Federal Government

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)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

More help on way for those not eligible for emergency aid programs

A retooled Canada Summer Jobs program to be announced

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on April 5, 2020 that Canadians who sign up for direct deposit could get their first payment before the end of the week. (File photo)

Application process for emergency benefits for workers begins this morning

Wage benefit will cost the government $24 billion.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on April 5, 2020 that Canadians who sign up for direct deposit could get their first payment before the end of the week. (File photo)
Premier Doug Ford will release the best and worst-case COVID-19 scenarios for his province, in an April 3, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Ontario’s move puts pressure on feds to reveal national COVID-19 projections

Feds hope national projections will be available soon

Premier Doug Ford will release the best and worst-case COVID-19 scenarios for his province, in an April 3, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Finance Minister Bill Morneau was suppose to hold a news conference on March 31, 2020 to provide details of the subsidy program, but that was cancelled, in an April 1, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Finance Minister Bill Morneau was suppose to hold a news conference on March 31, 2020 to provide details of the subsidy program, but that was cancelled, in an April 1, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Finance Minister Bill Morneau and Small Business Minister Mary Ng will provide more details on the emergency wage subsidy program, in a March 31, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Finance Minister Bill Morneau and Small Business Minister Mary Ng will provide more details on the emergency wage subsidy program, in a March 31, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will provide a coronavirus update on March 30, 2020. (CPAC)

Crucial details of Ottawa’s proposed wage subsidy program expected today

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to hold press conference

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will provide a coronavirus update on March 30, 2020. (CPAC)
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs Chrystia Freeland responds to a question during Question Period in the House of Commons Monday March 9, 2020 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Freeland asks provinces, territories for COVID-19 readiness plans amid 78 virus cases

The letter came as Canada reported its first death on Monday from COVID-19

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs Chrystia Freeland responds to a question during Question Period in the House of Commons Monday March 9, 2020 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Audit to test federal government on oversight of student-loans program
Audit to test federal government on oversight of student-loans program