Stephen Harper Economy

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Economic Downturn Is Only Temporary: Harper

Stephen Harper made an effort on the campaign trail Monday to reassure Canadians about their limping economy, insisting that hurdles like the sliding price of crude oil have caused only momentary ripples in some sectors.
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Economic Downturn Is Only Temporary: Harper

Stephen Harper made an effort on the campaign trail Monday to reassure Canadians about their limping economy, insisting that hurdles like the sliding price of crude oil have caused only momentary ripples in some sectors.
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No Economic Stimulus, Harper Vows

OTTAWA - Stephen Harper is making it clear that pretty much nothing will make him stray from his balanced-budget target this fiscal year.The prime minister slammed the door Tuesday on the possibility...
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4 Hot Tory Topics

While many Canadians can't get enough of the Senate scandal, Conservative Party delegates meeting this weekend in Calgary say they are talking about other issues. Here are four things on their mi...
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The Myth of Harper's Economic Competence

Under Stephen Harper, household debt has exploded. The average household debt-to-income ratio (the amount of debt the average Canadian household owes for every dollar of their annual disposable income) has risen from $1.31 to $1.64 -- which is where the United States was before the housing market crashed.
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House Returns Amidst Money Trouble

OTTAWA - For a brief moment Monday, the House of Commons was in harmony.NDP Leader Tom Mulcair began the first question period of 2013 with an inquiry that was not partisan or snide, and Prime Ministe...
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Curb Your Enthusiasm

CAMBRIDGE, Ont. - Prime Minister Stephen Harper is lowering expectations when it comes to Canada's economy, saying a global financial slowdown is affecting the country's growth.The prime minister spok...
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C'mon Harper

OTTAWA - The New Democrats on Wednesday accused the federal Conservatives of endangering the fragile economic recovery and called on the prime minister to meet the premiers in an economic forum in Nov...
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Harper Disappointed With Job Numbers

TORONTO - Prime Minister Stephen Harper calls the February jobs report disappointing but notes there's a trend of increasing full-time employment.Statistics Canada said today that Canada's unemploymen...