Archived - News Releases 2005

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2006 Indexation Adjustment for Personal Income Tax System
2005-087 (December 9, 2005) - includes a backgrounder

Automobile Deduction Limits and Expense Benefit Rates for Business Confirmed
2005-086 (December 6, 2005)

Official International Reserves
2005-085 (December 5, 2005)

Department of Finance Releases IMF Article IV Preliminary Conclusions
2005-084 (December 2, 2005) - includes a link to the International Monetary Fund Report on Canada

Minister of Finance Tables Debt Management Report for 2004–05
2005-083 (November 25, 2005) - includes a link to the Debt Management Report 2004-2005

Minister of Finance Acts on Income Trust Issue
2005-082 (November 23, 2005) - includes a backgrounder

Minister of Finance Tables Notice of Ways and Means Motion for Remaining Budget 2005 Income Tax Measures
2005-081 (November 17, 2005) - Includes a Backgrounder and Notice of Ways and Means Motion to Implement Certain Provisions of the Budget Tabled in Parliament on February 23, 2005

Minister of Finance Proposes Amendments Concerning the Income Tax Treatment of Certain Expenditures
2005-080 (November 17, 2005) - Includes Backgrounder and Notice of Ways and Means Motion to Amend the Income Tax Act

Proposed GST/HST Amendments Relating to the Financial Services Sector
2005-079 (November 17, 2005) - Includes Legislative Proposals, Draft Regulations and Explanatory Notes Relating to the Excise Tax Act

Immediate Income Tax Relief: Notice of Ways and Means Motion Tabled to Implement Update 2005 Measures
2005-078 (November 14, 2005) - Includes Notice of Ways and Means Motion and Explanatory Notes

Economic and Fiscal Update: Strong Growth, Healthy Finances and a New Plan to Promote Long-Term Prosperity
2005-077 (November 14, 2005) - includes The Economic and Fiscal Update 2005

Department of Finance Releases Annual Tax Expenditure Report
2005-076 (November 10, 2005) - includes the Tax Expenditures and Evaluations Report 2005

Government Welcomes Employment Insurance Premium Reduction for 2006
2005-075 (November 9, 2005) - includes a Backgrounder

Notes for Remarks by the Honourable Ralph Goodale, P.C., M.P., Minister of Finance, to the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters
(November 9, 2005)

Expert Panel on Equalization and Territorial Formula Financing Report: Minister Extends Deadline
2005-074 (November 8, 2005) - includes a backgrounder

Minister Goodale to Deliver Economic and Fiscal Update on November 14
2005-073 (November 4, 2005)

Official International Reserves
2005-072 (November 3, 2005)

Government of Canada Continues to Improve the Competitiveness of the Textile and Apparel Industries
2005-071 (October 28, 2005) - includes a backgrounder

Minister Announces Appointment of Two Vice-Chairs for Canadian International Trade Tribunal
2005-070 (October 24, 2005)

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Minister Proposes Reappointment of Chairperson of Canada Development Investment Corporation
2005-069 (October 20, 2005)

Deputy Minister of Finance Announces Senior Management Changes
2005-068 (Revised October 19, 2005)

Notes for Remarks by the Honourable Ralph Goodale, P.C., M.P., Minister of Finance to the Canadian Payments Association
(October 5, 2005)

Notes for Remarks by the Honourable Ralph Goodale, P.C., M.P., Minister of Finance to the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA)
(October 5, 2005)

Minister of Finance Introduces Legislation for a "Balanced Approach" to Unanticipated Surpluses
2005-067 (October 7, 2005) - includes a backgrounder and Bill C-67

Government Announces Measures to Address Impact of Higher Energy Costs
2005-066 (October 6, 2005) - includes two Finance Canada backgrounders and links to Natural Resources Canada backgrounders.

Official International Reserves
2005-065 (October 5, 2005)

Speaking Remarks for The Honourable Ralph Goodale Launch of the Canada Savings Bonds Sales Campaign Canadian War Museum
(October 4, 2005)

Canada Savings Bonds Rates Announced
2005-064 (October 3, 2005) - includes a backgrounder

Minister Goodale Launches 60th Anniversary Canada Savings Bonds Sales Campaign
2005-063 (October 3, 2005) - includes a backgrounder

Department of Finance Releases Evaluation of Borrowing Framework for Government-Backed Entities
2005-062 (September 30, 2005) - includes a backgrounder (Departmental Response) and a link to the Review of Borrowing Framework of Major Federal Government-Backed Entities

Notes for Remarks by the Honourable Ralph Goodale, P.C., M.P., Minister of Finance, Canada, to the Conseil du patronat du Québec
(September 13, 2005)

Notes for Remarks by the Honourable Ralph Goodale, P.C., M.P., Minister of Finance, to the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce
(September 12, 2005)

