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.
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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.
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.