Archived - 2008 News Releases


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Canada's Government Provides Individuals, Families and Businesses Important New Tax Relief for 2009
2008-115 (December 31, 2008)

Government Announces 2009 Automobile Deduction Limits and Expense Benefit Rates for Business
2008-114 (December 30, 2008)

Government of Canada Rewards Sacrifice, Encourages Excellence by Broadening Amateur Athlete Trusts
2008-113 (December 29, 2008)

Minister of Finance Welcomes Approval of ABCP Restructuring Plan
2008-112 (December 26, 2008)

Release of the Fiscal Monitor
2008-111 (December 23, 2008)

Government Welcomes National Availability of Registered Disability Savings Plans and Extends Deadline for Establishing a Plan and Applying for the 2008 Grant and Bond
2008-110 (December 23, 2008)

Government Confirms Partnership of Alberta Government in Support for ABCP Plan
2008-109 (December 19, 2008)

Governments agree to support restructuring of non-bank sponsored Asset-Backed Commercial Paper
2008-108 (December 19, 2008)

Minister of Finance Announces Formation of Economic Advisory Council - Including Biographical Notes
2008-107 (December 18, 2008)

Updated Survey of Private Sector Economic Forecasts
2008-106 (December 17, 2008)

Canada's Finance Ministers Discuss Budget Priorities
2008-105 (December 17, 2008)

Canada's Global Competitiveness Aided by Entry Into Force of Updated Canada-United States Income Tax Treaty
2008-104 (December 15, 2008)

Government Launches National Consultation on Budget Actions to Protect Canada's Economy
2008-103 (December 11, 2008)

Minister of Finance Receives Report From the Advisory Panel on Canada's System of International Taxation
2008-102 (December 10, 2008)

Department of Finance Launches Consultations on International Aid
2008-101 (December 5, 2008)

Government of Canada Releases Explanatory Notes for Tax Improvements Tabled on November 28, 2008
2008-100 (December 4, 2008)

Official International Reserves
2008-099 (December 3, 2008)

Minister of Finance Releases Report on Management of Canada's Foreign Reserves
2008-098 (December 2, 2008) – includes a Report on Management of Canada's Foreign Reserves

Government to Table its Fourth Budget on January 27, 2009
2008-097 (November 30, 2008)

Government of Canada Moves Quickly on Seniors' Tax Relief and Other Outstanding Measures
2008-096 (November 28, 2008)

Release of The Fiscal Monitor
2008-094 (November 27, 2008)

Government of Canada Maintains Strong and Responsible Economic Leadership
2008-095 (November 27, 2008)

Letter from the Minister of Finance to Financial Institutions Regarding Registered Retirement Income Funds
2008-093 (November 20, 2008)

Government of Canada Holds Employment Insurance Premium Rate at Lowest Level in 15 Years
2008-092 (November 14, 2008)

"Boring" Canada's Financial Tips for the World
2008-091 (November 13, 2008)

Government of Canada Announces Additional Support for Canadian Credit Markets
2008-090 (November 12, 2008) – includes a Backgrounder

Terms of Canadian Lenders Assurance Facility
Issued with News Release 2008-090

Government of Canada Moves to Implement Proposed Amendments to the Functional Currency Tax Reporting Rules
2008-089 (November 10, 2008)

Meeting of Ministers and Governors
2008-088 (8-9 November, 2008)

2008 15th APEC Finance Ministers' Meeting
2008-087 (November 7, 2008)

Official International Reserves
2008-086 (November 5, 2008)

Canada's Finance Ministers Meet to Discuss Global Financial Crisis
2008-085 (November 3, 2008)

Speech by the Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, to a Joint Meeting of the Empire Club of Canada and the Canadian Club of Toronto
(October 30, 2008)

Government of Canada Extends the Functional Currency Election Deadline
2008-084 (October 29, 2008)

Government of Canada Agrees to Extend the Canadian Lenders Assurance Facility to Caisse centrale Desjardins
2008-083 (October 27, 2008)

