Joe Oliver

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 01.27.2015 | 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 01.27.2015 | 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...

Oliver Says We're Taxed Too Much, Won't Comment On Alberta

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.17.2015 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - Federal Finance Minister Joe Oliver says Canadians are already taxed too much and his government is looking at ways to lower taxes rather th...

Oliver Vows Balanced Budget Or Bust

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.16.2015 | Canada Politics

VANCOVUER, B.C. - Federal Finance Minister Joe Oliver says the government still plans to balance the budget and keep its commitments despite the colla...

Oliver: Squabbles Over Energy Will Hold Canada Back

CBC | Posted 03.01.2015 | Canada Business

Finance Minister Joe Oliver says he is concerned that divisions within Canada over the energy sector will eventually hold back the country’s growth....

Provincial Finance Ministers To Oliver: Show Us The Money

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.14.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Finance ministers from across Canada issued a collective plea Monday for the Harper government to dig deeper into its pockets to help build b...

Joe Oliver Looks On The Bright Side Of Low Oil Prices

CBC | Posted 02.13.2015 | Canada Business

Increased consumer spending and additional money for savings are two of the benefits to lower oil prices, federal Finance Minister Joe Oliver has told...

Slippery Slope

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.09.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Provincial finance ministers are having their first face-to-face meeting with federal counterpart Joe Oliver this weekend and it's expected t...

$800-Per-Table Fiscal Update Outrages NDP

CBC | Kady O'Malley, CBC News | Posted 01.17.2015 | Canada Politics

Finance Minister Joe Oliver's decision to deliver his fall economic update in front of a $800-per-table Canadian Club crowd has raised the ire of the ...

Oliver Says 2015 Surplus Will Be $1.9 Billion

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.11.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Finance Minister Joe Oliver didn't exactly spoil Christmas, but he did make it clear Wednesday that the Conservative government's political r...

Oliver Sets Date For Fall Fiscal Update

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.06.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Finance Minister Joe Oliver says he'll deliver the government's economic and fiscal update on Nov. 12.Oliver's spokesman, Nick Bergamini, has...

Oliver: Ontario Liberals Holding Up $11B Funding Plan

CP | David Friend, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.03.2015 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Finance Minister Joe Oliver says the Ontario government is causing delays in the federal government's plan to devote nearly $11 billion to i...