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Freeland grilled over cost of pandemic aid as House fast-tracks rent relief bill

Nov 5 2020 — Jordan Press and Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland was grilled Thursday over the mounting cost of providing relief programs to help Canadians and businesses weather the COVID-19 pandemic. During a four-hour question-and-answer session in the House of Commons, Freeland refused to provide any new numbers about the size of this year's deficit, the overall federal debt or […]

Freeland grilled over cost of pandemic aid as House fast-tracks rent relief bill

Nov 5 2020 — Jordan Press and Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland was grilled Thursday over the mounting cost of providing relief programs to help Canadians and businesses weather the COVID-19 pandemic. During a four-hour question-and-answer session in the House of Commons, Freeland refused to provide any new numbers about the size of this year's deficit, the overall federal debt or […]

Cities ask for help as feds, provinces remain apart on deal for $14 billion

Jun 19 2020 — Jordan Press and Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Municipal leaders lamented the lack of progress between Ottawa and the provinces over $14 billion in federal aid for child care, personal protective equipment and transit funding, saying the uncertainty being created would hinder efforts to safely restart local economies. Two weeks after first pledging the money, the Liberals have yet to finalize a […]

Cities ask for help as feds, provinces remain apart on deal for $14 billion

Jun 19 2020 — Jordan Press and Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Municipal leaders lamented the lack of progress between Ottawa and the provinces over $14 billion in federal aid for child care, personal protective equipment and transit funding, saying the uncertainty being created would hinder efforts to safely restart local economies. Two weeks after first pledging the money, the Liberals have yet to finalize a […]

B.C. Liberal MPs bracing for constituents after Kinder Morgan pipeline approval

Nov 30 2016 — Jordan Press and Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau's promise to let backbenchers to be the voice of their constituents in Ottawa is being tested as B.C. Liberal MPs grapple with the political fallout from the decision to approve Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline. A number of the Liberals' 17 MPs from the province frankly acknowledged Wednesday that they're disappointed with the decision, which […]

B.C. Liberal MPs bracing for constituents after Kinder Morgan pipeline approval

Nov 30 2016 — Jordan Press and Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau's promise to let backbenchers to be the voice of their constituents in Ottawa is being tested as B.C. Liberal MPs grapple with the political fallout from the decision to approve Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline. A number of the Liberals' 17 MPs from the province frankly acknowledged Wednesday that they're disappointed with the decision, which […]