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.
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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.
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.