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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 […]
‘Puppet show’: Saskatchewan finance minister apologizes for text to Speaker

‘Puppet show’: Saskatchewan finance minister apologizes for text to Speaker

Apr 16, 2024 | 5:25am
Saskatchewan’s finance minister was ordered to apologize Monday after she sent the Speaker a text accusing him of letting the legislature devolve into an “Opposition puppet show.”  Donna Harpauer delivered the apology in the house after Speaker Randy Weekes said the minister had messaged him saying government members can’t push back during chamber debates and that as […]
Surplus Down in Quarterly Financial Update

Surplus Down in Quarterly Financial Update

Aug 31, 2023 | 11:26am
-With files from the Canadian Press- The Saskatchewan government is forecasting a lower surplus than budgeted this year due to decreased resource revenues and higher expenses. In her first-quarter fiscal update, finance minister Donna Harpauer says the province expects a $485.5 million surplus this year, down 52 per cent from the $1 billion surplus that […]

Saskatchewan finance minister spent $8,000 on private plane to attend commerce lunch

Jul 18, 2022 | 3:55am

Saskatchewan’s finance minister spent nearly $8,000 on a private plane to attend a chamber of commerce lunch days after she tabled a provincial budget containing tax hikes. Minister Donna Harpauer’s travel expense form, posted on the Saskatchewan Party government’s website, shows she took a chartered plane with Good Spirit Air Service on March 25, travelling […]

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 […]

Bill Morneau resigns as Finance Minister

Aug 17, 2020 | 7:57pm

Federal finance minister Bill Morneau stepped down Monday after the WE Charity scandal. After five years of holding the position, Morneau announced his resignation in a press conference in Ottawa. His resignation also includes his member of Parliament seat in Toronto Centre. During his resignation, he says he told Prime Minister Justin Trudeau he only […]

Finance minister ‘optimistic’ drop in markets won’t affect Sask. in long-term picture

Mar 9, 2020 | 6:21pm

Saskatchewan’s finance minister says she’s optimistic the recent downturn in the markets won’t be dramatic in the long-term with drops in the Canadian dollar and oil prices. Donna Harpauer told reporters on Monday at the legislature that they can’t knee-jerk react to each and every price change, adding that oil now is only four to five […]