Canadian Budget

Canada's Foreign Aid Spending Doesn't Match Generous Reputation

Brett Tarver | Posted 11.17.2016 | Canada Impact
Brett Tarver

We're the nation that opened our doors to Syrian refugees, aren't we? Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has declared in his speeches that "we're Canadian and we're here to help." Generosity and giving are fundamental Canadian values -- and the world knows it.

Don't Believe The Forecast, Canada's Budget Will Be Balanced: Oliver

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.24.2016 | Canada Business

OTTAWA — Finance Minister Joe Oliver has re-affirmed his government's commitment to balance its books, two days after the federal budget watchdog w...

Why Veterans Spending Is Expected To Drop $54 Million

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.26.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Harper government's road map to this year's federal budget suggests it is prepared to pour more money into programs and services for the ...

Canadian Seniors Deserve Better Than the Federal Budget Offers

Irene Mathyssen, MP | Posted 04.14.2014 | Canada Politics
Irene Mathyssen, MP

The conservative approach to seniors over the past few budgets has focused on tax breaks that only the wealthy can afford and raising the age of eligibility for OAS and GIS to 67. Canadian seniors deserve better.

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...

Speaker Limits Canadian Budget Votes

CBC | Posted 01.29.2013 | Canada Politics

MPs will avoid a second marathon voting session on whether to implement policies contained in the budget after the House Speaker limited the votes to ...

Keeping Canada Away From the Fiscal Cliff

Gregory Thomas | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Gregory Thomas

When Canada's annual budget deficit came in bigger than expected at $26.2 billion recently, the news didn't spark a sell-off in the markets or an emergency debate in parliament. But that doesn't mean Canadians should be complacent about balancing the budget. As taxpayers, we need to keep our politicians focused controlling costs, keeping taxes affordable, and balancing budgets -- the straight and narrow path that leads us far away from the fiscal cliff.

NDP Wants Huge Budget Bill Broken Up

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.07.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The NDP wants the government's omnibus budget bill broken up to allow more detailed scrutiny.They say the bill is supposed to be budget legis...

Harper Cuts Down Rights like They're Trees

Blake Bromley | Posted 07.01.2012 | Canada Politics
Blake Bromley

On a day when many were celebrating the 30th anniversary of the signing of Canada's Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Stephen Harper's government announced legislation that will drastically reduce the number of regulatory agencies that exist to protect the environment in which individual Canadians enjoy their rights and freedoms.

We Don't Want No Foreign Funding

Blake Bromley | Posted 06.06.2012 | Canada
Blake Bromley

Finance Minister Jim Flaherty has told Canadians: "Free your pennies from their prisons at home and donate them to charity." However, he does not want you to liberate American pennies from the prisons in your home by donating them to charity.

Canada's Achilles Heel At Top Of Budget Agenda

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.02.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Policy-makers have talked about business innovation endlessly — now the Harper government says it is determined to do something about it.Pr...

Greying Canadians To Cause Big Budget Shortfalls: Watchdog

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.29.2011 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada is facing a permanent fiscal shortfall of $46 billion in today's dollars that will only get worse in future if not tackled, the countr...

2012 Budget Apocalypse?

The Ottawa Citizen | Posted 08.11.2011 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA -- The 1995 Liberals had no choice. That's the real difference between the desperate budget of former Liberal finance minister Paul Martin and ...