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.
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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.
OTTAWA—The chorus of voices calling on Sen. Don Meredith to resign in the wake of a damning ethics probe into his sexual relationship with a 16-year-old is growing, along with expectations that a vote on his future should take place before the end of the month.
The question is whether the Senate has the right to boot one of its own—something it has never done.
OTTAWA—A trans rights activist at the heart of a recently-settled human rights complaint says it's now only a matter of time before the federal government drops any mention of gender from government-issued identification.
OTTAWA—It seems some federal workers don't want to be caught sitting down on the job.
A pilot project in one government department has found public servants really like their sit-stand desks—so much so, some reported anxiety about being moved to a new position or assignment that would make them give up the chance to spend some or all of the day on their feet.
OTTAWA—About two-thirds of people who call the federal government for help with their employment insurance claims get turned away by a busy message while the rest face long periods on hold before they speak to an agent, a new report says.
OTTAWA—Internal evaluations of the Canada Pension Plan show the retirement system is poorly understood by most of the public—a problem retiree Evan Brett avoided only through luck and meticulous record-keeping.
The 76-year-old realtor and his wife, Latifah, dove into their files at their Langley, B.C. home a decade ago when Latifah applied for retirement benefits.
OTTAWA—The mandatory long-form census returned this year—a decade after it was last seen.
If things go as planned, the short-form census won’t be seen again a decade from now.
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.