Archived - News Releases 2006

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Canada’s New Government Releases Proposals to Improve the Taxation of Financial Institutions
2006-091 (December 28, 2006) - includes a Backgrounder

Canada’s New Government Proposes Tax Exemption for Midwifery Services
2006-090 (December 28, 2006)

Canada’s New Government Announces 2007 Automobile Deduction Limits and Expense Benefit Rates for Business
2006-089 (December 27, 2006)

Canada’s New Government Is Providing Real Tax Relief for Canadians
2006-088 (December 22, 2006) - includes a link to Summary of Federal Tax Relief for 2006 and 2007

Minister of Finance Announces Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation Appointment
2006-087 (December 22, 2006) - includes Biographical Notes

Canada’s New Government Releases Draft Legislative Proposals to Implement the Distribution Tax on Income Trusts and Partnerships
2006-086 (December 21, 2006) - includes links to the Legislative Proposals and Explanatory Notes to the Legislative Proposals Concerning Specified Investment Flow-Through Trusts and Partnerships.

Release of The Fiscal Monitor
2006-085 (December 21, 2006) - includes link to The Fiscal Monitor for October 2006.

Canada’s New Government Establishes Program Eligibility for the Children’s Fitness Tax Credit
2006-084 (December 19, 2006) - includes a backgrounder.

Minister Flaherty Announces New Collaborative Steps With Provincial and Territorial Finance Ministers
2006-083 (December 15, 2006)

Guidance Provided on “Normal Growth” for Income Trusts and Other Flow-Through Entities
2006-082 (December 15, 2006)

Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act Receives Royal Assent
2006-081 (December 15, 2006)

IMF Report Commends Policies Set Out in Advantage Canada, the Long-Term Economic Plan of Canada’s New Government
2006-080 (December 13, 2006) - includes a link to 2007 Article IV Consultation with Canada Preliminary Conclusions of the IMF Mission

Canada’s New Government Receives Recommendations on Savings Measures to Help Children With Severe Disabilities
2006-079 (December 12, 2006) - includes a link to the Report of the Minister of Finance's Expert Panel on Financial Security for Children with Severe Disabilities.

Canada’s New Government Provides Savings Of Up To $4.5 Million In Tariffs To Canadian Apparel Manufacturers
2006-078 (December 8, 2006) - Includes a backgrounder

Minister of Finance Welcomes Report on Pre-Budget Consultation Hearings
2006-077 (December 7, 2006)

Official International Reserves
2006-076 (December 5, 2006)

Canada’s New Government Reduces Debt Burden to Lowest Level in Quarter Century
2006-075 (November 28, 2006) - includes the Debt Management Report for 2005-06.

Canada’s New Government Tables Legislation to Strengthen Canada’s Financial System
2006-074 (November 27, 2006) - includes a Backgrounder

New Measures to Increase Fairness and Efficiency of the Sales Tax System
2006-073 (November 27, 2006) - includes a Backgrounder, the Notice of Ways and Means Motion to introduce an Act to amend the Excise Tax Act, the Excise Act, 2001 and the Air Travellers Security - Charge Act and to make related amendments to other Acts; and Explanatory Notes

Minister Flaherty to Participate in Online Chat
2006-072 (November 27, 2006) - includes a link to the Invitation by the Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, to participate in an Advantage Canada online chat

Canada’s New Government Launches National Web-Based Consultations on Advantage Canada Economic Plan
2006-071 (November 24, 2006) - includes a link to the Invitation by the Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, to Participate in Advantage Canada Consultations

Canada’s New Government Renews Inflation-Target Agreement With the Bank of Canada
2006-070 (November 23, 2006) - includes the Economic and Fiscal Update 2006, the Joint Statement of the Government of Canada and the Bank of Canada on the Renewal of the Inflation-Control Target, and Advantage Canada - Building a Stronger Economy for Canadians.

Canada’s New Government Releases Advantage Canada: An Economic Plan to Eliminate Canada’s Net Debt and Further Reduce Taxes
2006-069 (November 23, 2006) - includes the Economic and Fiscal Update 2006 and Advantage Canada - Building a Stronger Economy for Canadians

Release of The Fiscal Monitor
2006-067 (November 15, 2006) - includes a link to the September 2006 Fiscal Monitor

Address by the Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, to the Canadian Urban Transit Association 2006 Fall Conference and Trans-Expo
(November 6, 2006)

Canada Employment Insurance Commission to Reduce EI Premium Rates for 2007
2006-066 (November 9, 2006)

Canada’s New Government Strengthens the Income Tax System
2006-065 (November 9, 2006) - Inlcudes links to a Backgrounder, Notice of Ways and Means Motion to introduce an Act to amend the Income Tax Act and Explanatory Notes

Canada’s New Government Provides Funding Relief for Defined Benefit Pension Plans
2006-064 (November 7, 2006) - includes a link to the Solvency Funding Relief Regulations

Dr. Brian Lee Crowley Appointed to Department of Finance Advisory Post
2006-063 (November 7, 2006)

Official International Reserves
2006-062 (November 3, 2006)

