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NDP demands fiscal update after government delays budget

The Official Opposition is demanding the government give the country an immediate update on federal finances as the Conservatives confront plunging oil prices and analysts’ suggestions there could be a federal deficit this year. 647 more words

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Federal budget might come down later than April, Joe Oliver says

Canada’s finance minister is not giving a clear indication of when we can expect to see the budget.

“We said no earlier than April so by definition it could be later,” Joe Oliver told Tom Clark in an interview on… 304 more words

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"Your Tax Dollars": Family Of New GOP Senate Pork Buster Joni Ernst Pocketed Almost Half A Million In Government Assistance

Anyone who tuned in to hear the GOP response to the State of the Union address was treated to an introduction to the GOP’s newest freshman Senate star, Joni Ernst of Iowa. 554 more words

GOP

Oliver vows balanced federal budget in 2015

DAVOS, Switzerland – Finance Minister Joe Oliver says he will not budge from his plan to deliver a balanced budget come April, even with the recent decline in crude oil prices. 757 more words

Money

Harper's policies could mean a $4.7-billion federal deficit

In early 2014 the Harper government expected a $6.4-billion budget surplus in 2015-16. And so, with the October 19, 2015 election on the horizon, the Conservatives implemented income-splitting this past fall. 771 more words

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Andrew Coyne: Rush to balance budget is a political imperative, not an economic one

“Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen pounds nineteen and six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds nought and six, result misery.”

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Happening Now: The Call for Higher Gas Taxes

With gas prices falling and bouncing at a 5 year low, politicians can only see the green that can come their way with the prospect of… 245 more words

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