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No Infrastructure Bank money for public electricity grids, documents say

Jan 9 2019 — Jordan Press, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — A federal infrastructure agency created to finance new infrastructure — and alleviate the burden on the public purse — is not expected to back projects involving existing public electricity grids, newly released documents say. Many provinces need to upgrade their power transmission systems to deal with green-energy projects and are desperate for money to do it. […]

No Infrastructure Bank money for public electricity grids, documents say

Jan 9 2019 — Jordan Press, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — A federal infrastructure agency created to finance new infrastructure — and alleviate the burden on the public purse — is not expected to back projects involving existing public electricity grids, newly released documents say. Many provinces need to upgrade their power transmission systems to deal with green-energy projects and are desperate for money to do it. […]

No Infrastructure Bank money for public electricity grids, documents say

Jan 9 2019 — Jordan Press, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — A federal infrastructure agency created to finance new infrastructure — and alleviate the burden on the public purse — is not expected to back projects involving existing public electricity grids, newly released documents say. Many provinces need to upgrade their power transmission systems to deal with green-energy projects and are desperate for money to do it. […]

Liberals told to rethink child care policy to claim to be ‘feminist government’

Jan 8 2019 — Jordan Press, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's efforts to run a feminist government should take an extra step to create a universal daycare system, and prevent the funding from being lost in electoral politics, says a leading expert. The federal treasury is set to spend $7.5 billion over a decade to help fund child-care spaces across the country.  Social Development […]

Liberals told to rethink child care policy to claim to be ‘feminist government’

Jan 8 2019 — Jordan Press, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's efforts to run a feminist government should take an extra step to create a universal daycare system, and prevent the funding from being lost in electoral politics, says a leading expert. The federal treasury is set to spend $7.5 billion over a decade to help fund child-care spaces across the country.  Social Development […]

Liberals told to rethink child care policy to claim to be ‘feminist government’

Jan 8 2019 — Jordan Press, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's efforts to run a feminist government should take an extra step to create a universal daycare system, and prevent the funding from being lost in electoral politics, says a leading expert. The federal treasury is set to spend $7.5 billion over a decade to help fund child-care spaces across the country.  Social Development […]

Feds worry technology will force ‘vulnerable’ groups out of labour force

Jan 3 2019 — Jordan Press, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Fearing that technologically demanding jobs will force "vulnerable" workers out of the labour market — and strain government benefits programs — federal officials have quietly looked for ways to boost employment among Indigenous people, new Canadians and people with disabilities, internal documents show. A presentation to top civil servants last year, marked "secret," says the government […]

Feds worry technology will force ‘vulnerable’ groups out of labour force

Jan 3 2019 — Jordan Press, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Fearing that technologically demanding jobs will force "vulnerable" workers out of the labour market — and strain government benefits programs — federal officials have quietly looked for ways to boost employment among Indigenous people, new Canadians and people with disabilities, internal documents show. A presentation to top civil servants last year, marked "secret," says the government […]