Budget 2012 Canada

Flaherty Gets Good News Ahead Of Federal Budget

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.26.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Finance Minister Jim Flaherty has won some fiscal flexibility and an elevated level of comfort ahead of Thursday's budget, with some suggesti...

Buyouts For Public Service Could Cost Billions

CBC | Posted 05.12.2012 | Canada Politics

The Harper government's plan to slash an estimated 30,000 public service jobs over the next three years includes hefty golden handshakes ...

Economists: Risks Of Downturn Diminishing

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.05.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Finance Minister Jim Flaherty faces a less bumpy road in seeking to balance the budget in four years, according to economists who briefed the...

How Canadians Feel About Cuts (Answer May Surprise You)

The Huffington Post Canada | Eric Grenier | Posted 03.02.2012 | Canada Politics

Canadians appear to be on board with the government’s planned spending cuts. That's the conclusion of a new poll by Nanos Research, which found 5...

Retirement Age Hike Won't Happen This Decade, Finley Hints

CP | Heather Scoffield, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.01.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canada's relatively sound fiscal shape means it will not have to ratchet up the retirement age within the space of 10 years, Human Resources ...

WATCH: Pricey Budget Ads Paid For By You

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.01.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - When Finance Minister Jim Flaherty announced this week that March 29 will be federal budget day, the very first words out of his mouth herald...

Why Did It Take So Long To Get A Budget Date?

The Huffington Post Canada | Michael Bolen | Posted 02.29.2012 | Canada Politics

UPDATE: Jim Flaherty has announced that the federal budget will be delivered on Thursday March 29. When is Canada's 2012 federal budget? That's ...

Flaherty: Next Budget Won't Be Austerity-Driven

CP | Paola Loriggio, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.24.2012 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Ottawa will take a moderate approach to government cost-cutting in the budget instead of following in Europe's austerity-driven footsteps, F...

Watchdog To Tories: You Don't Know What You're Talking About On Pensions

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.17.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada's budget watchdog is firing back at critics who have accused him of flip-flopping in declaring public pension programs sustainable.In ...

Firm Choice On Raising Old Age Security Age Coming In Budget

CP | Heather Scoffield, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.16.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The federal government is poised to issue a firm policy direction on Old Age Security in the upcoming budget centred around raising the age w...

Flaherty Says Old Age Security Cuts Years Away

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.11.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canadians won't have to worry about cuts to elderly benefits for years, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty said Friday, hinting that changes won't...

CBC Braces For Deep Budget Cuts

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.11.2012 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - The head of the CBC says he fears that imminent budget cuts might affect programming and is anxious to learn what percentage of funding he ...

Harper Confirms Old Age Security Is On The Table

CBC | Posted 04.04.2012 | Canada Politics

The Conservative government is considering increasing the age of eligibility for Canada's Old Age Security system, Prime Minister Stephen...

Harper Unlikely To Budge On Budget

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.04.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper is seeking opposition input into the next federal budget, even though he no longer needs opposition support to ...