The Canadian Press

2015-09-14 | Ottawa Surplus

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Instead of the expected two-billion dollar shortfall, the federal government posted a surprise 1.9-billion surplus in 2014-15. As Canadian Press reporter Dawn Kelly explains, that brought the country's books back into balance a year earlier than expected. (Prime Minister Harper issued a statement crediting careful economic stewardship for guiding the budget to balance a year ahead of schedule.)

Date: 2015-09-14
Placeline: Undated.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 17 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << the finance department says the 3.9 billion dollar swing from the expected shortfall to Surplus was largely due to higher revenue from personal and corporate income taxes the report also found expenditures were lower program spending was eight hundred million dollars lower than forecast >>