Stephen Harper Budget

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

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.19.2015 | 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 ...