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

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