Budget

Joe Oliver's travel expenses: What could you do with that money?

Last week, the National Observer published a story that revealed that the Finance Minister has "the most expensive costs in flights among all the members of Stephen Harper's cabinet."...

Ottawa to halve EI premiums hike, miss four year balanced budget target

CALGARY - Finance Minister Jim Flaherty conceded Tuesday he won't be able to balance the budget in four years as promised after all, while at the same time taking measures to lighten the load on...

Seven years and billions of dollars later, Health Accord goals only half met

OTTAWA -- It's been seven years and billions of dollars, but Canada's health-care system has only made incremental progress toward goals its own leaders set out for it with much fanfare in 2004. That...

Choosing wines on a student budget

For under thirty dollars, you can purchase wines from Greece to Portugal, Chile to South Africa, Argentina to the Okanagan.  Wine, even on a student budget, can be delicious. One of my favorite...

Extensive Vancouver School education cuts proposed: parents gather to protest

Parents Protest Education Cuts: Parents are demanding Liberals increase school funding across the province. Several hundred people packed a rally Sunday, April 18 at John Oliver Secondary School to...

Prime Minister Stephen Harper Makes His Case to Canada on YouTube

The questions are pouring into Prime Minister Stephen Harper on YouTube, his press secretary said. Ask the PM a question and win an iPod Shuffle. Tweet your question with the hashtag #VOW.

Council to Receive Budget Proposals for Tough Economic Times

Vancouver City Council will receive information Tuesday on proposed budget measures that will focus the City on its key services while keeping taxes very low. Although spending on services across...

"Citizens Should Weigh in on Proposed City Budget Cuts Now," COPE Councillor Ellen Woodsworth Says

At the Media and Democracy Day Conference yesterday at the downtown Vancouver Public Library, COPE City Councillor Ellen Woodsworth urged citizens to go onto the City website and get familiar with...