Watchdog to monitor how CRA handles COVID stressed taxpayers
Agency shifts back to tax-collection mode after months of focusing on doling out emergency aid.
Feds top up COVID relief fund with $600M to help SMEs
The announcement brings total support through the Regional Relief and Recovery Fund to more than $1.5 billion.
Chance to prevent COVID resurgence ‘narrows with each day: Tam
Comments came as Quebec and Ontario continued moving toward harsher restrictions amid surging daily case counts.
COVID-19 industry leadership honours: The recap
10 awards recognized everything from excellence in PPE production to tech that detects the corona virus.
Billions more for health care likely to top premiers’ throne speech wish list
This year’s transfer is almost $42 billion under an arrangement that sees it increase by at least 3% each year.
Federal pay equity commissioner reappointed, but new law not in force
On average in Canada, women earn 12% less than men
Design of post-CERB benefits could change as pandemic shifts: minister
The Liberals unveiled the $37-billion package of three benefits and easier access to employment insurance last month as a replacement
Chicken, eggs both go first as feds roll out COVID-19 food surplus program
The $50-million surplus food program was announced by the Liberal government earlier this year
Ministers, top public servant to be grilled by committee on WE affair
The House of Commons ethics committee is conducting a review of existing safeguards in place to prevent conflicts of interest
Liberals turn over thousands of pages on WE decision
The Liberals handed more than 5,000 pages about the decision to the committee over the weekend
Ottawa sets minimum unemployment rate at 13.1% for EI calculation
In regions with a higher unemployment rate, benefits will be calculated using the actual rate for that region
Opposition hoping for answers in government documents about WE Charity deal
The feds have until Aug. 8 to table with the Commons finance committee all documents related to the now-cancelled agreement
WE controversy takes bite out of Trudeau, Liberal popularity: Poll
49% said that if Trudeau is found to have broken the ethics law a third time, there should be an election to decide if he is fit to continue serving as PM
Businesses could qualify for one more month of rent relief as program extended
About $613 million has been paid out to 63,000 tenants as of July 30
Alberta, Ottawa sign deal that reduces oilsands environmental monitoring
The monitoring program funds research by outside organizations as well as government scientists