority win
Dorval: Couillard now needs to tackle public spending and economic growth.
Canada’s largest firms say they pay more than corporate tax rate
PwC says the explanation is that bigger firms pay as much in other forms of taxation, such as EI and property taxes.
Ontario lowers deficit to $11.3B, but says revenue dropping in 2014
Finance minister Sousa says the government still plans to balance the books in 2017-18.
Ontario GDP to average 2.1% over 20 years: Report
Shrinking working-age population cited for slowing economic growth.
You owe almost $250,000 for government liabilities
Fraser Institute study pegs each taxpayer’s share of a $4.1 trillion total.
Climate change shapes Asia’s future
Governments face rising risks to food security, health and social order.
Bank of Canada rethinking economic analysis, Poloz says
Central Bank says it will put less faith in computer models and focus more on anecdotal information and conversations with Canadians.
Wynne threatens legal action over Hudak’s gas plants coverup claim
Premier demands he stop claiming she had role in alleged deletion of e-mails.
Signed, sealed, and delivered
The Canada Job Grant aims for a July 1 start.
Why we need automotive incentives
Competition for investment is fierce.
Arctic shipping remains a dream for now, transport minister says
Lisa Raitt says delay’s not a bad thing, as lawmakers now have time to prepare safety protocols to protect the region.
Global water demand set to increase 55% by 2050: UN
Growing requirements will strain energy resources around the world, report says.
Automotive reality check
Government participation in automotive investments is a global reality and the cost of doing business.
Federal government, Saskatchewan reach agreement on Canada Job Grant
The province says it will need 35,000 new workers in key growth industries over the next five years.
Harper should stay out of pension reform efforts: Wynne
Several provinces say they’re disappointed the federal government has shut down discussions on enhancing CPP.
Wynne: You’re safe with a Liberal government
She says Ontario can’t afford to experiment with right-leaning Tory policies.
ACOA takes over Cape Breton Enterprise Corp.
Ottawa will maintain the level of economic development funding through the agency.
Liberals promise bill requiring report on red tape reduction
Report will quantify how the government is helping business, and how much time and money is being saved.
PM Harper names Greg Rickford Natural Resources minister
Rickford has past experience with First Nations, which is expected to help move Ontario’s Ring of Fire development forward.
New job for Joe?
Natural Resources Minister Oliver expected to take the reigns of vacant finance file.
Jim Flaherty steps down as finance minister
Planning return to private sector after eight years in cabinet.
Ontario’s debt tops fiscally imprudent California: Study
Province devotes 9.2% of revenues to interest payments, compared to California’s 2.8%.