Economy will be Focus of Fall Session

Economy will be Focus of Fall SessionPrime Minister Stephen Harper addressed Conservative MPs in Ottawa Thursday and stuck entirely to the subject of the economy, sounding more positive notes than he has recently. The Conservative caucus is meeting to get ready for the new session of Parliament that starts Sept. 19. The government’s first priority is economic growth, Harper said, noting continuing fragility in world markets.  Read More…  

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Ottawa backs down on tax-free savings account errors

Ottawa backs down on tax-free savings account errorsFinally, the government has come to its senses about the 70,000 letters sent to Canadians who made over-contributions to tax-free savings accounts or transferred them without the proper paperwork. In a statement issued this afternoon, the two ministers responsible for the new tax shelter said they recognized the confusion that resulted from lack of understanding of the rules. And they’re trying to make amends. If you received a request to…

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Liberals Pledge to Prevent Abuse of Prorogation

Liberals Pledge to Prevent Abuse of ProrogationOTTAWA – Surrounded by members of the Liberal caucus in front of the House of Commons on the day when Parliament should have resumed, Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff announced that the Liberal Party of Canada will seek changes to the House of Commons’ rules that would prevent the Prime Minister from using prorogation illegitimately. “Twice in one year, Mr. Harper has abused his powers by shutting down Parliament to save…

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