Archived - News Releases 2007

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Canada’s Government Provides Broad-based Tax Relief for Individuals, Families and Businesses in 2007-08
2007-112 (December 28, 2007) - includes the backgrounder Summary of Federal Tax Relief for 2007 and 2008

2008 Automobile Deduction Limits and Expense Benefit Rates for Business
2007-111 (December 24, 2007)

Scholarships Renamed in Honour of Canada’s Best and Brightest
2007-110 (December 24, 2007)

Minister of Finance Welcomes Plan for a Market-Led Restructuring of Asset; Backed Commercial Paper
2007-109 (December 23, 2007)

Government of Canada Provides Unprecedented Support to Provinces and Territories
2007-108 (December 21, 2007)

Release of The Fiscal Monitor
2007-107 (December 21, 2007)

Government of Canada Announces Technical Amendments to Clarify the Specified Investment Flow-Through Entity Tax Rules
2007-106 (December 20, 2007) - includes the Backgrounder - Proposed Technical Amendments to the Specified Investment Flow-Through (SIFT) Income Tax Rules.

Government of Canada Widens the Net to Prevent Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing
2007-105 (December 20, 2007)

IMF Report Highlights Canada’s Strong Economic Performance
2007-104 (December 19, 2007) - includes a link to International Monetary Fund 2008 Article IV Consultation with Canada Preliminary Conclusions of the IMF Mission

Minister of Finance Announces Appointment of New Director to the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation
2007-103 (December 17, 2007) - includes a Biographical Notes

Minister of Finance Welcomes Progress Toward Market-Led Restructuring of Asset-Backed Commercial Paper
2007-102 (December 15, 2007)

Government of Canada Provides Broad-Based Tax Relief for All Canadians
2007-101 (December 14, 2007)

Canada Enacts Important Updates to the Canada-U.S. Tax Treaty
2007-100 (December 14, 2007)

Government of Canada Pledges $1.3 Billion to World Bank’s International Development Association
2007-099 (December 14, 2007)

Minister Flaherty Advocates for Better Economic Cooperation
2007-098 (December 12, 2007)

Finance Minister Finalizes Advisory Panel on Canada’s System of International Taxation
2007-097 (December 11, 2007) - includes Biographical Notes

Minister of Finance Announces Appointment of New Director to the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation
2007-096 (December 7, 2007) - includes a Biographical Note

Canada’s Government Delivers Debt Reduction for Canadians
2007-095 (December 6, 2007) - includes a link to the Debt Management Report 2006-2007

Official International Reserves
2007-094 (December 5, 2007)

Minister of Finance Announces Appointment of New Commissioner of the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada
2007-093 (December 4, 2007)

Government Establishes Advisory Panel on Canada’s System of International Taxation
2007-092 (November 30, 2007) includes links to Biographical notes and Advisory Panel on Canada’s System of International Taxation

Speech by the Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, to the 15th Annual National Conference on Public-Private Partnerships hosted by the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships
(November 26, 2007)

Canada’s Government Helps Consumers Make Informed Financial Decisions
2007-091 (November 23, 2007)

Release of The Fiscal Monitor
2007-090 (November 23, 2007) - includes a link to The Fiscal Monitor for September 2007

Government of Canada Is Reducing Taxes to Lowest Level in 50 Years
2007-089 (November 21, 2007) - includes a link to the Explanatory Notes Relating to the Budget and Economic Statement Implementation Act, 2007 and Draft Regulations Relating to Tax Information Exchange Agreements

Minister of Finance Releases Report on Canada’s Foreign Reserve Holdings
2007-088 (November 14, 2007) - includes a link to the Report on the Management of Canada’s Official International Reserves

Government of Canada Is Establishing a Proud Legacy of Tax Relief
2007-087 (November 13, 2007) - includes a link to the Notice of Ways and Means Motion to Implement Certain Provisions of the Budget Tabled in Parliament on March 19, 2007

Government of Canada Releases Proposals to Improve the Taxation of Financial Institutions
2007-086 (November 6, 2007)

Official International Reserves
2007-085 (November 5, 2007)

Canada Employment Insurance Commission Reduces Premium Rates for 2008
2007-084 (November 1, 2007)

Canada’s Government Delivers Broad-Based Tax Relief for Individuals, Families and Businesses
2007-083 (October 30, 2007) - includes a link to the 2007 Economic Statement

Canada Pension Plan Remains Strong for the Benefit of Canadian Seniors
2007-082 (October 29, 2007)

Release of The Fiscal Monitor
2007-081 (October 26, 2007) - includes a link to The Fiscal Monitor for August 2007

Minister Flaherty Stands Up for Canadian Consumers
2007-080 (October 23, 2007)

Canada’s New Government Supports FATF Public Statement on Iran
2007-079 (October 16, 2007)

Canada’s New Government Launches Consultations on Improving Scientific Research and Experimental Development Tax Incentives
2007-078 (October 5, 2007)

Canada’s New Government Approves Appointment of Mark Carney as Governor of the Bank of Canada
2007-077 (October 4, 2007) - includes links to a Statement by the Hon. Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance and a Letter to the Minister of Finance from the Lead Director

