National Newswatch

More people with greater needs driving $7B increase to dental-care cost

Mar 31 2023 — — The federal government now expects far more Canadians with long-overdue dental needs to sign up for its insurance plan, and the health minister says that’s why the estimated cost has risen by $7 billion. In its 2023 budget Tuesday, the government revealed the federally-administered insurance program will be far more expensive over the next five […]

Industry minister to deliver Rogers-Shaw update at press conference today

Mar 31 2023 — — Federal Industry Minister François-Philippe Champagne is set to make an announcement this morning about Rogers Communications Inc.’s proposed $26-billion purchase of Shaw Communications Inc. A senior government official, speaking on the condition they not be named in order to discuss matters not yet made public, says the minister will discuss the transfer of wireless licences […]