federal budget

Trump to Attempt to Cut Back on $1.3 Trillion Spending Deal

Trump to Attempt to Cut Back on $1.3 Trillion Spending Deal

With the federal budget deficit expanding and congressional elections seven months away, the Trump administration plans to ask Congress for cuts in domestic programs that were part of a bipartisan

Spending bill tops $1.3 trillion in first round of funding

Talks over a $1.3 trillion government spending bill neared completion Wednesday as the White House and Capitol Hill Democrats ironed out deals on a first round of funding for President Donald Trump’s
EXCLUSIVE: Professor Peterson gives “Peter Pan” Trudeau budget a failing grade

EXCLUSIVE: Professor Peterson gives “Peter Pan” Trudeau budget a failing grade

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s “gender equity” budget is as shallow and ideologically-driven as he is, professor Jordan B. Peterson says. “To me, when I look at Trudeau, there’s a couple of things
GUEST COLUMN: Local, provincial polices may negate feds rental housing plan

GUEST COLUMN: Local, provincial polices may negate feds rental housing plan

By Josef Filipowicz and Steve Lafleur The Trudeau government’s recently-released 2018 budget includes a $1.25 billion increase for a Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) program that
WARREN: Trudeau has copied Wynne’s tactics before — he may do it again

WARREN: Trudeau has copied Wynne’s tactics before — he may do it again

On the heels of the latest federal budget and on the eve of an Ontario budget, the Kathleen Wynne Liberals are betting that voters care more about investments in health care, infrastructure, senior
EDITORIAL: Trudeau’s disconnect from real issues only worsens

EDITORIAL: Trudeau’s disconnect from real issues only worsens

A growing number of Canadians are realizing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s priorities are increasingly disconnected from reality and the interests of voters. That’s been helped along by a series of
BONOKOSKI: If you were governor of the Bank of Canada, what would you do?

BONOKOSKI: If you were governor of the Bank of Canada, what would you do?

So, just for a moment, pretend you are Stephen Poloz, governor of the Bank of Canada. Are you pulling your hair out yet? Are there bags under your eyes the size of steamer trunks from lack of sleep?
PARKIN: Timid Liberal budget fails Canadians who need bold policy steps

PARKIN: Timid Liberal budget fails Canadians who need bold policy steps

The Liberals’ budget successfully exposed the policy incoherence of Andrew Scheer’s Conservative Party. But their timid policy approach — and that’s being kind — has created a big opening for Jagmeet
Morneau Rejects U.S.-Scale Deficits That Would Raise Rates

Morneau Rejects U.S.-Scale Deficits That Would Raise Rates

Canada’s Finance Minister won’t follow Donald Trump’s big deficits in part because he doesn’t want interest rates to rise too quickly.

Fed Chief Powell Assures On Inflation, But Here's 6 Reasons Why Investors Are Nervous

Fed chief Jerome Powell doesn't see "acceleration" in wage gains and a key inflation gauge was tame, but six factors may push inflation to the Fed's 2% goal.
EDITORIAL: Trudeau’s budget still hasn’t balanced itself

EDITORIAL: Trudeau’s budget still hasn’t balanced itself

It’s the line that he’ll never live down. Justin Trudeau, back when he was leader of the third party in 2014, famously said that if you commit to growing the economy “the budget will balance itself.”
BONOKOSKI: Risk management not even on the Trudeau Liberals’ radar

BONOKOSKI: Risk management not even on the Trudeau Liberals’ radar

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, dumbfounded by a Liberal budget that was more the purple prose of social progressiveness than economic action, wasn’t wrong in castigating what was essentially a
Feb. 28, 2018

Feb. 28, 2018

Tim Dolighan
EDITORIAL: This budget equally bad for all genders

EDITORIAL: This budget equally bad for all genders

Tuesday’s federal budget was cloaked in self-serving Liberal virtue. It was even run through a gender lens analysis to prove how darned progressive it was. In reality, it’s a fraud. Because this
GUNTER: Federal budget ignores big items while pandering on gender issues

GUNTER: Federal budget ignores big items while pandering on gender issues

The federal Liberals appear to be making up budget policy in an economic terrarium – a tiny, enclosed ecosystem with no outside-world influences. How else do you explain a federal budget, such as the
FUREY: Trudeau Liberals just tabled Canada’s first full-blown social justice budget

FUREY: Trudeau Liberals just tabled Canada’s first full-blown social justice budget

Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s third budget released Tuesday is very much a left-wing document and they’re not even trying to hide the fact. For a supposedly financial document, it’s rife with
Key Takeaways from Canada’s 2018-19 Federal Budget

Key Takeaways from Canada’s 2018-19 Federal Budget

The Trudeau government released its 2018-19 budget Tuesday in Ottawa, with a fiscal track largely in line with what Canadian Finance Minister Bill Morneau forecast in his last fiscal update in
EDITORIAL: Pressure is on for Morneau to display fiscal restraint

EDITORIAL: Pressure is on for Morneau to display fiscal restraint

Finance Minister Bill Morneau tables the Liberal government’s third federal budget on Tuesday. Expect little relief from growing taxes, debt and deficits and to hear a lot about gender-parity review.
BONOKOSKI: Liberals set to deliver ‘nothingburger’ of a budget

BONOKOSKI: Liberals set to deliver ‘nothingburger’ of a budget

In the middle of NAFTA negotiations, U.S. President Donald Trump — predictably unpredictable — used the weekend threatening to impose heavy tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum, two of our country’s
Why Trudeau Will Have a Hard Time Financing His Election Agenda

Why Trudeau Will Have a Hard Time Financing His Election Agenda

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s low-key budget Tuesday will mark a major inflection point for Canada as the federal government’s interest burden rises for the first time in two decades.