Joe Oliver

Joe Oliver Shoots Down 'Reckless Spending'

CP | Michael Tutton, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.22.2014 | Canada Politics

HALIFAX - The U.S. government's decision to stall the Keystone XL pipeline project will harm American energy security and the economies of both the U....

Harper's Most Generous Cabinet Minister

CP | Dean Beeby, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.21.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada's official gift shop is tucked into the fourth floor of a government building in nearby Gatineau, Que., but you won't see any tourists...

G20 Ministers Praise Flaherty

CP | Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.14.2014 | Canada Business

WASHINGTON - The elite of global finance paused during a gathering to pay tribute to one of their peers, Jim Flaherty, upon learning of his death Thur...

We're Cutting Your Taxes Whether You Like It Or Not

CP | Romina Maurino, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.09.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - The federal government will move to provide tax relief for families after balancing the budget next year, Finance Minister Joe Oliver said M...

Tory Budget Bill Chock Full Of Unrelated Measures: Critics

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.28.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The latest Conservative omnibus bill weighs in at 359 pages and alters everything from the food and rail safety regimes to the Judges Act, th...

Oliver Issues Warning As New Mortgage War Brews

CP | Julian Beltrame and David Friend, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.27.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO — Finance Minister Joe Oliver says he will keep a close eye on the Canadian housing market after the Bank of Montreal pulled back a key mort...

Oliver Splits Hairs On Income Splitting

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.25.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Harper government has a new finance minister, but not necessarily new clarity on fulfilling its 2011 campaign promise on income splitting...

A Short History of Joe Oliver, Canada's New Finance Minister

DeSmog Canada | Posted 03.24.2014 | Canada Politics
DeSmog Canada

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?

Oliver Touts Jobs On First Day

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.19.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - For a time, the Conservative government used something called "event in a box" to help guide MPs on public announcements, a ready-made commun...

Mulcair: Oliver's 'Attacks' On First Nations 'Tinted By Racism'

CBC | By Laura Payton, CBC News | Posted 03.19.2014 | Canada Politics

New Democrat Leader Tom Mulcair says newly appointed Finance Minister Joe Oliver is an embarrassing choice to represent Canada because of his views on...

Oliver Backs Harper On Income Splitting

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.19.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Joe Oliver takes over the key portfolio in the Harper government as one of oldest and least politically experienced to have held the Finance ...

The New Finance Minister

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.19.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper is expected to name a new finance minister today after Jim Flaherty turned in his resignation Tuesday afternoon...

Oliver To Be Named Next Finance Minister

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.19.2014 | Canada Politics

Joe Oliver has been tapped to be Canada’s next finance minister, CBC News reports. CTV News also mirrored news of the appointment, saying Oliver ...

Is Canada Really An 'Energy Superpower'?

Carol Linnitt | Posted 03.18.2014 | Canada
Carol Linnitt

Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver attended the East Coast Energy Conference last week, where he said: "Canada is emerging as a 21st century energy...

Tory Minister Explains Why Feds Rejected Mine

CBC | Posted 03.03.2014 | Canada Politics

Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver told mining executives Monday morning that the federal government is upholding its G8 commitment to ensure minin...

Neil Young Accused Of Using His Fame To Advance False Story

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Alberta

Neil Young got a taste of his own medicine on Sunday when he was criticized by Canada's Natural Resources Minister. In an interview with CTV's Ques...

War Of Words

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.03.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Tom Mulcair says an NDP government would turn on its ear a Conservative policy that permits government to override environmental assessments ...

Tanker Report: Taxpayers Shouldn't Be Liable For Oil Spills

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.02.2014 | Canada Business

VANCOUVER - Potential polluters should be prepared for a worst-case scenario and face unlimited liability in the case of an oil spill from one of thei...

Oliver Asks For More Energy Ad Dollars

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.27.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Conservative government is spending $40 million this year to advertise Canada's natural resource sector — principally oil and gas — a...

Feds Take Fight To EU Over Oilsands

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver is welcoming a new report that's critical of the European Union's proposal to calculate the greenhouse ...

Keystone Benefits Outweigh U.S. Lobbying Costs, Oliver Says

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.18.2013 | Canada Politics

CALGARY - Federal Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver says the potential benefits of the Keystone XL pipeline far outweigh the costs of all the lobb...

U.S. Itching To Work With Canada

CBC | Posted 11.11.2013 | Canada Politics

Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver says he's been getting an "enthusiastic" reaction from the new U.S. energy secretary on a proposa...

Mr. Oliver Goes To Washington

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.09.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver says Canada wants to collaborate with the United States on common emissions targets for oil-sands extra...

Harper's Tories Try To Prove Oilsands Aren't As Dirty As They Think

CP | Fannie Olivier, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.08.2013 | Canada Alberta

OTTAWA - The science behind a European fuel-quality directive that slams Canada's oilsands is being targeted by the Harper government, which is seekin...

Joe Oliver and Alison Redford Should Walk the Tar Sands Healing Walk

Sarah Harmer | Posted 09.03.2013 | Canada Politics
Sarah Harmer

The 4th Annual Tar Sands Healing Walk taking place in Fort McMurray, Alberta this July 5-6, is an important opportunity for Canadians, and people from all over the world, to get a sense of the land at the heart of the largest unsustainable development project on the planet. Now it's time for Minister Oliver and Premier Redford to recognize their own responsibility, and meet some the people most directly impacted by the decisions made in Ottawa and Edmonton. It is time for them to get out of their cars and walk like regular folks through an area they aren't shy about selling on a global stage.