OTTAWA—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is raising the idea of creating a use-it-or-lose-it funded leave for new dads, doing so days before he unveils a spending blueprint that has been the focus of lobbying efforts for further changes to national parental leave policies.
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OTTAWA—Shortly before the 2015 election, a group of Liberal policy advisers took a long look at how to create dedicated leave for new fathers—but once in office, opted instead for allowing all new parents extra time off without an increase in benefits.
Now, after that plan received a cool reception, the governing Liberals appear to be going back to their original idea.
OTTAWA—Some disabled Canadians fighting for government benefits are being forced by a federal tribunal to hire lawyers—a move that has baffled advocates and appears to fly in the face of Liberal plans for the appeals body.
OTTAWA—Justin Trudeau, who came into office vowing to set the gold standard for transparency and ethical behaviour, yesterday became the first prime minister found to have violated federal conflict of interest rules.
OTTAWA—A change to the Canada Pension Plan to provide a flat-rate death benefit to help low-income families cover funeral costs falls short of what funeral homes say is needed to cover the cost of a final farewell.
After meetings this week, federal and provincial finance ministers set the death benefit at a flat $2,500, regardless of how long or how much someone had paid into CPP.
OTTAWA—A new report shows child-care costs are rising faster than inflation, straining pocketbooks and raising questions about whether billions in new federal spending will make daycare more affordable for those who want it.
Toronto remains the most expensive city for child care, where median daycare costs families about $21,096 a year.
OTTAWA—Canadians are putting in more effort in the classroom, additional time on the job, and extra teeth-gnashing minutes on the road getting to and from work, Statistics Canada says in the latest—and last—batch of numbers from the 2016 census.
OTTAWA—New mothers and fathers planning to begin their parental leave on or after Dec. 3 will be able to spread their federal benefits over a longer period of time.
OTTAWA—The Trudeau government's politically-bruised promise to ensure “tax fairness” for the middle class took another beating yesterday amid unfolding revelations about the widespread and perfectly legal practice among ultra-wealthy Canadians of harbouring cash in offshore tax havens.
OTTAWA—The federal Liberals are signalling they are ready to make a right to housing a tenet of the government's upcoming national housing strategy.
The declaration appears aspirational in nature at this point.