Canada’s New Government Announces Tax Fairness Plan
2006-061 (October 31, 2006) - includes a backgrounder and a speech

Statement by the Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance
October 31, 2006

Canada’s New Government Announces Bank of Canada Appointments
2006-060 (October 27, 2006) - includes Biographical Notes

Canada’s New Government Receives Report on Children’s Fitness Tax Credit
2006-059 (October 26, 2006) - includes a link to the Report of the Expert Panel for the Children's Fitness Tax Credit

Release of The Fiscal Monitor
2006-058 (October 24, 2006)

Address by the Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, to the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants Commodity Tax Symposium
(October 16, 2006)

Canada’s New Government to Ease the Burden of Taxpayers
2006-057 (October 16, 2006) - includes Notice of Ways and Means Motion to Implement Certain Provisions of the Budget Tabled in Parliament on May 2, 2006 and Explanatory Notes Relating to Remaining Budget 2006 Income Tax Measures, Dividend Taxation and Canadian Vintners and Brewers

Address by the Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, at the opening of the First Plenary Meeting of the 18th Session of the Financial Action Task Force
(October 11, 2006)

Ontario Business Will Benefit From New Tax Collection Agreement
2006-056 (October 6, 2006) - includes a link to Memorandum of Agreement Concerning a Single Administration of Ontario Corporate Tax

Canada’s New Government Toughens Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorist Financing Regime
2006-055 (October 5, 2006) - includes a backgrounder.

More Flexibility to Seniors in the Management of Their Life Income Funds
2006-054 (October 4, 2006)

Official International Reserves
2006-053 (October 4, 2006)

Minister of Finance Releases Report on Canada’s Foreign Reserve Holdings
2006-052 (October 3, 2006)

Canada Savings Bonds Rates Announced
2006-051 (October 2, 2006)

Address by the Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, to the Queen’s University Institute of Intergovernmental Relations Conference Fiscal Federalism and the Future of Canada
(September 28, 2006)

Canada’s New Government Marks 60th Anniversary of Canada Savings Bonds
2006-050 (October 2, 2006)

Notice of Ways and Means Motion Tabled
2006-049 (September 25, 2006) - includes a Notice of Ways and Means Motion to amend the Excise Tax Act and a Detailed Proposals on the Elimination of the GST Visitor Rebate Program

Canada’s New Government Is Getting Things Done by Providing Additional Funding for Transit, Housing and Education
2006-048 (September 25, 2006) - includes a backgrounder.

Canada’s New Government cuts wasteful programs, refocuses spending on priorities, achieves major debt reduction as promised
2006-047 (September 25, 2006) - includes backgrounders.

Release of The Fiscal Monitor
2006-046 (September 22, 2006) - includes a link to the July 2006 Fiscal Monitor

Minister of Finance Appoints New Director to Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
2006-045 (September 18, 2006)

Statement Prepared for the Development Committee of the Boards of Governors of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund
September 18, 2006

Statement Prepared for the International Monetary and Financial Committee of the Board of Governors of the International Monetary Fund
September 17, 2006

Official International Reserves
2006-044 (September 6, 2006)

Canada’s Finance Minister Commends IMF Quota Reform
2006-043 (September 1, 2006)

Canada’s New Government Continues to Deliver on Its Tax Relief Plan
2006-042 (August 31, 2006) - includes a link to the Legislative Proposals and Explanatory Notes to Implement Remaining Budget 2006 Income Tax Measures

Address by the Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, to the Ontario Convenience Stores Association Annual General Meeting
August 17, 2006

Updated Financial Information on Air Transportation Security
2006-041 (August 25, 2006) - includes a backgrounder, and links to related external audit reports.

Minister of Finance Announces International Monetary Fund and World Bank Nominations
2006-040 (August 11, 2006)

Minister of Finance Appoints New Director of European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
2006-039 (August 11, 2006)

Canada’s New Government Launches National Web-Based Consultations on Fiscal Balance
2006-038 (August 8, 2006) - includes a link to the Online Consultations on Restoring Fiscal Balance in Canada

Official International Reserves
2006-037 (August 3, 2006)

Minister of Finance Appoints Panel to Help Children with Severe Disabilities
2006-036 (July 31, 2006)- includes a backgrounder and a link to Biographical Notes

Minister of Finance Appoints Expert Panel to Advise on Children's Fitness Tax Credit
2006-035 (July 31, 2006) - includes a backgrounder and a link to Biographical Notes

Canada’s New Government Cancels All Debt Owed by Cameroon
2006-034 (July 18, 2006)

Canada takes lead international role in combating terrorist financing and money laundering
2006-033 (July 7, 2006) - includes a backgrounder

Official International Reserves
2006-032 (July 6, 2006)

Taking Public Transit is Now More Affordable in Canada
2006-031 (July 5, 2006) - includes a backgrounder.

