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IN THE NEWS | Conservatives call for Trudeau to testify at committee on WE Charity deal

Published: July 12, 2020

published: 2020-07-12 Canadian Press Newswire OTTAWA _ The federal Conservatives want Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to testify before a parliamentary committee about his government’s controversial decision to enlist WE Charity to administer a $900-million student volunteer program. Conservative finance critic Pierre Poilievre laid out the demand Sunday amid growing pressure on Trudeau and Liberal cabinet […]

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IN THE NEWS | Pandemic to push debt past $1-trillion

Published: July 9, 2020

published: 2020-07-09 Globe and Mail (Ontario) News | A1, Words: 1,136 Finance Minister says Ottawa planning for ‘recovery phase’ but declines to say how much it will cost by: Bill Curry, Daniel Leblanc A big spike in deficit spending related to the COVID-19 pandemic will push Canada’s federal debt through the $1-trillion mark for the […]

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IN THE NEWS | WE Charity contract to be studied by House finance committee

Published: July 8, 2020

published: 2020-07-08 Globe and Mail (Ontario) News | A3, Words: 646 by: Marieke Walsh Opposition MPs have forced the Liberal government to release documents related to WE Charity’s now-cancelled contract to administer a $912-million student volunteer program. A motion NDP MP Peter Julian introduced at a meeting of the House of Commons finance committee on […]

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IN THE NEWS | Promise of funds to support disabled Canadians remains in limbo

Published: July 8, 2020

published: 2020-07-08 received: 2020-07-08 06:10 (EST) Red Deer Advocate Covid-19 | A17, Words: 521 OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s promise to provide a payment worth up to $600 to some disabled Canadians to help with additional COVID-19 costs remains in limbo. The measure, announced on June 5, was contained in a piece of legislation […]

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IN THE NEWS | Budget officer pegs cost of basic income

Published: July 8, 2020

published: 2020-07-08 Red Deer Advocate Covid-19 | A15, Words: 840 OTTAWA – Providing almost all Canadians with a basic income for six months beginning this fall could cost about $98 billion, the parliamentary budget officer said in a report on the eve of a preview of how COVID-19 will shape government spending until next spring. […]

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IN THE NEWS | Probes pile up into WE contract

Published: July 8, 2020

published: 2020-07-08 National Post (NATIONAL) CANADA | A1 / FRONT, Words: 834 Parliamentary committees to study deal by: Christopher Nardi OTTAWA In addition to the ethics commissioner, two parliamentary committees are now expected to dig into the Trudeau government’s controversial decision to outsource a $900-million student volunteer grant program to WE Charity. On Tuesday, a […]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | The ultra-rich must pay their share: NDP

Published: July 8, 2020

OTTAWA – The government’s report on how Canada’s economy is doing after weeks of pandemic measures will be released today. The NDP is calling on the government to use this as an opportunity to invest in helping Canadians, to stop letting the ultra-wealthy off the hook without paying their fair share, and to build a […]

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IN THE HOUSE | Speech in response to the government’s economic snapshot

Published: July 8, 2020

43rd Parliament, 1st Session Speech Mr. Peter Julian (New Westminster—Burnaby, NDP): Madam Chair, any Canadian who wants to know what the attendance figure is can look in the House of Commons website and they will see the respective parties and which party, which will remain nameless, had only 40% attendance during the course of the […]

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IN THE NEWS | House of Commons Finance Committee to probe WE charity contract

Published: July 7, 2020

published: 2020-07-07 CBC TV: Power and Politics COMMONS COMMITTEE TO PROBE WE CHARITY CONTRACT by: Vassy Kapelos Participants: CATHERINE CULLEN (NEWSCASTER): AN UPDATE FROM THE HOUSE OF COMMONS FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING RIGHT NOW TO STUDY GOVERNMENT’S RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC. A COMMITTEE HAS PASSED A CONSERVATIVE MOTION TO PROBE THE GOVERNMENT’S SOLE-SOURCED CONTRACT TO […]

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