China’s exports rebound, trade surplus with US swells
Trump is pushing China to slash its surplus with the US as a cornerstone of his combative economic policy.
Trade deficit grows to $2.7B in February: Statistics Canada
Surplus with the United States narrowed to $2.6 billion compared with $2.9 billion in January.
Trump signs report rebuking his own views on trade, Canada
President’s report cites free trade agreements that represent net trade surpluses for the United States: Canada is one of them.
Canola exports to China hit record just months after trade dispute
Agreement signed in September to maintain current levels until early 2020.
Canada posts $923M trade surplus in December
November revised to show a $1 billion surplus compared with an initial reading of a $526 million.
Quebec’s $2B surplus will go toward reducing debt
Budget balanced with help from $10 billion in equalization payments.
Ottawa runs $400M surplus in November
Government revenues were up 8.2% this fiscal year compared to last year.
News of balanced budget buoys Harper
Economy takes election centre stage with new hard numbers.
Feds balances books one year early, post surprise $1.9B surplus
Number ends a streak of six deficits under the Conservatives.
Ontario spending itself into economic crisis
Had spending increases been held to the rate of economic growth, Ontario would have a $4 billion surplus today.
Lowered expectations for budget wish lists
How the oil shock has checked tax-reduction and other requests.
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.
Harper’s infrastructure plan cuts surplus by $300M
Ottawa is now banking on a $1.6-billion for 2015-16.
Ottawa should be wary of turning surplus into tax cuts, watchdog says
Parliamentary Budget Officer warns the government risks falling back into deficit once economic growth slows.
PM’s good news to Wall Street: Canada closer to surplus than thought
Harper challenged on some claims at New York event, specifically on job growth and trade deals.
Sousa says Ontario ripped off by federal budget
Finance minister says the Conservatives are trying to balance its books at the expense of the provinces.
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.
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.
March trade surplus up; exports, imports down
Statistics Canada says exports and imports both slipped in March, but the country’s trade surplus rose to $351 million from $273 million in February.