Highlights of the federal government’s fiscal update
Freeland budget is borrowing, taxing, tax breaks and rolling out the money for businesses and families.
Promised 25% wireless rate cut is on top of recent reductions: Bains
Rate reductions mandated to achieve over the next two years will be measured starting after the Oct. 21 election.
Government of Canada challenging small businesses to innovate
Asked to develop solutions for Canada Border Services Agency and other departments.
Feds could tell you when to drive if carbon price law stands, court told
Ontario’s challenge to the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act is about which level of government has the power to deal with the climate change problem.
Sophisticated phishing scams putting secrets at risk, Foreign Affairs says
Department plans to hire a company to test employees with phoney phishing messages.
Federal Liberals aim to add personal leave days as Ontario cuts them back
The change is part of a sweeping set of proposed Canada Labour Code amendments.
Manitoba wary of federal offer to help fund replacement for Greyhound buses
Greyhound announced in July that it would end service on all but one of its routes in western Canada.
Failure to report Canadian privacy breaches could mean big fines after Nov. 1
Some argue the new rules don’t go far enough, and the Office of the Privacy Commissioner needs enforcement powers.
Court rejects secrecy bid in court case over alleged spying on activists
A case dealing with whether Canada’s spy agency overstepped the law in monitoring environmental activists will be open to the public.
Ottawa to run bigger than expected deficits over coming years
Feds are on pace to post a $19.4-billion deficit in 2018-19, $1.3 billion higher than the projection in last February’s budget.
Liberals look to meet increased youth green jobs promise
The jobs are being defined as those that help reduce energy consumption, limit GHGs and minimize pollution.
Senators defy Trudeau, propose amendments to federal budget bill
Senators have voted 46-32 to delete a so-called escalator tax on booze from the federal government’s budget.
Liberals seeking ways to change youth employment programs
Review will be designed to better target young Canadians who need the most help to get into the changing labour market.
Liberals face Senate showdown over infrastructure bank plan
Independent senator says the government has yet to fully answer questions about the so-called infrastructure bank.
Ottawa won’t impose national threshold for electric car purchases
22-member panel to come up with options for addressing barriers to zero-emission vehicles.