Despite billions of dollars in new spending over the last four years, the federal Liberals' social-development minister concedes that seniors and families seeking housing and child care are still facing serious cost crunches.
A cross-party group of MPs, flanked by organizations that help veterans in need, made a plea on the eve of the 75th anniversary of D-Day for the government to end veteran homelessness and create a special housing stipend as a key first step.
Flood-ravaged provinces are asking the federal government to provide almost $138 million to move or buy out homeowners affected by previous years' inundations, according to new data that gives a glimpse into the national costs of helping residents leave floodplains.
The federal labour minister is asking the Ontario government to reverse changes to its provincial student-assistance program in a letter that serves as a pre-budget salvo against Premier Doug Ford's Progressive Conservatives.
The documents, part of a PowerPoint presentation obtained by The Canadian Press, describe something called "Plan B" — what Montreal-based SNC might have to do if it can't convince the government to grant a so-called remediation agreement to avoid criminal proceedings in a fraud and corruption case related to projects in Libya.