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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