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News Government Manufacturing General
May 8, 2018  

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.

News Economy General
April 5, 2018  

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.

News Manufacturing General
February 26, 2018  

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.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
March 8, 2017  

Canola exports to China hit record just months after trade dispute

Agreement signed in September to maintain current levels until early 2020.

News Manufacturing Economy General
February 7, 2017  

Canada posts $923M trade surplus in December

November revised to show a $1 billion surplus compared with an initial reading of a $526 million.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
March 18, 2016  

Quebec’s $2B surplus will go toward reducing debt

Budget balanced with help from $10 billion in equalization payments.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
January 29, 2016  

Ottawa runs $400M surplus in November

Government revenues were up 8.2% this fiscal year compared to last year.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
September 15, 2015  

News of balanced budget buoys Harper

Economy takes election centre stage with new hard numbers.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
September 14, 2015  

Feds balances books one year early, post surprise $1.9B surplus

Number ends a streak of six deficits under the Conservatives.

Insight Government Manufacturing Economy General
August 6, 2015  

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.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
April 20, 2015  

Lowered expectations for budget wish lists

How the oil shock has checked tax-reduction and other requests.

News Energy Government Manufacturing Oil & Gas Economy General
March 19, 2015  

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.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
November 26, 2014  

Harper’s infrastructure plan cuts surplus by $300M

Ottawa is now banking on a $1.6-billion for 2015-16.

News Government Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General
October 22, 2014  

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.

News Energy Government Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General
September 25, 2014  

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.

News Energy Manufacturing Business Operations Facilities Maintenance Operations Sustainability Technology
February 12, 2014  

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.

News Manufacturing Business Operations Operations
January 22, 2014  

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.

News General
October 28, 2013  

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.

News Automotive Energy Manufacturing Business Operations Operations Sustainability
May 10, 2012  

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.