Slimmer deficits in federal budget, ‘big bets’ on high growth sectors
Boosting revenues via new tax measures and higher premiums on EI program.
Innovation strategy inspired by economist who argues for bigger state role
Budget expected to detail plan to foster an innovation economy to recharge Canada’s long-term economic growth.
Industry hoping budget continues venture capital support for startups
Several measures expected that will be aimed at improving innovation performance.
Federal budget will examine how machines are replacing workers
Finance Minister Bill Morneau has tasked an advisory council to study issues related to workers being replaced by technology.
Alberta tables fingers-crossed budget awash in red ink
Plenty of spending but no new taxes, tax increases or program cuts in the plan.
Budget expected to use Ottawa’s buying power help Canadian startups
Existing Build in Canada Innovation Program to be made far more ambitious.
Trump’s budget boosts military, big cuts to domestic programs
Pentagon the big winner with a $54 billion boost to defence spending.
Hopes high for budget aimed at boosting high-tech job skills, expertise
Ottawa has committed $73 million over four years to ensure education is aligned with the tech-related needs of the job market.
Trudeau government to table budget March 22 amid Trump uncertainty
Finance Minister Morneau talks job creation, skills and the “economy of the future.”
Business economists disagree with Trump on trade, budget
Roughly two-thirds want to allow more immigration from high-skill workers.
PCs ask watchdog to do full costing of Liberal hydro relief plan
Ontario Tories not clear on how the Liberals arrived at their $25 billion over 30 years number.
Ontario cuts deficit by more than 50%, down to $1.9 billion
Provincial government had projected $4.3 billion in last year’s budget.
Ontarians asked to vote on budget ideas
There are 13 to choose from; up to eight will be in the upcoming 2017-18 budget.
Ontario won’t hike taxes on middle class to balance the books, Wynne says
Budget watchdog projects that Ontario will have a deficit of $2.6 billion in 2017-18.
Ottawa runs $1B deficit in Q1
Down from a surplus of $5 billion in the same period last year.