Chrystia Freeland

Ottawa set to provide fiscal update on Monday afternoon

Nov 30, 2020 | 6:16am

The federal Liberals will provide Canadians with a long-awaited update on the health of federal finances Monday afternoon, and potentially unveil a suite of new spending. Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland is expected to deliver the fall economic statement after the markets close. It’s believed it will be a full accounting of pandemic spending so far. […]

Feds to release fiscal update Nov. 30

Nov 23, 2020 | 2:53pm

OTTAWA — Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland says the Liberals will deliver a long-awaited update on the health of federal finances on Nov. 30. She made the announcement today in the House of Commons. The Liberals had promised an update this fall on the federal deficit as part of a document that could also include the […]

Fougere sending letter to Ottawa with throne speech wishlist

Sep 21, 2020 | 10:32am

Mayor Michael Fougere is hoping the federal government can help the city out in this week’s throne speech. Fougere has written a letter to Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland asking for the federal government to locate the proposed Canada Water Agency headquarters in Regina. Fougere says Regina is perfectly positioned in the […]

Liberals to replace CERB with new benefit, simplified EI program at cost of $37B

Aug 20, 2020 | 3:35pm

OTTAWA — The federal Liberals are rolling out a $37-billion income-support plan for workers whose earnings have crashed during the pandemic. The details released Thursday outline what will happen to some four million workers receiving the $500-a-week Canada Emergency Response Benefit, which is set to wind down starting next month. The CERB will be extended […]

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 […]

Trudeau expected to name Chrystia Freeland next Finance Minister

Aug 18, 2020 | 7:25am

Multiple reports say the Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is going to name Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland the next Finance Minister on Tuesday. Once named to the post Freeland would be the first woman to hold the title. It’s expected Freeland would remain deputy prime minister, but her intergovernmental affairs role could be re-assigned during […]

Canada to issue retaliatory tariffs after U.S. slaps 10% tariff on Canadian aluminium

Aug 7, 2020 | 11:02am

Over the next 30 days, the federal government is looking for input from Canadians and Canadian businesses as to the potential impact on Canada because of the U.S. trade action. Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland says there will be retaliation after a 10% import tariff on Canadian aluminum was announced Thursday by the U-S president. […]

Trudeau, Freeland to discuss rail blockades with premiers

Feb 20, 2020 | 3:20pm

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland have agreed to a teleconference call with Canada’s premiers regarding the rail blockades. The call is scheduled for this evening. This comes after Premier Scott Moe and other provincial and territorial leaders gathered for a phone meeting on Wednesday. The meeting followed with a request […]

Moe and Fougere talk with Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland

Nov 26, 2019 | 7:08pm

Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland visited Regina Tuesday to discuss Saskatchewan’s issues with the federal government. Freeland met with both Mayor Michael Fougere and Premier Scott Moe to listen to their views on the election and what can be done moving forward. There was more of a positive reaction to the Premier’s visit with Freeland. […]

Deputy P.M Chrystia Freeland to meet with Sask. Premier Scott Moe on Tuesday

Nov 26, 2019 | 5:20am

Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland will sit down with Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe in Regina on Tuesday. Justin Trudeau’s newly appointed deputy, who is also his new intergovernmental affairs minister, is touring western Canada looking to find some common ground to repair an admitted broken western relationship with the Trudeau government after they were completely […]