Statement of G7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors
2008-082 (October 27, 2008)

Speech by the Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, to the Niagara Falls Chamber of Commerce
(October 24, 2008)

Release of The Fiscal Monitor
2008-081 (October 24, 2008) – includes a link to the August 2008 Fiscal Monitor

Canadian Lenders Assurance Facility
Issued with News Release 2008-080 (October 23, 2008)

Government of Canada Strengthens Canadian Advantage in Credit Markets
2008-080 (October 23, 2008)

Statement by Minister of Finance on Implementation of G7 Plan of Action
2008-079 (October 13, 2008)

Statement Prepared for the Development Committee of the Boards of Governors of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund
2008-078 (October 12, 2008)

Statement Prepared for the International Monetary and Financial Committee of the Board of Governors of the International Monetary Fund
2008-077 (October 11, 2008)

G-7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Plan of Action
2008-076 (October 10, 2008)

Government of Canada Responds to Global Financial Turmoil With Support for Canadian Credit Markets
2008-075 (October 10, 2008)

Statement by the Minister of Finance on the Upcoming G7 Meeting
2008-074 (October 8, 2008)

Canada Savings Bonds and Canada Premium Bonds Rates Announced
2008-073 (October 7, 2008)

Statement by the Minister of Finance on the Unfolding Global Market Turmoil
2008-072 (October 6, 2008)

Official International Reserves
2008-071 (October 3, 2008)

Release of the Annual Financial Report and Fiscal Reference Tables
2008-070 (September 29, 2008)

Release of The Fiscal Monitor
2008-069 (September 26, 2008)

Statement by G-7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors on Global Financial Market Turmoil
2008-068 (September 22, 2008)

Minister of Finance Supports Temporary Ban on Short Selling of Canadian Financial Stocks
2008-067 (September 19, 2008)

Minister of Finance Welcomes Supreme Court of Canada's Decision on Asset-Backed Commercial Paper Restructuring
2008-066 (September 19, 2008)

Minister of Finance Issues Statement on Global Market Developments
2008-065 (September 17, 2008)

Minister of Finance Announces Appointment of New Chairman of the Canada Development Investment Corporation
2008-064 (September 5, 2008) – includes a link to Biographical Notes

Minister of Finance Announces Appointment of New Directors to Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation
2008-063 (September 5, 2008) – includes a link to Biographical Notes

Minister of Finance Appoints New Chair and New Director to Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
2008-062 (September 5, 2008) – includes a link to Biographical Notes

Official International Reserves
2008-061 (September 4, 2008)

Minister of Finance Emphasizes Sound Canadian Fundamentals During Global Economic Uncertainty
2008-060 (August 29, 2008) – includes a Backgrounder

Release of The Fiscal Monitor
2008-059 (August 22, 2008) – includes a link to the June 2008 Fiscal Monitor

Minister of Finance Welcomes Court Decision on Asset-Backed Commercial Paper Restructuring
2008-058 (August 18, 2008)

Official International Reserves
2008-057 (August 6, 2008)

Government of Canada Takes Further Steps to Strengthen Housing Market
2008-056 (August 1, 2008) – includes a Backgrounder

Release of the Fiscal Monitor
2008-055 (July 25, 2008) – includes a link to the April and May 2008 Fiscal Monitor

Speech by the Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, to the Calgary Chamber of Commerce
(July 16, 2008)

Government of Canada Moves to Implement Outstanding Tax Measures
2008-054 (July 14, 2008) – includes a link to the Legislation and Explanatory Notes

Governments of Canada and Nova Scotia Resolve Crown Share Adjustment Payments
2008-053 (July 13, 2008) – includes Backgrounder, Agreement and Recommendations, Updated: includes Report of the Panel

Canada Supports U.S. Technical Explanation of the Fifth Protocol to the Canada-United States Income Tax Convention
2008-052 (July 10, 2008)

