Chrystia Freeland

Freeland to present federal budget today after teasing much of it in recent weeks

Freeland to present federal budget today after teasing much of it in recent weeks

Apr 16, 2024 | 6:47am
Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland is finally set to present the federal budget in the House of Commons on Tuesday afternoon, showcasing how the government plans to win back support from disgruntled Canadians worried about the cost of living.  The Liberal government has already unveiled significant planks of the budget over the last few weeks during […]
Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland to present Liberals’ federal budget on April 16

Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland to present Liberals’ federal budget on April 16

Mar 4, 2024 | 1:38pm
Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland will present the federal budget on April 16, as cost-of-living issues continue to dominate Canadian politics. “Our economic plan is about building more homes, faster, making life more affordable, and creating more good jobs,” Freeland said in a news release on Monday. The spending plan is coming at a time when […]

Grocery money, clean tech tax breaks expected in federal budget Tuesday

Mar 27, 2023 | 4:09pm

A second top-up to GST rebate cheques for low-income Canadians and “significant” new tax measures to keep Canada in the green technology game will be among the highlights in Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland’s federal budget on Tuesday. The document, Freeland’s third since taking on the finance post in the early months of COVID-19, will try […]

Deputy Prime Minister comments on criticism of fertilizer emissions plan

Aug 26, 2022 | 10:33am

Canada’s Deputy Prime Minister visited the Saskatoon area Wednesday as part of her summer tour to get “out of Ottawa.” Chrystia Freeland said that her goal this summer is to travel and get outside the nation’s capital, including a stop at the Mosaic potash mine just outside of Colonsay. During a news conference, Freeland was […]

Liberal government makes major cabinet shuffle

Oct 26, 2021 | 9:26am

The federal government has announced a cabinet shuffle Tuesday morning. Some of the highlights include former Health Minister Patty Hajdu will now become the Minister of Indigenous Services. Former procurement minister Anita Anand will take over as Minister of National Defence. Marie-Claude Bibeau remains the Federal Agriculture Minister, and former Indigenous Services Minister Carolyn Bennett […]

Ottawa extends COVID-19 financial benefits one more month

Jul 30, 2021 | 10:07am

With growing concerns of a COVID-19 resurgence thanks to the delta variant, Ottawa has said it will be extending some of its pandemic benefits an extra 30 days. On Friday morning Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland said they will extend the wage subsidy and the rent subsidy as well as the Canada Recovery Benefit, the Canada […]

Chrystia Freeland discusses Monday’s federal budget

Apr 20, 2021 | 10:20am

With Monday’s federal budget coming with almost a $355-billion deficit attached to it, Finance Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Chrsytia Freeland says their plan is to reduce that debt by $200-billion this fiscal year. Freeland spoke with 620 CKRM’s Gloria Evans and Cody Glydon Tuesday morning and said one thing they wanted to address in […]

Liberals extend COVID-19 aid in new budget

Apr 19, 2021 | 2:57pm

The federal Liberals have introduced its first budget in more than two years, Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland has delivered a plan that sees more than $100 million in new spending over the next three years amid record-smashing deficits.  It is what the government says is a plan to finish the fight against COVID-19,  and ensure a […]

Liberals to deliver federal budget Monday afternoon

Apr 19, 2021 | 6:19am

The federal Liberal government brings down its first budget in two years on Monday. In November, a fall economic statement said the deficit would be at $381.6 billion by the end of this month, but many believe that number will be much higher when Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland delivers the budget The fall economic statement […]

With deficit closing in on $400 billion, Liberals detail more spending to come

Nov 30, 2020 | 4:11pm

The federal Liberals are proposing $25 billion in new spending to help Canadian businesses and workers make it through a COVID-19 winter and vowing tens of billions more to help the country recover from the pandemic. The government’s fall economic update proposes to send extra child-benefit payments to families next year as well as cash […]