Stephen Harper Economy

Harper, Trudeau Content With Bank Of Canada's Inflation Target

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.13.2015 | Canada Politics

During a campaign stop, Harper expressed confidence in the Bank of Canada's overall policies.

Harper Promises Tax Hike Ban, Boasts About Surplus

CP | Allison Jones, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.25.2015 | Canada Politics

Stephen Harper is making a promise to keep his promise.

Harper Blasts Trudeau, Mulcair Over Economic Policies

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.18.2015 | Canada Politics

Harper ridiculed Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau for his plans to run deficits.

Harper Expected To 'Go Negative' In Economic Matchup

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.17.2015 | Canada Politics

"We may be watching the prime minister sink into a political oblivion from which he can't get out."

Harper Mocks Trudeau On Economy

CP | Allison Jones, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.15.2015 | Canada Politics

Stephen Harper is riding the surprise surplus wave today.

Harper Says Budget Surplus Shows His Plan Is Working

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.14.2015 | Canada Politics

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

Liberals, NDP Show 'Deep Hostility' To Private Businesses: Harper

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.13.2015 | Canada Politics

Harper announced in April his government would lower the small business tax rate from 11 to nine per cent over the next four years.

Althia Raj

'R-Word' Adds New Element To Campaign | Althia Raj | Posted 09.01.2015 | Canada Politics

Says an NDP candidate: "Stephen Harper and Joe Oliver’s plan for the economy for our finances and for our country has failed."

Canada's Economic Stats Bring Harper Good (And Also Bad) News

CP | Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.31.2015 | Canada Politics

Economic statistics can be a pretty good predictor of election trends — which is why so many people involved in Canada's current federal campaign are bracing for the release of quarterly GDP data on Tuesday.

Trudeau's Deficit Tune Keeps Changing, Harper Suggests

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.31.2015 | Canada Politics

"Look at Justin Trudeau over the past six weeks..."

Harper's Claim About Economy Contains 'A Lot Of Baloney'

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.28.2015 | Canada Politics

80 per cent of Canada's economy is growing? Er. Not quite.

Grits Go After Harper's Stance On Economic Stability

CP | By Joan Bryden | Posted 08.23.2015 | Canada Politics

The Liberals are taking aim at Harper's assertion that the Conservatives are the best choice for voters seeking economic stability.

Liberals Aim To Explode Tory 'Myth'

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.22.2015 | Canada Politics

Liberals say they proved in the mid-1990s that it can eliminate deficits.

Economic Downturn Is Only Temporary: Harper

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.03.2015 | Canada Politics

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.

Tories Frame Re-Election Pitch On 3 Pillars

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.02.2015 | Canada Politics

In his first public comments of the campaign, Harper hit all three notes.

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.

Is Harper's Economic Record Really Worst Since The 1930s?

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.21.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - "Prime Minister Harper has the worst record of any prime minister on economic growth since R. B. Bennett in the depths of the Great Depressio...

No Economic Stimulus, Harper Vows

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.07.2015 | Canada Business

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 min...

All Of A Sudden, Stephen Harper Discovers Manufacturing

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.25.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The Conservative government is considering a strong focus on the manufacturing sector in the upcoming budget, part of a general shift in atte...

4 Hot Tory Topics

CBC | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

While many Canadians can't get enough of the Senate scandal, Conservative Party delegates meeting this weekend in Calgary say they are talking ab...

The Myth of Harper's Economic Competence

Sean Casey | Posted 11.23.2013 | Canada Politics
Sean Casey

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.

Canadians Pay Up For Tories To Tell Them How Well They're Doing

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.06.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - When Prime Minister Stephen Harper says the economy is his top priority, he has the advertising spending to support his claim.An examination ...

House Returns Amidst Money Trouble

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.29.2013 | Canada Politics

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...

Curb Your Enthusiasm

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.25.2013 | Canada Business

CAMBRIDGE, Ont. - Prime Minister Stephen Harper is lowering expectations when it comes to Canada's economy, saying a global financial slowdown is affe...

C'mon Harper

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.01.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The New Democrats on Wednesday accused the federal Conservatives of endangering the fragile economic recovery and called on the prime ministe...