Canada’s New Government Provides Substantial Tax Relief Beginning July 1
2006-030 (June 30, 2006)

Minister of Finance Announces Appointment of New Chair to the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation
2006-029 (June 30, 2006) - includes a link to Biographical Notes

Draft Changes to Eliminate the Double Taxation of Large Corporation Dividends
2006-028 (June 29, 2006) - includes link to the Legislative Proposals and Explanatory Notes Relating to Income Tax.

Canada’s New Government Is Further Reducing the Tax Burden for Canadian Wineries and Breweries
2006-027 (June 28, 2006) - includes Backgrounders, Legislative Proposals and Explanatory Notes

Review Finds Canada Pension Plan Is Financially Sound
2006-026 (June 27, 2006) - includes a Backgrounder

Address by the Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, to the Halifax Chamber of Commerce
(June 19, 2006)

IMF Report Says Canada’s Economic Outlook Very Favourable
2006-025 (June 16, 2006)

Address by the Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, to the Canada-United Kingdom Chamber of Commerce
(June 16, 2006)

Explanatory Notes to the Budget Implementation Act, 2006 Now Available
2006-024 (June 15, 2006) - includes a link to Explanatory Notes Relating to the Excise Tax Act, the Income Tax Act, the First Nations Goods and Services Tax Act, the Yukon First Nations Self-Government Act, and Related Acts and Notice of Ways and Means Motion to Implement Certain Provisions of the Budget Tabled in Pa

2006 Financial Institutions Legislation Review: Proposals for an Effective and Efficient Financial Services Framework
2006-023 (June 14, 2006) - includes a link to the 2006 Financial Institutions Legislation Review: Proposals for an Effective and Efficient Financial Services Framework

Address by the Honourable James M. Flaherty, P.C., MP, Minister of Finance, to the Toronto Board of Trade
(May 29, 2006)

Official International Reserves
2006-022 (June 5, 2006) - modified on June 6, 2006

Minister of Finance Receives Expert Panel Reports on Equalization and Territorial Formula Financing
2006-021 (June 5, 2006)

Government Seeking Public Input on Proposed Regulations for Defined Benefit Pension Plans
2006-020 (June 2, 2006) - includes a link to Solvency Funding Relief Regulations and the Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement

Address by the Honourable James M. Flaherty, P.C., MP, Minister of Finance, to the Canadian Association of New York
(May 24, 2006)

Government of Canada Rejects Trade Restrictions on Imported Bicycles and Barbeques
2006-019 (May 29, 2006) - includes a Backgrounder

Minister of Finance not in conflict over forest bio-energy measure
2006-018 (May 19, 2006) - includes the Letter from the Ethics Commissioner to the Minister of Finance

Minister of Finance Introduces Bill Implementing Budget 2006 Measures
2006-017 (May 11, 2006)

Minister of Finance Tables Notice of Ways and Means Motion to Implement Budget 2006 Measures
2006-016 (May 9, 2006) - includes a link to the Notice of Ways and Means Motion to Implement Certain Provisions of the Budget Tabled in Parliament on May 2, 2006

Minister of Finance Proposes Appointment of New Chair to the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation
2006-015 (May 4, 2006) - includes biographical notes

Official International Reserves
2006-014 (May 3, 2006)

Budget 2006: Tax Cuts, Focused Spending, Debt Paydown
2006-013 (May 2, 2006)

Canada’s New Government Is Turning a New Leaf With First Budget
2006-012 (May 1, 2006)

Government Announces the Modernization of Governance Legislation for Financial Institutions
2006-011 (April 28, 2006) - includes a backgrounder

2006 Federal Budget Information
2006-010 (April 26, 2006)

Canada’s New Government to Table First Budget on May 2, 2006
2006-009 (April 24, 2006)

First-Ever Federal Pre-Budget Web Consultations Conclude Successfully
2006-008 (April 24, 2006)

Statement Prepared for the International Monetary and Financial Committee of the International Monetary Fund
(April 22, 2006)

Statement Prepared for the Development Committee of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund
(April 23, 2006)

Canada to Provide Over $2 Million in International Assistance to Combat the Financing of Terrorism
2006-007 (April 21, 2006)

Address by the Honourable James M. Flaherty, P.C., MP, Minister of Finance, to the Investment Dealers Association of Canada
(April 12, 2006)

Minister of Finance Tables 2006–07 Debt Management Strategy
2006-006 (April 7, 2006) - includes a link to Debt Management Strategy - 2006–2007

Official International Reserves
2006-005 (April 7, 2006)

Harper Government Launches National Web-Based Pre-Budget Consultations: A First for Canada
2006-004 (April 6, 2006)

Address by the Honourable James M. Flaherty, P.C., MP Minister of Finance to the Surrey Chamber of Commerce
(March 27, 2006)

Notes for Remarks by the Honourable James M. Flaherty, P.C., MP Minister of Finance to the Whitby Chamber of Commerce
(March 9, 2006)

Official International Reserves
2006-003 (March 3, 2006)

Official International Reserves
2006-002 (February 3, 2006)

Official International Reserves
2006-001 (January 5, 2006)

Canada Savings Bonds 60th Anniversary Celebration and 2006-2007 Campaign Launch
Notice to the Media - September 29, 2006