Archive for the 'Canadian Economy' Category

Federal Budget 2013: Five myths of Conservative budget-making A look at the Conservative record, by Les Whittington (Toronto Star)

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

By Les Whittington, Ottawa Bureau reporter, Toronto Star
Published on Wed Mar 20 2013
Five myths of Tory budget-making:
No Tax Increases: While Finance Minister Jim Flaherty has refrained from across-the-board income tax hikes, the Harper government has quietly tapped into Canadians’ wallets in the form of payroll tax increases. As a result of changes that took effect on Jan. [...]

Minister Flaherty on the Economic Crisis

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

Yesterday Minister of Finance Jim Flaherty appeared as a witness before the Senate Finance committee in its study of Bill C-10, the Budget Implementation bill.   I have received thousands of emails from Canadians who are concerned about Bill C-10.  There are a myriad of amendments to non-budget related issues, and Canadians are requesting that the [...]

What a Difference a Day Makes

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

What a difference a day makes.  A song from the past but so fitting for today.  In the lyrics it continues with “twenty four little hours.”  Suddenly, Mr. Harper has had an epiphany and is concerned about the Canadian economy.
Up until today, according to him, Canada was a virtual calm in the middle of a [...]