Joe Oliver joins Montreal Economic Institute
Will lend expertise to projects related to public finances and natural resources.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
Liberals want to finance infrastructure with private pensions
Conservatives content such a scheme would threaten to undermine the independence of the public pension plan.
Canada suffers blowback from economic sanctions against Russia
Finance Minister Joe Oliver said he continues to support actions taken by US, Europe.
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.
Lower federal debt payments to provide tax relief: Oliver
Finance Minister says oil slump prevented further tax breaks in last month’s federal budget.
Oliver touts budgets measures during Toronto tour
Says priority remains creating jobs and stimulating economic growth.
What to expect in Harper’s 2015 Federal Budget
More help for manufacturers on the way.
Canada’s GM shares net $3.26B
Oliver coy about impact on budget’s balance.
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.
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.
Conservatives mulling manufacturing-focused federal budget
Ontario’s manufacturer’s stand to benefit from the sagging loonie.
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.
Federal budget delayed until April in light of low oil prices
Lower oilpatch investment will cut into provincial and federal tax and royalty revenues.
Provinces call for more federal infrastructure cash
Ontario’s Charles Sousa says the federal government should create a national infrastructure strategy.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Stalling Keystone will hurt US energy security, Canadian economy: Oliver
Finance Minister says US energy security depends on having multiple sources of oil.
PM tabs Oliver to replace Flaherty in Finance
Oliver is widely respected within the Harper cabinet and is well known on Bay Street.
New job for Joe?
Natural Resources Minister Oliver expected to take the reigns of vacant finance file.