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Spring has sprung, and while spring season is normally an occasion to celebrate, with days growing longer, weather getting warmer and real estate heading into busy season, everything feels a little different this year. Canada's real estate markets are dealing with myriad of issues.
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Industry group says it's just trying to "push buttons."
Politics aside, the concept behind infrastructure spending in theory makes sense: with interest rates near all-time lows and little expectation of them going up in the short term, now is probably as a good a time as any to borrow money and put it to work.
And New Democrats charge the government's budget bill is omnibus legislation.
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Important details are missing.
The finance minister was also asked how he sleeps at night.
Tories maintain they left things in the black.
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Including highways, rail lines, and ports.
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Yes folks, we’ve become the Luke Skywalker of the world economy.
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There's a disconnect between Canada's capacity to innovate and our capacity to commercialize those innovations -- or so the story goes. It's been repeated so often it's become a mantra in certain circlles. The solution is always the same: reject investments in purely academic research in favour of market-driven research. The thing is, that mantra is built on a myth.
Budget 2016 is a step in the right direction, and a welcome course correction from the repeated cuts of the past five years. But it's a very small step. Much more will be needed to match the ambitions of the new government to the needs of the planet and its people.
The first budget delivered by the Liberals signaled a return to 1970s Trudeaupian Liberalism, not just with its flagrant disregard for balanced budgets and ballooning debt, but also by disregarding a core accountability under our Constitution: Canada's military.
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OTTAWA — The Liberal government has launched one of the most expensive items in last month's federal budget — a $2-billion post-secondary infrastructure fund that wasn't even mentioned in the party's ...
By making it easier to navigate the tax rules and meet their obligations, Canadians will spend less time and less of their money on preparing their taxes, leaving more in their pockets. For Canadian businesses, productivity could improve as they spend less time, effort and capital dealing with tax compliance and red tape.
The changes are designed to distribute benefits and programs more fairly based on income. Families and students are the main beneficiaries of the new budget, though many of the proposed changes will not take effect until next year's tax return.
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The federal budget has escaped the scrutiny of many Canadians, for the moment. But its legacy will be significant.
The finance minister says the Liberal government has only begun to clean up the tax code with his first federal budget.
"What we showed Canadians was that we are going to do what we said we were going to do."
To encourage the construction of affordable rental housing, Budget 2016 proposes to invest $208.3 million over five years, starting in 2016-17, in an Affordable Rental Housing Innovation Fund administered by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp.
OTTAWA — Now is not the time to phase out fossil fuel subsidies, Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr said Wednesday, despite what a Liberal cabinet colleague is billing as the greenest federal budget...
Critics say the budget fell far short of expectations.
Canada's government once borrowed half of what it spent. We're nowhere near that today.
Much of the spending is backloaded to later years.
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The prime minister is leading a full court press to sell his government's maiden budget.
It's the only place in Alberta left out.
For all the teachers out there who go the extra mile for their students.
"It would be instant job creation."
Critics aren't sure if the lives of ex-soldiers will be made better.
Here's what made it in... and what did not.
Expect it to echo and put a price tag on key themes from the party's campaign platform.
We'll find out Tuesday afternoon.
"Canadians gave them an inch, and they're taking miles."