Health minister raises concerns regarding COVID-19 vaccine rollout to federal health committee

Feb 1, 2021 | 12:47pm

Saskatchewan Health Minister Paul Merriman presented at Monday’s virtual House of Commons Standing Committee on Health meeting regarding the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. During his six-minute presentation, Merriman told members of the committee that the province has been at a standstill with its vaccine rollout plan. He said while the plan has been effective, there have […]

Trudeau speaks out against violence in DC, discusses COVID-19 vaccine plans

Jan 8, 2021 | 12:43pm

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has again spoken out about the violence that rocked the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. on January 6. He called it an assault on democracy. “We’ve also seen this week that democracy is resilient in America, our closest ally and neighbour,” he stated on Friday morning from Ottawa. “Violence has no […]

Libs, NDP reach deal on COVID-19 aid, averting election

Sep 25, 2020 | 3:14pm

The minority Liberal government has reached a deal with the New Democrats over legislation to support workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, securing the backing needed to survive a confidence vote on the throne speech. NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh said Friday the agreement now includes widening workers’ access to sick-leave benefits during the pandemic. A component […]

Mayor Fougere disappointed by ‘missed opportunities’ in throne speech

Sep 24, 2020 | 3:31pm

Regina’s mayor has concerns following Wednesday’s throne speech by the Liberal government. While he understands they are statements of intent and are not legislated changes yet, he feels there are “missed opportunities”. Reflecting on the throne speech and how it affects citizens of his city, Fougere said it’s important for the government to focus on […]

‘It’s not a throne speech that I would support’: Premier Moe concerned by Liberal plan

Sep 23, 2020 | 5:31pm

Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe did not seem confident when speaking about the Liberal government’s speech from the throne on Wednesday at the Saskatchewan legislature. He said the throne speech possesses “a number of vague promises” that consist of plans they have announced in the past, and in his opinion, does not address any of the […]

Throne speech promises continued COVID-19 funding, over a million jobs

Sep 23, 2020 | 2:30pm

OTTAWA – The minority Liberal government has unveiled what it calls an “ambitious plan for an unprecedented reality” that pledges to create over one million jobs and expand or introduce benefit programs and supports for nearly every sector of society. But while today’s throne speech makes it clear the Liberals intend to make good on […]

Freeland officially replaces Morneau as finance minister

Aug 18, 2020 | 1:21pm

OTTAWA – Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland has officially been named Canada’s new finance minister. Everyone in attendance wore a mask and the chairs were spaced well apart in Rideau Hall as Chrystia Freeland was sworn in on Tuesday afternoon as the country’s first female finance minister. She removed her mask as she took the […]

Federal government launches two student summer job programs during COVID-19

Jun 25, 2020 | 10:33am

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has taken the wraps off a program aimed at encouraging students to volunteer in the fight against COVID-19. At his briefing in Ottawa on Thursday morning, Trudeau launched the new Canada Student Grant which awards money to students who volunteer for COVID-19-related community projects. “If you’re a college or university student, […]

Trudeau blasts Conservatives for halting passage of emergency aid bill

Jun 11, 2020 | 10:13am

The blame game has started in the nation’s capital after MPs failed to give the unanimous consent needed to swiftly pass the government’s latest emergency aid bill. This morning from an Ottawa business, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau admitted he was disappointed following a vote in the House of Commons on Wednesday night. Trudeau responded to questions […]

Trudeau responds to reports of concerns in long-term care homes

May 27, 2020 | 10:25am

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Canada needs to do a better job protecting seniors, especially in care homes. At his daily briefing, the prime minister was responding to reports of the military finding sub-standard conditions, re-using equipment without sanitizing and a general lack of cleanliness, particularly in Ontario. “We need to make sure that in […]