Joe Oliver

Canadian politics, Conservative Party of Canada, Budget 2015, Joe Oliver

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...
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.

Meetings between Kinder Morgan and feds leave no paper trail

No records, no agenda, no minutes, no briefing notes. That's what Vancouver-based economist and former ICBC CEO Robyn Allan learned from a Freedom of Information (FOI) request on senior-level...