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April 11, 2014  

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.

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March 20, 2014  

PM tabs Oliver to replace Flaherty in Finance

Oliver is widely respected within the Harper cabinet and is well known on Bay Street.

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March 18, 2014  

Jim Flaherty steps down as finance minister

Planning return to private sector after eight years in cabinet.

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March 13, 2014  

Feds look to Australia for pointers on “Made in Canada” campaign

The federal budget promised a private-sector led committee to develop a formal Made in Canada system.

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February 12, 2014  

Drop dead date on job grant not ‘threat,’ but ‘back up plan’: Kenney

“If certain provinces refuse to participate, that’s not the end of the world. We’ll deliver the job grant,” employment minister says.

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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 11, 2014  

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.

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January 28, 2014  

Does Canada really have the best record on job creation in the G7?

The answer would be no, according to OECD data.

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January 22, 2014  

Big biz urges Tories to spend anticipated surplus carefully

A national labour strategy, levelling the corporate tax field and ratifying trade deals must be priorities.

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January 6, 2014  

2015 federal budget surplus could be bigger than forecast

Flaherty tells CTV the Conservatives will maintain EI premiums at current levels until 2016.

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December 17, 2013  

Provinces say Flaherty is blocking CPP improvement plans

The provinces want to boost benefits to ensure young Canada are set when they retire; feds says CPP hikes result in fewer jobs.

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November 12, 2013  

Flaherty says deficit years will end with a $3.7B surplus in 2015

The deficit will fall to $5.5 billion in 2014-15, as a revived economy starts producing more tax revenues.

News General
October 28, 2013  

Flaherty pledges surplus budget in 2015…and not a tiny one

But, the PBO predicts that slower economic growth and lower commodity prices will cut into government revenues.

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September 19, 2013  

Flaherty releases details on capital cost allowance extension

The measure has been used by about 25,000 Canadian businesses to buy new machinery.

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July 24, 2013  

Stunning retail sales point to stronger economic growth: economists

The big contributor was motor vehicle and parts dealers, which saw sales pick up 4.3%.