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Indigenous Affairs to provide missing documents to PBO Despite having originally denied their existence, the federal Indigenous Affairs Department says it will hand over to the parliamentary budget office a number of relevant documents pertaining to First Nations education. The office requested the information last month after learning from the federal auditor general that it was both available and relevant to...

Seeking greater protection for animals in Canada: failed Protecting animals, wild and domestic, from abuse would seem to be a good thing. Animal rights groups have been fighting for years to modernize Canadian law with respect to treatment of animals, laws which in some cases have had little modification in over 100 years. However, a bill introduced in the Canadian Parliament to...

DIGGING DEEPER: ‘How much huff does he have?’: Premier Wall vs Justin Trudeau on carbon tax The heated issue surrounding the Liberal's carbon tax announcement has put the Sask Party's relationship with the federal government's in the spotlight.

Australian case similar to Phoenix pay debacle wasn’t on government’s ‘radar’ Senior government officials Marie Lemay, right to left, Alfred Tsang and Ryan Pilgrim hold a technical briefing at the National Press Theatre in Ottawa on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick A government pay system fiasco in Australia that caused problems similar to what the Canadian government is...

{$inline_image} QP Wednesday: A carbon tax that isn’t a tax … or is it? Lead question and answer Prime Minister Justin Trudeau continued to defend his carbon plan Wednesday, as opposition MPs claimed it could cause Canadians to go hungry. Conservative MP Denis Lebel led QP and said that Canadians are pessimistic about Trudeau’s plan to impose a price on carbon. “This is bad...

{$inline_image} Trudeau’s got a blind spot on Beijing Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, right, shakes hands with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau following a joint news conference at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP) “His brain has not only been washed, as they say … It has been dry-cleaned.” That’s a quote...

{$inline_image} Trost says he’s got the money for a leadership run Firing back at opponents who claim he can’t fund a leadership run, Conservative leadership aspirant Brad Trost says his name should appear on the Conservative party’s list of official candidates today. In a Facebook comment backing up Stephen Harper’s former chief of staff Guy Giorno as he duked it out with Trost over his own expenses...

Public consultations begin to extend parental leave The Canadian government is asking for input online on expanding the benefit payments that parents get when a baby is born. Currently, parental leave may replace part of a parent’s salary for 12 months. During the election campaign in 2015, the Liberals promised to extend that to 18 months. Dedicate parental leave for dads...

CyberLaunch Academy looks to give students head start on I.T. skills The CyberLaunch Academy will also work to correct the gender imbalance in the I.T. sector by attracting more girls to the field

Biofuels: time to end taxpayer subsidies A new report by an expert group of economists says taxpayer-funded government subsidies of the ethanol industry cost more than the benefits it provides. The study by the cross-partisan, privately funded group known as the Ecofiscal Commission, said federal and provincial subsidies for the industry cost taxpayers and consumers about $640 million a year while...

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