Ontario won’t work with federal Liberals on building projects: Trudeau
Says province will miss this construction season if it doesn’t identify what projects it wants to partner on with the federal government.
Federal infrastructure bank to call Toronto home
Government expects the agency to be up and running by the end of the year.
Legislation could allow Canada’s infrastructure bank to invest in cross-border projects
Public money could be used to bankroll or financially backstop projects that are “in Canada or partly in Canada.”
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.
Senate committee slams Liberal infrastructure spending
Committee alleges the only metrics used to measure spending focus on money going out the door rather than what the money is buying.
Trudeau will lose environmental ally with Trump in White House
President-elect has promised to pull the US from the Paris climate change deal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Dire economic data undermine Liberal promises of growth, Conservatives say
StatsCan reports real GDP fell at an annualized rate of 1.6% in Q2.
Federal deficit outlook challenged by $7.5B surplus 11 months into 2015-16
Fiscal monitor suggests feds would have to run $13-billion deficit in March to reach a predicted $5.4-billion shortfall.
Federal infrastructure money to cover projects completed in three years
Costs for transit and waste-water and water-treatment projects will be eligible retroactive to April 1.
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.
Support Bombardier to diversify economy: experts
Federal Liberals say they are studying the manufacturer’s request for more funding.
Trudeau promotes spending to boost economy
PM says boosting growth-generating projects such as infrastructure would ease Canada’s economic woes.
Shortfalls could total $90B over Liberals’ first mandate
Study blames weakened economy and billions in fiscal stimulus from the Liberal government for driving the economy further into the red.
Liberal tax changes to drain $100M more annually than expected
Government had initially projected the adjustments to be revenue-neutral.
Foreign investment ‘key priority’ for growth, jobs, Trudeau says
Prime Minister using time in Davos to sell the world on more than Canada’s natural resources.
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.
Feds to seek advice from abroad on how to fire up economic growth
Government to form advisory council including people from private and public sectors with experience growing successful economies.
Liberal deficits could hit $25B and still honour their ‘fiscal anchor’
Government suddenly talking about the debt-to-GDP ratio, promising to keep it on a downward track annually until the next election.
Liberal tax changes to take $1.2B more out of federal coffers
Those making between $45,282 and $90,563 per year will see their federal income tax rate drop by 1.5%.
Environment minister won’t set GHG target, but calls Tory targets the ‘floor’
Liberals argue the federal government needs a credible plan for tackling climate change with the provinces before releasing targets.
CNRL boss welcomes Trudeau’s approach to tackling climate change
Steve Laut says he particularly likes the Liberal government’s plan to work with the provinces to lower emissions.
Wynne optimistic Trudeau Liberals will work with provinces
Ontario premier says she is confident the new federal government will enhance the Canada Pension Plan.
Trudeau releases “Robin Hood” tax plan
Liberal leader’s plan will hike taxes for the rich to help the poor.
Trudeau to put flesh on bones of promise to help middle class
Liberals have hinted they want to put more money in the pockets of middle-income Canadians.