Government of Canada Moves to Protect, Strengthen Canadian Housing Market
2008-051 (July 09, 2008) – includes a Backgrounder

Official International Reserves
2008-050 (July 4, 2008)

New Rules for Designated Stock Exchanges Offer More Choice, Lower Tax Barriers for Canadians
2008-049 (July 2, 2008) – includes a Backgrounder

Government of Canada Eases Tax Compliance Burden for Internationally-Engaged Canadian Businesses
2008-048 (June 27, 2008) – includes a link to Annex

Speech by the Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, to the Canadian Chamber of Commerce
(June 25, 2008)

Government of Canada's Strengthened Anti-Money-Laundering and Anti-Terrorist-Financing Regulations Come Into Force
2008-047 (June 23, 2008)

Government Acts to Strengthen Canadian Economic Fundamentals
2008-046 (June 18, 2008)

OECD Economic Prescription Accords With Advantage Canada
2008-045 (June 11, 2008)

Speech by the Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, to the International Economic Forum of the Americas/Conference of Montreal
(June 9, 2008)

Providing Responsible Leadership in a Period of Global Economic Uncertainty
2008-044 (June 09, 2008)

Minister of Finance Welcomes Court Approval of Asset-Backed Commercial Paper Restructuring
2008-043 (June 5, 2008)

Official International Reserves
2008-042 (June 4, 2008)

Government of Canada Improves Transparency of Principal Protected Notes
2008-041 (June 2, 2008) – Includes a link to the Principal Protected Notes (PPN) Regulations


Finance Ministers Discuss Progress in Implementing Advantage Canada
2008-040 (May 30, 2008)

Release of The Fiscal Monitor
2008-039 (May 23, 2008) – Includes a link to The Fiscal Monitor

Canada Acting to Improve the Regime for Donations of Medicines to the Developing World
2008-038 (May 16, 2008) – includes a link to the Legislation and Explanatory Notes

Speech by the Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, to the Economic Club of Toronto
(May 12, 2008)

Speech by the Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, at the International Conference on Financial Education
(May 08, 2008)

Improvements to Life Income Funds Give Canadians More Financial Flexibility
2008-037 (May 8, 2008) – includes links to the Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement, Regulatory Changes Related to Federally Regulated Life Income Funds and Locked-in Registered Retirement Savings Plans, Effective May 8,2008, Questions and Answers and Regulations Amending the Pension Benefits Standards Regulations, 198

Official International Reserves
2008-036 (May 5, 2008)

Release of The Fiscal Monitor
2008-035 (April 28, 2008) – includes a link to the February 2008 Fiscal Monitor

Minister of Finance Welcomes Vote on Asset-Backed Commercial Paper Workout
2008-034 April 25, 2008

Speech by the Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, to the Canadian Association of New York
(April 23, 2008)

Minister of Finance Announces Appointment to Bank of Canada Board of Directors
2008-033 (April 15, 2008) – includes a link to Biographical Notes

Speech by the Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, at a conference entitled "Business Tax Reform in Canada: The Unfinished Agenda" organized by the C.D. Howe Institute
(April 10, 2008)

Official International Reserves
2008-032 (April 3, 2008)

Minister of Finance Tables Annual Reports on Canada's Participation in IMF, World Bank and EBRD
2008-031 (March 31, 2008) – includes a link to Canada at the IMF and World Bank - 2007; Report on Operations Under the Bretton Woods and Related Agreements Act and to Canada at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development - 2007; Report on Operations Under the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Ag

Release of The Fiscal Monitor
2008-030 (March 28, 2008) – includes a link to the January 2008 Fiscal Monitor

Minister of Finance Issues Statement on Restructuring Proposal for Asset-Backed Commercial Paper
2008-029 (March 17, 2008)

Minister Flaherty Tables Legislation to Implement Budget 2008 Measures and Protect Canada's Fiscal Framework
2008-028 (March 14, 2008)

