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Politics

Election Commisioner rules Morneau guilty of breaking campaign rules

Former finance minister Bill Morneau has been found guilty of breaking federal election campaign rules ahead of last year’s federal election by promoting prospective Liberal candidates in his capacity as minister. Commissioner of Canada Elections Yves Côté released the findings Thursday »

Economy, Politics, Society

Chrystia Freeland becomes Canada’s first-ever female finance minister

Chrystia Freeland has been named Canada’s first female finance minister, replacing Bill Morneau who stepped down late Monday evening. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau formally announced Freeland’s appointment this afternoon at a ceremony at the Governor General’s residence at Rideau Hall. »

Politics

Trudeau prorogues Parliament until Sept. 23

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has prorogued Parliament until Sept. 23, apparently to try to buy some time to ride out the so-called WE Charity controversy. Prorogation, a manoeuvre that ends a parliamentary session, shuts down the House of Commons committees »

Politics, Society

Bill Morneau resigns as finance minister and MP to seek top job at OECD

Canada’s Finance Minister, Bill Morneau, said Monday he will be stepping down from the cabinet and resigning his seat in the House of Commons to pursue the job of secretary general of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). »

Politics

Ethics commissioner expands probe into finance minister over WE scandal

Canada’s Ethics Commissioner Mario Dion says he is broadening the scope of his inquiry into a multi-million contract awarded by the minority Liberal government to WE Charity by taking a deeper look at the actions of Finance Minister Bill Morneau. »

Politics, Society

Trudeau and his chief of staff to testify on WE affair Thursday

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his chief of staff Katie Telford are expected to testify in front of the House of Commons finance committee Thursday afternoon about the Liberal government’s decision to get the WE organization to run a summer »

Politics

Trudeau grilled by opposition over WE Charity contract

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was grilled by opposition members in the House of Commons over his decision to award the administration of a $900-million student-volunteering program to a charity with which he and his Finance Minister Bill Morneau had close »

Society

More bad economic news for Canada: layoffs and a credit downgrade

The bad news keeps whacking Finance Minister Bill Morneau in the kisser. And it keeps on coming. At least, it sure seems that way. Morneau–to understate–has a very full plate these days. Never mind that on Monday, Canada’s new central »

Economy, Health

New Bank of Canada governor warns of a ‘bumpy’ road ahead

The new head of the country’s central bank is advising Canadians to prepare for a “prolonged and bumpy” road to recovery from the economic effects of COVID-19. Bank of Canada Governor Tiff Macklem said Monday the central bank expects to »

Economy, International, Society

Canada’s economy takes its biggest dip since the 2009 financial crisis

New data from Statistics Canada shows Canada’s economy suffered its sharpest quarterly drop since the 2009 financial crisis in the first three months of this year. Gross domestic product dropped at an annualized 8.2 per cent. Economists had anticipated a »