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A total of 57 per cent of Albertans support equalization, according to the results of the Confederation of Tomorrow 2022 Survey by Environics Institute For Survey Research. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

Most Albertans support equalization, according to new survey

Canadians more likely to favour increasing equalization payments than decreasing them

 

Second-year medical student Nina Hadzimustafic delivers a COVID-19 booster shots at Jabapalooza, a pop up vaccine clinic, in Ottawa, on Monday, Dec. 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Feds consider definition of ‘fully vaccinated’ in review of federal worker mandate

Public Service Alliance of Canada says it expects a renewed policy on April 6

 

Franco Terrazzano, federal director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, was at Parkland Mall on Wednesday with the federation’s Debt Clock truck. The huge digital counter shows mounted on the side of the truck shows the federal goverment’s $1-trillion debt increasing in real time. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

WATCH: National Debt Clock tour arrives in Red Deer

Canadian Taxpayers Federation warns of trillion-dollar debt

 

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, left to right, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, and Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole take part in the federal election English-language Leaders debate in Gatineau, Que., on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Liberals, NDP reach deal to keep minority government in power till 2025

Trudeau says the deal is a “confidence and supply” agreement and it takes effect today

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, left to right, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, and Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole take part in the federal election English-language Leaders debate in Gatineau, Que., on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
FILE - Labour Minister Seamus O’Regan, right, arrives for the cabinet swearing-in ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa, Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Labour minister set to nudge provinces, territories on paid sick leave

In December Parliament approved 10 days of paid sick leave for federally regulated workers

FILE - Labour Minister Seamus O’Regan, right, arrives for the cabinet swearing-in ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa, Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau reads his notes as he walks to the Commons chamber in Ottawa, on the morning of Friday, Oct. 16, 1970, to advise members of Parliament of the government’s reasons for invoking the War Measures Act. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chuck Mitchell
Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau reads his notes as he walks to the Commons chamber in Ottawa, on the morning of Friday, Oct. 16, 1970, to advise members of Parliament of the government’s reasons for invoking the War Measures Act. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chuck Mitchell
Minister of Middle Class Prosperity and Associate Minister of Finance Mona Fortier holds a press conference in Ottawa on Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. Treasury Board Pesident Mona Fortier says 95 per cent of federal public servants are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Minister of Middle Class Prosperity and Associate Minister of Finance Mona Fortier holds a press conference in Ottawa on Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. Treasury Board Pesident Mona Fortier says 95 per cent of federal public servants are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau receives Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health Carolyn Bennett during a Cabinet swearing in ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa, on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Trudeau appoints Bennett as mental health and addictions minister in new cabinet

Mental health advocates for mental health applaud focus on mental-health care

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau receives Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health Carolyn Bennett during a Cabinet swearing in ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa, on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
The PetroLMI Division of Energy Safety Canada says direct oil and gas employment fell by more than 6,700 positions in June compared with May, with about 70 per cent of the net job losses in Alberta. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Larry MacDougal

Federal COVID funding sits unused by Alberta, new report says

A Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives report

The PetroLMI Division of Energy Safety Canada says direct oil and gas employment fell by more than 6,700 positions in June compared with May, with about 70 per cent of the net job losses in Alberta. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Larry MacDougal
The Canadian flag on the Peace Tower flies at half-mast on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

MPs scramble to pass priority bills before summer but they could stall in Senate

Senate committees have already conducted pre-studies of two of the four bills

The Canadian flag on the Peace Tower flies at half-mast on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam speaks virtually as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau looks on during a press conference to update Canadians on the COVID-19 pandemic, in Ottawa on Friday, May 7, 2021. The federal information watchdog says key government decisions during the COVID-19 pandemic might be lost to history because of a sudden shift to new technologies and long-standing poor record-keeping practices. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam speaks virtually as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau looks on during a press conference to update Canadians on the COVID-19 pandemic, in Ottawa on Friday, May 7, 2021. The federal information watchdog says key government decisions during the COVID-19 pandemic might be lost to history because of a sudden shift to new technologies and long-standing poor record-keeping practices. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Minister of Environment and Climate Change Jonathan Wilkinson speaks to media during the Liberal cabinet retreat at the Fairmont Hotel in Winnipeg, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. Wilkinson says Ottawa will step in to conduct assessments of new coal mines that could release the contaminant selenium.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mike Sudoma

