Liberals won’t shut out GST hike to boost revenue
The previous Conservative government lowered GST by two percentage points during its decade in office.
EI fraud surpasses $100M, but government sees long collection times
Why the department is putting off more and more of its debt-collection efforts into the future remains unclear.
Expanding TFSA limit offers little for lower, middle earners: study
Maximization rates were higher for people in the upper income categories, Broadbent Institute report suggests.
Clock runs out on TFWs in low-skilled jobs
In Alberta, more than 10,000 immigrants have applied to remain in the country.
Canada’s economy can weather low oil prices, Oliver tells Commons
Cabinet counterparts hint the Conservatives may need their rainy-day fund to ensure a balanced budget.
Ottawa should be wary of turning surplus into tax cuts, watchdog says
Parliamentary Budget Officer warns the government risks falling back into deficit once economic growth slows.
Oliver hints tax cuts on the table for fall update
Finance minister says forecasts have remained steady, keeping the government’s plan to balance its budget on track.
EI changes could cost Canada thousands of jobs: watchdog
$550-million small-business job credit will create just 800 net new jobs in 2015-16.
Harper projects 2013-14 deficit at $5.2B, down from $16.6B
Critics suspect the federal Conservatives are “fudging” numbers as a possible election ploy.
Ottawa missing opportunity to bolster apprenticeships, critics say
Stakeholders are disappointed that the Conservatives have no provisions for apprenticeships in the $14B New Building Canada Fund.
Tories kiss deficits goodbye, building fiscal arsenal for 2015 election
Opposition parties say the Tories are putting political interests ahead of Canada’s economic well-being.
Sousa says Ontario ripped off by federal budget
Finance minister says the Conservatives are trying to balance its books at the expense of the provinces.
Neil Young blasts Harper government over oilsands development
Canadian rock icon tells news conference at Toronto’s Massey Hall that the Canadian government is “trading integrity for money.”
Opposition: Jobs numbers prove Tory economic policies are failing
StatsCan says the economy lost 45,900 jobs in December as the unemployment rate rose to 7.2%.
Ex-Harper appointee: Canada ‘rogue state’ on environment
Mark Jaccard, a former member of the Conservative government’s environmental file, says the US needs to block Keystone XL.