National Newswatch

July added to COVID-19 commercial rent-relief program

Jul 2 2020 — Jordan Press, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Federal and provincial governments have agreed to extend a commercial rent-relief program to help cover July costs for eligible small businesses. The move comes with a few changes to the subsidy, as the COVID-19-related aid faces questions about whether it is delivering as expected. The amended program had doled out $152 million in forgivable […]

WE Charity only organization capable of running COVID-19 volunteer program: PM

Jun 26 2020 — Jordan Press, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau defended Friday employing WE Charity to administer a $900-million federal student aid program, despite the group's ties to the prime minister and his wife. Trudeau said the decision to use WE was made by the non-partisan public service, not by him. WE will administer the Canada Student Service Grant that provides eligible students with […]

WE Charity only organization capable of running COVID-19 volunteer program: PM

Jun 26 2020 — Jordan Press, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau defended Friday employing WE Charity to administer a $900-million federal student aid program, despite the group's ties to the prime minister and his wife. Trudeau said the decision to use WE was made by the non-partisan public service, not by him. WE will administer the Canada Student Service Grant that provides eligible students with […]

WE Charity only organization capable of running COVID-19 volunteer program: PM

Jun 26 2020 — Jordan Press, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau defended Friday employing WE Charity to administer a $900-million federal student aid program, despite the group's ties to the prime minister and his wife. Trudeau said the decision to use WE was made by the non-partisan public service, not by him. WE will administer the Canada Student Service Grant that provides eligible students with […]