Spending restraints shouldn’t be jettisoned because of pandemic
Former budget watchdog says government should move away from spending to stimulate the economy as conditions improve.
Navy could get converted Davie supply ships cheaper than new: PBO
Price would be around $1.4 billion compared to $4.1 billion to build two brand-new joint support ships.
Innovation minister defends ‘superclusters’ following critical report
Performance fails to to live up to expectations, Bains stresses the program’s potential over a five-to-10-year timeline.
Extending CERB for months could double $60B budget: PBO
8.41 million people have applied for the CERB, $43.51 billion in payments made as of June 4.
MPs should seek ‘clarity’ from government on Trump tariff retaliation: PBO
Government is holding an extra $105 million collected on US steel and aluminum during the trade fight with the Trump administration.
Watchdog looks into digital anti competition practices
Competition Bureau looking at online search, social media, display advertising and online marketplaces.
Rules for new corporate ombud criticized for deferring to companies
Proposed allows companies to file complaints against groups for “unfounded” allegations of human rights abuses.
UN watchdog critical of delays with new Canadian corporate ethics ombud
Further legal review, due in June, assessing what the ombudsperson’s powers should be.
Ontario’s deficit to rise $500M to $12.3B this year: watchdog
Attributes change to Ford cancelling cap-and-trade, reversing several tax increases, weaker economic forecast.
Feds create ombudsman to keep tabs on corporate behaviour abroad
Will work towards resolving conflicts between local communities and Canadian companies.
Wynne hydro plan to cost $45B to save ratepayers $24B: watchdog
Lowered hydro bills for the next 10 years, but ratepayers will then pay higher costs for the next 20 years.
New restrictions, powers proposed for budget watchdog
Trudeau government’s changes raise concerns about the potential limits on the types of work permitted.
Big Ont. water users getting a free ride: Watchdog
Government is preparing a plan to recover more of the water management costs.
Utility watchdog welcomes AUC decision on TransAlta
Chandler calls it a huge win for Albertans who deserve to benefit from a fair, efficient, openly competitive market.
US government needs $95.51/share to break even on $49.5B GM bailout
Watchdog report says “no question” taxpayers are going to lose money on the investment.
23,000 Chinese cars recalled in Australia: asbestos found in parts
Carcinogen initially found in spare parts, sparking wider investigation.