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Federal Budget 2021: Liberals seek to win over low-wage workers and students

Federal Budget 2021: Liberals seek to win over low-wage workers and students

OTTAWA — The federal government is looking to give workers and students a leg up with a budget that commits billions to training, benefits and debt relief, as those hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic try to dust themselves off.

Federal Budget 2021: Highlights from Chrystia Freeland's speech and reaction

OTTAWA — Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland tabled the 2021 federal budget in the House of Commons on Monday. Here are some highlights from her speech, as well as quotes from opposition leaders.

Federal Budget 2021: A look at some of the promises you might have missed

OTTAWA — The federal Liberal government’s first budget in more than two years makes big promises on child care, the environment and readying the country’s economy for a post-pandemic rebound.
Federal Budget 2021: Liberals extend COVID-19 aid with election top of mind

Federal Budget 2021: Liberals extend COVID-19 aid with election top of mind

OTTAWA — The first federal budget in more than two years extends Ottawa’s COVID-19 "lifeline" for workers and struggling businesses another few months as it aims to pull Canada through the pandemic once and for all.

Federal Budget 2021: Highlights from the Liberal plan tabled Monday

OTTAWA — Highlights from the federal Liberal budget tabled Monday by Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland: — $30 billion over the next five years, and $8.3 billion ongoing for early learning and child care and Indigenous early learning and child care.

Federal Budget 2021: Long-term care standards, vaccine production in health plan

OTTAWA — The federal budget is promising billions to close gaps in long-term care and Canada’s vaccine production laid bare by the COVID-19 pandemic. There is $2.
Families of workers killed in B.C. train derailment allege negligence in lawsuit

Families of workers killed in B.C. train derailment allege negligence in lawsuit

FIELD, B.C. — Families of two of three people killed in a train derailment near the British Columbia-Alberta boundary have filed lawsuits alleging negligence.
More provinces announce plans to lower age of eligibility for AstraZeneca vaccine

More provinces announce plans to lower age of eligibility for AstraZeneca vaccine

The race between vaccines and surging COVID-19 variants hit a new gear on Monday as more provinces announced they would expand access to the Oxford-AstraZeneca shot and Ontario and Quebec partially closed their borders to slow the spread.
Outcome of judicial recount in Yukon won't affect minority government, says Silver

Outcome of judicial recount in Yukon won't affect minority government, says Silver

WHITEHORSE — Yukon Liberal Leader Sandy Silver says he is ready to form the territory's next government, regardless of the outcome of today's judicial recount.
University of Victoria women's rowing coach resigns by mutual agreement

University of Victoria women's rowing coach resigns by mutual agreement

VICTORIA — The University of Victoria says the head coach of its women's rowing program has resigned effective immediately.