Notes for Remarks by the Honourable Ralph Goodale, P.C., M.P., Minister of Finance, to the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce
(September 9, 2005)

Notes for Remarks by the Honourable Ralph Goodale, P.C., M.P., Minister of Finance, to the Vancouver Board of Trade
(September 8, 2005)

Statement by the Minister of Finance on Guidelines for Large Bank Mergers
2005-061 (September 26, 2005)

Statement prepared for the Development Committee of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund
(September 24, 2005)

Statement prepared for the International Monetary and Financial Committee of the International Monetary Fund
(September 24, 2005)

Government of Canada Records Eighth Consecutive Surplus
2005-060 (September 21, 2005) - includes a backgrounder, a link to the Annual Financial Report of the Government of Canada Fiscal Year 2004–2005 and to Fiscal Reference Tables, September 2005

Government Postpones Advance Rulings on Income Trusts and Other Flow-Through Entities: Emphasizes Importance of Consultations
2005-059 (September 19, 2005)

Goodale Points to Federal Commitment to Strong Infrastructure
2005-058 (September 13, 2005)

Goodale Calls for New Efforts to Ensure Canada’s Long-Term Prosperity
2005-057 (September 9, 2005)

Goodale Calls for Greater Cooperation to Promote Increased Economic Growth
2005-056 (September 8, 2005)

Department of Finance Launches Consultations on Issues Related to Publicly Listed Flow-Through Entities (Income Trusts and Limited Partnerships)
2005-055 (September 8, 2005) - includes a link to the consultation page and consultation document

Official International Reserves
2005-054 (September 6, 2005)

Notes for Remarks by the Honourable Ralph Goodale, P.C., M.P., Minister of Finance, Canada, to the Association of Municipalities of Ontario
(August 17, 2005)

Minister of Finance Releases Draft Legislative Proposals Implementing Remaining Budget 2005 Income Tax Measures
2005-053 (August 15, 2005) - includes Legislative Proposals and Explanatory Notes Relating to Certain Income Tax Measures Announced in Budget 2005

Official International Reserves
2005-052 (August 4, 2005)

Goodale Welcomes Announcement on Chinese Exchange Rate Change
2005-051 (July 21, 2005)

Amendments to be Recommended to the Income Tax Act With Respect to the Québec Parental Insurance Plan
2005-050 (July 19, 2005)

Revised Legislative Proposals Released Relating to the Taxation of Non-Resident Trusts and Foreign Investment Entities and Other Technical Amendments to the Income Tax Act
2005-049 (July 18, 2005) - includes a backgrounder, the Legislative Proposals and Explanatory Notes to the Legislative Proposals Relating to Income Tax

Official International Reserves
2005-048 (July 6, 2005)

Notes for Remarks by the Honourable Ralph Goodale, P.C., M.P., Minister of Finance, Canada, to the Canadian Association of New York
(June 30, 2005)

Minister of Finance Announces New Bank of Canada Appointment
2005-047 (June 30, 2005)

Government Releases Consultation Paper on Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorist Financing Regime
2005-046 (June 30, 2005) - includes link to Consultation Paper

Minister of Finance Welcomes Passage of Budget Legislation
2005-045 (June 29, 2005)

Goodale Highlights Productivity and Strong Canada-U.S. Relationship in New York Speech
2005-044 (June 24, 2005)

Notes for Remarks by the Honourable Ralph Goodale, PC, MP, Minister of Finance, to the Economic Club of Toronto
(June 21, 2005)

Minister of Finance Tables Study on Government’s Economic and Fiscal Forecasting
2005-043 (June 20, 2005) - includes a letter and a link to the Review of Canadian Federal Fiscal Forecasting: Processes and Systems

Notes for Remarks by the Honourable Ralph Goodale, PC, MP, Minister of Finance, to the Halifax Chamber of Commerce
(June 14, 2005)

Goodale Calls for Canadians to Tackle Productivity Challenge
2005-042 (June 13, 2005)

Notes for Remarks by the Honourable Ralph Goodale, PC, MP, Minister of Finance for Canada, on African Development in Advance of the G-7 Meeting
(June 10, 2005)

Canada Will Assume the Presidency of the Financial Action Task Force in 2006
2005-041 (June 10, 2005) - includes a backgrounder

New Legislation Modernizes Corporate Governance for Financial Institutions
2005-040 (June 6, 2005) - includes a backgrounder

Official International Reserves
2005-039 (June 3, 2005)

Minister of Finance Announces Appointment of New Bank of Canada Director
2005-038 (May 27, 2005)

Department of Finance Launches Consultation on Private Defined Benefit Pension Plans
2005-037 (May 26, 2005) - includes backgrounders

Minister of Finance Announces Reappointment of FINTRAC Director
2005-036 (May 20, 2005)

Minister of Finance Outlines Fiscal Impact of Recent Government of Canada Initiatives
2005-035 (May 13, 2005)

