Stephen Harper Budget

Harper Continues To Blame Alberta NDP For Recession

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 09.18.2015 | Canada Alberta

"You lose jobs, you set the economy back, and the budget does not balance."

Harper Says Budget Surplus Shows His Plan Is Working

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.14.2016 | Canada Politics

The results bring the country's books back into the black a year earlier than forecast.

Tory Campaign Gets Some Good News

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.14.2016 | Canada Politics

A Conservative party buffeted by weeks of bad news on the election trail as it seeks a new mandate welcomed word today that the federal government posted a $1.9 billion surplus last year.

Harper Fends Off Attacks On Economic Record

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.06.2016 | Canada Politics

Stephen Harper found himself playing defence Thursday as his rivals tried to pick apart his economic record during the election campaign's first leaders' debate.

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Elizabeth May Calls New Budget 'Anti-Environmental' | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 04.22.2015 | Canada Politics

“There’s nothing here that suggests anything visionary or comprehensive or actually strategic,” says Green party leader.

Feds Green Light Major Transit Fund

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.21.2015 | Canada Business

But the new money comes with a catch, of course.

Budget Pledges Immediate Cash For Vets

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.21.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Harper government is promising to spend more on the day-to-day-upkeep of the military, but the cash does not kick in for two years and is...

They're Already Off And Running

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.20.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The symbolism of Finance Minister Joe Oliver donning a pair of Tory blue sneakers Monday for the traditional new-budget-shoes photo opportuni...

Harper Policies 'Impaired Canada's Post-Recession Recovery,' CCPA Says

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.19.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - To balance, or not to balance.The Harper government's stubborn push to eliminate the deficit in its election-year budget has opened a debate:...

Harper: Falling Oil Prices Won't Derail Balanced Budget

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.15.2015 | Canada Politics

QUEBEC - Falling oil prices will reduce Ottawa's fiscal flexibility but will not prevent the government from posting a balanced budget next year, Prim...

Harper: Deficit Way Smaller Than Predicted

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.02.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper says last year's federal deficit will be more than $10 billion smaller than forecast, but he's refusing to pred...

Will Harper Keep His Promise on Budget Day?

Gregory Thomas | Posted 05.21.2013 | Canada Politics
Gregory Thomas

Stephen Harper won his majority in 2011 -- on his fourth attempt -- because of certain promises he made. He promised to control spending. He promised to balance the federal budget in 2014-15. And he promised to deliver tax relief once the budget was balanced, by extending income splitting to working families and by doubling the amount we can all put in our Tax-Free Savings Accounts each year.This year's federal budget will show us if he's serious about keeping the promises that got him his majority.

Harper's Priorities May Leave The Provinces' Finances Reeling

CP | Heather Scoffield, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.24.2012 | Canada Politics

IQALUIT, Nunavut - Prime Minister Stephen Harper delivered a cold reality to provinces on Thursday: his election promises trump any concerns they may ...