Joe Oliver

Tories Shut Down Move To Get Oliver To Testify On Budget Claim

CBC | Posted 07.28.2015 | Canada Politics

A Conservative-dominated parliamentary committee voted against a process Monday that would have likely called on Finance Minister Joe Oliver to testif...

MPs Urge Committee To Give A Hoot About Deficit Forecast

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.27.2015 | Canada Politics

Last week, the parliamentary budget office released an analysis that showed Ottawa was headed for a $1-billion shortfall in 2015-16.

Don't Believe The Forecast, Canada's Budget Will Be Balanced: Oliver

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.24.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA — Finance Minister Joe Oliver has re-affirmed his government's commitment to balance its books, two days after the federal budget watchdog w...

Althia Raj

NDP, Liberals Want Oliver To Explain Himself | Althia Raj | Posted 07.24.2015 | Canada Politics

“Canadians deserve honest answers and information from their government.”

Soudas Buys Liberal Membership To Support Eve Adams

CBC | Laura Payton, CBC News | Posted 07.24.2015 | Canada Politics

Former Conservative Eve Adams can count on the support of at least one card-carrying Liberal Party member at the Eglinton—Lawrence nomination meetin...

Oliver Ducks Reporters' Questions After Bleak Economic Update

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 07.23.2015 | Canada Politics

The prime minister's office offers an explanation.

Majority Believes Canada Already In Recession: Poll

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 07.22.2015 | Canada Business

A majority of Canadians isn't buying Finance Minister Joe Oliver’s assertions that Canada has avoided a recession. Fifty-eight per cent of respon...

Feds On Track To Run $1B Deficit: PBO

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.22.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Bank of Canada's latest economic forecast puts the federal government on track to run a $1-billion deficit in 2015-16, casting doubt on t...

Oliver Says No To Quantitative Easing

CP | Michelle Mark, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.23.2015 | Canada Business

Oliver says such a policy is "not on the table" because 90,000 jobs have been created this year.

Feds Won't Help With Ontario Pension Plan: Oliver

CP | Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.20.2015 | Canada Politics

Conservatives "will not assist the Ontario government" in the implementation of the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan.

Tories Aim To Boost Economy With Cheques, Spending

CP | Bruce Cheadle | Posted 07.12.2015 | Canada Politics

"If an interest rate of three quarters is not doing the trick, why would we believe an interest rate at a half would make any difference?"

Harper Says Economy In 'Downturn' Due To Global Trends

CP | Adam Miller, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.11.2015 | Canada Politics

Concerns that Canada has fallen into a recession have grown since new figures showed fourth straight month of decline in April.

Recession? It's Too Early To Say

CP | Geordon Omand, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.11.2015 | Canada Politics

VANCOUVER - Finance Minister Joe Oliver is tempering his optimistic outlook on the country's economy, saying it's too early to tell whether Canada has...

Liberals Unveil Details Of Infrastructure Plan

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.08.2015 | Canada Politics

The federal Liberals have revealed more details about how they would boost infrastructure investment if elected — a proposal that would seek to entice large private pension funds to finance small-town projects.

Trudeau's Plan For Canadian Cities Questioned By Joe Oliver

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.05.2015 | Canada Politics

Justin Trudeau promised Canada's big city mayors a new deal Friday, but Finance Minister Joe Oliver urged them to push the federal Liberal leader on how he plans to pay for it.

Canadian Economy Suffering From Russia Sanctions: Oliver

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.02.2015 | Canada Business

Oliver says despite the impact on Canada, he absolutely supports the sanctions.

There Is No Recession. I Will Not Talk About A Recession.

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.02.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Federal Finance Minister Joe Oliver says he won't discuss the prospect of a recession because he fully expects the economy to rebound after i...

Tories Back NDP Motion On Bank Fees

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.01.2015 | Canada Politics

Joe Oliver: "We're not following (the NDP), they're following us."

Feds Accused Of 'Playing Politics' With People's Retirement

CP | Allison Jones, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.29.2015 | Canada Politics

The jab is the latest in a series of public sparring between Wynne and Prime Minister Stephen Harper over pensions.

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...