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Joe Oliver says plunging oil prices won't derail plans to balance books, offer tax breaks (with video)

Oil prices are continuing to tumble and erode the federal government’s bottom line, but not Finance Minister Joe Oliver’s confidence that the Conservatives can fulfil political promises to balance the books in 2015 and implement billions of dollars in family tax breaks. 879 more words

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Joe Oliver says transfers going up to cash-strapped Ontario, as two governments lock horns

Finance Minister Joe Oliver says transfer payments to the provinces will go up across the board in 2015-16, including to Ontario, which has assailed a $641-million cut this year as “an attack” on the province. 756 more words

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Finance Minister for more global cooperation to check tax evasion, smuggling

Although the fiscal incentives for financial malpractices have come down over the years, the Minister said revenue intelligence officials must increase global cooperation to “check tax evasion and smuggling.” 63 more words

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Netanyahu Fires Lapid and Livni from Coalition - Inside Israel - News - Arutz Sheva

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Tuesday made the dramatic move of firing Finance Minister and Yesh Atid Chairman Yair Lapid, as well as Justice Minister and Hatnua Chairwoman Tzipi Livni, spelling the end of the coalition government.The move comes on the heels of a failed meeting between Netanyahu and Lapid on Monday night, in which the two were unable to salvage the coalition that has been rocked by numerous tensions, prime among them in recent weeks the Jewish State Law that would enshrine Israels status as the nation-state of the Jewish people.Netanyahu gave the order to Cabinet Secretary Avichai Mandelblit to send off letters of dismissal to the two ministers. 28 more words

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Ruckus in Kerala assembly over Bar bribe; CPI-M MLA suspended

Deputy Speaker N Sakthan adjourned the House after swiftly taking up the scheduled agenda amidst slogan shouting and protest by the LDF-led Opposition demanding resignation of Mani. 225 more words

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Government will try to introduce GST Bill in Winter Session: Arun Jaitley

“We will try and introduce GST (Goods and Services Tax) Bill in this session…GST Bill would be taken up by the Cabinet after Empowered Committee (of state finance Minister) meeting on December 12,” he said here. 97 more words

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