Joe Oliver

Tories' Mammoth Budget Bill Loaded With Unrelated Items

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.25.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Conservative government has introduced another mammoth omnibus budget bill that includes a grab-bag of measures, ranging from tax breaks ...

Finance Minister Hints Tax Cuts On Way

CP | David Friend, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.14.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Tax relief is on the way for Canadians, and Finance Minister Joe Oliver hinted Tuesday it could arrive as early as the annual fall economic ...

How Canada Can Stimulate Job Growth

Emmanuel Dubourg | Posted 09.24.2014 | Canada
Emmanuel Dubourg

It is no longer a secret for anyone: Canada's labour market is stalled. Just recently, Statistics Canada reported a loss of more than 100 000 private...

BK-Tim Hortons Deal Prompted U.S. Tax Crackdown: Analysts

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.23.2014 | Canada Business

The high-profile merger of Burger King and Tim Hortons was likely the catalyst for the Obama administration’s crackdown on tax inversions, analysts ...

Joe Oliver To Weaker G20 Economies: Be Like Canada

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.21.2014 | Canada Business

SYDNEY, Australia - Different economic situations require different approaches to meeting the G20's economic targets, Canada's finance minister said S...

Tories' New Tax Credit Slammed As 'Job Killer'

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 09.12.2014 | Canada Business

It took very little time for the Small Business Job Credit, announced by the Conservative government on Thursday, to start attracting negative attenti...

Tories To Cut EI Premiums

CP | Linda Nguyen, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.11.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO—Ottawa announced Thursday that it will cut employment insurance premiums for small businesses for the next two years, a move it billed will ...

Tories To Make Banks Tell Customers More About The Risks They're Taking

CP | Linda Nguyen, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.03.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Canadian banks will soon provide customers with more information on the potential risks associated with products and services such as joint ...

This Labour Day, Consider the "Union Advantage"

Sid Ryan | Posted 09.01.2014 | Canada Politics
Sid Ryan

Nearly one in three people employed in Ontario is a union member. If you are one of these 1.6 million workers, you enjoy a tremendous advantage because your union has negotiated a fair wage and workday for you.

New Report On Middle-Class Economic Woes Paints Rosy Picture

CP | Dean Beeby, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.01.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Finance Canada has issued a rebuttal of a politically embarrassing report on middle-class economic woes that was compiled last fall by expert...

How the Government's Interest Payments Are Costing You

Sean Speer | Posted 10.22.2014 | Canada Politics
Sean Speer

Governments must make interest payments on their debt similar to families who pay interest on borrowing for mortgages, vehicles, or credit card spending. These interest payments leave fewer resources available for important priorities such as tax relief and spending on public programs such as health care, education, and social services.

Finance Minister To Turn On Spending Tap.. Just In Time For An Election

CP | Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.12.2014 | Canada Politics

WAKEFIELD, Que. - With a multi-billion dollar surplus just around the corner, federal Finance Minister Joe Oliver suggests the spending tap is about t...

Federal Deficit Half What It Was This Time Last year

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.24.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The federal government continues to show progress in its drive to eliminate the deficit by next year, the latest accounting from the Finance ...

Oliver Rejects Proposal To Create 75,000 Jobs

CP | Posted 07.23.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA — Finance Minister Joe Oliver is rejecting a recommendation from a report issued by the C.D. Howe Institute that he focus more on creating jo...

Finance Minister Teams Up With Ford

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.10.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - The federal government announced today that more than $8 billion will flow to Ontario municipalities under a renewed gas tax fund.Federal Fi...

Feds Bilking Ontario By $1.2 Billion?

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.18.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A forthcoming new report from the parliamentary budget officer is expected to show Ottawa is shortchanging Ontario to the tune of $1.2 billio...

Joe Oliver Won't Like What Ex-BoC Governor Has To Say

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.11.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Former Bank of Canada governor David Dodge is taking issue with the notion that balancing government budgets as quickly as possible is the ke...

Joe Oliver: Ontario, Most Of Planet Not Slashing Budgets Fast Enough

CP | Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.09.2014 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - Finance Minister Joe Oliver says he's concerned that provincial governments and Canada's global allies will reverse five years of gains sin...

Oliver Defends Pension Plan Criticism

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.05.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Federal Finance Minister Joe Oliver says he didn't intrude on the Ontario election campaign when he criticized the economic centrepiece of pr...

Federal Conservatives Swipe At Kathleen Wynne

CBC | By Evan Solomon, CBC News | Posted 07.03.2014 | Canada Politics

Just hours into the Ontario election, senior federal Conservatives leaped into the fight, delivering unvarnished scorn for some of Ontario Liberal Le...

Wynne And Harper Tories Face Off

CP | Will Campbell, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.02.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne started her bid for re-election on Saturday by engaging in a little fed-bashing, taking aim at Prime Minister...

Are Canada's Job Numbers Really The Best In The G7?

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.24.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - "Since the worst of the recession in July 2009, our government has created over 1 million net new jobs. This is the strongest job growth over...

Joe Oliver Shoots Down 'Reckless Spending'

CP | Michael Tutton, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.22.2014 | 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 06.20.2014 | 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 06.10.2014 | 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...