Joe Oliver

Provincial Finance Ministers To Oliver: Show Us The Money

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.15.2014 | 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 12.14.2014 | 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 12.11.2014 | 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 11.17.2014 | 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 11.12.2014 | 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 11.06.2014 | 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 11.03.2014 | 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...

Oliver Vows Balanced Budget Or Bust

CBC | Posted 10.31.2014 | Canada Business

Neither falling oil prices, today’s disappointing GDP numbers, nor the $2.4-billion cost of the new income-splitting and baby bonus programs announ...

Canada's Economic Action Force Doesn't Help the Labour Force

Christopher Smillie | Posted 10.31.2014 | Canada Business
Christopher Smillie

Missing from the plan, however, are important policy enablers for the Canadian labour force. Canada is faced with a changed economy and the labour force has to be more flexible and mobile than ever to meet the demands of employers.

Big Income-Splitting Changes Coming

CBC | Posted 10.29.2014 | Canada Business

Prime Minister Stephen Harper will on Thursday unveil a scaled-down version of the Conservatives’ 2011 campaign commitment to allow income-splitting...

Tories' Mammoth Budget Bill Loaded With Unrelated Items

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.27.2014 | 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 12.14.2014 | 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 11.24.2014 | 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 11.21.2014 | 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 11.11.2014 | 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 11.03.2014 | 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 11.01.2014 | 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 11.01.2014 | 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...