Tactix 2014 Budget Page

Your #1 Source for all things Budget 2014!

As always, Tactix is striving to bring our clients and friends of the firm the best insight and analysis on the events of the day in Ottawa. We have created this page to focus on 2014 Federal Budget.

Budgets are all about choices. Choosing how billions of dollars of revenue should be allocated amongst the thousands of interests competing for those dollars. Choosing to balance the books or deciding that deficit financing is more prudent. Choosing how a government wishes to be defined by the electorate. These are choices that all Prime Ministers and Finance Ministers face when putting the finishing touches on a budget. The choices made by Prime Minister Harper andFinance Minister Flaherty are revealed in Budget 2014. Choosing to deliver a budget when Charles Hamelin, Alex Bilodeau and the Dufour-Lapointe sisters are owning the podium and Canada’s women’s and men’s Olympic hockey teams are grabbing the attention of millions more Canadians speaks volumes about the government’s intentions. Budget 2014 is about setting the stage for the critical pre-election budget in 2015. The Conservative government’s core governing theme has consistently been that they are the best economic managers on offer in Ottawa. It is absolutely vital to their 2015 re-election strategy that they rid themselves of the last vestiges of the severe economic downturn of 2008-09 and return the federal government’s books to the black. Budget 2014 confirms that they are firmly on track to achieving this overriding political objective.

Throughout the day, we will be continually adding messages from key stakeholders, headlines, new news releases and other documents relating to the 2014 Budget

The Tactix Budget 2014 Analysis. (more…)

So what are people saying about EAP 2014?

The following releases are from the GoC:Budget 2014 Website

News Release:
Minister of Finance Confirms Return to Balanced Budgets in 2015

The Road to Balance: EAP 2014

Budget in Brief

Budget Speech


Live Blog of Budget 2014

CTV Initial Budget Analysis

Tories focus on cutting deficit in latest budget

13 must-know items from the 2014 budget

Gov to thwart suspended Senators pensions


Conservative do-nothing budget fails to meet the needs of Canadian families

Budget 2014 Must Focus on Growth and the Middle Class

FEBRUARY 10, 2014OTTAWA – After years of failed Conservative promises, it is time for stronger leadership on the economy and to create growth for the middle class, said […] More »

Harper’s Olympic Budget falls well short of the podium
Media Release | 11-Feb-2014

Morning Media Links on the 2014 Budget

CBC News: 6 Promises Canadians Could See

The National Post: “Here’s to a Do-Nothing Budget”-Gregory Thomas

Globe and Mail: Provinces Fear a Federal Budget Bait-and-Switch on Job Training

Globe and Mail: Flaherty’s Fiscal Update is Testament to the Incredible Shrinking Government

The Toronto Star: The Federal Budget Just Another Day in the Office for the Tories

House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance

The Future We Want: Recommendations for the 2014 Budget

Pre-Budget Submissions

Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada

Automotive Industries Association of Canada

Railway Association of Canada

Canadian Federation of Agriculture

Canadian Energy Pipeline Association

2013 Publications

Federal Budget 2013

Speech from the Throne 2013