OTTAWA—A one-time $2.2-billion windfall in the federal budget to help Canadian cities improve roads, bridges, highways, and water systems won't become an annual tradition, Finance minister Bill Morneau warned yesterday, even in the face of problems getting the first projects off the ground.
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OTTAWA—Federal cabinet ministers soon will decide whether and how to reform the oft-maligned tribunal Canadians use to appeal federal benefits rulings, potentially undoing changes made six years ago intended to make it work better.
The Social Security Tribunal hears appeals of government decisions on things like eligibility for Employment Insurance and the Canada Pension Plan.
OTTAWA—Canada's infrastructure minister says an overhaul of how the government approves funding for projects should solve concerns about construction delays and escalating costs.
OTTAWA—The federal Liberals want to widen the reach of the country's job-training programs after senior officials heard warnings that Canada has been spending about half what comparable countries do on efforts to keep their workers employable.
OTTAWA—A new report on the country's highest-paid CEOs is adding evidence to the argument that women face a “double-pane glass ceiling” at the top of Canada's corporate ladder—first in getting to the executive suite and, once there, earning as much as their male counterparts.
OTTAWA—Air passengers who are bumped from over-booked flights or forced to sit through long delays could receive up to $2,400 in compensation—cash or something more than a pile of coffee coupons—under proposed regulations for the government's long-promised passenger bill of rights.
OTTAWA—The federal Liberals aren't living up to a promise to legislate a right to housing, a group of housing and homelessness advocates say, and that's threatening the objectives of their own $40-billion housing strategy.
PARIS—Politicians working to harness the power of social media to connect with voters need to figure out how to do so positively in the face of leaders using those platforms to undermine democracy, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says.
OTTAWA—The killings of 11 worshippers inside a Pittsburgh synagogue on the weekend has reframed the prime minister's plan for an apology on Canada's decision to close its doors to Jewish refugees during the Holocaust.
OTTAWA—The Conservative opposition forced the Liberals onto the defensive yesterday as the governing party watched one of their own abruptly cross the floor to join the chorus of Tories declaring this was the prime minister's “summer of failures.”