Canada Finance Minister

BACK IN BLACK

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.20.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Finance Minister Joe Oliver guided his maiden budget voyage into port Tuesday with a precious cargo of targeted pre-election measures on boar...

Federal Budget Delay Exposes Fear, Incompetence

Ralph Goodale | Posted 03.21.2015 | Canada Politics
Ralph Goodale

Sharply dropping oil prices and a weakened Canadian energy sector are revealing the limited, ineffectual nature of Stephen Harper's economic policies. Those policies, focused almost exclusively on that one sector, are too narrow. They have rendered Canadians more vulnerable and less resilient. And his government seems out of gas. Unable to cope with adverse economic developments, Mr. Harper is now retreating to a bunker. Instead of reaching out to Canadians to show leadership and build confidence, he has punted the federal budget, normally delivered in February or March, into April or later. That means Canada will go without a budget for more than this entire fiscal year.

His Final Days

CP | Lee-Anne Goodman, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.11.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Jim Flaherty's fleeting three-week retirement featured treasured dinners with family, friends and plans for a summer golf trip to Ireland wit...

Not A Dry Eye On The Hill

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.11.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - MPs sported green ties in a sartorial nod to Jim Flaherty's favoured choice of neckwear as tributes flowed in the House of Commons on Friday ...

The New Finance Minister

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.18.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper is expected to name a new finance minister today after Jim Flaherty turned in his resignation Tuesday afternoon...

2-Day Retreat Cost Taxpayers A Mint

CP | Dean Beeby, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Jim Flaherty's two-day retreat for Canada's brain trust in the summer cost taxpayers more than $16,000.The two-day gathering in August for 17...

Flaherty Won't Play Nice With Europe

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.01.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Finance Minister Jim Flaherty is refusing to play nice with an international effort to help bail out Europe — and he's sending his stern me...

The Bailout Money Stops Here

CP | Lee-Anne Goodman, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.19.2012 | Canada Politics

WASHINGTON - Finance Minister Jim Flaherty had some tough talk on Thursday for the 17 euro zone countries, saying Canada and other non-euro nations sh...

'A Lot Of Confusion' Over Defence Budget Cuts

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.12.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The budget axe appears to be swinging unevenly throughout National Defence, with some branches and sections uncertain whether they are facing...

Union Cries Foul Over Federal Budget Exclusion

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.27.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The union representing tens of thousands of federal scientists says for the first time ever, it has been barred from this year's federal budg...

No Changes To Old-Age Security: Flaherty

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.02.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The upcoming federal budget will not include changes to the Old Age Security program for seniors but changes are coming, Finance Minister Jim...

It May Get A Little Rough, But Canada Isn't Heading For Recession: Flaherty

CBC | Posted 01.01.2012 | Canada

Canada is not entering a recession, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty told MPs Tuesday, despite turbulence in world markets. Spea...

Canada Can Weather This Storm, Flaherty Says

CP | Craig Wong, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.10.2011 | Canada Politics

WAKEFIELD, Que. - Canada's economy remains stable and growing despite a volatile situation on global markets, but Finance Minister Jim Flaherty acknow...

Too Soon To Sell Chrysler Stock To Fiat: Flaherty

CP | Posted 07.30.2011 | Canada Politics

(CP) -- TORONTO - Finance Minister Jim Flaherty and the CEO of Chrysler say it's too soon to decide whether the federal and Ontario governments will s...