Ontario Proud’s arrival on federal scene renews fears about third party collusion
Worries exist over whether political advocacy groups will collude with parties.
How Kevin O’Leary would govern Canada
Conservative leadership candidate says his appearances on “Shark Tank” have cemented the trust needed to keep Canada top of mind as the US retools economic policies.
Liberals say they’re billions deeper in the hole as they open federal books
The $2.4-billion surplus for 2015-16 projected in April by the Tories is now expected to be a $3-billion deficit.
Feds balances books one year early, post surprise $1.9B surplus
Number ends a streak of six deficits under the Conservatives.
Man. cabinet minister who challenged premier seeks federal office
Erin Selby will seek the federal NDP nomination in the riding of St. Boniface-St. Vital, a Winnipeg suburb.
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.
Liberals want to finance infrastructure with private pensions
Conservatives content such a scheme would threaten to undermine the independence of the public pension plan.
Tories to support NDP motion to ban pay to pay fees
NDP critic says big banks collect $180 million a year from people who receive bank statements in the mail.
Lower federal debt payments to provide tax relief: Oliver
Finance Minister says oil slump prevented further tax breaks in last month’s federal budget.
Oliver touts budgets measures during Toronto tour
Says priority remains creating jobs and stimulating economic growth.
Ontario’s power struggle
Successive Ontario governments mishandled the energy file and Wynne’s administration appears to be continuing the bungling.
What to expect in Harper’s 2015 Federal Budget
More help for manufacturers on the way.
Get involved in climate change, premiers tell Ottawa
Lament what they call a lack of leadership from the federal Conservatives.
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.
NDP budget demands include ditching income-splitting plan
The federal budget has been delayed until at least April as the Conservatives evaluate the effect of falling oil prices.
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.
Lax climate policy hasn’t resulted in ‘energy super power’ status for Canada
Record energy numbers may not be enough to keep the Conservatives’ pro-growth energy policies from derailing.
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.
A look at the new EI premiums cut for small businesses
Critics weary new tax credit won’t save small businesses enough cash to encourage growth and job creation.
Skilled newcomers face ‘huge’ hurdles to find jobs: government report
Federal Tories say they plan to unveil initiatives to tackle problems identified in new research.
Oliver meets with business leaders, economists in Quebec
Finance minister will be looking for ideas on job creation and feedback on the Conservative’s current fiscal plan.
Wynne calls for feds to quadruple infrastructure spending to $30B
Congested roads and unreliable infrastructure are dragging down the economy, Ontario’s premier says.
Finance minister rejects C.D. Howe report calling for spending to create jobs
Report argues keeping the deficit at 0.5% of GDP for three years to create the equivalent of 75,000 jobs.
Ottawa’s budget balancing act to restrict growth, job creation: PBO
Economy likely to advance by 2.1% this year and remain above potential growth rate until 2018.
Signed, sealed, and delivered
The Canada Job Grant aims for a July 1 start.
Harper should stay out of pension reform efforts: Wynne
Several provinces say they’re disappointed the federal government has shut down discussions on enhancing CPP.
New job for Joe?
Natural Resources Minister Oliver expected to take the reigns of vacant finance file.
Harper unveils infrastructure fund for provinces, cities, small communities
The $14B New Building Canada Fund will be available starting this spring.
Harper must abandon obsession with austerity in budget: Liberals
Ralph Goodale says the feds need to allot more money for infrastructure, eliminate tariffs on consumer goods, and reduce employment insurance payroll taxes.
New Ontario pension rules coming this spring, Wynne says
The Ontario Liberals say its time to take action since the federal Conservatives refuse to enhance CPP.
Does Canada really have the best record on job creation in the G7?
The answer would be no, according to OECD data.