Finance Minister

Ottawa runs $1.3B surplus in first 10 months of fiscal year. CP

Ottawa runs $1.3B surplus in first 10 months of fiscal year, could balance early

A stronger, year−end financial position would clash with the government, which has told Canadians they will have to wait until 2015−16 before the federal books move into the black.

B.C. Budget: tight spending and asset sales on the horizon

Spending cutbacks, sale of provincial property and a potential business tax were the highlights of the Finance Minister Kevin Falcon's budget on Tuesday. The B.C. Liberal government delivered on...

Finance Minister sympathizes with #OccupyWallSt protesters

Canadian Finance Minister Jim Flaherty shares some sympathy with Occupy Wall Street protesters but reminds Canadians that Canada has a different financial environment than the U.S. The Canadian Press...

Ottawa's fiscal books continue to improve, deficit lower than expected

OTTAWA -- The federal deficit for the year just finished will come in lower than the $40.5 billion predicted in March's budget, Ottawa says. Just how much lower won't be known for sure until the fall...

Adios, Minister MacDiarmid

In her brief stay as education minister, MacDiarmid was well on her way to becoming one of the most unpopular ministers in the Campbell government.