Official International Reserves
2007-076 (October 3, 2007)

Canada’s New Government Continues to Reduce Taxes for All Canadians
2007-075 (October 2, 2007) - includes a link to the Legislative Proposals and Explanatory Notes to Implement Remaining Budget 2007 Tax Measures

Canada’s New Government Introduces Draft Legislative Proposals to Implement the Registered Disability Savings Plan
2007-074 (October 2, 2007) - includes a link to the Legislative Proposals, Explanatory Notes and Overview Relating to Registered Disability Savings Plans

Canada Savings Bonds Rates Announced
2007-073 (October 1, 2007)

Release of The Fiscal Monitor
2007-071 (September 28, 2007)

Canada Welcomes New Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund
2007-072 (September 28, 2007)

Canada’s New Government Signs Protocol to the Canada-U.S Tax Treaty for the Benefit of Canadians
2007-070 (September 21, 2007) - includes a backgrounder and a link to the Protocol Amending the Convention Between Canada and the United States of America With Respect to Taxes on Income and on Capital

Speech by the Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, to the Canada West Foundation
(September 7, 2007)

Official International Reserves
2007-069 (September 6, 2007)

Speech by the Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, to the 108th Annual Conference of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario
(August 31, 2007)

Release of The Fiscal Monitor
2007-068 (August 24, 2007) - includes a link to the Fiscal Monitor for June 2007

Canada’s New Government Launches Working Group on New Voluntary Code for Electronic Funds Transfers and Electronic Banking
2007-067 (August 23, 2007)

Financial Statements for Air Travel Security for Fiscal Year 2004–05
2007-066 (August 17, 2007) - includes links to a backgrounder and Audit of Revenues for the Air Travellers Security Charge and of Expenses for the Enhanced Air Travel Security System for the Fiscal Year 2004-2005

Minister of Finance Issues Statement on Financial Markets
2007-065 (August 16, 2007)

Official International Reserves
2007-064 (August 03, 2007)

Canada’s New Government Supports the OECD Revised Aircraft Sales Financing Agreement
2007-063 (July 30, 2007)

Release of The Fiscal Monitor
2007-062 (July 25, 2007) - includes a link to the Fiscal Monitor (April 2007)

Statement by Jim Flaherty Minister of Finance and Minister Responsible for the Greater Toronto Area
2007-061 (July 12, 2007)

Speech by the Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, to a Conference on Securities Law Enforcement Co-Hosted by the Capital Markets Institute, Rotman School of Management and C.D. Howe Institute
(July 5, 2007)

Official International Reserves
2007-060 (July 5, 2007)

Minister of Finance Announces Appointment of New Superintendent of Financial Institutions
2007-059 (July 4, 2007) - Includes Biographical Notes

Canada’s New Government Introduces Measures to Make the Tax System More Efficient
2007-058 (July 4, 2007)

Canada Successfully Concludes Its Presidency of the Financial Action Task Force
2007-057 (July 3, 2007)

Canada’s New Government Rolls Out the Welcome Mat to Foreign Tourists
2007-056 (June 29, 2007)

Beginning Today Canada’s New Government Is Providing Funding to the Provinces and Territories to Restore Fiscal Balance
2007-055 (June 28, 2007)

Canada’s New Government Strengthens Regulations to Combat Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing
2007-054 (June 27, 2007)

Canada’s New Government Welcomes the New President of the World Bank, Robert Zoellick
2007-053 (June 25, 2007)

Canada’s New Government Takes Steps to Strengthen Bilateral Relationship With China
2007-052 (June 25, 2007)

Budget 2007 Provides Tax Relief, a Cleaner Environment and Debt Reduction for a Stronger Canada
2007-051 (June 22, 2007)

Canada’s New Government Supports Transportation to Coastal Communities in Northern British Columbia
2007-050 (June 22, 2007)

Department of Finance Launches Consultation on Modernizing Federal Securities Transfer Rules
2007-049 (June 21, 2007) - includes a link to Modernizing Securities Transfer Rules in Federal Statutes

Making a Strong Canadian Economy Even Stronger
2007-048 (June 20, 2007)

Canada’s New Government Moves Forward on Creating a Canadian Advantage in Capital Markets
2007-047 (June 19, 2007)

Budget Implementation Bill Is Passed in the House of Commons
2007-046 (June 12, 2007) - includes a link to Explanatory Notes Relating to the Income Tax Act, the Income Tax Regulations, the Canada Education Savings Act, the Canada Education Savings Regulations and the Excise Tax Act

Minister of Finance Announces Bank of Canada Appointments
2007-045 (June 6, 2007) - includes Biographical Notes

Official International Reserves
2007-044 (June 5, 2007)

Release of The Fiscal Monitor
2007-043 (May 25, 2007)

Senior Expert Advisor to RCMP Named to Bolster Fight Against White Collar Crime
2007-042 (May 14, 2007) - includes a link to IMETs document and a biography

Canada’s New Government Improves Tax Fairness With Anti-Tax-Haven Initiative
2007-041 (May 14, 2007) - includes two Backgrounders and a link to the Notes for Remarks by the Honourable Jim Flaherty

