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First 2024 Canada carbon rebates will be deposited today for some Canadians

First 2024 Canada carbon rebates will be deposited today for some Canadians

Apr 15, 2024 | 6:23am
The first instalment of the 2024 Canada carbon rebate will be delivered to some Canadians today as long as they filed their taxes by the middle of March. Canadians living in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, and all four Atlantic provinces will receive the first of four instalments today if they filed their 2023 taxes by […]
Federal, Provincial, and Municipal governments investment in green infrastructure projects across Saskatchewan

Federal, Provincial, and Municipal governments investment in green infrastructure projects across Saskatchewan

Mar 30, 2024 | 9:31am
A total of $45 million in investment from federal, provincial, and local governments will support the increased supply of safe and reliable drinking water, effective wastewater treatment, and cleaner soil for communities across Saskatchewan. The northwest province will see the decommissioning of non-engineered landfill sites for 18 municipalities and the redirection of waste to two […]
Federal Ministers announce funding expansion of childcare during stop in Regina

Federal Ministers announce funding expansion of childcare during stop in Regina

Mar 29, 2024 | 10:52am
A pair of federal ministers were in Regina to announce a series of announcements of child care. Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Jonathan Wilkinson and President of the Treasury Board Anita Anand announced that the federal government will expand the Canada Student Loan Forgiveness Program to reduce the costs associated with entering early childhood […]
Federal Energy and Natural Resource Minister responds to Moe’s carbon tax comments

Federal Energy and Natural Resource Minister responds to Moe’s carbon tax comments

Mar 29, 2024 | 9:50am
While in Regina, the Federal Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Jonathan Wilkinson criticized Premier Scott Moe and Conservative Leader Pierrer Pollieve’s remarks about carbon pricing. Wilkinson’s comments come after the federal Conservatives say they won’t be taking advice from “so-called experts” on climate policy after more than 200 economists signed an open letter challenging […]
CTF critical of proposed one-week delay to 2025 federal election

CTF critical of proposed one-week delay to 2025 federal election

Mar 25, 2024 | 1:54pm
The Canadian Taxpayers Federation is voicing its concern that a plan to move back the 2025 election by a week could trigger a number of MP pensions.  The move is part of the federal government’s electoral reform legislation brought in last week. Under that legislation, the plan is to move back the federal election from […]
Two adults, four children found dead in Ottawa-area home, police say

Two adults, four children found dead in Ottawa-area home, police say

Mar 7, 2024 | 9:08am
Ottawa police say four children and two adults are dead and a seventh person is injured after what the police chief is describing as an attack by a “lone actor” in an Ottawa suburb Wednesday night. Police chief Eric Stubbs told CBC News in an interview that it was a “mass shooting,” but an Ottawa […]
Federal government plans to consult widely before any changes to Emergencies Act

Federal government plans to consult widely before any changes to Emergencies Act

Mar 6, 2024 | 10:24am
The federal government is open to possible changes to the Emergencies Act but says it first wants to consult widely on the law it invoked to quell “Freedom Convoy” protests two years ago. In a final response Wednesday to a commission of inquiry, the Liberal government also outlines steps it is taking to improve the […]
Bank of Canada holds key rate steady at five per cent, says too early to cut

Bank of Canada holds key rate steady at five per cent, says too early to cut

Mar 6, 2024 | 9:03am
The Bank of Canada is holding its key interest rate steady at five per cent today, arguing it is still too soon to start lowering rates. The central bank says inflation has continued to ease and the economy is weakening but underlying price pressures are still persistently high. Canada’s inflation rate dropped to 2.9 per […]
Saskatchewan residents with low incomes worry about not getting carbon rebate

Saskatchewan residents with low incomes worry about not getting carbon rebate

Mar 4, 2024 | 5:22am
Alan Holman says the carbon rebate he gets four times a year from the federal government is crucial for his household budget. Without the funds, the Saskatoon resident, who is on disability assistance, says he’ll have to scale back on spending for his everyday needs. “It gets plugged in with the rest of my money […]
Brian Mulroney, 18th prime minister and Progressive Conservative titan, dead at 84

Brian Mulroney, 18th prime minister and Progressive Conservative titan, dead at 84

Feb 29, 2024 | 7:54pm
There was no in-between with Martin Brian Mulroney. Canadians loved him: In 1984, they handed the youthful charmer a blank cheque and the largest majority mandate in history so he could change the country. Canadians hated him: When he announced his departure from politics in 1993, his charm was dismissed as blarney, his youth faded into a […]