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December 16, 2015  

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.

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July 9, 2015  

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.

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June 29, 2015  

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.

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April 2, 2015  

Clock runs out on TFWs in low-skilled jobs

In Alberta, more than 10,000 immigrants have applied to remain in the country.

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January 27, 2015  

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.

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October 22, 2014  

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.

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October 15, 2014  

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.

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October 9, 2014  

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.

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October 3, 2014  

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.

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April 16, 2014  

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.

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February 12, 2014  

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.

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February 12, 2014  

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.

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January 13, 2014  

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.”

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January 13, 2014  

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%.

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December 2, 2013  

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.