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Budget 2015

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Baloney Meter: Did the Conservatives really pay down $37B in debt?

OTTAWA — "When our government first came to power, we worked hard to reduce Canada's substantial federal debt. We did it in short order, by more than $37 billion." — Finance Minister Joe Oliver's...
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Highlights of the 2015 federal budget tabled by Finance Minister Joe Oliver

OTTAWA — Highlights of the 2015-16 federal budget introduced Tuesday by Finance Minister Joe Oliver: — The budget is balanced, with a projected surplus of $1.4 billion this year, increasing to $4.8...
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Budget maintains freeze on foreign aid, but creates new lending institution

OTTAWA — Finance Minister Joe Oliver's election-year budget Tuesday extended Canada's freeze on foreign aid to the world's poorest people, but it also established a new development finance...
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Budget day: Joe Oliver expected to deliver balanced budget, critics note zero growth

OTTAWA — It's budget day in the national capital and with a federal vote due to arrive by — if not on — the fixed date of Oct. 19, it's also the unofficial launch of the 2015 campaign. Finance...

Harper's risky economics

In the lead-up to a budget and Federal election the Harper Conservative’s are determined to stay the course… even if it costs them.