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News Government General
August 20, 2020  

Opposition decries black ink in WE documents, allege continued coverup

Contain numerous exchanges between federal civil servants, ministerial staff and WE Charity officials

News Government Economy General
August 18, 2020  

Morneau leaves cabinet, federal politics, as suddenly as he arrived

First rookie MP in nearly a century to step into the high-profile and demanding role of finance minister.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
August 18, 2020  

Morneau resigns finance post and seat, plans to run for head of OECD

Exit comes amid WE charity controversy and investigation by the federal ethics watchdog.

News Government Manufacturing General
August 13, 2020  

Trudeau, Morneau, Telford must resign, or trigger an election: Blanchet

Cites the WE Charity controversy and a contract going to company that employs Telford’s husband prove the Liberal government is no longer trustworthy.

News Government General
July 29, 2020  

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

News Government General
July 23, 2020  

Morneau repays $41K in WE travel expenses, calls for resignation

Ethics commissioner is investigating giving the WE organization a contract to run the Canada Student Service Grant.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
June 16, 2020  

Feds to consider non-traditional data as pandemic aid reworked: Morneau

Finance minister is working on changes to federal programs now estimated to cost about $153.7 billion.

News Energy Manufacturing General
May 29, 2020  

Oilpatch advocates tell MPs help needs to be faster, easier to get

OTTAWA — Representatives from Canada’s oilpatch said May 28

News Government Manufacturing General
May 21, 2020  

Feds want equity or cash from companies applying for COVID-19 loan

Terms are designed to make sure companies using the program receive bridge loans, not bailouts.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
March 11, 2020  

Federal Liberals to deliver 2020 budget on March 30: Morneau [UPDATED]

Outbreak of the novel coronavirus has changed some spending plans.

News Government Manufacturing General
January 14, 2020  

Environment, protecting economy key focus to 2020 budget: Morneau

Health care and safety issues, such as gun control, are also spending plan themes.

News Energy Manufacturing Oil & Gas General
November 25, 2019  

Feds won’t explain how pipeline expansion will raise $500M in tax revenue [UPDATED]

Cited by the government when it approved the project a second time last June.

News Energy Manufacturing Oil & Gas General
May 2, 2019  

Morneau insists LNG terminal shows Canada can deliver big projects

Liberals taking heat over regulations, including those blamed for holding back construction of oil pipelines out of Alberta.

News Energy Government Manufacturing Oil & Gas General
March 25, 2019  

Morneau unveils principles for Indigenous stake in Trans Mountain pipeline

Spirit of reconciliation, and if the resulting entity works to the benefit of all Canadians, and on a commercial basis.

News Electronics Government Manufacturing General
March 21, 2019  

Trudeau defends budget measures as sales effort gets underway

Conservatives says budget spending is a spree funded by borrowing against the future.

News Government Manufacturing General
March 20, 2019  

Liberals boost infrastructure cash to cities, broadband

Federal budget’s extra funding doubles the transfer to cities this fiscal year.

News Government Manufacturing General
March 20, 2019  

Ontario’s finance minister criticizes federal spending, carbon pricing

Budget doesn’t adequately address issues such as US steel and aluminium tariffs and provincial transfer payments.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
March 19, 2019  

Liberal budget to applaud Canada’s economy, but who deserves credit?

Over the last few years, the Liberals have spent billions more than they promised in their 2015 election platform.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
January 17, 2019  

Trade disruptions don’t dampen Morneau’s optimism about economy [UPDATED]

Shrugs off predictions the world could be headed for another recession.

News Government Manufacturing General
December 3, 2018  

Canada has ‘high level of confidence’ USMCA will be ratified in US: Morneau

Trump said he planned to give formal notice of his intentions to withdraw from NAFTA, to force US Congress into ratifying new deal.

News Energy Government Manufacturing Oil & Gas General
November 22, 2018  

New tax incentives for investment could increase Canada’s emissions

Manufacturing and processing companies can write off the full cost of buying new equipment and machinery as soon as they put the purchases to use.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
November 22, 2018  

Ottawa ‘on a different economic planet’: Alberta finance minister

Doesn’t have a clear understanding of economic damage caused by the failure to build new pipelines to coastal waters.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
November 22, 2018  

Ottawa’s fall update: $16B competitiveness response to US tax reforms

Plan to help Canada compete with the US for investment dollars forecasts slightly deeper annual deficits over the coming years.

News Manufacturing Economy General
November 21, 2018  

Ottawa has a competitiveness plan, but it’s unclear how much help is needed

Focus will be on targeted measures to attract investment, rather than broad-based corporate tax reductions.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
September 13, 2018  

Feds focused on targeted measures over corporate tax cuts: sources

Bill Morneau consulting business, says he hadn’t ruled anything out.

Insight Government Manufacturing Economy General
August 20, 2018  

Canada needs tax reform, not tinkering

A response is needed to US policies that have reduced personal and business-related taxes.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
August 10, 2018  

Canada not considering retaliation against Saudis: Morneau

Kingdom has tried to sting Canada’s economy by halting future trade and investment deals.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
August 2, 2018  

Expect job market moderation in the months ahead, internal memo tells Morneau

72,600 positions in the first two months of 2018 after a strong 2017 produced 425,000 jobs.

News Government Manufacturing General
July 25, 2018  

Cabinet ministers meet with Mexican president elect in shadow of trade spat [UPDATED]

Canada’s trade team will need to forge a strong relationship with Mexico’s president-elect, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, whom they met July 25.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
July 23, 2018  

Canada launches NAFTA challenge of ‘illegal’ US tariffs on solar panels

Part of Trudeau government’s broader defence of the international-rules based trading order.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
June 26, 2018  

Finance ministers to press Morneau about opting out of controversial tax change

Critics warn it will unfairly pile on significant costs for small business owners.

News Government Manufacturing General
June 22, 2018  

Canada’s US envoy to brief finance ministers on relations with Washington

They’ll be joined at the table by chief financial officers from the private sector.