Flaherty tells CTV the Conservatives will maintain EI premiums at current levels until 2016.
Employment in the manufacturing sector rose by 24,600, but factory jobs are still down 44,000 from a year ago.
Economists believe the central bank won’t budge off 1% until the first quarter of 2015, perhaps even later.
Governments need to mitigate risks and regional disparities associated with rapid oilsands expansion, institute says.
Ontario isn’t the only province pushing to boost maximum to CPP contributions to $23,400 from $12,150 – PEI is also on-board.
The deficit will fall to $5.5 billion in 2014-15, as a revived economy starts producing more tax revenues.
The unemployment rate stayed at its lowest level since before the 2008-09 recession, doing so without a drop in the labour force.
Ford led the way with a gain of more than 10%, selling 22,635 vehicles for the month, up from 20,561 a year ago.
Deal with PetroChina was announced in 2009 and would see the Chinese company own 60% of the McKay River and Dover oilsands projects.
The proposed Alberta Environmental Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Agency still has no leaders, scientific advisers or permanent funding mechanism.
Fund will lift rules protecting fish plant workers to secure free trade with Europe.
Industry organizations say they aren’t being consulted on Beyond the Border initiatives.
GHG emissions by 2020 will top 734 megatonnes – a long way from Canada’s 607-megatonne target.
Deal on sustainable energy development gives Alberta direct access to decision-makers and strategists in China.
Opposition takes aim at Harper’s “ubiquitous” economic action plan after this week’s throne speech.