Canada Budget

WATCH: Stop Saying Budget Like It's A Bad Word

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.16.2014 | Canada Living

It doesn't matter if you're a saving machine or live paycheque to paycheque, we all need a budget. Financial writer and TV host Gail Vaz-Oxlade, wh...

Budgeting Today Will Set You Up For Success Tomorrow

Shaun Goolcharan | Posted 04.14.2014 | Canada Business
Shaun Goolcharan

Do you have a budget? It is one of the most fundamental steps in making your money work for you. A personal budget is a basic estimation of the revenue and expenses over a specified period of time. Whether your goal is a down payment for a new house, saving for your child's education, a dream vacation or simply retirement, a budget is the answer to helping you reach your financial goals.

This Is Why You're Broke: Canadian Credit Card Debt And You (INFOGRAPHIC)

Posted 04.04.2014 | Canada Living

Canadians carry a lot of consumer debt, and a huge amount of it is on credit cards. In 2012, nearly 40 per cent of Canadians carried an outstanding ba...

Are You Happy With the Way Quebec's Resources Are Being Used?

Amber Rehman | Posted 04.02.2014 | Canada Politics
Amber Rehman

1,000,000 people in Quebec don't file their taxes every year. If each of those people owe taxes of... I don't know... let's say $624 each (an extremely low estimate given that the average amount of taxes paid by a Quebecer is around $10,000), then I'd say an investment of $600k in "FILE YOUR TAXES" billboards, print and TV ads might have helped us to avoid this huge debt hole.

How To Stop Living Large and Start Thinking Big

Anita Saulite | Posted 03.26.2014 | Canada Living
Anita Saulite

Our spending habits say a lot about us and the choices we make with our money. When we become real and authentic with ourselves, we don't use our money to impress people or seek status, because we have nothing to prove. When we are authentic with our money, we are making conscious and mindful choices with it. We are very present and self-aware.

Date a Personal Finance Blogger

Cait Flanders | Posted 03.03.2014 | Canada Business
Cait Flanders

Date a female personal finance blogger. Date a girl who understands the value of a dollar as well as the emotional power money has over us all. Date a girl who lists personal finance experts and bloggers as her heroes and who wants to become that same hero in her own family.

Every Penny Saved And Forgotten Is A Penny Earned For Ottawa

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.26.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - When it comes to balancing the country's books, it's the equivalent of finding loose change under a couch cushion.But each penny surely count...

It's Taking FOREVER To Upgrade These Spy Planes

CBC | Posted 04.18.2014 | Canada Politics

In what amounts to yet another tacit admission that the military's procurement system is in dire trouble, the Conservative government has quiet...

Why Flaherty's Sin Tax on Cigarettes Won't Work

Michel Kelly-Gagnon | Posted 04.16.2014 | Canada Politics
Michel Kelly-Gagnon

This is precisely what happened in Canada in the early 1990s. Indeed, following a steep increase in duties and taxes applicable to tobacco products by the federal government and the provinces, a vast illegal trade in cigarettes sprang up. Contraband's share in the Canadian tobacco market jumped from 1 per cent in 1987 to approximately 31 per cent by the end of 1993.

Make Infrastructure Dollars Go Further with Open Tendering

Terrance Oakey | Posted 04.15.2014 | Canada Politics
Terrance Oakey

The 2014 Federal Budget made important investments in Canada's infrastructure, something for which the Harper Government deserves great praise. However, the Government could get a lot more bang for its infrastructure buck if it required open tendering for all projects using federal money.

Sunny Freeman

It May Cost A LOT More Than He Thinks To Fix Rural Internet | Sunny Freeman | Posted 02.13.2014 | Canada Business

The $305 million federal budget pledge for expanded high-speed internet in rural and remote communities is only a fraction of the billions a new repor...

Program Cut Infuriates Brad Wall

CP | Jennifer Graham, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.14.2014 | Canada Politics

REGINA - Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall is frustrated that the federal government is scrapping the Immigrant Investor Program for all provinces except...


CP | Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.13.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Let the sales job — and the griping — begin.Now that Finance Minister Jim Flaherty has delivered his 10th budget, it's time to sell its b...

Great News For Canadian Olympians

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.13.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canadian athletes keep racking up medals at the Sochi Olympics, and now more money is coming their way to keep them on the podium.Finance Min...

All The Budget Highlights

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.11.2014 | Canada Business

Many observers are already labeling Canada's budget for 2014 a bit of a "do nothing" document, but there are actually plenty of items of interest that...

Althia Raj

13 Ways The Federal Budget Will Affect You | Althia Raj | Posted 02.12.2014 | Canada Politics

The federal government tabled an austerity budget Tuesday that signalled it's ready for a fight with Canada's provincial governments over job training...

The Full Text Of Flaherty's Budget Speech

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.11.2014 | Canada Business

Here is the full text of Finance Minister Jim Flaherty's speech outlining Canada's 2014 federal budget.Mr. Speaker, nearly 150 years ago, Canada was f...

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 ...

New Windsor-Detroit Bridge Won't Be Cheap

CP | Craig Wong, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.13.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Ottawa is giving a boost to southwestern Ontario's battered manufacturing sector with more than $1 billion in spending over the next two year...

What's He Going To Do About The Canada-U.S. Price Gap?

CBC | Posted 04.12.2014 | Canada Business

When Finance Minister Jim Flaherty introduces the federal budget tomorrow, it will be just over a year since the Senate national finance committee re...

Flaherty's Balancing Act

CP | Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.11.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Lowering consumer bills, training workers to fill in-demand jobs and balancing the books will be key themes Tuesday when Finance Minister Jim...

Flaherty: Budget Has Money For 'Major' Infrastructure Projects

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.11.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Finance Minister Jim Flaherty says his upcoming federal budget will contain money for "major" infrastructure projects.Flaherty told CTV's Que...

NDP Renewing Mission To Cap ATM Fees

CP | Lee-Anne Goodman, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.04.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The NDP is stepping up its battle against bank machine fees, urging the government to make good on its pledge to do something about the charg...

Senate Scandal, Budget To Dominate Winter Sitting Of Parliament

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.28.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - They're ba-a-a-ck.MPs return to Parliament on Monday with the spectre of the Senate expenses scandal still hovering over the Harper governmen...