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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...
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...
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Nathan Cullen says Northern Gateway about more than pipeline

“It’s more than just about a pipeline. It’s about our voice and our right to speak,” said Cullen.
Carbon Bubble from The Carbon Tracker Initiative's report Unburnable Carbon

Canada’s fossil fuels a risky investment: Global Carbon Budget

What does the global 'carbon budget' mean for Canada? Senior economist with the CCPA Marc Lee explains a significant portion of Canada's carbon reserves will have to remain in the ground.

Joe Oliver and climate change

Canada's Minister of Natural Resources sowed seeds of doubt regarding climate change last week.  

You can't be for Canada and against Keystone, Minister Joe Oliver says

Can Canadians patriotically oppose the Keystone XL? Not a chance, says Minister of Natural Resources Joe Oliver.