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Joe Oliver defends using study by small business group on EI premium cuts

OTTAWA — Finance Minister Joe Oliver on Wednesday defended his department’s reliance on an independent analysis of planned employment insurance changes, even though he admitted the organization was “a lobby group” for small businesses. 338 more words

Economy

Joe Oliver defends using study by small business group on EI premium cuts

OTTAWA — Finance Minister Joe Oliver on Wednesday defended his department’s reliance on an independent analysis of planned employment insurance changes, even though he admitted the organization was “a lobby group” for small businesses. 338 more words

Economy

Public service still shrinking, but signs show hiring picking up

For the third year in a row, the size of Canada’s public service continued to shrink, dipping another 2.3 per cent last year, even as new hiring began to pick up. 661 more words

National