Trudeau defends budget measures as sales effort gets underway
Conservatives says budget spending is a spree funded by borrowing against the future.
Trudeau’s deficits: Short-term gain, long-term pain
Saddles future generations with the risk and the fallout.
Federal budget expected to have more wiggle room, even with weaker outlook
Economy posted solid numbers for much of last year and employment has remained particularly strong.
Tax rules tightened for small businesses and passive income in budget
Morneau still faces the challenge of corporate tax cuts in the US prompting companies to invest there instead of Canada.
Federal firewall: budget plan is for long term resilience, not stop gaps
Morneau all but ruled out specific measures that respond to the US direction on tax reform.
Liberals to dole out $2.1 billion to unclog trade, border bottlenecks
Money is part of $10.1 billion in planned spending over the next 11 years on trade and transportation corridor projects.
Innovation highlights: what’s in it for you?
Accessing funding for innovation and R&D is a lot easier.
Senators defy Trudeau, propose amendments to federal budget bill
Senators have voted 46-32 to delete a so-called escalator tax on booze from the federal government’s budget.
Trump’s budget plan won’t likely accelerate growth – here’s why
Economists and budget experts are dismissing the president’s plans as fancifully unrealistic.
Ottawa runs $11.5B deficit over first 11 months of 2016-17 fiscal year
Result compared with a surplus of $7.5 billion during the April-to-February period a year earlier.
Feds warned not to forget ‘killer robots’ amid AI push
Budget 2017 has committed $125-million to a pan-Canadian AI strategy.
Budget to show how infrastructure bank can attract, free up investment
Funding for social infrastructure projects could increase by up to 33%.
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.
Help for Canadian startups expected in budget
Modifications in the budget are expected to make the existing Build in Canada Innovation Program far more ambitious.
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.
Ottawa runs $2.4B deficit for September
Shortfall blamed on a combination of lower revenue and higher program spending.
Additional $31.8B will be added to deficit over five years
Finance minister Morneau blames “new norm” of slow economic growth.
Trump proposals would add $5.3 trillion to US national debt
Nonpartisan group says his agenda could potentially lead to a recession.
Ottawa runs $1B deficit in Q1
Down from a surplus of $5 billion in the same period last year.
Liberal budget defers future small biz tax rate cuts
Rate will be fixed at 10.5% on first $500,000 of active business income.
Early highlights from the federal Liberal government’s 2016 budget
Federal government projects $29.4 billion deficit in 2016-17.
Five things to watch for in the Trudeau Liberals’ first federal budget
Infrastructure spending, changes to old-age security eligibility and a ballooning deficit are expected.
Liberals to sell bigger shortfalls as key to growth
Federal government says they promise a $10-million deficit cap because of a worse-than-expected economic situation.
BoC holds key interest rate as Ottawa preps for fiscal boost
Decision comes as the federal government claims its budget will include big-ticket spending to give the economy a boost.
Feds headed for $150B in deficits over next 5 years: TD Bank
Bank projects Canada’s debt-to-GDP ratio will grow to 36.1% by 2020-21.
Rushing to balance budget would trigger recession: Morneau
Ottawa is predicting a shortfall of at least $18.4 billion next year.
Five things that could push the federal budget deficit past $20B
Critics expect the deficit to grow even larger before the budget is tabled March 22.
The Liberals face these economic numbers as they prep budget
Economic growth, low oil prices, budgetary balance and debt-to-GDP ratio will all be top of mind come budget season.
Feds balances books one year early, post surprise $1.9B surplus
Number ends a streak of six deficits under the Conservatives.
Mulcair touts fiscal credentials of NDP governments past
Opposition leader accuses prime minister Stephen Harper of standing idly by as manufacturing jobs disappeared.
Oliver touts budgets measures during Toronto tour
Says priority remains creating jobs and stimulating economic growth.
Exploring the federal budget’s economic outlook
Budget contains a whack of projections based on private-sector forecasts predicting better days ahead. What could possibly go wrong?