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Ottawa announces $10 billion in funding for infrastructure projects

The Liberal government today announced plans to spend nearly $10 billion over three years in infrastructure initiatives that it hopes will help create some of the million jobs it promised in last week’s speech from the throne as well as »

Politics

Parliament resumes with debate on throne speech

The fate of Liberal government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hangs in the balance as Parliament resumes full operations on Thursday for the first time since the pandemic shut down normal operations in March. The minority Liberals, who govern without »

Politics, Society

Throne speech focuses on fighting COVID-19, building ‘more resilient Canada’

The Liberal government promised to spare no effort in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic and do “whatever it takes” to support Canadian people and businesses through the ongoing crisis “as long as it lasts” as it outlined its priorities for the »

Politics

Trudeau set to address Canadians after throne speech

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is set to speak to Canadians in a rare televised address Wednesday evening merely hours after the minority Liberal government lays out its priorities for the new session of Parliament in the speech from the throne »

Health, Indigenous, Politics, Society

Ottawa announces $1billion package to address housing shortage for vulnerable

The federal government has announced plans to spend $1 billion over the next six months on what it is calling a Rapid Housing Initiative to help address urgent housing needs of vulnerable Canadians. Social Development Minister Ahmed Hussen says the »

Economy, Health, Politics

Cabinet gathers for retreat ahead of next week’s speech from the throne

Repeating a warning he delivered last week, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday the country is not out of the COVID-19 woods and warned that failure to heed anti-pandemic measures could mean a return to extreme lockdowns like those put »