Budget Cuts Canada

Harper Was Briefed On 'Death By A Thousand Cuts'

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.26.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper was briefed earlier this year on how across-the-board budget cuts hurt public service morale, productivity and ...

NDP Calls For National Revenue Minister To Defend Cuts

CBC | Posted 06.09.2013 | Canada Politics

The NDP is calling for National Revenue Minister Gail Shea to defend cuts to the Canada Revenue Agency in the wake of leaked information that 450 Cana...

Feds Chopping Way More Jobs Than Advertised: Think Tank

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.09.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - A new analysis from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives says the federal government has misrepresented cuts to the public service, an...

Sunny Freeman

Does The Budget Need To Hurt This Much?

HuffingtonPost.com | Sunny Freeman | Posted 03.21.2013 | Canada Business

As an economic slowdown bites into government revenue, the anti-tax hike Conservatives will resort to slashing more programs in Thursday’s budget to...

First Cut Is The Deepest? Yeah Right

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.19.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A year's worth of budget cuts saw dozens of federal programs eliminated in 2012, but when it comes to paring down the deficit, it's not the f...

Ex-Top General Sounds Alarm On Cuts To Army

CBC | Posted 03.21.2013 | Canada Politics

A retired top army commander who penned a controversial report on transforming the military is breaking his silence 18 months after retiring from the ...

General Sounds Alarm On Army Cuts

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.02.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The commander of the Canadian Army told a Senate committee Monday there is no administrative fat to cut in his branch and that budget restrai...

We've Cut THIS Many Jobs!

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.16.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The federal government says 10,980 public service jobs have been cut since it introduced its last budget.Roughly 7,500 of those were eliminat...

Tory MPs Try To Mitigate Budget Cuts Fallout

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.16.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Conservative caucus meets for the first time Monday since Parliament packed up for the summer, but the catching-up chatter won't all be a...

Budget Swallows Famed Research Facility

CBC | Posted 07.17.2012 | Canada Politics

A famous research facility in Ontario that pioneered investigations into acid rain is the latest victim of federal budget cuts. ...

Coast Guard Takes Brunt Of Cuts

CBC | Posted 07.17.2012 | Canada Politics

More than 1,000 workers with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, including 763 with the Canadian Coast Guard, received notices Thursd...

Canada Shutting Down Consulates In U.S.

CBC | Posted 06.27.2012 | Canada Politics

The federal government is expected to announce next week the closing of some of Canada’s consulates in the U.S. as well as domestic tra...

Why the 2012 Budget Is the Worst in Canada's History

Elizabeth May | Posted 06.02.2012 | Canada Politics
Elizabeth May

The most serious threat to our future is the climate crisis. A responsible government would be working to reduce fossil fuel dependence and maximize jobs in energy efficiency retrofits, conservation, and investments in renewable energy. This budget does not even mention climate change.

Canada's Achilles Heel At Top Of Budget Agenda

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.02.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Policy-makers have talked about business innovation endlessly — now the Harper government says it is determined to do something about it.Pr...

What's The Difference Between CPP And OAS Anyway?

CBC | Posted 04.02.2012 | Canada Politics

The federal government has sought to assure Canadians that their pensions are secure after Prime Minister Stephen Harper suggested last we...

Tories Cut Off Debate On New Pension Plan

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.01.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Conservative government's move Tuesday to curtail debate on legislation creating a new pooled pension plan illustrated some of the potent...

Where Budget Cuts May Hit Hardest

CBC | Posted 03.24.2012 | Canada Politics

A national research group says Atlantic Canada will lose a disproportionate number of jobs as the federal government cuts the civil servi...

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 ...

Cuts To Increase Risk Of Listeriosis Repeat?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.17.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Conservative government's plan to slash spending on food safety could put Canadians at risk of another crisis like the deadly listeriosis...

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...

How Much Will The Tories Cut?

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.13.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Commons finance committee is calling for a review of both individual and corporate income taxes.The committee says the government should ...

The Truth About Budget Cuts And Freezes

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.03.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A review of the federal government's books shows some departments are beginning to come clean about the effect of budget freezes and cuts.And...