Liberals eye ‘lost generation’ risk with sweeping COVID-19 recovery plan

The federal Liberals are betting big that ambitious new spending programs like childcare and a potential economic reopening as early as July will be enough to prevent deep scarring on … Read More

COVID-19 opened ‘window of political opportunity’ to implement national childcare: Freeland

Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland on Thursday stressed the importance of childcare and early education, saying that the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic has created a “window of political opportunity” to … Read More

Feds set aside billions to support health care systems under pandemic strain

The federal Liberals have introduced legislation to provide $7.2 billion to cash-strapped provinces, territories and municipalities, with more than half going to immediate health-care needs. Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland says … Read More

Fiscal guardrails will be ‘anchored’ by the time recovery plan rolls out: Freeland

Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland says by the time the government begins rolling out a massive coronavirus recovery plan, they will be clear about what job numbers they will need … Read More

Canada hints at ‘major’ coronavirus recovery plan but still no brakes on spending

The Canadian economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic will likely not begin until “deep into 2021” but how the government plans to gauge when it is time to turn on … Read More

All eyes on Ottawa as Freeland set to deliver hotly awaited coronavirus fiscal update

Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland is set to share more details on the government’s spending plans as officials continue pouring money into the coronavirus crisis, still with no clear end … Read More

The coronavirus rent subsidy caps how much business chains can get. Is that unfair?

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce is calling on the government to remove the cap on how much chain restaurants and businesses with multiple locations can receive under the coronavirus rent … Read More

Ottawa preparing to hire COVID-19 vaccine distributors for early possible rollout starting in January

The Canadian government is offering up an early but tantalizing glimmer of hope for a potential coronavirus vaccine that could begin to be rolled out in the next three to … Read More

Deputy PM Chrystia Freeland in quarantine while awaiting COVID-19 test results

Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland says she isolating at home after learning she may have been exposed to COVID-19. The Toronto MP said Saturday she was tested for the virus … Read More

Chrystia Freeland tests negative for COVID-19 after receiving exposure notification

Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland says she has tested negative for COVID-19 after learning she may have been exposed to the novel coronavirus. The Toronto MP announced Saturday that she … Read More

Deputy PM Chrystia Freeland self-isolating while awaiting COVID-19 test results

Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland says she is self-isolating after learning she may have been exposed to COVID-19. The Toronto MP said Saturday she was tested for the virus after … Read More

Freeland says she’s confident coronavirus defeat ‘is not years away’

Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland, who was appointed Minister of Finance in August when Bill Morneau resigned, said she is confident the coronavirus will be defeated and that it won’t … Read More

Political intervention over rapid test demands would be ‘dangerous’: Freeland

Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland says she understands the swelling attention being focused on rapid coronavirus tests as a way to reduce long wait times at many testing centres across … Read More

Coronavirus: Freeland won’t say if U.S. wants border deal extended beyond June

Canada and the United States are both “very comfortable” with their mutual ban on non-essential cross-border travel, but Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland won’t say if the Americans want to … Read More

Coronavirus: Provinces put reopening plans into motion amid COVID-19

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 12, 2020 6:14 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland … Read More

EU members to push for formal probe into coronavirus origins, Canadian position unclear

European Union member states plan later this month to push for a formal international probe into how the coronavirus pandemic began and what lessons can be learned to prevent a … Read More

Coronavirus: If Trudeau became too sick to work, here’s what would happen next

“The minute that the prime minister is no longer the prime minister, the governor general’s first duty in any circumstance is to find another prime minister,” he said.

“And that has to be a full-on prime minister.”

That was why Abbott and Bowell were appointed. The former was seen as the least divisive of several choices. The latter was the most senior minister according to order of precedence. In neither case did the Conservatives have a chance to run a leadership race.

Coronavirus pandemic puts Canada’s supply of ventilators in the spotlight

The novel coronavirus pandemic has brought attention to the global supply of ventilators, the medical devices that allow people experiencing difficulty breathing to receive oxygen. Ventilator shortages are one component … Read More

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