Blanchet will push for election if Trudeau, Morneau, Telford won't resign

Blanchet will push for election if Trudeau, Morneau, Telford won't resign

Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet says he will try to trigger a fall election if the prime minister, his chief of staff and his finance minister don’t resign. Blanchet said the government is not “worthy” of the public’s trust in the wake of the WE Charity controversy, which was sparked by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Finance Minister […]

Morneau to release fall economic and fiscal update next week

Morneau to release fall economic and fiscal update next week

Finance Minister Bill Morneau will release his fall economic and fiscal update Dec. 16.  The announcement comes after a week which saw the Conservatives accuse the Liberal government of ignoring signs that the economy is facing challenges. Statistics Canada reported that Canada lost 71,000 jobs in November — about 45,000 of them in Quebec and another […]

Morneau continues trade action on 2 foreign steel products, drops it for 5 others

Morneau continues trade action on 2 foreign steel products, drops it for 5 others

Only two kinds of foreign steel imports, heavy plate and stainless steel wire, will continue to face trade remedies to protect Canada’s steel industry, Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced Friday. His decision on final safeguards follows the advice of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal, which earlier this month found no justification to continue a surtax on five other […]

Feds likely to hold on to pipeline past 2019 election, says Morneau

Feds likely to hold on to pipeline past 2019 election, says Morneau

The federal government is likely to own the Trans Mountain pipeline until the political risks facing the project are safely past — certainly until after the coming election, Finance Minister Bill Morneau told CBC News. Meanwhile, Indigenous groups in Canada say they are serious about buying the pipeline and they want Ottawa to start getting serious about it […]

Federal government’s tariff relief plan faces criticism; Morneau says 50 firms tariff-free

Federal government’s tariff relief plan faces criticism; Morneau says 50 firms tariff-free

The federal government has so far exempted 50 Canadian companies from surtaxes imposed last summer when Ottawa slapped retaliatory tariffs on U.S. steel and aluminum imports, Finance Minister Bill Morneau said Tuesday as he faced pointed questions about his relief plan from political opponents. Morneau provided the figure before a parliamentary committee, where opposition MPs […]