22 Total Quotes

Ralph Goodale Quotes

We launched consultations because of our concern about how the increased use of this type of business vehicle may affect economic growth, ... We have a viable and productive corporate sector that invests, creates jobs and contributes its fair share of tax. I want to make sure that government tax revenues are appropriately safeguarded, but even more importantly I want strong and vibrant Canadian enterprises of all sizes in all sectors contributing to a dynamic and growing economy.
Ralph Goodale
#Business

One will focus on greater transparency... the second will focus on energy efficiency and energy conservation... and the third component will be to provide income assistance to the most vulnerable Canadians.
Ralph Goodale
#Efficiency

We intend to see that benefit redirected to consumers, to Canadians, ... We are at the moment considering the options we have available.
Ralph Goodale
#Benefit

if the time is available (for a budget), I will no doubt make use of that time.
Ralph Goodale
#Doubt

In the meantime, the Government will proceed with its review of Canada's existing legislation that governs the financial services sector. This review will deliver tangible improvements for consumer protection, streamline regulation and create opportunities for our financial sector.
Ralph Goodale
#Government

If the time is available, I will no doubt make use of the time (to introduce a budget),
Ralph Goodale
#Doubt

If Parliament should ultimately defeat these measures, then whoever did so would have to take responsibility for raising taxes on Canadians,
Ralph Goodale
#Defeat

We really cannot trust these people,
Ralph Goodale
#People

the most vulnerable in society.
Ralph Goodale
#Society

We are pleased to fund research in this area as fundamental climate conditions have a significant impact on Saskatchewan crops, ... In light of the recent weather conditions, the loss at the farm gate and cost to taxpayers is validation of how critical this research is to our community.
Ralph Goodale
#Climate

In this Year of the Veteran we are recognizing the contributions made by the women and men who have served Canada in uniform, ... It is also fitting that we recognize the contributions made on the Canadian home front, one of which was the Victory Loan Program and the purchase of Victory Bonds.
Ralph Goodale
#Men

affected hundreds of thousands of ordinary Canadians who have invested in mutual funds that invest in income trusts.
Ralph Goodale
#Income

The opposition will do whatever the opposition does but this government is standing not only on its record, but its agenda on its future, and I am more than happy to take that agenda to Canadians if necessary,
Ralph Goodale
#Government

In fact, I think our focus would need to be in the opposite direction, ... the first step in an ongoing plan.
Ralph Goodale
#Direction

It became quite obvious that the opposition's intention was to prevent the publication of a budget in February, and therefore I felt I had an obligation to Canadians not just to provide the bare bones of statistics, but in fact to give a greater indication of how the flexibility would be used,
Ralph Goodale
#Intention

higher projected corporate and personal income tax receipts and lower public debt charges.
Ralph Goodale
#Debt

It is not about tax breaks for the wealthy. With the greatest respect, partisan sloganeering, to that effect, really insults the intelligence of Canadians.
Ralph Goodale
#Insults

It was a meeting that reflected very well, with a lot of pride, on the accomplishments of a successful administration. What we inherited in 1993, to what we turn over now in 2006 ... we can take a lot of pride.
Ralph Goodale
#Pride

This is an issue that the caucus asked the government to consider, so we're examining that as something we may want to consider during the course of the fall.
Ralph Goodale
#Government

This is an issue that the caucus asked the government to consider,
Ralph Goodale
#Government

Over the next five years, Canada's current tax-rate advantage vis-a-vis the United States will be almost totally eroded,
Ralph Goodale
#United States

The tax-reduction plan . . . is a job-creation initiative that I hope (NDP Leader Jack) Layton would be able to support,
Ralph Goodale
#Creation