OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government’s signature benefit for people whose jobs have vanished amid the COVID-19 pandemic will be extended by eight weeks.
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OTTAWA — A new analysis of the country’s stock of affordable housing suggests the Liberals’ decade-long strategy to provide more of it is starting in a deeper hole than previously thought, and may be further behind once the COVID-19 pandemic passes.
But the pandemic could also mean an opportunity for governments to pick up rental units cheaply.
OTTAWA—A new report says federal spending on child care has eased costs in a handful of cities countrywide when the cash was used to reduce fees.
The annual report on child-care fees from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives noted steeper-than-expected declines in a few cities since federal money began to flow in 2017.
OTTAWA — An annual review of how well the government interacts with Canadians as they access federal benefits suggests more people would turn to online channels, if there was a human around to help them out.
The report found that nearly half of people who could use online services would be convinced to make the switch, if they had help by phone, an online chat or a video link.
OTTAWA — Opposition parties' public fretting over aspects of the newly revised North American free-trade deal-a pact tweaked this week to win American lawmakers' support-suggests the agreement's path to ratification might not be smooth.
OTTAWA—A new report says some of the more than one million Canadian workers who could lose their jobs to machines could fill growing gaps in the nation's health-care system with the right training now.
The issue is time and money for a sector that previous research suggests doesn't invest as much as other industries do in skills training.
OTTAWA—Indigenous people are spending fewer nights in homeless shelters than non-Indigenous users, a finding from federal researchers who warn in internal documents that the result points to more problematic—or even insidious—issues in the country's housing system.
OTTAWA—A newly released government document shows that federal officials feel stymied by data roadblocks in their bid to help policymakers tackle a growing political concern about the country's “gig” economy.
OTTAWA—Canada's cities are asking federal parties to add more than $800 million a year to the national government's decade-long housing strategy and fill gaps in the plan over its remaining eight years to make renting more affordable and keep people from going homeless.
OTTAWA—The risk of student loan defaults and delays has been on the rise, and the “system is broken,” officials warned the federal government in a presentation earlier this year.