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Trudeau says Liberal budget is not a launch pad for a federal election

Trudeau says Liberal budget is not a launch pad for a federal election

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau insists Monday's federal budget is not intended as a launching pad for an election later this year but he's not entirely ruling one out.

What people are saying about the B.C. budget

VANCOUVER — The British Columbia government released its budget Tuesday promising to spend billions on pandemic economic recovery.
Freeland says Liberals open to provincial child care demands, draws line around fees

Freeland says Liberals open to provincial child care demands, draws line around fees

OTTAWA — Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland sent a warning to provinces about her budget's pledge on child care, saying she would negotiate in good faith but not bend on reducing parental fees, as several provinces questioned the tight strings on the
B.C. plans a $9.7-billion deficit to build COVID recovery: minister

B.C. plans a $9.7-billion deficit to build COVID recovery: minister

VICTORIA — The British Columbia government plans to spend $8.7 billion over three years on infrastructure as well as on supports for families and businesses to help build the economic recovery from COVID-19.
Feds pressed to define 'free, prior and informed consent' in UNDRIP bill

Feds pressed to define 'free, prior and informed consent' in UNDRIP bill

OTTAWA — Federal officials are facing calls for greater clarity on how a bill to harmonize Canada's laws with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples could affect future development projects and government decisions.
Former B.C. premier says she first learned of money-laundering spike in 2015

Former B.C. premier says she first learned of money-laundering spike in 2015

VANCOUVER — Former premier Christy Clark has told British Columbia's inquiry into money laundering that she first heard from sources within government in 2015 about a spike in suspicious cash entering casinos.

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada for Tuesday, April 20, 2021

OTTAWA — The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times eastern): 5:55 p.m. One in four Canadians have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine as of Tuesday afternoon.
Desmond inquiry: Veterans Affairs submits internal review after initial refusal

Desmond inquiry: Veterans Affairs submits internal review after initial refusal

PORT HAWKESBURY, N.S. — Veterans Affairs Canada initially refused to disclose to an inquiry its internal review of how it handled the tragic case of an Afghanistan war veteran who fatally shot three family members and himself in 2017.
Experts, advocates say federal budget is hit-and-miss on housing

Experts, advocates say federal budget is hit-and-miss on housing

OTTAWA — Experts and advocates say countrywide government measures aimed at putting housing within reach of more Canadians mark a step in the right direction, despite a few misses and ham-fisted moves. Monday's federal budget promises $2.
Other COVID-19 cases in Nunavut linked to ongoing outbreak in Iqaluit

Other COVID-19 cases in Nunavut linked to ongoing outbreak in Iqaluit

IQALUIT, Nunavut — Nunavut's chief public health officer says there's a greater risk of COVID-19 transmission in Iqaluit and other Baffin communities after cases popped up in Kinngait this week. Dr.