Canada Budget 2013

Canucks Shifting Away From Tories' Economic Agenda: Poll

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.22.2014 | Canada Business

Canadians’ views have shifted away from the economic priorities of the Conservative Party over the past decade, a possible sign that voters are beco...

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...

Here's Why All Those ‘Tax Cuts' Aren't Making You Feel Richer

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 11.24.2013 | Canada Business

For the first time in Canadian history, more than half of the federal government’s revenue in 2014 will come from personal income taxes -- a vivid s...

Flaherty Hasn't Slain the Deficit Yet

Sean Speer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business
Sean Speer

Mr. Flaherty may indeed eliminate the deficit in 2015-16 as planned. We hope he does. But his plan as conceived still contains considerable risk that shouldn't be ignored. More conservative revenue forecasts and lower program spending would reduce these risks and help to ensure he can deliver on his promise.

Positive Economic News Expected

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - After one of the more disappointing years in the current recovery cycle, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty is expected to offer some positive new...

'Technical Error' Means Tories Just Doubled Taxes On Credit Unions

CP | Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.27.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - A major auditing firm says credit unions and caisses populaires are facing an unexpected surprise from the federal taxman.The March budget in...

Feds Won't Budge On Jobs Program Provinces Don't Want

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.23.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - An internal document suggests Ottawa is preparing to push ahead with key features of its controversial skills-training initiative, despite pr...

It's Time to Reel in Canada's Government-Owned Companies

Gregory Thomas | Posted 07.03.2013 | Canada Politics
Gregory Thomas

Highly skilled union negotiators have been playing the federal government like a sucker at a high-stakes poker game, using rich contract settlements at government-owned companies as examples for the next round of demands from the government itself.

Tories Turning CBC Into ‘Radio Moscow': Critics

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 05.01.2013 | Canada Business

Opposition and labour leaders are in an uproar after it was revealed the Harper government plans to take more direct control of Canada’s Crown corpo...

Tories Quietly Take Greater Control Of CBC

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.03.2014 | Canada Business

The Harper government is quietly seizing greater control of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, while a public advocacy group accuses the Tories of...

Althia Raj

Retailers: Tories' Hidden 'Tax' Means 4 Per Cent Price Hike | Althia Raj | Posted 04.19.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA — Opposition parties are accusing the Conservative government of hypocrisy after it hid a massive price increase on thousands of everyday con...

These Are Going To Cost More Under New Rules: Sony

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.09.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canadian consumers could soon face higher prices on electronics like TVs and iPods because it's going to be all but impossible for importers ...

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...

Budget Axe May Be Chopping Away At Access-To-Info System

CP | Dean Beeby, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.07.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The federal budget axe may be chopping away at citizens' right to information about government, a parliamentary watchdog warns.Suzanne Legaul...

Tory Budget Will Mean More Cross-Border Shopping: CEO

CP | Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.06.2013 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - Ottawa's decision to increase tariffs on hundreds of products will drive increased cross-border shopping, the CEO of bike manufacturer Dore...

Now Tariffs On TVs Are Going Up, Too?!

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.05.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The federal government is tightening up tariffs on imported products such as televisions and iPods that receive a special exemption when used...

Tory Budget Fighting A Problem That Doesn't Exist?

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 04.02.2013 | Canada Business

The Harper government made Canada’s skilled labour shortage one of the focuses of its recently delivered budget, but data from the Bank of Canada su...

Provinces Must Work to Get Bang for Their Buck Out of Budget 2013

Terrance Oakey | Posted 03.27.2013 | Canada Politics
Terrance Oakey

A major theme of Thursday's Federal Budget was "connecting Canadians with available jobs." And for good reason: Canada faces a major shortage of skilled tradespeople, and if no action is taken, this shortage will only grow in the future as the population ages.

NDP Wants RCMP Investigation

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.25.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The RCMP should investigate last week's federal budget leak about tariff reductions because it could have allowed insiders to manipulate mark...

Tories 'Moving To Unwind' The PBO: Page

CBC | Posted 05.24.2013 | Canada Politics

Canada's first budget watchdog could also be the last, says the departing public civil servant with 27 years of experience who held the job until Frid...

Getting Ready For The Next Crisis

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.22.2013 | Canada Politics

VANCOUVER - New measures in this week's federal budget targeting tax cheats are aimed at wealthy Canadians who are using schemes with "complicated nam...

Budget Likely To Widen Canada-U.S. Price Gap

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.22.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canadians will be paying hundreds of millions of dollars more on everything from food to bicycles because of a little-noticed change in tarif...

Foreign Aid: It's All About Us

Nydia Dauphin | Posted 05.21.2013 | Canada Politics
Nydia Dauphin

On March 21, the Conservative government announced an effective merger of the Canadian International Development Agency and Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade as part of the proposed 2013 Federal Budget. Finally Canadian "aid" will fully shed itself of its cumbersome rhetorical shell and reveal its naked core: the promotion of national interest.

Why I'm Opposing Canada's Economic (In)Action Plan

Bob Rae | Posted 05.22.2013 | Canada Politics
Bob Rae

The government's budget plan is a political smoke screen, replete with gimmicks designed to convince Canadians that the Conservatives, somehow, are in fact balancing the books. This could not be further from the truth. Canada's needs have clearly taken a back seat to the needs of the Conservative Party.