Freeland’s first budget could be one of the biggest in decades. Here’s how to watch and listen

Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland will present her first federal budget on Monday – Canada’s first in two years. The budget will chart Canada’s path to economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and reflect record levels of emergency spending to offset the effects of the crisis. Freeland will spend more than $ 2 billion on a national child care program while […]

Federal budget to commit more than $ 2 billion for child care, deficit not exceeding $ 400 billion: source

Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland will present the Liberal government’s first budget in two years on Monday, providing more than $ 2 billion for a national child care program while keeping last year’s federal deficit below $ 400 billion , CBC News learned. A senior government source who spoke to CBC News on Sunday – provided they are not named because […]

Trudeau promises more healthcare workers and rapid tests for pandemic-stricken Ontario

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he is working with provinces and territories to send more healthcare workers to Ontario and boost rapid testing to guide Canada’s most populous province through a grueling third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. “First, we are mobilizing federal healthcare workers from all ministries to be on the front lines in Ontario, particularly in the [Greater […]

5 things to watch out for when the Liberals unveil the federal budget

After a year that has seen federal spending reach levels not seen since World War II, the Liberal government will release a long-awaited budget on Monday that will provide a roadmap for post-pandemic economic recovery. Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland’s first budget as finance minister will attempt to balance measures designed to reduce the severity of the third wave of […]

‘We don’t want more tears’: First Nations urge Ottawa to increase spending on mental health

First Nations leaders urge the federal government to make serious federal budget commitments to increase funding for mental health. The Assembly of First Nations is asking for $ 1.3 billion to improve mental health resources for members living on and off reserve. Cedric Gray-Lehoux, co-chair of the Assembly of First Nations Youth Council and member of the Listuguj Mi’gmaq First […]

Canadian training mission in Ukraine suspended after increase in COVID cases

The Canadian military training mission in Ukraine has been temporarily suspended after a major coronavirus outbreak among troops, the Department of National Defense confirmed on Friday evening. A spokesperson for the Army’s Joint Operational Command declined to disclose how many soldiers tested positive. “Normal security force capacity building activities have been temporarily reduced or suspended at training locations as a […]

After false starts and supply problems, Canada’s vaccination campaign progresses

The nationwide vaccination campaign to vaccinate adults against COVID-19 is now well underway after a series of false starts and severe supply disruptions. Almost four months to the day after the first injections of Pfizer were given to a small group of healthcare workers in Toronto, provinces and territories have now administered approximately nine million doses of the three licensed […]

Stephen Harper Joins Former Spy Masters in Firm Investing in Israeli Security Technology

Former Prime Minister Stephen Harper is working with former leaders of three major intelligence agencies – the Mossad, the CIA and MI5 – at a Canadian private investment firm. AWZ Ventures invests in Israeli cybersecurity, intelligence and physical security technologies. Despite the many personalities who support it, the company remains discreet in Canada. AWZ (pronounced Oz) Ventures head office is […]