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.
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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.
SAINT ANDREWS, N.B.—Canada’s infrastructure minister says the federal government is considering changing the way it traditionally funds construction projects and pick up more of the tab.
Most infrastructure projects that receive federal funding require provinces and municipalities to pony up matching funds, splitting the costs three ways.
OTTAWA—The Trudeau government is “actively considering” speeding up promised investments in infrastructure in a bid to stimulate Canada’s rapidly-deteriorating economy.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised during last fall’s election campaign to pump an additional $60 billion over 10 years into infrastructure projects.
OTTAWA—Some of Canada’s biggest cities have chosen to opt out of a federally-run count of homeless people, resulting in what some experts predict will be an incomplete picture of the national poverty problem.
OTTAWA—The federal government has taken its first step towards repealing a controversial law that would have required unions to disclose finite details of their spending.
The government says it is waiving requirements for unions to track every dollar of spending so it one day could be publicly disclosed by the Canada Revenue Agency.
OTTAWA—The new Speaker of the Senate says senators actively were discouraged from signing blank expense forms because it could lead to spending abuses.
George Furey told Mike Duffy’s criminal trial today that he never signed a blank expense claim—something Duffy’s former assistant has testified the former Conservative senator did to facilitate paperwork.
OTTAWA—Food Banks Canada is using its annual report on the number of people using food banks in the country to push anew for the federal and provincial governments to do away with the social assistance programs.