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Battle River-Crowfoot MP discusses federal budget

According to Battle River-Crowfoot MP Damien Kurek, the Canadian government is continuing…

 

Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland tables the federal budget in the House of Commons as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau looks on in Ottawa, Thursday, April 7, 2022. The Liberal budget laid out money for a new dental care program Thursday, but not necessarily a plan. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland tables the federal budget in the House of Commons as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau looks on in Ottawa, Thursday, April 7, 2022. The Liberal budget laid out money for a new dental care program Thursday, but not necessarily a plan. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Tories blast Liberals for ‘tax and spend’ budget

Conservative finance critic Ed Fast criticized the federal Liberal budget in question…

 

Suzanne Cowan, president of the Liberal Party of Canada, introduces Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at a donor appreciation event in Toronto on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov

Liberals planning national policy convention for May of next year

The party’s 2021 national convention was held online due to the COVID-19 pandemic

 

Finance Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speak with members of the media before the release of the federal budget, on Parliament Hill, in Ottawa, Thursday, April 7, 2022. Canada’s premiers say they’re disappointed the federal government didn’t put forward a sustainable plan to financially shore up the country’s ailing health systems in its newly tabled budget. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Canada’s premiers disappointed in lack of federal funds for struggling health systems

The budget states that the Liberals want to make sure that any extra federal funds will improve the system

Finance Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speak with members of the media before the release of the federal budget, on Parliament Hill, in Ottawa, Thursday, April 7, 2022. Canada’s premiers say they’re disappointed the federal government didn’t put forward a sustainable plan to financially shore up the country’s ailing health systems in its newly tabled budget. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Second-year medical student Nina Hadzimustafic delivers a COVID-19 booster shots at Jabapalooza, a pop up vaccine clinic, in Ottawa, on Monday, Dec. 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Feds consider definition of ‘fully vaccinated’ in review of federal worker mandate

Public Service Alliance of Canada says it expects a renewed policy on April 6

Second-year medical student Nina Hadzimustafic delivers a COVID-19 booster shots at Jabapalooza, a pop up vaccine clinic, in Ottawa, on Monday, Dec. 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, left to right, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, and Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole take part in the federal election English-language Leaders debate in Gatineau, Que., on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Liberals, NDP reach deal to keep minority government in power till 2025

Trudeau says the deal is a “confidence and supply” agreement and it takes effect today

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, left to right, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, and Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole take part in the federal election English-language Leaders debate in Gatineau, Que., on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
FILE - Labour Minister Seamus O’Regan, right, arrives for the cabinet swearing-in ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa, Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Seamus O’Regan, right, arrives for the cabinet swearing-in ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa, Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021. Labour Minister O’Regan says he has tested positive for COVID-19 after taking a rapid test.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Labour minister set to nudge provinces, territories on paid sick leave

In December Parliament approved 10 days of paid sick leave for federally regulated workers

FILE - Labour Minister Seamus O’Regan, right, arrives for the cabinet swearing-in ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa, Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Seamus O’Regan, right, arrives for the cabinet swearing-in ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa, Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021. Labour Minister O’Regan says he has tested positive for COVID-19 after taking a rapid test.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
A pedestrian walks alongside businesses on a rainy day while wearing a protective mask during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Friday, June 18, 2021. There is a noticeable decline in how trusting Canadians are of their leaders and institutions as the pandemic drags on, and it’s particularly striking among those who remain anxious or stressed about COVID-19, a new survey suggest. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Poll says Canadians less trusting of governments, politicians as pandemic drags on

Survey finds 22 per cent trust governments, politicians, compared with 40 per cent in early pandemic

A pedestrian walks alongside businesses on a rainy day while wearing a protective mask during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Friday, June 18, 2021. There is a noticeable decline in how trusting Canadians are of their leaders and institutions as the pandemic drags on, and it’s particularly striking among those who remain anxious or stressed about COVID-19, a new survey suggest. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Veterans Affairs Minister Lawrence MacAulay rises during Question Period, Tuesday, December 14, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand

Veterans Affairs poised to lose hundreds of staff hired to deal with claims backlog

Officials warned the minister last May that the department had already lost some of the 560 temporary staff

Veterans Affairs Minister Lawrence MacAulay rises during Question Period, Tuesday, December 14, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand
Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion Carla Qualtrough speaks during a news conference on the state of emergency in British Columbia, in Ottawa, on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Liberals eye easing access to maternity, parental leave in EI review, minister says

‘It’s something I’m super keen to figure out how to address’

Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion Carla Qualtrough speaks during a news conference on the state of emergency in British Columbia, in Ottawa, on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Minister of Middle Class Prosperity and Associate Minister of Finance Mona Fortier holds a press conference in Ottawa on Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. Treasury Board Pesident Mona Fortier says 95 per cent of federal public servants are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Vast majority of federal public servants comply with mandatory vaccination policy

