Highlights of the federal government’s fiscal update
Freeland budget is borrowing, taxing, tax breaks and rolling out the money for businesses and families.
Spending too little worse than spending too much: Freeland
Federal government’s record deficit is more than $381 billion but she calls it affordable, given low interest rates.
Freeland to deliver update on federal finances, economic outlook
Look for a full accounting of pandemic spending so far, and the depth of this year’s deficit.
Senators set to question Freeland on rent relief, business aid bill
C-9 would extend the federal wage subsidy until next summer, cancelling a previously planned reduction.
Freeland grilled over cost of pandemic aid, House fast-tracks rent relief bill
Finance minister refused to provide any new numbers about the size of this year’s deficit.
Bill introduced to provide businesses with direct access to rent relief
Would also extend the federal emergency wage subsidy until June 2021.
Freeland says aid needed as central bank targets 2022 for recovery
Unprecedented amounts spent in record time to limit the economic damage wrought by COVID-19.
As Freeland takes finance job, crisis will dictate spending plans: experts
Talks about going green, equitable and inclusive growth; suggests the Liberals plan to double down on their existing approach.
Cabinet glass ceiling shattered as Freeland named finance minister
Solid reputation both inside and outside of cabinet, first in international trade, then foreign affairs.
Canada plans $3.6B in retaliatory tariffs on U.S. in aluminium dispute
Freeland says the tariffs will match dollar-for-dollar the costs of the planned 10% import tariff on Canadian raw aluminum that will apply starting Aug. 16
Increased border traffic likely as Canada, US economies reopen: Freeland
Discussions about when and how to begin easing those restrictions between Canada, the US and provinces are ongoing.
Canada-US ties get ‘constant gardening’ to protect supply lines: Freeland [UPDATED]
Ensuring vital trade lifelines that go in both directions remain unhindered.
Canada ordering more medical supplies, boosting production at home: PM
More than 230 million surgical masks and 75 million N95 respirator masks ordered.
Large business, non profits, charities eligible for wage subsidy: Trudeau
Available to employers that can show their revenues have fallen by at least 30% due to COVID-19.
Deputy prime minister asks Opposition not to delay new NAFTA deal
Freeland’s letter an effort to build on common ground as Liberals deal with their minority government status.
Freeland in a divided Washington for new NAFTA talks with US and Mexico
Americans want to make sure those changes to Mexican labour standards have teeth.
Kenney, Freeland meet in Edmonton to find common ground
Alberta premier wants a firm guarantee on completion of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion by a fixed date.
Slow economic growth bad for Canada’s foreign policy goals: experts
International ranking in a series of global surveys has continued to decline.
Freeland’s imprint on foreign affairs remains, even if she’s shuffled
Widening Canada’s approach to relations with the US will be her greatest policy legacy.
Pompeo to meet with Trudeau, Freeland ahead of G7 summit
Discussions will focus on Canada-US co-operation on various domestic and international issues.
Trudeau pressed for update on Canada’s arms deal with Saudi Arabia [UPDATED]
Review of the $15-billion LAV contract began last fall after the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Consular officials visit Canadian Michael Kovrig detained in China
Freeland discussed the detentions with her Chinese counterpart during a summit of Southeast Asian Nations in Bangkok.
Ex-envoy’s advice to China about election ‘highly inappropriate’: Freeland
Comments came as Chinese authorities block key imports from Canada and detain two Canadians on espionage charges.
Canada wanted China to stop ‘inaccurate’ talk about justice system
Briefing note suggests government was bristling at depiction that Meng’s legal rights were somehow in peril.
Liberals begin effort to get USMCA ratified in House of Commons
Freeland to brief the federal cabinet soon on plans to table the necessary ratification bill.
Freeland leaves DC with no tariff deal, despite early US optimism
Foreign Affairs minister expressed optimism over incremental progress, but no indication of a resolution close at hand.
Canada joins new German-France ‘alliance’ that doesn’t include US
Chrystia Freeland offered Canada’s support for the Alliance for Multilateralism during a meeting of G7 foreign ministers in Dinard, France.
Canada still enjoys NAFTA benefits as USMCA awaits ratification: Freeland [UPDATED]
Formal ratification is uncertain amid political jockeying in and between the US and Mexico.
U.S. no longer needs ‘improper’ metal tariffs as negotiating tactic: Freeland
Foreign minister pressed U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for tariff removal during their Wednesday-night meeting in Washington.
Freeland says lifting US tariffs is part of ratifying USMCA
Clock is ticking in Canada’s Parliament as June ratification deadline looms.
Freeland travels to Washington to talk tariffs, trade and terrorism
Freeland continued to resist the notion that there is a link between the trade deal and the tariffs.
US calls Chinese death sentence against Canadian ‘politically motivated’
Arbitrary detentions of Canadians are not just about Canada – they represent a way of behaving which is a threat to all countries: Freeland.