Budget Canada

A Boring Budget: The Perfect Excuse for a Boring Column

J.J. McCullough | Posted 04.15.2014 | Canada
J.J. McCullough

2012-04-27-mediabitesreal.jpg This year's federal budget was par for the course (read: not very interesting). But of course we have a lot of columnists in this country who need to eat, so the slightly more curious need not fear  --  the nation's papers are positively brimming with in-depth insights on precisely how much of a non-event this non-event is.

Road To Balanced Books Cuts Through Federal Public Service

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn | Posted 02.11.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA — The Conservative government's march toward balanced budgets cuts directly through the federal public service. Of all the line items in t...

The Squeeze Continues

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.13.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Conservative government continues to ratchet in the iron corset that will squeeze an eye-catching election-year surplus for the Canadian ...

My (Modest) Hopes for the Federal Budget

Michel Kelly-Gagnon | Posted 04.13.2014 | Canada Business
Michel Kelly-Gagnon

There are many priorities and wish lists for the federal budget, to be presented this Tuesday. For my part, I have modest expectations but, in particular, I will be looking for two things:

Here's What Jim Flaherty Wants For The Budget

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.24.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Finance Minister Jim Flaherty is once again asking opposition parties for their best ideas on the upcoming federal budget, but only if they c...

Omnibus Budget Bill Details Won't Be Released Until After It's Passed

CP | Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Treasury Board President Tony Clement says details on how the Harper government's omnibus budget bill will affect public servants won't come ...

Pie-in-the-Sky Resolutions Won't Get You Out of Debt

Jeffrey Schwartz | Posted 03.05.2013 | Canada Business
Jeffrey Schwartz

Instead of making unrealistic and lofty resolutions this year, start 2013 off on the right foot by committing to a personal financial goal, and create a plan to achieve that goal.To help you get started on the road to financial health, try some of these proven methods to tackle debt, and make your 2013 financial goals a reality.

See You In Court

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.21.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada's parliamentary budget officer says he'll file court action this week over the refusal of some federal departments to hand over detail...

REJECTED

CP | Dean Beeby, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.20.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Harper government has rejected key reforms demanded by a House of Commons committee to eliminate the arcane rules that prevent MPs from p...

Round-The-Clock Voting Will Highlight Tory 'Arrogance': Mulcair

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.13.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The tongue-in-cheek nickname for the omnibus Conservative budget bill is "the omni-mess" — an opposition sobriquet to describe 400-plus pag...

Elizabeth May Attacks Environmental 'Vandalism' In Tory Budget Bill

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.10.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Green party Leader Elizabeth May didn't see the Conservatives' 2012 omnibus budget bill coming.One year ago, she used her first question in t...

How to be a Leader in Bad Times

Rick Lash | Posted 06.13.2012 | Canada
Rick Lash

For those that survive the government's deep budget cuts, greater challenges lie ahead. In good times, even bad leaders can be effective. However, when the winds of growth die down, truly effective leaders with the qualities and characteristics needed to inspire and engage will reveal themselves.

Budget Schmudget, Canadians are Sittin' Pretty

Andrew Pyle | Posted 05.30.2012 | Canada Politics
Andrew Pyle

With Greece and other peripheral euro zone countries on the verge of debt implosion, Japan's deficit soaring above Mount Fuji, and the U.S. at a stage where a one trillion dollar deficit would be seen as a successful budget, Canada's deficits appear minor.

Workers of Canada Unite -- Against a Budget for the One Percent

Paul Moist | Posted 05.29.2012 | Canada Politics
Paul Moist

On March 29, the Harper Conservatives have a choice. They can continue with this failed and destructive experiment in their 2012 federal budget. Or they can recognize that economic growth is best achieved by putting more spending power in the hands of workers.

The Survey Rigged for Budget Cuts

Jeff Rose-Martland | Posted 05.27.2012 | Canada
Jeff Rose-Martland

Stephen Harper is getting ready to slash 10 per cent of Veterans Affairs' budget, claiming 80 per cent of veterans and their families are very pleased with Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) services. Problem is, the survey doesn't account for clients who refused to take it.

The Reason Why The Budget Is Taking So Long

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.18.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Finance Minister Jim Flaherty said Tuesday his upcoming budget will seek to address longer-term problems facing Canada, while protecting the ...

Althia Raj

Paul Martin Attacks Tories' Planned Cuts

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 01.13.2012 | Canada Politics

The Conservative government is wrongheaded if it thinks general broad-based cuts will fix Canada’s economic woes, former Liberal prime minister Paul...

Boomers And The Budget

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.12.2012 | Canada Politics

CALGARY - Finance Minister Jim Flaherty says the challenges of Canada's aging population are coming up repeatedly in his pre-budget consultations.Gove...

Flaherty Says Cuts May Be Deeper Than Expected

CP | Terri Theodore, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.11.2012 | Canada Politics

VANCOUVER - The federal government has increased spending every year for the last five years, but now Finance Minister Jim Flaherty says such spending...

The Political Stories That Will Dominate 2012

The Huffington Post Canada | Eric Grenier | Posted 12.29.2011 | Canada Politics

After a vote that dramatically changed the federal political landscape and elections in half of the country’s provinces, 2012 promises to be a quiet...