Federal Government Moves to Strengthen Canada's Tax Advantage and Protect the Fiscal Framework
2008-027 (March 11, 2008) – includes a link to the Notice of Ways and Means Motion To Implement Certain Provisions of the Budget Tabled in Parliament on February 26, 2008 and To Enact Provisions To Preserve the Fiscal Plan Set Out in that Budget Budget Implementation, 2008

Government of Canada Announces Technical Changes to the Income Tax Treatment of Gains and Losses on Debt Denominated in a Foreign Currency
2008-026 (March 7, 2008)

Funding for Manitoba Announced Under Community Development Trust
2008-025 (March 06, 2008)

Official International Reserves
2008-024 (March 5, 2008)

Canada Makes Progress in Combatting Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing
2008-023 (February 29, 2008)

Speech by the Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, to the Empire Club of Canada and the Canadian Club of Toronto
(February 27, 2008)

Release of The Fiscal Monitor
2008-022 (February 26, 2008) – includes a link to the December 2007 issue Fiscal Monitor

Budget 2008: Responsible Leadership for Uncertain Times
2008-021 (February 26, 2008)

IMF Reports Canada Well Positioned to Weather Economic Challenges
2008-020 (February 25, 2008)

Minister of Finance Announces Bank of Canada Appointments
2008-019 (le 21 février 2008) – includes a link to Biographical Notes

Government of Canada Appoints Expert Panel to Review Securities Regulation
2008-018 (February 21, 2008) – includes links to Biographical Notes and Terms of Reference of Third-Party Expert Panel on Securities Regulation

Minister Flaherty Announces Appointment of New Director to the Canada Development Investment Corporation
2008-017 (February 20, 2008)

Minister of Finance Appoints Two New Directors to Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
2008-016 (February 19, 2008)

Government of Canada Releases Annual Tax Expenditures and Evaluations Report
2008-015 (February 19th, 2008) – includes a link to the Annual Tax Expenditures and Evaluations Report

Minister of Finance Opens Egmont Secretariat Headquarters in Toronto
2008-014 (February 15, 2008) – includes a Backgrounder

Government of Canada Expands Its Anti-Money-Laundering and Anti-Terrorist-Financing Regime
2008-013 (February 14, 2008)

Minister of Finance Welcomes Strong IMF Endorsement of Canada's Financial Sector
2008-012 (February 13, 2008) – includes a Backgrounder

Government to Table its Third Budget on February 26, 2008
2008-011 (February 11, 2008)

Legislation to Speed Up Support to Vulnerable Communities Receives Unanimous Consent in Parliament
2008-010 (February 5, 2008)

Official International Reserves
2008-009 (February 5, 2008)

Minister of Finance Welcomes Further Progress on Restructuring of Asset-Backed Commercial Paper
2008-008 (February 4, 2008)

Minister of Finance Announces Two Appointments to the Canadian International Trade Tribunal
2008-007 (February 4, 2008) – includes a link to Biographical Notes

Speech by the Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, at the conference entitled "The Hollowing Out and Transformation of Corporate Canada: Myth or Reality?" organized by The Conference Board of Canada
(January 28, 2008)

Release of The Fiscal Monitor
2008-006 (January 25, 2008)

Speech by the Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, to the Canadian Business Council
(January 23, 2008)

Government of Canada Provides Flexibility for Canadian Businesses Claiming Investment Tax Credits
2008-005 (January 21, 2008)

Minister Flaherty Launches Online Budget Consultations
2008-004 (January 14, 2008) – includes Online Pre-Budget Consultations for Budget 2008

Government of Canada Confirms Increased Support for Canada's Health System
2008-003 (January 10, 2008) – includes a link to the Canada Health Transfer (CHT) table.

Government of Canada Confirms Membership of Panel on Crown Share Adjustment Payments
2008-002 (January 9, 2008) – includes links to Panel on Crown Share Adjustment Payments Backgrounder and Biographical Information

Official International Reserves
2008-001 (January 4, 2008)