Liberal economic adviser preaches defence spending, but Sajjan says Ottawa fell $2.3B short
Dominic Barton says defence industry critical for innovation, but Libs behind on spending goals.
Federal budget bill quietly proposes tool to ease penalties for corporate crime
A company that comes forward would avoid facing serious criminal charges, including bribery, corruption and insider trading.
Trudeau government to post deficits $8B bigger than expected next two years
Liberals will post a $22.1-billion shortfall this fiscal year, $4 billion more than $18.1 billion projection.
Ontario Tory leader Doug Ford promises to cut corporate taxes
From 11.5% to 10.5% to “help grow the economy and create jobs.”
Debt mounts as Ontario moves back into deficit ahead of election
Deficit of $6.7 billion as Liberals’ decision reverses a key promise to stay in the black this year.
Ontario budget to include major investments in health care: throne speech
Offered no specific numbers, hinted at measures to address the cost of child care.
Ottawa’s $102B rainy day fund kept for the improbable, like cyber attacks
Highly liquid assets will keep the government running for at least a month in the event of a severe crisis.
Ontario will not have balanced budget on March 28: Sousa
Province will run a deficit of less than 1% of GDP starting next year, no dollar amount provided.
With billions in new fiscal room, budget goes for investments over balance
Forecasting $18.1-billion shortfall for 2018-19 that will gradually shrink to $12.3 billion in 2022-23.
Key budgetary goal to help women enter work force would lift economy: analysis
Options include narrowing pay equity gap, more gender equality in boardrooms, easing access to capital for female entrepreneurs.
Electric vehicle advocates looking for support in federal budget
Government has received a wide range of recommendations, advocates are looking for financial incentives.
Fewer Canadians identify as middle class, that’s where the budget will focus
Ekos poll says steep drop from nearly 70% in 2002 to less than half of Canadians.
Trudeau to focus on economic agenda in 2018, with ethics flap behind him
Expect a budget that emphasizes investments in infrastructure and preparing Canadians for a changing economy.
Saskatchewan deficit down slightly, but contingency fund gone
Will bring in $53 million less than anticipated in March from taxes and non-renewable resources.
Wynne calls $12B in savings in PC platform ‘ridiculous’
Says efficiencies has always been code for cuts with Conservatives.