Finance Minister

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Highs And Lows Of The 2017 B.C. Budget

If last year's provincial budget could be described as "petty" after Finance Minister Mike de Jong doled out an increase in assistance rates for those living with disabilities -- only to claw most of it back by ending the subsidized bus pass program -- this year's budget could best be described as "petulant."
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BACK IN BLACK

OTTAWA - Finance Minister Joe Oliver guided his maiden budget voyage into port Tuesday with a precious cargo of targeted pre-election measures on board — and just enough leeway to keep the federal boo...
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Federal Budget Delay Exposes Fear, Incompetence

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.
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Oliver Vows Balanced Budget Or Bust

Neither falling oil prices, today’s disappointing GDP numbers, nor the $2.4-billion cost of the new income-splitting and baby bonus programs announced yesterday will prevent the federal government fro...
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Not A Dry Eye On The Hill

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 for the former finance minister.Labour Minister Ke...
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His Final Days

OTTAWA - Jim Flaherty's fleeting three-week retirement featured treasured dinners with family, friends and plans for a summer golf trip to Ireland with some of his closest buddies.The former finance m...
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A Short History of Joe Oliver, Canada's New Finance Minister

Joe Oliver, Canada's new federal Minister of Finance, made quite a name for himself during his tenure as Minister of Natural Resources. With Oliver moving to the helm of the country's finances, perhaps it's time to take a look back over his notable career. Is Oliver's selective use (and misuse) of the facts restricted to the oilsands?
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2-Day Retreat Cost Taxpayers A Mint

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 movers and shakers, hosted by the finance ministe...
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Flaherty Won't Play Nice With Europe

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 message across the Atlantic.In an opinion piece in the...
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The Bailout Money Stops Here

WASHINGTON - Finance Minister Jim Flaherty had some tough talk on Thursday for the 17 euro zone countries, saying Canada and other non-euro nations shouldn't be expected to commit any more bailout fun...