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2011 Budgets

Provided below are highlights of the 2011-2012 federal, provincial and territorial budgets:

Canada

Federal Finance Minister James M. Flaherty presented the 2011 federal budget on June 6, 2011.

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Federal Finance Minister James M. Flaherty presented the 2011 federal budget on March 22, 2011.

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Northwest Territories 2011-2012 budget highlights

On February 3, 2011, Northwest Territories Finance Minister J. Michael Miltenberger tabled the territory’s 2011-2012 budget. Here are some of the highlights:

  • An operating surplus of $17 million is projected for 2011-2012
  • The territory’s economy is forecast to grow by 1.2% in 2011-2012
  • No new taxes are introduced
  • Effective April 1, 2011, property tax rates, tobacco tax rates, liquor mark-ups and a number of fees will be adjusted to reflect inflation since their last increase
  • The government is considering the introduction of a carbon tax and a hotel tax. Further research and consultation would be required before a decision is made in this regard.

Yukon 2011-2012 budget highlights

On February 3, 2011, Yukon Premier and Finance Minister Dennis Fentie tabled Yukon’s 2011-2012 budget. Here are some of the highlights:

  • A surplus of $38.5 million is projected for 2011-2012
  • No new taxes are introduced
  • Yukon continues to have no territorial sales tax and no payroll taxes
  • The premier highlighted the increase to Yukon’s small business deduction limit from $400,000 to $500,000, which took effect January 1, 2011. The small business tax rate stands at 4%.

British Columbia

British Columbia Finance Minister Colin Hansen presented the 2011 budget on February 15, 2011.

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Alberta

Lloyd Snelgrove, Minister of Finance and Enterprise and President of the Treasury Board, presented the Alberta government’s 2011-2012 budget on February 24, 2011.

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Nunavut

On March 1, 2011, Nunavut Finance Minister Keith Peterson presented the territory’s 2011-2012 budget. He described the budget as an investment to support the priorities set out in Tamapta, the government’s long-term vision for a healthy economy in which people and businesses actively participate and create value. Here are some of the budget highlights:

  • A $50 million budgetary deficit is projected for 2011-2012
  • The overall fiscal position is stable and continues to depend heavily on federal funding
  • Total revenues are expected to increase by 7% and spending is expected to decrease by 2.5% from the previous year
  • No new taxes are introduced
  • The territory’s economy is forecast to grow in the near term at about 3% per year until 2015, due largely to steady growth in both the mining and public sectors

Quebec

Quebec Minister of Finance, M. Raymond Bachand presented the 2011-2012 budget on March 17, 2011.

2011 Quebec budget highlights Read a summary of Quebec budget highlights from Deloitte's tax professionals.

New Brunswick

On March 22, 2011, New Brunswick Finance Minister Blaine Higgs tabled the province’s 2011-2012 budget. 

2011 New Brunswick budget highlights Read a summary of New Brunswick budget highlights from Deloitte's tax professionals.

Saskatchewan

On March 23, 2011, Finance Minister Ken Krawetz presented the Saskatchewan government’s 2011 budget.

 2011 Saskatchewan budget highlights Read a summary of Saskatchewan budget highlights from Deloitte's tax professionals.

Ontario

On March 29, 2011, Ontario’s Minister of Finance, Dwight Duncan, presented the 2011 provincial budget.

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Nova Scotia

The Nova Scotia Minister of Finance, the Hon. Graham Steele, presented the government's 2011 budget on April 5, 2011.

2011 Nova Scotia highlights Read a summary of Nova Scotia budget highlights from Deloitte's tax professionals.

Prince Edward Island

On April 6, 2011, Prince Edward Island's Minister of Finance, Wesley Sheridan, presented the 2011-2012 provincial budget .

2011 Prince Edward Island budget highlights Read a summary of Prince Edward Island budget highlights from Deloitte's tax professionals.

Manitoba

On April 12, 2011, Finance Minister Rosann Wowchuk presented the 2011 Manitoba budget.

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Newfoundland and Labrador

On April 19, 2011, Finance Minister the Hon. Tom Marshall presented the 2011 provincial budget.

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