Joe Oliver

Sunny Freeman

Tories Scramble After Joe Oliver's Call For Looser Labour Laws At G7 | Sunny Freeman | Posted 05.28.2015 | Canada Business

Finance Minister Joe Oliver said Wednesday he believes relaxing labour laws to make it easier to lay off workers would help spur economic growth. T...

Mulcair Calls Out Feds For 'Last-Minute' Switcheroo

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.27.2015 | Canada Politics

The NDP leader says he's doubtful the Conservatives will follow through with a voluntary expansion of the Canada Pension Plan.

93 Per Cent of Canadians Get Nothing from Doubling the TFSA Limits

Ralph Goodale | Posted 05.15.2015 | Canada Business
Ralph Goodale

For those who readily have an extra $4500 available every year, after they've paid their taxes, this increase would be an attractive future tax break. But is a higher limit fair to taxpayers across the board? The answer to that question depends on how many taxpayers at various wealth levels will be able to benefit from the higher contributions.

Harper Government Pitching Pipelines To U.S. That Alberta Doesn't Want

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.13.2015 | Canada Alberta

A new political reality surfaced Wednesday in which Ottawa is aggressively marketing an Alberta pipeline project that the new provincial government says it won't promote and doesn't even want.

Oliver Accuses U.S. Of Violating NAFTA

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.13.2015 | Canada Business

Canada's finance minister isn't down with America's "Volcker rule."

Harper Government Rushes To Pass Budget Bill

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.07.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Conservatives have introduced their latest budget bill — a grab bag of legislative changes that the government no doubt wants to see be...

Althia Raj

Meet The Man Facing Off Against Eve Adams | Althia Raj | Posted 05.11.2015 | Canada Politics

Marco Mendicino was expected to easily win the Liberal nomination for Toronto's Eglinton-Lawrence riding. Then Eve Adams showed up.

Oliver Tries To Woo Torontonians

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.04.2015 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Finance Minister Joe Oliver used a speech Monday to tout the budget's tax-cutting measures despite criticism from the opposition that they d...

Althia Raj

Tory Ministers May Be Using Taxpayer-Funded Offices To Promote Party: NDP | Althia Raj | Posted 04.29.2015 | Canada Politics

NDP ethics critic Charlie Angus says it's "a black hole of accountability."

AG Points Out Serious Holes In Feds' Finance Reports

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.28.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The auditor general says the Finance Department is failing to properly manage a signature move of the Harper government, the targeted tax cre...

The Conservative Budget Is 500 Pages of Climate Change Denial

John McKay | Posted 04.28.2015 | Canada Politics
John McKay

On Tuesday April 21st, Joe Oliver presented his first budget as Finance Minister. Its 518 pages have been universally described in less than flattering terms. It is really the Conservative platform dressed up as a budget -- long on promises, short on funding. It's been obvious for years that climate change is not a priority for this government, but to produce a 518 page document that is the basis for the Conservatives' next election platform and not mention the existential threat of the century is truly appalling.

It's Time for a Comprehensive Review of Canada's Tax System

Gabe Hayos, FCPA, FCA | Posted 04.27.2015 | Canada Business
Gabe Hayos, FCPA, FCA

The Conservative budget's failure to initiate a process of comprehensive tax reform is a missed opportunity to lift Canada's prospects for long-term prosperity and growth. Tax reform and simplification would improve Canada's international competitiveness, productivity and economic growth, from both a personal and corporate perspective.

Tories To Unleash Ad BLITZ

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.27.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Conservative government has booked $13.5 million for an all-out, co-ordinated blitz in April and May to advertise its 2015 pre-election b...

Oliver, CRA Clarify TFSA Change

CBC | Posted 04.24.2015 | Canada Business

Canadians don't need to wait for the budget to be passed before taking advantage of the TFSA changes announced in it, officials at the Canada Rev...

Baloney Meter: Did The Tories Really Pay Down $37 Billion In Debt?

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.24.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - "When our government first came to power, we worked hard to reduce Canada's substantial federal debt. We did it in short order, by more than ...

The Federal Budget Was Good For Business

Ivey Business School | Posted 04.23.2015 | Canada Business
Ivey Business School

Leaving aside the fact that getting Ottawa out of the red required Finance Minister Joe Oliver to deploy some skillful manoeuvers, not to mention seek a little help from contingency funds, the budget delivered this week clearly demonstrated spending restraint that is not as common as one might expect in today's economic environment.

Did Oliver Just Have His Own 'Budget Will Balance Itself' Moment?

The Huffington Post Canada | Ryan Maloney | Posted 04.23.2015 | Canada Politics

Before he tabled his spending plan, Finance Minister Joe Oliver popped online to cheekily remind Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau that the budget did not...

Harper Responds To 'Granddaughter' Remark: Meh

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.22.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Stephen Harper shrugged off controversy Wednesday over his finance minister's assertion that potential future problems created by his budget ...

Oliver: TFSA Changes A Problem For 'Stephen Harper's Granddaughter'

CBC | Posted 04.22.2015 | Canada Business

Amid criticism that it favours the wealthy and will saddle future governments with a tax leakage problem that could cost billions, Finance Minister Jo...

Budget Offers 'Crumbs' For Transit Needs: Ontario Finance Minister

CP | Allison Jones, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.21.2015 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Ontario's Liberals were quick to express disappointment Tuesday at the federal budget, saying the money Ottawa is promising for transit proj...

Foreign Aid Freeze Continues

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.21.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Finance Minister Joe Oliver's election-year budget Tuesday extended Canada's freeze on foreign aid to the world's poorest people, but it also...

Winners, Losers In Tories' Spending Plan

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.21.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - As with all federal budgets, there are winners and losers in the latest document. Here's a look at who gets goodies and who doesn't.Win: Seni...

Security Agencies Get Boost In Budget

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.21.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The RCMP and Canada's spy and border agencies reaped hundreds of millions of new dollars to fight terrorism in a federal budget that evoked t...

Harper Government Nips, Tucks Its Way To Surplus

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.21.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Harper government lived up to its promise Tuesday to eliminate the deficit, making use of billions of dollars in balance-sheet tweaks des...

Oliver Kicks Off Budget Day With Jab At Trudeau

The Huffington Post Canada | Ryan Maloney | Posted 04.21.2015 | Canada Politics

It seems he just couldn’t resist.