Harper Economy

5 Things To Watch For In Tonight's Leaders Debate

CBC | Posted 09.17.2015 | Canada Politics

If the economy is the No. 1 issue on the minds of most Canadians, then the stakes are high for tonight's debate. Voters, either through watching th...

New Liberal Ad Features Trudeau On An Escalator

The Huffington Post Canada | Mohamed Omar | Posted 09.02.2015 | Canada Politics

The escalator stops working at one point, but he fixes it.

Rare Harper Campaign Activity Sighted: Greeting The Public

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.25.2015 | Canada Politics

Later, a protester interrupted Harper's speech in Montreal.

Liberals Aim To Explode Tory 'Myth'

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.22.2015 | Canada Politics

Liberals say they proved in the mid-1990s that it can eliminate deficits.

Harper Fends Off Attacks On Economic Record

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.07.2015 | Canada Politics

Stephen Harper found himself playing defence Thursday as his rivals tried to pick apart his economic record during the election campaign's first leaders' debate.

Economic Downturn Is Only Temporary: Harper

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.03.2015 | Canada Politics

Stephen Harper made an effort on the campaign trail Monday to reassure Canadians about their limping economy, insisting that hurdles like the sliding price of crude oil have caused only momentary ripples in some sectors.

Harper's Made a Mess of Our Economy, But It's No Crisis

Ralph Goodale | Posted 04.12.2015 | Canada Politics
Ralph Goodale

To reinforce his obvious campaign themes about fear and insecurity, Stephen Harper has taken to describing Canada's current economic situation as a "crisis." If that's his pitch, one should ask under whose watch did this so-called "crisis" develop? Our country is no doubt in an economic mess, but calling it a "crisis" is simply a scare tactic.

We Need to Save Canada From the Harper Economy

Russ Blinch | Posted 05.11.2014 | Canada Politics
Russ Blinch

Canada's economy has lost its balance. Trouble looms. Those are not words you will hear from Prime Minister Stephen Harper but it is the grim reality of the unsustainable economic ethos of his Conservative government. Instead of the telling us the truth, the government is spending unprecedented gobs of our money to mislead us about the health of the country with the Canada Action Plan advertising campaign saturating the airwaves. In reality, our petro premier has transformed a balanced country into a petro-state that is "hollowing out" the economy.

Curb Your Enthusiasm

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.25.2013 | Canada Business

CAMBRIDGE, Ont. - Prime Minister Stephen Harper is lowering expectations when it comes to Canada's economy, saying a global financial slowdown is affe...

Harper's Snub Riles Some Premiers

CP | Michael Tutton, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.21.2013 | Canada Politics

HALIFAX - Stephen Harper's refusal to meet with the premiers dampens the chances of economic progress for provinces struggling with tepid growth and r...

Harper Government Rejects Financial Crisis Warning

CP | Dean Beeby, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.24.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The Harper government has firmly rejected a McGill University economist's prescription for surviving the next financial meltdown.A newly rele...