Globe Editorial: Chrystia Freeland Federal Budget Rating: Some Passes, Many Question Marks

Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland presents the federal budget in the House of Commons on April 7.Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland’s first post-pandemic budget had four big tasks. First, he had to get the country’s finances back on track, return the deficit and debt to their pre-pandemic path, and put fiscal and monetary … Read more

Budget 2022: Advocates want menstrual equity done ‘right’

More than six months since the Liberals pledged to create a menstrual equity fund, the federal government proposed the pilot project in its 2022 budget. Beginning in 2022, the government would provide $25 million over two years to create a national pilot to help make menstrual products available to Canadians. Women and Gender Equality Canada … Read more

Budget: Ottawa Introduces $2.6B Carbon Capture Tax Credit

CALGARY — Ottawa is urging oil and gas companies to act quickly to take advantage of a major new tax credit for carbon capture and storage, an expensive technology that proponents say could play a major role in reducing emissions. greenhouse gas emissions in this country. In the federal budget announced Thursday, the Liberal government … Read more

Federal budget includes $5.3 billion for dental coverage plan, but few details on pharmacare

Health experts have for years called on the federal government to expand health coverage to dental care, prescription drugs and a host of other expenses to help low-income Canadians, the uninsured and other vulnerable groups.Chris Young/The Canadian Press The federal government is moving forward with the largest expansion of the country’s health care system in … Read more