OTTAWA—Former astronaut Julie Payette appeared emotional yesterday after officially being declared Canada's next Governor General, taking a moment to salute her family, friends, and colleagues on Earth—and a few above the planet.
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OTTAWA—Peter McAuslan was 21 in 1967 when he took three weeks to hitchhike from Vancouver to Montreal, stopping in local pubs to watch the Stanley Cup final along the way.
The trip across the country tied together hockey, beer, and Canada's centennial.
OTTAWA—A national coalition of anti-poverty groups is asking the Trudeau government to boost the basic amount it provides in child benefits in hopes of cutting child poverty rates in Canada in half by the end of the decade.
OTTAWA—The federal government is pouring more money into the bug-addled Phoenix payroll system in hopes of getting closer to solving the ongoing boondoggle—and it's blaming the previous Conservative government for the extra cost.
OTTAWA—The Liberal government is blaming its Conservative predecessor for the fact Don Meredith will be able to collect an annual pension now that the disgraced Ontario senator formally has resigned his seat in the upper chamber.
Meredith's resignation became official yesterday afternoon after it arrived at Rideau Hall, putting an end to his time in the Senate.
OTTAWA—Daniel Derksen was, by all accounts, the model of perfect health.
Then one day, he complained about stomach pains and went to see a doctor.
He died four months later—the result of an aggressive cancerous tumour that didn't respond to chemotherapy, radiation, or multiple surgeries.
He was just 38.
OTTAWA—The federal government quietly has been making changes to passport offices in a bid to improve security and address concerns that the facilities could be easy targets for a terrorist attack.
Civil servants in passport and other government offices for years have faced bomb threats, and hostility from individuals who are disgruntled, drunk, or suffering mental illnesses.
OTTAWA—The Trudeau government should tread carefully on a Liberal promise to find a new way of making sure elderly benefits keep pace with rising costs, newly—released documents suggest.
OTTAWA—The federal government plans to spend $7 billion over the next decade to help ease the burden of child care costs—part of a slew of new long-term spending targeting families.
The details outlined in yesterday's federal budget estimated that child-care spending could create 40,000 new, subsidized daycare spaces countrywide over the next three years.
OTTAWA—A new study says the Liberal government should rethink federal parental benefits and overhaul a system that leaves out too many families and women while ditching the idea of dedicated time off for new dads.