Liberals introduce bill for new COVID-19 spending after economic update
Making passage of the legislation a confidence vote that could trigger an election if it doesn’t garner the necessary support.
Liberals face probe into pandemic response after losing House vote
Must turn over to the House of Commons health committee all records on a raft of issues related to the coronavirus response.
New motion could trigger second confidence showdown for Liberal minority
Tories call for calling for a sweeping probe into a host of issues relating to the government’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Liberals, WE Charity release details on fees with potential confidence vote looming
The Conservatives are pushing an “anticorruption” committee to probe COVID-19 spending
Liberals’ supercluster program short on promised jobs, economic growth
Program contributes $918 million over five years to bring business, academic institutions and other non-profits together.
Tories, Bloc say they supported COVID-19 aid package to help Canadians
Bill C-4 includes billions of dollars in new pandemic-related relief, passed unanimously.
Trudeau declares COVID-19 second wave underway
COVID-19 has killed about 9,250 people as the case count has been edging toward the 150,000 mark.
Liberal reset of policy agenda panned by rivals as too much talk
If the NDP don’t support the throne speech, the country could head into an election.
Liberals vow wage subsidy extension to 2021, revamp of EI system
Acknowledging the economic situation facing many employers is still fraught.
Liberals plan fund to spur green technology, jobs
Plans to spend on building retrofits, clean energy and production of electric vehicle.
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
Liberals to use regs to create income support after CERB winds down
Singh called on Trudeau to extend the CERB until the end of September and present a plan to fix EI by the end of this month.
Liberals announce $18M in funding for small food producers
Will help companies weather COVID impacts and be well-positioned for future business.
Rent relief program becomes new front in fight between Liberals, opposition
Opposition parties are trying to draw parallels between the decision to have the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. run the program and the WE controversy
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
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
Tories ask AG to probe ‘outsourcing’ of $900M student aid program
Canada Student Service Grant announced last week as part of a broader suite of support for students and young people.
Dairy processors to lose $100M if USMCA takes effect in July: Plett
Processors stand to lose upwards of $100 million if the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement takes effect as scheduled.
N.S. Liberal budget opens up spending taps as province faces slowing economy
The 2020-21 provincial budget tabled Feb. 25 features $11.5 billion in spending with a modest surplus of $55 million
Liberals’ fiscal update shows billions more in deficits but steady economy
Finance Department said the deeper deficit is largely driven by changes to how employee pensions and benefits are calculated.
Baloney Meter: Is Trudeau’s mandate the ‘weakest’ in Canadian history?
Statement is mostly true, but no definitive standard, more information is required.
Parliament set to reconvene with Speaker election on Dec. 5 [UPDATED]
Scheer wanted the House of Commons to begin sitting Nov. 25.
US House ways and means chair talks new NAFTA with Liberals in Ottawa
Richard Neal will be key to bringing ratification of the new USMCA to the floor of Congress for final legal approval.
Pressure for climate action mounts on Liberals
Our Time youth members arrested in the House of Commons demanding a Canadian “green new deal.”
Business warns of election omission: an economic game plan
Wants government to build blueprints on how best to boost growth and to ensure Canadian competitiveness.
TMX pipeline could fund $500M a year in clean energy projects
Morneau says the pipeline extension to the BC coast is a crucial piece of financing for a clean energy economy.
Election 2019: Liberals knocked backed to a minority government
Trudeau asserts that the October 21 results give him “a clear mandate.”
Conservatives and Liberals can agree on climate change action
Rapid action is needed that requires a big-tent non-partisan environmental movement.
Election 2019: Trudeau attacks Tories for not releasing platform
Leaders prepare for the Oct. 7 debate, the last time any of them will debate each other in English.
Election campaign: Grits, Tories in dead heat, NDP, Greens tied
Leger poll suggests the Liberals were ahead in Ontario and Quebec,which account for almost 60% of the 338 seats.
Food fight: Liberals, Tories trade shots as pre-campaign battles intensify
There’s three months to go before the federal election and public opinion polls indicate the Libs and Cons in a neck-and-neck fight for power.