Coronavirus live updates: Quebec surpasses Italy, France in COVID-19 deaths

Article content continued In April, the federal government spent $1.3 billion to provide seniors with a one-time special payment through the goods and services tax credit, worth an average of $375 for each single senior. 9:25 p.m. Quebecers among most optimistic about personal finances, poll finds Despite the ongoing lockdown and uncertainty about how long […]

Trudeau gives nearly 300 tasks for ministers to take on in new parliament

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gave his cabinet ministers marching orders Friday, spelling out that he wants legislated targets on greenhouse gas emissions, universal pharmacare, the Trans Mountain pipeline, a UN Security Council seat and high-frequency rail between Toronto and Quebec City. Trudeau released his mandate letter for all members of his cabinet, much as he […]

After meeting with Trudeau, Kenney says next few weeks critical for Alberta-Ottawa relations

Both Alberta Premier Jason Kenney and the federal Liberal government are describing a meeting Tuesday between Kenney and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as a frank and realistic discussion. But after the meeting, Kenney said the next few weeks will be a critical time for Trudeau to prove it’s not just talk, and the Liberals are […]

‘Canada could well pay for this’: Experts weigh in on consequences of Trudeau appearing to mock Trump in video

A video of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appearing to mock Donald Trump was thrust into the heart of U.S. politics on Thursday. A campaign ad by former vice-president Joe Biden, running to be the Democratic nominee against Trump in 2020, said the video was evidence that world leaders were derisive of the U.S. president. “The […]

‘What are you at?’ Donald Trump presses Trudeau over Canada’s NATO defence spending

LONDON — U.S. President Donald Trump put Justin Trudeau on the spot Tuesday over Canada’s NATO defence spending. “What are you at? What is your number?” Trump pointedly asked, referring to how much Canada spends on NATO defence as a percentage of its GDP. The two men met on the sidelines of a major NATO […]

Premiers stay together — for the country

The country’s premiers — determined to stress unity after a divisive federal election campaign — tiptoed past any political minefields at a Toronto meeting to reach joint positions on some key issues. The Premiers declined an opportunity to speak out about Quebec’s religious symbols bill or some provinces’ opposition to new pipelines, and focused instead […]