OTTAWA—The federal government would prefer a proactive approach to ensuring that men and women get equal pay for work of equal value, a newly released memo suggests, but officials expressed some caution over how much it could accomplish.
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OTTAWA—More than a year ago, Justin Trudeau stood in Dinty’s restaurant in Gatineau, Que. and promised a new child benefit that would help low-income Canadians.
Yesterday, he stood in the same restaurant and pointed to almost $1.74 billion in new Canada child benefit payments that rolled out that morning to more than three million families.
OTTAWA—The federal Liberals could easily drop any mention of sex or gender from identity documents like passports immediately, notwithstanding concerns civil servants have expressed about the idea privately for more than a year, a senior official with the Canadian Human Rights Commission says.
OTTAWA—Finance ministers in Canada’s two most populous provinces are sending mixed signals about whether they expect to hammer out a deal with the federal government next week on how best to enhance the Canada Pension Plan.
OTTAWA—Newly-released data on youth voters suggests they neither were apathetic nor disengaged in the last election—and instead may be primed to become the most powerful voting bloc in the country.
OTTAWA—The federal Liberals have no interest in backing away from an election promise to spend more on affordable housing, says Status of Women minister Patty Hajdu.
OTTAWA—Facing higher-than-average unemployment and a growing threat of bankruptcy, post-secondary students are lobbying the federal government this month for billions in new spending to help cover the cost of university and college education.
OTTAWA—The federal infrastructure minister says his government is willing to cut the strings on new infrastructure cash to help cities repair and build roads, bridges, sewers, and public transit facilities.
OTTAWA—The Liberal government is repealing two contentious union-related bills—a move it bills as heralding a new relationship with organized labour after 10 acrimonious years under the Conservatives.
SAINT ANDREWS, N.B.—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will trade the snowy hillsides of a seaside New Brunswick town this morning for the snow-capped Alps of Switzerland, with the national and global economy following him across the Atlantic Ocean.