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Liberals turn over thousands of pages on WE decision, lawyers now vetting docs

Committee members are hoping the documents will shed light on the WE discussions

(The Canadian Press)
Who can dismiss the Governor General? A look at protocols and possibilities

Who can dismiss the Governor General? A look at protocols and possibilities

The Governor General is appointed by the Queen, on the advice of the prime minister

Who can dismiss the Governor General? A look at protocols and possibilities
Rescue workers, top, and soldiers with investigators, bottom, work at the site of last week’s explosion that hit the seaport of Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020.(AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

Canada to match donations to Lebanon relief

Canada is directing all of its aid for this crisis directly to humanitarian organizations, not the Lebanese government

Rescue workers, top, and soldiers with investigators, bottom, work at the site of last week’s explosion that hit the seaport of Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020.(AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
Finance Minister Bill Morneau will appear before a House of Commons committee looking into the cancelled agreement with WE Charity, in a July 22, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Finance Minister Bill Morneau set to testify on deal with WE Charity

Liberals say recommendation came from the non-partisan public service

Finance Minister Bill Morneau will appear before a House of Commons committee looking into the cancelled agreement with WE Charity, in a July 22, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
The federal government changed security screening for new hires amid COVID-19, in a July 22, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
The federal government changed security screening for new hires amid COVID-19, in a July 22, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Social Development Minister Ahmed Hussen’s office says the government is reviewing the launch of what’s known as the “social finance fund” given the pandemic, in a July 20, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Liberals review rollout of social finance fund to combat pandemic fallout

Timelines and approach for social finance fund reviewed

Social Development Minister Ahmed Hussen’s office says the government is reviewing the launch of what’s known as the “social finance fund” given the pandemic, in a July 20, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
The House of Commons finance committee is set to hear from Youth Minister Bardish Chagger about the aborted deal with WE Charity, in a July 16, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
The House of Commons finance committee is set to hear from Youth Minister Bardish Chagger about the aborted deal with WE Charity, in a July 16, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
A $900-million government aid program is funding volunteer positions for students hoping to earn money for their educations, in a July 8, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
A $900-million government aid program is funding volunteer positions for students hoping to earn money for their educations, in a July 8, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
In this file photo, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau makes his way to the podium for a news conference outside Rideau Cottage in Ottawa, June 25, 2020. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
In this file photo, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau makes his way to the podium for a news conference outside Rideau Cottage in Ottawa, June 25, 2020. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
On Wednesday the Liberal government will release the first public assessment of the country’s economic and financial situation since the pandemic started in earnest in March, in a July 6, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Tories, NDP lay out demands as Liberals prepare to reveal state of economy

Conservatives wants auditor general to scrutinize COVID-19 response

On Wednesday the Liberal government will release the first public assessment of the country’s economic and financial situation since the pandemic started in earnest in March, in a July 6, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
The national housing council and a related advocate were created, on paper, as part of the Liberal government’s housing strategy, in a June 15, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Body meant to root out systemic housing inequities delayed by pandemic

Council part of Liberal’s decade-long housing strategy

The national housing council and a related advocate were created, on paper, as part of the Liberal government’s housing strategy, in a June 15, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Budget officer Yves Giroux’s report is scheduled to be released June 10, 2020, in a June 10, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Budget officer Yves Giroux’s report is scheduled to be released June 10, 2020, in a June 10, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
The Trudeau government’s bill, which includes imposing penalties for fraudulently claiming the Canada Emergency Response Benefit, has no support from main opposition parties, in a June 10, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

No apparent opposition support for feds’ latest pandemic emergency bill

Liberals need support of one opposition party

The Trudeau government’s bill, which includes imposing penalties for fraudulently claiming the Canada Emergency Response Benefit, has no support from main opposition parties, in a June 10, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to tell provinces that they will receive billions in federal funding, in a June 5, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to tell provinces that they will receive billions in federal funding, in a June 5, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Last week parliamentary budget officer Yves Giroux spoke about a request for updated information on the government’s plan to invest billions in new military kit, in a June 3, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Last week parliamentary budget officer Yves Giroux spoke about a request for updated information on the government’s plan to invest billions in new military kit, in a June 3, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Several weeks ago the federal government announced the creation of a new Regional Relief and Recovery Fund but did not reveal much detail, in a May 13, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Several weeks ago the federal government announced the creation of a new Regional Relief and Recovery Fund but did not reveal much detail, in a May 13, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Yves Giroux, the parliamentary budget officer, is expected to post a costing note on the Canada Emergency Response Benefit, which is providing $2,000 a month for four months to Canadians forced out of work due to the pandemic, in an April 30, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Yves Giroux, the parliamentary budget officer, is expected to post a costing note on the Canada Emergency Response Benefit, which is providing $2,000 a month for four months to Canadians forced out of work due to the pandemic, in an April 30, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
The federal government is expected to provide more financial support for students and other young Canadians during the COVID-19 pandemic, in an April 22, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Feds expected to unveil more emergency aid for students, young Canadians

Helping those who have fallen through the cracks

The federal government is expected to provide more financial support for students and other young Canadians during the COVID-19 pandemic, in an April 22, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
The federal government is backing interest-free loans of up to $40,000 for businesses with annual payrolls between $50,000 and $1 million. (File photo by Peninsula Daily News)
The federal government is backing interest-free loans of up to $40,000 for businesses with annual payrolls between $50,000 and $1 million. (File photo by Peninsula Daily News)
An update on measures for seniors, home care and temporary foreign workers due to COVID-19 will be announced April 13, 2020. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
An update on measures for seniors, home care and temporary foreign workers due to COVID-19 will be announced April 13, 2020. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)