Conservative Budget

7 Conservative Tricks To Faking A Balanced Budget

Ralph Goodale | Posted 06.26.2013 | Canada
Ralph Goodale

In Budget 2013, the Conservatives claim they'll eliminate their deficit by 2015. Isn't that convenient -- just on the eve of the next federal election! A close look at their financial plans provides ample reason to be suspicious. Here are seven of their fiscal tricks:

Here We Go Again

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.16.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada's parliamentary engine sputtered back to life with a hyper-partisan bang Monday as the Conservatives sought to tarnish New Democrat Le...

'Hire Locally' Policies To Be In Budget: Sources

CP | Heather Scoffield, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.28.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The federal government will tinker with unemployment programs in Thursday's budget to better match pools of eager workers with companies stru...

Federal, Ontario Budget Cuts To Slow Economy 'For A Number Of Years'

CP | Posted 03.28.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA -- Finance Minister Jim Flaherty's austere budget Thursday will place speed bumps on -- but not derail -- Canada's economic recovery, economist...

Budget Includes $7 Billion In Cuts

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.27.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Stephen Harper's disciples have waited six years for an unapologetically conservative budget.Finance Minister Jim Flaherty says they are goin...

Mulcair Gets Scrappy With Tories

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.26.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Know your enemy, know yourself.The time-worn Sun Tzu axiom may as well have been tattooed on Thomas Mulcair's right hand as he arrived Monday...

Mystery Tory Budget Cuts

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.21.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The country could see seniors left in the cold, fisherman stranded on cliffs and unsafe food getting to stores if the Conservative government...

Feds Moving Ahead With Controversial Environmental Changes

CP | Heather Scoffield, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.20.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Next week's budget will propose a streamlined environmental assessment process, something which will delight the oil patch and give provinces...

Veterans Affairs Braces For Job Cuts

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.06.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - There will be job cuts at Veterans Affairs despite Opposition demands that the federal department's budget remain untouched.An NDP motion to ...

Line In The Sand Drawn Over Veterans Cuts

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.05.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Federal opposition parties and advocates drew a line in the sand on Monday, demanding the Conservative government protect Veterans Affairs Ca...

Economists: Risks Of Downturn Diminishing

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.05.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Finance Minister Jim Flaherty faces a less bumpy road in seeking to balance the budget in four years, according to economists who briefed the...

How Canadians Feel About Cuts (Answer May Surprise You)

The Huffington Post Canada | Eric Grenier | Posted 03.02.2012 | Canada Politics

Canadians appear to be on board with the government’s planned spending cuts. That's the conclusion of a new poll by Nanos Research, which found 5...

Flaherty: Next Budget Won't Be Austerity-Driven

CP | Paola Loriggio, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.24.2012 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Ottawa will take a moderate approach to government cost-cutting in the budget instead of following in Europe's austerity-driven footsteps, F...

Firm Choice On Raising Old Age Security Age Coming In Budget

CP | Heather Scoffield, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.16.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The federal government is poised to issue a firm policy direction on Old Age Security in the upcoming budget centred around raising the age w...

Harper Unlikely To Budge On Budget

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.04.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper is seeking opposition input into the next federal budget, even though he no longer needs opposition support to ...

Shrinking Government Not Enough To Meet Savings Goals

CP | Posted 08.13.2011 | Canada Politics

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- OTTAWA - The parliamentary budget officer says shrinking the bureaucracy isn't enough to meet the Harper government's savings go...

Jack Layton, Conservatives and the Budget: Same Script, Different Month

Keith Beardsley | Posted 08.08.2011 | Canada
Keith Beardsley

The "summer of discontent" hasn't started yet, and yet the Opposition continues their pre-election day complaints that the Conservatives didn't announce how they were going to save $4 billion in operating costs. A hot summer will probably get much hotter and make for an interesting fall session when the House returns.

Federal Budget Looks A Lot Like The Last One

CP | Posted 08.06.2011 | Canada Politics

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- OTTAWA - Cash for Quebec and a lump of coal for their political rivals are the only new elements Conservatives have dished up in...

Federal Budget Unlikely To Surprise On Monday

CP | Posted 08.05.2011 | Canada Politics

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- OTTAWA - In a way, it will go down as the ultimate budget leak. When Finance Minister Jim Flaherty stands up in the House of ...