Joe Oliver

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Liberals Fire Back At Tories' 'Bitter' Attacks On Pierre Trudeau

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 04.14.2015 | Canada Politics

Grits take aim at Harper, charging he has lowest growth rate of any PM since R.B. Bennett during the Great Depression

Althia Raj

NDP Want Tories To Pay Back $2.6M From Salaries For 7 Years Of Deficits

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 04.14.2015 | Canada Politics

According to the NDP's math, Stephen Harper would owe taxpayers $94,202

Tories Get Busy Bashing Trudeau Sr.

The Huffington Post Canada | Ryan Maloney | Posted 04.10.2015 | Canada Politics

It seems federal Conservatives are out to bash Trudeau these days. Trudeau Sr., that is. In a speech to the Economic Club of Canada on Wednesday...

Tories' Vow Of Balanced Budget Law Called 'Toxic Hypocrisy'

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.08.2015 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Cabinet ministers would see their pay docked five per cent if the federal government fails to balance its books under proposed legislation c...

Harper Government Sells GM Shares Ahead Of Election

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.10.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The Harper government unloaded its multibillion-dollar stake in General Motors on Monday, tapping into a stockpile of cash that could help it...

Final Dash To 2015 Election Has Begun

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.02.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - It took Finance Minister Joe Oliver all of about 90 seconds Thursday during his address on the coming federal budget to launch an attack on t...

This Year Marks The Most Delayed Federal Budget In 8 Years

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.02.2015 | Canada Politics

Finance Minister Joe Oliver will deliver the latest federal budget on April 21. The budget — Oliver's first, but the 10th for the Harper government ...

Oliver (Finally) Sets Date For Federal Budget

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.02.2015 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Falling oil prices have been an unexpected blow to the Canadian economy, but federal Finance Minister Joe Oliver says he will still deliver ...

A Sign The Federal Budget Is Coming?

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.30.2015 | Canada Politics

Finance Minister Joe Oliver will huddle with private-sector economists early next month to prepare for his pre-election budget.

Finance Minister To Meet With Economists For Pre-Budget Talk

The Globe and Mail | Posted 03.30.2015 | Canada Politics

Finance Minister Joe Oliver will meet with private sector economists April 9 for one final check in on the state of the economy before the Conservativ...

Balanced Federal Budget Could Come Sooner Than Expected

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.27.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The federal government posted a narrow surplus over the first 10 months of the current fiscal year, suggesting Ottawa could balance the books...

Security Becoming A Top Election Issue: Oliver

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.06.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada's finance minister is saying publicly what political observers have long suspected: expect to hear the Conservatives talking a lot abo...

Althia Raj

Oliver Broke Government's Own Rules, Liberals Allege

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 02.19.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA — The Conservative government broke its own rules by awarding a $9,200 untendered contract to the prime minister’s former chief of staff, G...

Unpaid Hotel Bill Caused Headache

CBC | Posted 02.16.2015 | Canada Politics

The minister in charge of paying Canada's bills forgot to pay one of his own. Finance Minister Joe Oliver neglected to pay his hotel tab in Wakefield,...

Althia Raj

Eve Adams Aims To Run Against Joe Oliver

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 02.11.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA — Newly minted Liberal MP Eve Adams plans to run against Finance Minister Joe Oliver in the Toronto riding of Eglinton–Lawrence, The Huffin...

Middle Earners Will Get The Least From Tories' Family Tax Cuts

CP | By Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.28.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA -- Of all the families eligible for the Conservative government's controversial family tax-and-benefit measures this year, those earning betwee...

Tories Won't Slay Deficit This Year If Oil Prices Stay This Low: PBO

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.29.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - With a few strategic tweaks, the Harper government can still fulfil its promise to balance the books even as low oil prices blow a multibilli...

Is A Family Earning $120K 'Middle Class'? Feds Think So

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.29.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canada's finance minister insists low- and middle-income families will see two-thirds of the benefits from the Harper government's contentiou...

Oliver Won't Meddle With Banks' Decisions On Rates

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.25.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Federal Finance Minister Joe Oliver says he has no intention of pushing Canadian banks to follow the Bank of Canada's lead and drop their rat...

Balanced Budget, No Matter What

CP | Julien Arsenault, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.24.2015 | Canada Politics

DAVOS, Switzerland - Finance Minister Joe Oliver says he will not budge from his plan to deliver a balanced budget come April, even with the recent de...

Is The U.S. Really Going To Need 'Less And Less' Canadian Oil?

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.24.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - "It is a matter of urgent national interest that we move our oil to tidewater because our only customer, the U.S., has found vast amounts of ...

Liberals Blast Tories 'Confusion'

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.22.2015 | Canada Politics

LONDON, Ont. - Senior government officials are dismissing as a tempest in a teapot the apparent contradiction between Jason Kenney and Joe Oliver when...

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.

Kevin Page: Tories Delayed Budget Because Of Politics

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.18.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The decision to delay the next federal budget reflects little more than the Conservative government's obsession with making sure it's balance...

Oliver Makes Boo Boo With Yogi Joke

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.17.2015 | Canada Politics

CALGARY - The federal finance minister made a boo boo.While announcing the budget will be delayed until at least April, Joe Oliver attempted to make a...