The federal government has no immediate plans to cut prices at the pump by offering Canadians a temporary reprieve from the federal gas tax, Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson said on Tuesday, June 21, 2022.
In the absence of some way to end the conflict in Ukraine or magically clear up global supply chain issues, the government is left to manage a crisis it can’t really control, writes columnist Max Fawcett.
Expectations are high for ex−Quebec premier Jean Charest as he is set to take the stage for the French−language Conservative leadership debate in his home province, a crucial region that has proven instrumental in the party’s last two leadership races.
MPs fired scathing remarks at Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland on Thursday over the federal government’s decision to put $10 billion in taxpayer dollars on the line to finance the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.
Finance Canada has helped Trans Mountain secure $10 billion in new financing to complete construction of the controversial pipeline by promising investors that if the Crown corporation can’t pay back the loans, the public will.