Official International Reserves
2007-040 (May 3, 2007)

Minister of Finance Appoints New Directors to Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
2007-039 (May 2, 2007) - includes Biographical Notes

Canada’s New Government Builds Upon Hamilton’s Excellence in Research and Innovation
2007-038 (April 27, 2007)

Release of The Fiscal Monitor
2007-037 (April 26, 2007) - includes a link to the Fiscal Monitor for February 2007

Minister of Finance Congratulates Governor of the Bank of Canada for Distinguished Career in Public Service
2007-036 (April 25, 2007)

Financial Institution Reforms Come Into Force
2007-035 (April 20, 2007)

Statement on Newfoundland and Labrador Equalization by the Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance
2007-034 (April 16, 2007)

Canada’s New Government Takes an Important Step to Improve Women’s Health
2007-033 (April 16,2007)

Canada’s New Government Provides an Incentive to Get Life-Saving Drugs to Developing Countries
2007-032 (April 11, 2007)

Canada’s New Government Investing in Safe, Secure Communities
2007-031 (April 10, 2007)

Official International Reserves
2007-030 (April 4, 2007)

Canada’s New Government Creates a Climate for Small Business Success
2007-029 (March 29, 2007)

Minister of Finance Introduces Bill Implementing Budget 2007 Measures
2007-028 (March 29, 2007)

Canada’s New Government Committed to Clean, Renewable Fuel Production
2007-027 (March 28, 2007)

Canada’s New Government Provides Tax Relief for Canadian Families and Businesses
2007-026 (March 27, 2007) - includes a link to the Notice of Ways and Means Motion to Implement Certain Provisions of the Budget Tabled in Parliament on March 19, 2007 - Budget Implementation, 2007

Budget 2007: Flexibility for Nova Scotia and Respect for Offshore Accords
2007-025 (March 23, 2007)

Canada’s New Government Starts Canada Down the Road to a Cleaner Environment With New Transportation Initiatives
2007-024 (March 21, 2007)

Release of The Fiscal Monitor
2007-023 (March 19, 2007) - includes link to The Fiscal Monitor for January 2007.

Budget 2007: A Stronger, Safer, Better Canada
2007-022 (March 19, 2007)

The Goal of Budget 2007 Is to Make a Stronger, Safer, Better Canada
2007-021 (March 18, 2007)

2007 Federal Budget Information
2007-020 (March 16, 2007)

Official International Reserves
2007-019 (March 5, 2007)

Canada’s New Government Funds Key Priorities for Canadians Through Targeted Tax Relief
2007-018 (March 1, 2007) - includes a link to Tax Expenditures and Evaluations 2006

Canada’s New Government Reduces Taxes for Canadian Fishers
2007-017 (February 23, 2007)

Release of The Fiscal Monitor
2007-016 (February 23, 2007) - includes a link to The Fiscal Monitor for December 2006.

Canada’s New Government Provides Real Tax Relief for Canadians
2007-015 (February 22, 2007)

Canada’s New Government to Table Its Second Budget on March 19, 2007
2007-014 (February 20, 2007)

IMF Praises Economic Plan of Canada’s New Government
2007-013 (February 13, 2007)

Canada’s New Government Supports an International Initiative to Improve Governance in Resource-Rich Countries
2007-012 (February 10, 2007) - includes a link to the The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

Canada’s New Government Doubles Its Contribution to the Global Effort to Develop and Produce Vaccines for Diseases in Developing Countries
2007-011 (February 9, 2007) - includes a backgrounder

Canada’s New Government Launches Nationwide Pre-Budget Consultations
2007-010 (February 7, 2007) - includes a link to the Invitation by the Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, to Pre-Budget Web Consultations

Official International Reserves
2007-009 (February 5, 2007)

Tobacco Manufacturers’ Surtax Relief Proposed for Tobacco Processors
2007-008 (February 2, 2007) - includes a link to the Draft Legislation to Amend the Income Tax Act (Tobacco Manufacturers' Surtax)

Remarks by the Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance
(January 30, 2007)

Minister of Finance Stands Firm on Tax Fairness for All Canadians
2007-007 (January 30, 2007) - includes links to supporting material.

Canada’s New Government Unveils Proposed Improvements to the Application of the GST/HST to the Financial Services Sector
2007-006 (January 26, 2007) - includes a link to a Backgrounder & the Legislative Proposals, Draft Regulations and Explanatory Notes Relating to the Excise Tax Act

Speech by the Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance for Canada, to the Canada China Business Council
(January 19, 2007)

Release of the Fiscal Monitor
2007-005 (January 23, 2007) - includes link to The Fiscal Monitor for November 2006.

Canada’s New Government Focuses on Strategic Partnership with China
2007-004 (January 21, 2007)

Canada’s New Government Promotes Stronger Links Between Canada and China
2007-003 (January 17, 2007)

Canada’s New Government Encourages Parents to Take Advantage of the Children’s Fitness Tax Credit
2007-002 (January 5, 2007)

Official International Reserves
2007-001 (January 4, 2007)