Joe Oliver

How the Government's Interest Payments Are Costing You

Sean Speer | Posted 08.22.2014 | 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 08.12.2014 | 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 07.25.2014 | 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 07.11.2014 | 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...

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

CP | Romina Maurino, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.07.2014 | 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 05.28.2014 | 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 05.27.2014 | 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 05.25.2014 | 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 05.24.2014 | 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 05.19.2014 | 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 05.19.2014 | 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 05.19.2014 | 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 05.18.2014 | 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 ...