‘Appropriate’: Ottawa to review new steelmaking coal projects over selenium concerns

Selenium is common in coal-bearing rocks and is found throughout Alberta’s coal beds

Minister of Environment and Climate Change Jonathan Wilkinson speaks to media during the Liberal cabinet retreat at the Fairmont Hotel in Winnipeg, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. Wilkinson says Ottawa will step in to conduct assessments of new coal mines that could release the contaminant selenium.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mike Sudoma
The Peace tower is reflected in a window in Ottawa, Tuesday March 26, 2019. A new report by researchers at the Université de Montréal’s HEC business school is calling for the end of federal transfers payments to the provinces. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
The Peace tower is reflected in a window in Ottawa, Tuesday March 26, 2019. A new report by researchers at the Université de Montréal’s HEC business school is calling for the end of federal transfers payments to the provinces. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau leaves after holding a press conference in Ottawa on Friday, May 7, 2021, during the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Health care providers, advocates cry foul over stalled action on pharmacare

Expert panel appointed by the Liberals recommended public pharmacare system

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau leaves after holding a press conference in Ottawa on Friday, May 7, 2021, during the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett takes her seat as she wait to appear before the Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee in Ottawa, March 10, 2020. Federal officials are facing calls for greater clarity on how a proposed new law to harmonize Canada’s laws with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People could affect future development projects and government decisions. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Feds pressed to define ‘free, prior and informed consent’ in UNDRIP bill

UNDRIP bill mandates government adopt more inclusive approach

Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett takes her seat as she wait to appear before the Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee in Ottawa, March 10, 2020. Federal officials are facing calls for greater clarity on how a proposed new law to harmonize Canada’s laws with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People could affect future development projects and government decisions. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
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Canadian Medical Association hopes federal budget will address primary care needs

Hoping for $1.2 billion over four years to create more primary care teams for Canadians

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Infrastructure Minister Catherine McKenna says the Liberals are setting aside $250 million over five years in a dedicated fund for rural transit. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Dedicated rural transit money to help fund ‘innovative’ services, McKenna says

Funding will be announced Monday as part of $15 billion in planned transit spending over eight years

Infrastructure Minister Catherine McKenna says the Liberals are setting aside $250 million over five years in a dedicated fund for rural transit. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Roof repairs get underway at Golden Circle Resource Centre, funded by the federal government and the City of Red Deer. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Roof repairs get underway at Golden Circle Resource Centre, funded by the federal government and the City of Red Deer. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Marc Kielburger, screen left, and Craig Kielburger, screen right, appear as witnesses via videoconference during a House of Commons finance committee in the Wellington Building in Ottawa on July 28, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Kielburger brothers decline request to testify before ‘partisan’ Commons committee

Brothers have already testified at the Commons finance committee

Marc Kielburger, screen left, and Craig Kielburger, screen right, appear as witnesses via videoconference during a House of Commons finance committee in the Wellington Building in Ottawa on July 28, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
The Pornhub website is shown on a computer screen in Toronto on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020. More than 100 survivors of sexual exploitation along with hundreds of non-governmental organizations are urging Ottawa to pursue a “full criminal investigation” into Pornhub’s parent company. THE CANADIAN PRESS
The Pornhub website is shown on a computer screen in Toronto on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020. More than 100 survivors of sexual exploitation along with hundreds of non-governmental organizations are urging Ottawa to pursue a “full criminal investigation” into Pornhub’s parent company. THE CANADIAN PRESS