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March 10, 2016  

Joe Oliver joins Montreal Economic Institute

Will lend expertise to projects related to public finances and natural resources.

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September 24, 2015  

Oliver chided over no recession in Alberta claim

Calgary ranks dead last in GDP growth expectations this year, according to the Conference Board of Canada.

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July 27, 2015  

Oliver ‘overstepped’ by wading into central bank’s domain

Finance minister’s comments prompt concerns about whether the territorial line between the government and the central bank has been blurred.

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July 17, 2015  

Ottawa won’t co-operate with Ont. pension plan, Oliver says in letter to Sousa

Ontario finance minister calls the federal government’s position on the plan “extremely disappointing.”

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July 13, 2015  

Feds look to family benefit cheques, infrastructure spending to boost economy

The Conservatives will doll out a one-time, pre-election cash burst totalling $2.5 billion on July 20 to families with kids under 18.

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July 8, 2015  

Oliver says its too early to say if Canada’s in recession

Federal finance minister says the country is well positioned to weather an economic battering.

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July 2, 2015  

Business innovation continues to fade despite billions in federal cash

Productivity performance continues to erode Canada’s relative standard of living, memo to finance minister Oliver says.

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June 9, 2015  

Liberals want to finance infrastructure with private pensions

Conservatives content such a scheme would threaten to undermine the independence of the public pension plan.

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June 3, 2015  

Canada suffers blowback from economic sanctions against Russia

Finance Minister Joe Oliver said he continues to support actions taken by US, Europe.

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May 27, 2015  

Ottawa to explore ways to give people option to boost CPP

Finance minister Oliver said the Harper Conservatives are also looking at enhancing pooled RPPs and tax-free savings accounts.

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May 22, 2015  

Lower federal debt payments to provide tax relief: Oliver

Finance Minister says oil slump prevented further tax breaks in last month’s federal budget.

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May 5, 2015  

Oliver touts budgets measures during Toronto tour

Says priority remains creating jobs and stimulating economic growth.

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April 21, 2015  

What to expect in Harper’s 2015 Federal Budget

More help for manufacturers on the way.

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April 10, 2015  

Canada’s GM shares net $3.26B

Oliver coy about impact on budget’s balance.

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April 8, 2015  

Harper promise of balanced budget law called ‘toxic hypocrisy’

Critics say Conservatives’ 1970’s rhetoric speaks volumes to their lacking connection with today’s middle-class.

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January 27, 2015  

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.

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January 23, 2015  

Conservatives mulling manufacturing-focused federal budget

Ontario’s manufacturer’s stand to benefit from the sagging loonie.

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January 19, 2015  

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.

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January 16, 2015  

Federal budget delayed until April in light of low oil prices

Lower oilpatch investment will cut into provincial and federal tax and royalty revenues.

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December 15, 2014  

Provinces call for more federal infrastructure cash

Ontario’s Charles Sousa says the federal government should create a national infrastructure strategy.

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November 4, 2014  

Wynne blasts feds for inadequate infrastructure funding

Ontario premier says because of low interest rates and a federal surplus expected next year, “the time to act is now.”

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October 16, 2014  

Tax cuts? Ottawa must first consider falling oil prices

Falling oil prices could derail the government’s plans to cut taxes and table a balanced budget in 2015, economists say.

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October 15, 2014  

Oliver hints tax cuts on the table for fall update

Finance minister says forecasts have remained steady, keeping the government’s plan to balance its budget on track.

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September 12, 2014  

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.

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September 11, 2014  

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.

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September 5, 2014  

Nova Scotia missing economic opportunity with fracking ban: finance minister

Joe Oliver argues that fracking is ongoing in several provinces without any contamination of drinking water.

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August 12, 2014  

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.

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July 24, 2014  

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.

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April 22, 2014  

Ottawa must cap ‘reckless’ spending: finance minister

Unemployment and weak export prices remain a problem, but Oliver says the government won’t be opening its wallet.

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April 22, 2014  

Stalling Keystone will hurt US energy security, Canadian economy: Oliver

Finance Minister says US energy security depends on having multiple sources of oil.

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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 19, 2014  

New job for Joe?

Natural Resources Minister Oliver expected to take the reigns of vacant finance file.