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.
PM tabs Oliver to replace Flaherty in Finance
Oliver is widely respected within the Harper cabinet and is well known on Bay Street.
Jim Flaherty steps down as finance minister
Planning return to private sector after eight years in cabinet.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Does Canada really have the best record on job creation in the G7?
The answer would be no, according to OECD data.
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.
2015 federal budget surplus could be bigger than forecast
Flaherty tells CTV the Conservatives will maintain EI premiums at current levels until 2016.
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.
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.
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.
Flaherty releases details on capital cost allowance extension
The measure has been used by about 25,000 Canadian businesses to buy new machinery.
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%.