This year’s federal budget is built for voters, not business

This year’s federal budget is built for voters, not business

Finance Minister Bill Morneau delivered a pre-election budget built for voters, not businesses, disappointing those who hoped for a broad-based corporate tax cut, a comprehensive review of Canada’s aging tax code or other measures to boost competitiveness. Following a fall economic statement designed to address business concerns, Morneau’s fourth budget marked a hard shift back…

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Federal Budget will aim to make home-buying more affordable through supply, demand and regulation

Federal Budget will aim to make home-buying more affordable through supply, demand and regulation

OTTAWA — The Trudeau government will take steps in Tuesday’s federal budget to make home-buying more affordable with changes affecting supply, demand and regulation, The Canadian Press has learned. Finance Minister Bill Morneau has promised the budget will focus on ways to help improve housing affordability for Canadians, and particularly for millennials, who are now…

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‘Crazy’ Federal Reserve is getting ‘too cute’:  Trump slams Fed in unusual run of invective even for him

‘Crazy’ Federal Reserve is getting ‘too cute’: Trump slams Fed in unusual run of invective even for him

WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump launched a second day of criticism against the Federal Reserve on Thursday, calling its interest rate increases a “ridiculous” policy that was making it more expensive for his administration to finance its escalating deficits. “I’m paying interest at a high rate because of our Fed. And I’d like our…

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