Agreement signed in September to maintain current levels until early 2020.
November revised to show a $1 billion surplus compared with an initial reading of a $526 million.
Budget balanced with help from $10 billion in equalization payments.
Government revenues were up 8.2% this fiscal year compared to last year.
Economy takes election centre stage with new hard numbers.
Number ends a streak of six deficits under the Conservatives.
Had spending increases been held to the rate of economic growth, Ontario would have a $4 billion surplus today.
How the oil shock has checked tax-reduction and other requests.
Economists maintain there’s little economic difference between running a small surplus or posting a narrow deficit.
Ottawa is now banking on a $1.6-billion for 2015-16.
Parliamentary Budget Officer warns the government risks falling back into deficit once economic growth slows.
Harper challenged on some claims at New York event, specifically on job growth and trade deals.
Finance minister says the Conservatives are trying to balance its books at the expense of the provinces.
A national labour strategy, levelling the corporate tax field and ratifying trade deals must be priorities.
But, the PBO predicts that slower economic growth and lower commodity prices will cut into government revenues.