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  • Efforts to promote women in business lead to first all-women trade mission
    Efforts to promote women in business lead to first all-women … The Canadian Press - Sun, 17 May, 2015

    OTTAWA - Look at photos of overseas trade missions in recent years and you'll see the same thing: mostly men in dark suits, grinning for the cameras. But one trip … More »Efforts to promote women in business lead to first all-women …

    Efforts to promote women in business lead to first all-women trade mission

    OTTAWA - Look at photos of overseas trade missions in recent years and you'll see the same thing: mostly men in dark suits, grinning for the cameras. But one trip bound for Brazil this weekend is looking ...

  • TFSAs won't be a problem for Harper's granddaughter, … CBC - Tue, 28 Apr, 2015

    The government's plan to nearly double the TFSA contribution limit might not be a problem for Prime Minister Stephen Harper's granddaughter after all, according to a … More »TFSAs won't be a problem for Harper's granddaughter, …

    The government's plan to nearly double the TFSA contribution limit might not be a problem for Prime Minister Stephen Harper's granddaughter after all, according to a new calculation done by the Parliamentary Budget Office. So few people will actually be able to contribute $10,000 a year to their accounts that the fiscal …

  • Federal Finance Minister Joe Oliver tries on his new budget shoes with the assistance of Bruce Dinan, president of Town Shoes, during a photo op in Toronto on Monday, April 20, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
    Finance minister opts for 'New Balance' running shoes … The Canadian Press - Mon, 20 Apr, 2015

    In keeping with a pre-budget tradition, federal Finance Minister Joe Oliver purchased a pair of new shoes Monday, opting for sneakers from the "New Balance" brand. Oliver … More »Finance minister opts for 'New Balance' running shoes …

    Federal Finance Minister Joe Oliver tries on his new budget shoes with the assistance of Bruce Dinan, president of Town Shoes, during a photo op in Toronto on Monday, April 20, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

    In keeping with a pre-budget tradition, federal Finance Minister Joe Oliver purchased a pair of new shoes Monday, opting for sneakers from the "New Balance" brand. Oliver bought the black shoes, trimmed in Tory blue, at a store in north Toronto while a throng of journalists looked on. As he posed for pictures, Oliver …

  • Did Jean Chrétien balance budget with tax hikes? CBC - Fri, 17 Apr, 2015

    When you're primping balanced budget legislation on the eve of an election call, it's no time to fold on your fiscal appeal. Which is why Joe Oliver stood before Toronto's … More »Did Jean Chrétien balance budget with tax hikes?

    When you're primping balanced budget legislation on the eve of an election call, it's no time to fold on your fiscal appeal. Which is why Joe Oliver stood before Toronto's Economic Club last week, focused not only on the balanced budget in his own future, but also on how budgets were — or weren't — balanced by past go …

  • Mike Duffy trial: Senator expensed $10K for consulting sessions … CBC - Thu, 16 Apr, 2015

    Before Duffy had become a senator, Croskery had provided him with physical fitness services at his home from 2007 to 2009. Makeup artist Jacqueline Lambert testified … More »Mike Duffy trial: Senator expensed $10K for consulting sessions …

    Before Duffy had become a senator, Croskery had provided him with physical fitness services at his home from 2007 to 2009. Makeup artist Jacqueline Lambert testified that she had charged her standard minimum call rate for a 2010 event at which both Harper and Duffy appeared.

  • Canadian TV shows that do/don't deserve a reboot The Canadian Press - Mon, 13 Apr, 2015

    In the past few weeks, viewers have been told that several of their favourite TV shows from yesteryear are being re-booted back to life. "The Odd Couple," starring Matthew … More »Canadian TV shows that do/don't deserve a reboot

    In the past few weeks, viewers have been told that several of their favourite TV shows from yesteryear are being re-booted back to life. "The Odd Couple," starring Matthew Perry and Thomas Lennon, is already back and is certain to be renewed for fall. In various stages of development are re-launched versions of "The X-Files," …

  • A woman carries coffee out of a Starbucks store in the Manhattan borough of New York
    Budget deficit rises to $53 billion in March Reuters - Mon, 13 Apr, 2015

    The United States ended the month of March with a budget deficit of $53 billion, up 43 percent from the same period last year, the U.S. Treasury Department said on Monday. … More »Budget deficit rises to $53 billion in March

    A woman carries coffee out of a Starbucks store in the Manhattan borough of New York

