MARKHAM, Ont. -- Federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty rejects a federal watchdog analysis that he's using high EI premiums to beef up his expected budget surplus in 2015.
"We do not take EI funds and use them to balance the ... FULL ARTICLE AT Winnipeg Free Press
MARKHAM, Ont.—Federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty is denying a federal watchdog analysis that says he’s using high employment insurance (EI) premiums to beef up his expected budget surplus in 2015. FULL ARTICLE AT The Telegram
The Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, today hosted a pre-budget consultation with business representatives, community leaders and academics. The roundtable was one of several consultations in communities across the country in which Canadians provide valuable input into Economic Action ... FULL ARTICLE AT Canada News Centre
The Bank of Canada is losing its second in command and according to analysts, one of its brightest minds. Senior deputy governor Tiff Macklem has announced he will step down on May 1 - about four years before his term expires ... FULL ARTICLE AT Vancouver Sun
The parliamentary budget office says in a new assessment of the government's fiscal position that the surplus in 2015 will most likely hit $4.6 billion — almost $1 billion more than the official estimate. FULL ARTICLE AT CBC Canada
The Harper government may need to depend on artificially high EI premiums, asset sales and spending restraint to balance the budget in time for the 2015 election, the federal budget watchdog says in a new report. FULL ARTICLE AT CBC Canada
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James Michael "Jim" Flaherty, PC, MP (born December 30, 1949 in Lachine, Quebec) is Canada's Minister of Finance; he had formerly served as Ontario's Minister of Finance.
From 1995 until 2005 he was the Member of Provincial Parliament for Whitby—Ajax, representing the Progressive Conservative Party. He was previously a cabinet minister in the government of Mike Harris, and has unsuccessfully... Full Article At Wikipedia.org