Canada Budget

Saskatchewan's Budget Takes From The Poor To Give To The Rich

Nick Falvo | Posted 04.24.2017 | Canada Politics
Nick Falvo

The Brad Wall government had some difficult choices to make. It could have asked the rich to pay a little more. Instead, it told the poor to pay a lot more. Though this budget may help reduce the provincial deficit, it will be bad for poverty and for the long-term health of the Saskatchewan economy.

Demand Data Before Demanding Innovation

Nobina Robinson | Posted 04.13.2017 | Canada Business
Nobina Robinson

Weak growth necessitates that we use all of Canada's assets to reignite our economy. Yet, data are assets that have yet to be effectively leveraged. While we fixate on the numbers of startups or high growth firms, do we really have adequate data with which to build a resilient labour force or an innovative economy?

Liberal Proposal To Modify Role Of Budget Watchdog Causes Concern

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.11.2017 | Canada Politics

"I worry that these kinds of constraints could actually really limit the quote unquote independence of the office in practice."

How Much Do We Tax The Middle Class?

Tim Paziuk | Posted 04.06.2017 | Canada Business
Tim Paziuk

The Liberal Government has stated they want to build a strong middle class, but who comprises the middle class? Mr. Morneau in his 2017 budget speech stated, "All Canadians must pay their fair share of taxes," but what is a "fair share"? Let's do the math and find out.

Social Housing Is Not A Priority In Liberals' Quebec Budget

Project Genesis Housing Rights Committee | Posted 04.03.2017 | Canada Politics
Project Genesis Housing Rights Committee

After two years of major cuts to AccèsLogis, the Quebec Liberals announced yesterday that its 2017-2018 budget will restore funding to social housing to its previous levels (3000 units per year). While we are happy that AccèsLogis -- the only program that allows for the construction of social housing in Québec -- was not cut further this year, our delight stops there.

Why Fewer Canadians Are Using Tobacco

Yaël Ossowski | Posted 04.03.2017 | Canada Living
Yaël Ossowski

Despite the millions in proposed new spending for getting Canadians unhooked off tobacco, fewer Canadians are lighting up. Looking at the numbers, it seems that even without a heavy handed government, fewer Canadians are using tobacco every year. So what changed?

11 Ways To Save Money At The Grocery Store

Jamie Logie | Posted 03.30.2017 | Canada Living
Jamie Logie

As food prices continue to go up all around us it doesn't hurt to have some money saving tips in your back pocket. Incidentally, my back pocket also contains my wallet with maxed out credit cards due to those plates. There is a wide list of money saving tips for groceries but here are 11 good ones to have at your disposal.

The Federal Budget Forgets Indigenous Youth Suicide Prevention

Jeffrey Ansloos | Posted 03.27.2017 | Canada Politics
Jeffrey Ansloos

Budget 2017 is all about strengthening the middle class, strengthening their access to services, but what gets lost in the numbers and system is that indigenous youth have the least access to these services and do receive equitable funding as compared to any other young Canadian.

Military Has Enough Money To Do Its Job, Morneau Says

CP | Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.23.2017 | Canada Politics

The finance minister says the military is "appropriately provisioned."

What To Look For In The Liberals' Second Budget

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.22.2017 | Canada Politics

The Trudeau government is about to introduce the second budget of its mandate.

Federal Budget 2017: Feminist Foreign Policy Needs More Than Rhetoric

Hélène Laverdière | Posted 03.21.2017 | Canada Politics
Hélène Laverdière

If we really want to support women and really want to be known as a feminist nation, then we need to work hand-in-hand with women and fund their work. We would welcome an announcement for this in the federal budget this week. But for this to happen, it would take courage and vision - not just rhetoric.

Watch: Bill Morneau Answers Your Questions

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.24.2017 | Canada Business

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Federal Budget Won't Have Measures To Address Trump Uncertainties

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.21.2017 | Canada Politics

Finance Minister Bill Morneau will deliver the Liberal government's second budget on March 22.

Morneau Announces Federal Budget Date

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.21.2017 | Canada Politics

It will be the first budget to be introduced amid the economic uncertainty of the Donald Trump era.

These Retail Tricks Are Designed To Make You Spend More

Avraham Byers | Posted 02.21.2017 | Canada Business
Avraham Byers

Retail marketing scientists have mastered the art of seduction. They make a living by influencing your purchasing decisions and, on occasion, roping you into buying something you really don't need.

Women (And Children) Still Missing From Toronto's Budget

Kristyn Wong-Tam | Posted 02.15.2017 | Canada Politics
Kristyn Wong-Tam

If gender-based analysis was actually incorporated in the development of the capital budget, staff recommendations would certainly have gone against overpriced infrastructure destined to serve mostly male, car-focused commuters and do more to assist Toronto's vulnerable residents, who are mostly racialized, newcomer, poor families including women and children living in far flung suburban neighbourhoods.

The Cost Of Love: Student Edition

Laura Plant | Posted 02.13.2017 | Canada
Laura Plant

Ahh, Valentine's Day. While some love it and some hate it, there is no question that there seems to be pressure to do something extra special for your...

9 Food Storage Tips To Help You Save Money

Jamie Logie | Posted 01.25.2017 | Canada Living
Jamie Logie

This is the time of year people tend to scrimp a bit more and in conjunction with people setting health goals for the new year, I wanted to pass on some money-saving tips. These tips, however, are not food shopping or coupon saving ideas but how to save money once you've brought that food home.

Zi-Ann Lum

Canadian Foreign-Aid Spending So Low It's A 'Potential Tragedy': Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 01.13.2017 | Canada Politics

"This situation is not the Trudeau government’s fault."

The Snowball Method Can Help You Put Your Debt On Ice

Avraham Byers | Posted 01.11.2017 | Canada Business
Avraham Byers

If I gave you $500 a month to put towards your debt, what's the best way to use it? Should you chisel away at the debts with highest interest rate? Or knock off the smaller ones first? The answer might surprise you.

Canadians Didn't Sign Up For Trudeau's Scandals And Bad Policies

Luke Rebello | Posted 01.09.2017 | Canada Politics
Luke Rebello

The Liberal party has a history of fiscal irresponsibility and running large deficits, but this Liberal government has started a trend of breaking major campaign promises.

Bringing Mindfulness To Your Money

Laura Plant | Posted 12.08.2016 | Canada
Laura Plant

I did not start out as a budgeting super star. I made lots of mistakes along the way. But once I got the hang of it, I was hooked. I loved the process...

The Real Cost Of Holiday Spending Is Even Higher Than You Think

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 12.05.2016 | Canada Living
Kathy Buckworth

When we think about holiday spending, often our thoughts turn to how much we will be spending on gifts for the kids, close friends and family. We migh...

Even With Low Interest Rates, Federal Deficits Are A Concern

Jasmin Guénette | Posted 11.04.2016 | Canada Business
Jasmin Guénette

The federal deficit is rising, far beyond the $10 billion projected in the Liberal's election platform. The stated purpose of running $130 billion of deficits over five years is to stimulate the Canadian economy, whose prospects for growth are deteriorating.

Liberals Unveil New Infrastructure Bank, But Details Are Hazy

CP | Jordan Press, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.01.2016 | Canada Politics

But the former parliamentary budget officer said it was "exciting."