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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Senate approves bill on wage subsidy, disability payments for COVID-19
Bill C-20 passed on a voice vote without changes
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
Feds invest $4.28B to expand testing and contact tracing
The federal government will also provide $7.5 billion towards personal protective equipment
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
Ont govt. delivers up to $4B to support municipalities and transit
Details on specific allocations will be provided in the coming weeks
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
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”
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
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.
[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.
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.