PoliticsBudget Officer projects federal deficit of $1.5B: MPs debateJul 22, 2015 | 10:25The Parliamentary Budget Officer says Canada is headed for $1.5B deficit this fiscal year. With sluggish growth, and the possibility of a recession, the government's surplus is likely gone. What will this mean for the election?
PoliticsJoe Oliver ducks reporters' deficit questionsJul 22, 2015 | 1:23Tuesday, Finance Minister Joe Oliver was "very comfortable that we will have a surplus this year". Wednesday, he fled reporters who asked about the PBO's projections of a deficit.
PoliticsRAW: Parliamentary Budget Officer projects $1 billion deficitJul 22, 2015 | 1:50Assistant Parliamentary Budget Officer Mostafa Askari says a new report forecasts that the government will not achieve it's much touted surplus this year, rather it projects a deficit of about one billion dollars instead.
PoliticsWill the TPP put an end to supply management? Trade Min. Ed Fast talks tough.Jul 21, 2015 | 9:17Negotiators are close to reaching a deal on the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Will Canada have to dismantle supply management to get a deal? American negotiators are pushing for it; will Canada acquiesce?
PoliticsNew anti-terror bill is facing Charter challenge: MPs debateJul 21, 2015 | 11:31Canadian Civil Liberties Association is taking the government's controversial anti-terror legislation - Bill C-51 - to court. Did the gov't go too far? Will this be an election issue? MPs weigh in.
VideoPlaying politics with child care: MPs debateJul 20, 2015 | 11:27The Universal Child Care Benefit (UCCB) cheques roll out today - is it money well spent? Does the programme do enough to help parents with children pay for child care? The NDP and Liberals propose alternatives.
PoliticsDEBATE: Which party has the best plan for child care? Economists weigh in.Jul 20, 2015 | 7:55Two economists debate whether the Universal Child Care Benefit is the best options for parents looking for some help on child care. Is the gov't getting the bang for their $3-billion bucks?
PoliticsPoilievre celebrates "Christmas in July"Jul 20, 2015 | 3:02Minister of Employment and Social Development Pierre Poilievre tweeted that the new UCCB cheques are like "Christmas in July", while opposition leaders call it electioneering on the taxpayers dime.
PoliticsTrump's John McCain comments blasted by Republican rivalsJul 19, 2015 | 2:38Presidential candidates Rick Perry, Lindsey Graham, Mike Huckabee, and Scott Walker denounce the real estate mogul's dismissive remarks