Debate emerges over feds’ push to eliminate deficit in 2015
Economists maintain there’s little economic difference between running a small surplus or posting a narrow deficit.
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.
Oliver expected to announce cuts to EI premiums to help small business
The cut is expected to be significant in an effort to stimulate hiring.
Ottawa finalizes revised contract to deliver CH-148 Cyclones
Helicopters are expected to be delivered in 2015 and will be performing limited operational missions from warships in 2016, defence official says.
Feds urged to hurry up energy regulations
Speculation has pegged an announcement for the fall, with some form of carbon price of up to $40 a tonne.
Ottawa, Sikorsky agree on new terms for Cyclone choppers
The new military helicopters still won’t be fully operational until 2018.
Jim Flaherty remembered for rare determination, balanced approach
Former Finance Minister died suddenly in Ottawa on Apr. 10 just three weeks after announcing his resignation from cabinet.
Little to fear, much to gain from Chinese investment in oil patch: report
The oil sands will require $100B capital investment into 2019, according to report from the Rotman Institute for International Business
Trade deal between Canada, South Korea meets resistance from auto sector
There’s concerns that removing a tariff of 6.1% on auto imports from South Korea will further skew the playing field.
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.”
Federal government gets a B+ for cutting red tape
Action reduces regulatory burden for small businesses: CFIB.
Ottawa pays for top CEOs travelling with Harper-led delegation
30 Canadian executives from oil, agricultural and manufacturing companies had part of Chinese tour paid for.
Canadian aerospace needs cash to compete: review
Aerospace report calls for more aggresive promotion of Canada’s industry abroad.
Harper says northern development is a “national dream”
Resource projects in the north have attracted $8 billion in investments, which are expected to create 3,000 much-needed jobs.
New direction in energy policy needed: CAW
Manufacturing is falling victim to the madness in global energy markets and CAW president Ken Lewenza wants the Harper government to do something about it.