    The United States ended the month of March with a budget deficit of $53 billion, up 43 percent from the same period last year, the U.S. Treasury Department said on Monday. The deficit was $37 billion in March of 2014, according to Treasury's monthly budget statement. Differences in the monthly calendar affected March's …

  • Canada's GM shares net C$3.26B, but Oliver coy about impact … The Canadian Press - Thu, 9 Apr, 2015

    OTTAWA - Finance Minister Joe Oliver is dancing around questions about whether the government's General Motors stake — sold for about $3.26 billion this week — will … More »Canada's GM shares net C$3.26B, but Oliver coy about impact …

    OTTAWA - Finance Minister Joe Oliver is dancing around questions about whether the government's General Motors stake — sold for about $3.26 billion this week — will be the difference between surplus and ...

  • Conservative government to deliver its new federal budget later … The Canadian Press - Thu, 2 Apr, 2015

    Finance Minister Joe Oliver will deliver the latest federal budget on April 21. The budget — Oliver's first, but the 10th for the Harper government — comes later … More »Conservative government to deliver its new federal budget later …

    Finance Minister Joe Oliver will deliver the latest federal budget on April 21. The budget — Oliver's first, but the 10th for the Harper government — comes later than usual. The government attributed the delay to the volatile oil price situation.

  • Federal budget 2015: Joe Oliver finally sets April 21 date
    Federal budget 2015: Joe Oliver finally sets April 21 date CBC - Thu, 2 Apr, 2015

    After weeks of calls to hurry up and do it already, Finance Minister Joe Oliver has set a date of April 21 for the Harper government's key pre-election budget. Instead … More »Federal budget 2015: Joe Oliver finally sets April 21 date

    Federal budget 2015: Joe Oliver finally sets April 21 date

    After weeks of calls to hurry up and do it already, Finance Minister Joe Oliver has set a date of April 21 for the Harper government's key pre-election budget. Instead of announcing the budget in the House of Commons, Oliver's office summoned media to outerwear manufacturer Canada Goose's factory in Toronto on Thursday …

  • Finance Minister Joe Oliver answers a question during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, March 30, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

    Finance Minister Joe Oliver will huddle with private-sector economists early next month to prepare for his pre-election budget — a blueprint set for release as the oil slump forces experts to downgrade economic forecasts. Sliding crude prices have meant poor economic data for January, prompting economists to lower their …

  • Income-splitting plan

    The parliamentary budget officer says the family tax cut announced last year will cost the federal government about $2.2 billion this year and will benefit fewer than one in six households. The program is meant to fulfill the Conservatives' 2011 election promise to bring in income splitting for families once the budget …

  • High consumer debt reflects 'laissez-faire' attitude to borrowing

    Canadians spend too much money they don't have. Economists have been sounding the alarm about consumer debt for the last few years. Yet despite all the warnings, a new Statistics Canada report suggests Canadians continue their free-spending ways, which experts say is due to a carefree outlook on borrowing money. "People …

  • The United States Federal Reserve Board building is shown behind security barriers in Washington

    Just 24 percent of those polled said Congress should be allowed to have detailed oversight of the Fed, the poll shows. The poll of 1,388 Americans was conducted from Feb 20-24 to measure whether people supported proposed legislation that would expose the Fed to a full government audit, a move being led by Rand Paul, a …

  • Should Ottawa be taxing women's periods? Daily Brew - Wed, 11 Feb, 2015
    A woman takes tampon boxes out of a supermarket shelf in Buenos Aires

    As the Conservative government rejigs its 2015/16 budget, delayed until April to deal with the impact of falling oil prices on tax revenue, a group of women is reviving an effort to exempt feminine hygiene products from GST, a move that could cost Ottawa millions. “It’s a product that women and girls use, and there’s not …

  • The Obama administration is pushing euro zone leaders to compromise more with Greece's new government as fears grow that a protracted budget stand-off could damage the global economy, the Financial Times reported on Sunday. The U.S. lobbying effort comes amid mounting concerns in Brussels and Washington about the hardline …

  • Liberal leader Trudeau speaks in the House of Commons in Ottawa

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  • A federal election, the Mike Duffy trial and Pierre Karl Peladeau's run for the PQ party. What more could we ask for from 2015?

  • Keith Peterson, Nunavut's finance minister, says he wants to see the territory's debt cap increase to $750 million.

 

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