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News Government General
October 14, 2020  

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.

News Government General
October 6, 2020  

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.

News Government General
October 5, 2020  

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.

News Manufacturing General
September 21, 2020  

COVID-19 industry leadership honours: The recap

10 awards recognized everything from excellence in PPE production to tech that detects the corona virus.

News Government General
September 20, 2020  

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.

News Government General
September 18, 2020  

Federal pay equity commissioner reappointed, but new law not in force

On average in Canada, women earn 12% less than men

News Government General
September 18, 2020  

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

News Government General
August 13, 2020  

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

News Government General
August 11, 2020  

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

News Government General
August 10, 2020  

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

News Government General
August 10, 2020  

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

News Government General
August 6, 2020  

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

News Government General
August 5, 2020  

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

News Government General
August 4, 2020  

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

News Energy General
August 4, 2020  

Alberta, Ottawa sign deal that reduces oilsands environmental monitoring

The monitoring program funds research by outside organizations as well as government scientists

News Government General
July 30, 2020  

Tam says feds, experts discussing COVID-19 vaccine orders amid concerns of delay

Tam was addressing concerns that Canadians will have to get in line behind other countries to wait for the COVID-19 vaccine

News Metals Minerals General
July 29, 2020  

Feds invest $98M for the minerals and metals sector

The feds are supporting the Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals program and the Targeted Geoscience Initiative

News Government General
July 29, 2020  

Canada urged to avoid ‘vaccine nationalism’ in race for COVID-19 cure

One senator and some health-care professionals are asking why Ottawa is delaying a decision on the $35-million pitch by Providence Therapeutics

News Government Transportation General
July 29, 2020  

Quebec shipyard late on delivering icebreakers after pushing feds on purchase

Ottawa agreed to purchase the three used civilian icebreakers at a total cost of at least $827 million from Chantier Davie in August 2018

News Government General
July 29, 2020  

WE sponsored travel for donors not the norm for other charities: experts

Morneau told the House of Commons finance committee last week he had freshly repaid WE Charity more than $41,000

News Government General
July 28, 2020  

Canada’s Ocean Supercluster announces $29M Ocean Aware project

Ocean Supercluster will provide $13.74 million in funding for the project, with $15.7M in funding coming from industry partners

News Government General
July 28, 2020  

Senate approves bill on wage subsidy, disability payments for COVID-19

Bill C-20 passed on a voice vote without changes

News Government General
July 28, 2020  

Kielburgers to testify at Commons committee over student program

Trudeau and his top aide, chief of staff Katie Telford, are scheduled to testify July 30 about the program and deal with WE

News Government General
July 28, 2020  

Feds invest $4.28B to expand testing and contact tracing

The federal government will also provide $7.5 billion towards personal protective equipment

News Energy General
July 28, 2020  

Feds invest $5.1M in net-zero energy community in London, Ont.

The objective of this project is to successfully construct Canada’s first large-scale, fully integrated, net-zero energy community using renewable energy and other innovations

News Government Transportation General
July 28, 2020  

Ont govt. delivers up to $4B to support municipalities and transit

Details on specific allocations will be provided in the coming weeks

News Government General
July 27, 2020  

Health experts tell Ottawa to hurry domestic vaccine funding amid China delays

The federal government has created a $600-million fund to support vaccine clinical trials and manufacturing inside Canada

News General
July 27, 2020  

Senator urges Ottawa to support Canadian vaccine company awaiting funding

Sen. Doug Black said, “I’m not criticizing anybody. But I will be criticizing people if they don’t see this an opportunity to potentially protect Canadians”

News Government General
July 13, 2020  

With debt, deficit numbers out, experts say Liberals need plan for growth

Late last year, the government forecast this year’s deficit at $28.1 billion. Now that figure is at $343.2 billion

News Government Economy
July 9, 2020  

Feds promise to focus on people most hurt economically by COVID

Businesses owned by women, racialized Canadians more likely to report drops in orders and clients.

News Government General
July 7, 2020  

[UPDATE] Trudeau skipping USMCA meeting with Trump, Lopez Obrador

Mexican leader is travelling to DC in part to celebrate the entry-into-force of the new North American free-trade deal.

News Government General
July 7, 2020  

Bob Rae named new Canadian ambassador to the UN

Succeeds Marc-Andre Blanchard following Canada’s unsuccessful effort to win a seat at the UN Security Council.