Oliver balances economic and political realities in 2015 budget
In the months leading up to the fall election, the economy is unquestionably the most important single issue for all voters. ENsight Canada’s Election Monitor Survey indicates that more than three-quarters of Canadians identified a balanced budget as an urgent or important priority.
Finance Minister Joe Oliver, pictured at the budget lock-up for reporters on April 21. Mr. Oliver tabled a balanced budget with a $1.4-billion surplus. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade