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News Government Manufacturing Economy General
December 1, 2020  

Highlights of the federal government’s fiscal update

Freeland budget is borrowing, taxing, tax breaks and rolling out the money for businesses and families.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
November 30, 2020  

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.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
November 30, 2020  

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.

News Government Economy General
November 12, 2020  

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.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
November 6, 2020  

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.

News Manufacturing General
November 3, 2020  

Bill introduced to provide businesses with direct access to rent relief

Would also extend the federal emergency wage subsidy until June 2021.

News Government Economy General
October 29, 2020  

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.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
August 24, 2020  

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.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
August 19, 2020  

Cabinet glass ceiling shattered as Freeland named finance minister

Solid reputation both inside and outside of cabinet, first in international trade, then foreign affairs.

News Manufacturing Minerals General
August 10, 2020  

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

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
May 12, 2020  

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.

News Government Manufacturing General
April 8, 2020  

Canada-US ties get ‘constant gardening’ to protect supply lines: Freeland [UPDATED]

Ensuring vital trade lifelines that go in both directions remain unhindered.

News Government Manufacturing General
April 8, 2020  

Canada ordering more medical supplies, boosting production at home: PM

More than 230 million surgical masks and 75 million N95 respirator masks ordered.

News Government Manufacturing General
March 31, 2020  

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.

News Government Manufacturing General
January 27, 2020  

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.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
November 27, 2019  

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.

News Government Manufacturing General
November 26, 2019  

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.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
November 20, 2019  

Slow economic growth bad for Canada’s foreign policy goals: experts

International ranking in a series of global surveys has continued to decline.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
November 18, 2019  

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.

News Government Manufacturing General
August 19, 2019  

Pompeo to meet with Trudeau, Freeland ahead of G7 summit

Discussions will focus on Canada-US co-operation on various domestic and international issues.

News Government Manufacturing General
August 7, 2019  

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.

News Government Manufacturing General
August 6, 2019  

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.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
July 12, 2019  

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.

News Government Manufacturing General
May 29, 2019  

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.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
May 28, 2019  

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.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
May 15, 2019  

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.

News Government General
April 16, 2019  

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.

News Government Manufacturing General
April 9, 2019  

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.

News Government Manufacturing General
April 4, 2019  

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.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
April 3, 2019  

Freeland says lifting US tariffs is part of ratifying USMCA

Clock is ticking in Canada’s Parliament as June ratification deadline looms.

News Government Manufacturing General
February 7, 2019  

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.

News Government General
January 16, 2019  

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.