Budget Deficit Canada

Did Tories Really Leave Liberals A Deficit? Yup

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.27.2016 | Canada Business

Spring budget had projected the deficit to be $5.4-billion.

LOOK: Liberals' Deficit Is Tiny Compared To What We Used To Have

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 03.28.2016 | Canada Business

Canada's government once borrowed half of what it spent. We're nowhere near that today.

How Far Will Liberals Go To Create Government-Driven Growth?

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.22.2016 | Canada Business

We'll find out Tuesday afternoon.

Liberals' Vow To Reduce Debt-To-GDP Contains 'A Little Baloney'

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.26.2016 | Canada Business

Liberals can still meet their target in the long run, just not in the short run.

Why There Will Never Be A Better Time For Trudeau To Deficit-Spend

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 02.23.2016 | Canada Business

"The government has the flexibility to provide fiscal stimulus to a Canadian economy that badly needs it."

Budget Shortfall Could Total $90 Billion Over Trudeau's First Term: NBF

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.10.2016 | Canada Business

Liberal stimulus spending, combined with a weaker economy, will send Ottawa into the red.

Ottawa Will Run $50 Billion In Deficits In Next 2 Years: National Bank

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 01.27.2016 | Canada Business

Some economists say a large deficit is just what's needed right now.

Canada Posted Surprise Surplus Last Year, Finance Department Finds

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.14.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA — The federal government squeaked through with a $1.9-billion surplus in 2014-15, nudging Canada's books back into balance ahead of schedule ...

Ottawa Faces $5-Billion Shortfall Next Year: National Bank

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 09.10.2015 | Canada Business

Conservative Leader Stephen Harper was on the campaign trail Thursday touting what his government is calling a return to balanced budgets, but a new f...

Federal Deficit Keeps Shrinking

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.29.2016 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Ottawa ran a deficit of $3 billion in March compared with a deficit of nearly $6.7 billion in the same month last year as federal government ...

Balanced Federal Budget Could Come Sooner Than Expected

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.27.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The federal government posted a narrow surplus over the first 10 months of the current fiscal year, suggesting Ottawa could balance the books...

Spending Cuts Help Shrink Deficit

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.01.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The Canadian government says it posted a budgetary deficit of $3.3 billion over the first eight months of the 2014-15 fiscal year — a consi...

Tories' Election Promises Already Impacting The Budget Deficit

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.21.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA — The federal Conservatives' pre-election promises targeted at families are already starting to take a toll on the country's books. The ne...

Joe Oliver's Predictions For The Budget, By The Numbers

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.12.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Finance Minister Joe Oliver delivered his annual fall update and five-year projection of the government's fiscal situation on Wednesday. Here...

Federal Deficit Half What It Was This Time Last year

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.24.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The federal government continues to show progress in its drive to eliminate the deficit by next year, the latest accounting from the Finance ...

Oliver Rejects Proposal To Create 75,000 Jobs

CP | Posted 07.23.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA — Finance Minister Joe Oliver is rejecting a recommendation from a report issued by the C.D. Howe Institute that he focus more on creating jo...

Provinces With Biggest Spending Problems Might Surprise You

The Huffington Post Canada | Sunny Freeman | Posted 03.21.2014 | Canada Business

Provincial governments in the Prairies are the worst chronic overspenders in Canada when it comes to delivering what they promise in their budgets, an...

Deficit Shrinks As Feds Rake It In

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.02.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Ottawa ran a deficit of $614 million in November, smaller than a $1.7-billion shortfall in the same month a year earlier.The monthly fiscal m...

Ottawa's Deficit Hanging In There

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.22.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The federal government ran a deficit of $2.5 billion in October, unchanged from the same month last year.The monthly fiscal monitor said Mond...

Ripping You Off On EI Is Not How I'll Balance The Budget

CP | David Friend, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.05.2014 | Canada Business

MARKHAM, Ont. - Federal finance Minister Jim Flaherty is denying a federal watchdog analysis that says he's using high EI premiums to beef up his expe...

Feds To Take 'Significant' Hit From Weakening Economy: Flaherty

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.07.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The federal government will take a "significant" hit from Canada's weaker economic growth prospects, but will still be able to balance the bo...

Canada To Hit Major Debt Milestone Tomorrow

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The country is about to pass a red-ink milestone that the Canadian Taxpayers Federation says is completely unnecessary. The national debt ...

Ottawa's Deep Spending Cuts Unnecessary, Ratings Agencies Say

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 02.14.2012 | Canada Business

The federal government doesn’t need to ramp up spending cuts, and implementing them could harm Canada’s economy as it struggles with weak global d...

Ottawa Ahead Of Schedule On Deficit Reduction

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.28.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The federal government is well ahead of schedule in reducing the size of the deficit, even as it is preparing to cut back on pensions and the...

Tories Won't Pay Price For Delaying Balanced Budgets: Poll

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.21.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Harper government appears to be getting a free pass from Canadians for backtracking on a key campaign promise to balance the federal budg...