Head of Canadian national wireless group calls for regulations that encourage 5G
Advocates of mobile virtual network operators argue that they could provide a lower-cost alternative to Canadians but Canadian regulations tend to favour network operators that own their facilities.
Morneau hopes new NAFTA deal signed next week, stresses tariff issue is separate [UPDATED]
He says Canada is working with the U.S. to solve the tit-for-tat tariff dispute; won’t make one set of negotiations contingent on another.
Ottawa fails to secure new buyer for Trans Mountain pipeline by deadline
Feds set to become official owner of project.
Trudeau to talk Trans Mountain pipeline with Indigenous leaders in B.C.
Possible interest from First Nation in pipeline stake.
External risks more acute for Canada than in the recent past: IMF
Recommends it’s time to examine its corporate tax in the face of the changes in the US.
Key Kinder Morgan executives offered $1.5 million retention bonuses
Payments conditional on continued employment; stiff opposition from NDP, Conservatives.
Additional $31.8B will be added to deficit over five years
Finance minister Morneau blames “new norm” of slow economic growth.
Feds turns to infrastructure bank for help amid deeper deficit outlook
Government will prime the bank’s pump with $35 billion in public money to attract foreign capital.
Feds monitoring weak economy: Morneau
Liberals could take action this fall.
CPP reform was swift in policy making terms
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Heading down the debt path again
The federal government’s planned $30-billion budget deficit, to be…
Alta. wildfire expected to have relatively modest macro economic impact
Finance Minister Bill Morneau says economic fallout will be largely contained to the current quarter of the fiscal year.
‘Relatively aggressive’ change needed to lift Canada’s economy
Bill Morneau has tapped McKinsey & Co.’s Dominic Barton to draw a plan to lead Canada out of its cycle of feeble economic growth.
Federal deficit outlook challenged by $7.5B surplus 11 months into 2015-16
Fiscal monitor suggests feds would have to run $13-billion deficit in March to reach a predicted $5.4-billion shortfall.
Early highlights from the federal Liberal government’s 2016 budget
Federal government projects $29.4 billion deficit in 2016-17.
Five things to watch for in the Trudeau Liberals’ first federal budget
Infrastructure spending, changes to old-age security eligibility and a ballooning deficit are expected.
Liberals to sell bigger shortfalls as key to growth
Federal government says they promise a $10-million deficit cap because of a worse-than-expected economic situation.
Feds headed for $150B in deficits over next 5 years: TD Bank
Bank projects Canada’s debt-to-GDP ratio will grow to 36.1% by 2020-21.
Rushing to balance budget would trigger recession: Morneau
Ottawa is predicting a shortfall of at least $18.4 billion next year.
Feds allocate $250M to help struggling Alberta
Little-known fiscal stabilization program provides help when provincial revenues fall by more than 5% from one year to the next.
Five things that could push the federal budget deficit past $20B
Critics expect the deficit to grow even larger before the budget is tabled March 22.
The cash crunch of commitments: uncosted spending vows lurk for Liberals
Costs will boost fiscal pressure on a government poised to break its pledge to cap annual deficits at $10 billion over the next two years.
Morneau insists Liberal plan will grow economy despite falling loonie, oil
Finance minister hasn’t indicated whether the federal government will accelerate infrastructure spending to kickstart the economy.
Feds to seek advice from abroad on how to fire up economic growth
Government to form advisory council including people from private and public sectors with experience growing successful economies.
Liberals say they’re billions deeper in the hole as they open federal books
The $2.4-billion surplus for 2015-16 projected in April by the Tories is now expected to be a $3-billion deficit.