Ontario's legal aid agency will consult the public on ways they can continue serving the province's low-income population after Ontario Premier Doug Ford delivered the largest cut to the organization in two decades.
Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau kicked off his post-budget sales effort on Wednesday, March 19, 2019, defending his Liberal government's strategy of investing in consumer confidence and deflecting suggestions that it could lead to higher home prices in overheated urban markets.
The federal Liberal government is promising a new agency to negotiate prescription drug prices for Canadians and try to drive down costs — a move billed as an "important step" on the path to an eventual national pharmacare plan.
The Trudeau government is promising billions of dollars to compensate dairy, egg and poultry farmers hurt by Canada's recent free-trade agreements — industries concentrated in vote-rich Quebec and Ontario.
Conservative parliamentarians banged tables and stomped their feet while Finance Minister Bill Morneau sought to deliver a speech about the 2019 budget before walking out on Tuesday, with Andrew Scheer saying the budget had no legitimacy while the government was intent on shutting down an inquiry into the SNC-Lavalin affair.
The Trudeau government is proposing to help subsidize the cost of buying an electric car by up to $5,000, but has declined to establish a more stringent sales mandate, opting instead for voluntary targets.
Canada’s federal government plans to spend $4.5 billion over five years to improve the living conditions of Indigenous communities and advance self-determination and self-governance, as Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government seeks to renew its claim as an honest broker and trusted partner in reconciliation efforts.
The Trudeau government needs to serve up more for fossil fuel industry workers who face an uncertain future if it wants to avoid a “major blowback,” says the co-chair of a federal advisory panel on the issue.