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Government Announces Climate Action Incentive Payment Amounts For 2020

Reading Time: 2 minutes December 16, 2019 – Minister of Finance Bill Morneau announced the 2020 Climate Action Incentive payment amounts for residents of provinces that have not adopted the federal system or otherwise met the federal stringency requirements for pricing carbon pollution: Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. Individuals will be able to claim these amounts through their 2019 Read More…

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Jaime Battiste, MP For Sydney-Victoria, The New Chair Of The Indigenous Caucus

Reading Time: < 1 minute OTTAWA, ON — The Liberal Indigenous Caucus announced during the Christmas sitting of Parliament the election of Jaime Battiste, MP for Sydney-Victoria as the Chair of the Indigenous Caucus. He takes over from co-chairs MPs Marc Serré and Robert-Falcon Ouellette. Founded in 2016 by MP Don Rusnak, the Indigenous Liberal Caucus was created as a Read More…

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Trudeau Talks National Pharmacare With Premier Ball

Reading Time: < 1 minute Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Dwight Ball to discuss shared priorities. The Prime Minister reaffirmed his commitment to continue working collaboratively with Premier Ball and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. He also thanked Premier Ball for his ongoing collaboration on a wide range of issues, including infrastructure, energy, and Read More…

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Changes Coming To Newfoundland and Labrador Liquor Corporation

Reading Time: 2 minutes Today, the Honourable Tom Osborne, Minister of Finance and President of Treasury Board, introduced amendments to the Liquor Corporation Act to realign the governance structure of the Newfoundland and Labrador Liquor Corporation (NLC) to better reflect the current operational realities of the corporation. Currently, the NLC Board consists of a maximum of seven appointed members, Read More…

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Government Launching Active Transportation Fund To Address Climate Change

Reading Time: < 1 minute Driver’s license fees are being reinstated to fund a new $5 million active transportation fund for Prince Edward Island. The new $5 million dollar active transportation fund will help build new walking and bike paths, widen paved shoulders, and better connect existing walking and cycling trails to improve and grow our active transportation network.  “I Read More…

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Minimum Wage To Increase

Reading Time: < 1 minute Prince Edward Island’s minimum wage will increase by 60 cents to $12.85 per hour on April 1, 2020.  The Employment Standards Board reviews minimum wage annually and provides their recommendation to government after the review is complete. To read the board’s report, visit Minimum Wage Review Report.   “We certainly appreciate that increasing the minimum wage can Read More…

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$16,000 In Illegal Drugs Seized Following Drug Warrant

Reading Time: < 1 minute A significant amount of illegal drugs, as well as some prohibited weapons were seized following the execution of a drug warrant on Wednesday, November 6, 2019, in Fredericton, New Brunswick.  Some items seized during the search include: Quantity of drugs believed to be crystal methamphetamine Quantity of drugs believed to be cocaine Fentanyl patches Significant Read More…

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The Manchurian Candidate

Reading Time: < 1 minute Conservative leader Andy Scheer squirms to answers questions from the Canadian media as to why he hid the fact he was also an American citizen. Many Canadians resent the fact Andy and former Prime Minister Harper criticize the former Governor General Michaëlle Jean and NDP Leader Tom Mulcair for also holding dual citizenship. This is Read More…