Treasury board president thanks public servants for their co-operation

Minister of Middle Class Prosperity and Associate Minister of Finance Mona Fortier holds a press conference in Ottawa on Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. Treasury Board Pesident Mona Fortier says 95 per cent of federal public servants are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, and Gov. Gen. Mary May Simon, right, pose with Randy Boissonnault, minister of tourism and associate minister of finance, at a cabinet swearing-in ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa, Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Jim Carr out of cabinet, no more special envoy to Prairies for Liberal government

The Liberals have lost representation in the Prairies since forming government in 2015

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, and Gov. Gen. Mary May Simon, right, pose with Randy Boissonnault, minister of tourism and associate minister of finance, at a cabinet swearing-in ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa, Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
A syringe is loaded with COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination clinic run by Vancouver Coastal Health, in Richmond, B.C., Saturday, April 10, 2021. The federal Conservatives’ refusal to disclose how many of their elected members are fully vaccinated makes them something of an outlier in the Canadian political sphere. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

O’Toole’s Tories outliers in Canadian politics for keeping vaccination status secret

Most federal and provincial parties are open about the immunization status of their members

A syringe is loaded with COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination clinic run by Vancouver Coastal Health, in Richmond, B.C., Saturday, April 10, 2021. The federal Conservatives’ refusal to disclose how many of their elected members are fully vaccinated makes them something of an outlier in the Canadian political sphere. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino says his department will accelerate the processing of the families of interpreters and others who supported Canada’s mission in Afghanistan to evacuate as many approved people as possible quickly. Refugees from Afghanistan and Canadian Citizens board a bus after being processed at Pearson Airport in Toronto, Tuesday, Aug 17, 2021, after arriving indirectly from Afghanistan. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Canada ramping up evacuation from Kabul with faster processing, fewer hurdles

The main obstacle remains the Taliban checkpoints that Afghans have to go through to reach the airport

Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino says his department will accelerate the processing of the families of interpreters and others who supported Canada’s mission in Afghanistan to evacuate as many approved people as possible quickly. Refugees from Afghanistan and Canadian Citizens board a bus after being processed at Pearson Airport in Toronto, Tuesday, Aug 17, 2021, after arriving indirectly from Afghanistan. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
A line of vehicles wait to enter Canada at the Peace Arch border crossing Monday, Aug. 9, 2021, in Blaine, Wash. Canada lifted its prohibition on Americans crossing the border to shop, vacation or visit, but America kept similar restrictions in place, part of a bumpy return to normalcy from coronavirus travel bans. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

United States extends border restrictions for Canada, Mexico to Sept. 21

The restrictions, which have been in place since March 2020, were set to expire Saturday

A line of vehicles wait to enter Canada at the Peace Arch border crossing Monday, Aug. 9, 2021, in Blaine, Wash. Canada lifted its prohibition on Americans crossing the border to shop, vacation or visit, but America kept similar restrictions in place, part of a bumpy return to normalcy from coronavirus travel bans. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Governor General Mary Simon applauds Prime Minister Justin Trudeau following his speech during a ceremony in the Senate in Ottawa on Monday, July 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Who fires the starter’s pistol for an election in Canada? 5 things to know

First, the prime minister heads over to Rideau Hall to request the Governor General dissolve Parliament

Governor General Mary Simon applauds Prime Minister Justin Trudeau following his speech during a ceremony in the Senate in Ottawa on Monday, July 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
The landing page for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit is seen in Toronto, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. An internal government document is shining a light on how low-income seniors were abruptly cut off from monthly federal payments based on which bureaucratic body handled their emergency benefits last year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Giordano Ciampini

Lost seniors’ income supplement hinged partly on what agency handled their CERB

Unknown to most, supplement was coming from two streams, one of which can be excluded

The landing page for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit is seen in Toronto, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. An internal government document is shining a light on how low-income seniors were abruptly cut off from monthly federal payments based on which bureaucratic body handled their emergency benefits last year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Giordano Ciampini
Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, holds a press conference in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Federal government reaches nearly $8B deal with First Nations on drinking water suit

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised in 2015 to lift all drinking water advisories by this March

Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, holds a press conference in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
NDP MP Charlie Angus rises during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 16, 2021. The MP’s request for documents related to a new regulator that will handle child pornography and exploitive material could take over half a decade for government to process.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Government docs on porn regulator will take six years to access: Justice Department

Justice Department said that time frames for processing requests are based on the estimated number of records

NDP MP Charlie Angus rises during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 16, 2021. The MP’s request for documents related to a new regulator that will handle child pornography and exploitive material could take over half a decade for government to process.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Green Party Leader Annamie Paul attends a press briefing in Toronto on Monday, July 19, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Green party execs end ceasefire with leader Annamie Paul, as battle heads to court

Court filings show the Green party is trying to overturn arbitration orders that stymied threats to Annamie Paul’s leadership

Green Party Leader Annamie Paul attends a press briefing in Toronto on Monday, July 19, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young