Minister Goodale Announces Appointment of New CDIC President and Chief Executive Officer
2005-034 (May 9, 2005)

Bill to Authorize the Minister of Finance to Make Certain Payments Tabled Today
2005-033 (May 6, 2005) - includes the text of the Bill

Official International Reserves
2005-032 (May 4, 2005)

Notes for Remarks by the Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Finance, at the Unleashing Finance and Infrastructure for Africa Conference, Toronto, Ontario, April 25, 2005
(May 2, 2005)

Government to Proceed With Budget 2005 Corporate Tax Reduction Measures
2005-031 (April 27, 2005)

Minister Goodale Proposes Appointment of New CDIC President and CEO
2005-030 (April 21, 2005)

Statement prepared for the Development Committee of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund
2005-029 (April 17, 2005)

Statement prepared for the International Monetary and Financial Committee of the International Monetary Fund
2005-028 (April 16, 2005)

Canada and Jamaica to Encourage Low-Cost Remittance Services
2005-027 (April 14, 2005)

Canada Cancels All Debt Owed by Zambia, Honduras and Rwanda
2005-026 (April 13, 2005)

Official International Reserves
2005-025 (April 5, 2005)

IMF Report Highlights Canada’s Economic and Fiscal Performance
2005-024 (March 29, 2005)

Minister of Finance Introduces Bill Implementing Budget 2005 Measures
2005-023 (March 24, 2005) - includes the Notice of Ways and Means Motion and Explanatory Notes

Minister of Finance Tables 2005–06 Debt Management Strategy
2005-022 (March 21, 2005) - includes Debt Management Strategy Report 2005-2006

Minister of Finance Tables Notice of Ways and Means Motion to Implement Certain Budget 2005 Measures
2005-021 (March 21, 2005) - includes the Notice of Ways and Means Motion to Implement Certain Provisions of the Budget Tabled in Parliament on February 23, 2005

Minister of Finance Announces Members of Expert Panel on Equalization and Territorial Formula Financing
2005-020 (March 21, 2005) - includes a backgrounder

Minister Goodale Welcomes Commission for Africa Report
2005-019 (March 11, 2005)

Official International Reserves
2005-018 (March 3, 2005)

Notes for Remarks by The Honourable Ralph Goodale, PC, MP, Minister of Finance to La Chambre de commerce de Québec
(March 2, 2005)

Budget 2005 Delivers on Key Commitments While Reducing the Debt
2005-017 (March 2, 2005)

Notes for Remarks by The Honourable Ralph Goodale, P.C., M.P., Minister of Finance to the Empire Club of Canada and Canadian Club of Toronto
(February 25, 2005)

Budget 2005 Delivers on Key Commitments While Maintaining a Balanced Budget
2005-016 (February 25, 2005)

Budget 2005: Delivering on Commitments
2005-014 (February 23, 2005)

Budget 2005 Delivers on Canada’s Commitment to Africa
2005-015 - includes a backgrounder (February 23, 2005)

2005 Federal Budget Information
2005-013 (February 16, 2005)

Minister of Finance Announces Bank of Canada Appointments
2005-012 (February 14, 2005)

Minister of Finance Tables Legislation to Implement 10-Year Plan to Strengthen Health Care
2005-011 (February 7, 2005)

Federal Budget to be Tabled on February 23, 2005
2005-010 (February 3, 2005)

Official International Reserves
2005-009 (February 3, 2005)

Canada Proposes 100 Per Cent Debt Relief for World’s Poorest Countries
2005-008 (February 2, 2005) - includes backgrounders (Beyond HIPC and Canada's Aid to Africa)

Government of Canada Reaches Offshore Agreement With Newfoundland and Labrador
2005-007 (January 28, 2005) - includes a backgrounder.

Government of Canada Reaches Offshore Agreement with Nova Scotia
2005-006 (January 28, 2005) - includes a backgrounder.

Opening Remarks by Paul Boothe, G-7 Deputy of Canada, on Behalf of the Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Finance of Canada, at the Commission for Africa Meeting, Cape Town, South Africa
(January 17, 2005)

Canada Cancels All Debt Owed by Madagascar
2005-005 (January 17, 2005)

Government of Canada Announces Increased Funding to Support the Global Polio Eradication Initiative
2005-004 (January 17, 2005) - includes a backgrounder and link to the Canadian International Development Agency Web site (Four Canadian citizens honoured for efforts in global fight against polio).

Statement From the Honourable Ralph Goodale and the Honourable John Efford with Respect to the Atlantic Accord on Offshore Revenues in Newfoundland and Labrador
2005-003 (January 6, 2005)

Official International Reserves
2005-002 (January 6, 2005)

Government Assists Canadians to Contribute to Tsunami Relief Efforts
2005-001 (January 2, 2005) - includes a link to CIDA Backgrounder