Liberals

Finance Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland makes notes before speaking to the media after visiting a research and development facility in Calgary, Alta., Thursday, April 14, 2022. Small business owners have made a plea to the federal finance minister to help pay off their pandemic-related debts as the country muddles through a sixth wave of COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Pleas from small businesses for debt help pepper Freeland’s post-budget tour

CFIB members have, on average, taken on $160,000 in pandemic-related debt

 

Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland stands during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, March 29, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Federal Liberals set to deliver budget on April 7, Freeland tells House of Commons

Budget expected to include first steps on national pharmacare and dental care

 

Red Deer-Mountainview MP Earl Dreeshen. (Photo from Facebook)

Red Deer MP speaks out against Liberal/NDP agreement

Red Deer-Mountainview MP Earl Dreeshen releases statement

 

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
Kevin Falcon smiles as he addresses the crowd after being elected leader of the British Columbia Liberal Party in Vancouver on Saturday, February 5, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Former cabinet minister Kevin Falcon wins B.C. Liberal leadership race on 5th ballot

Party gained more than 20,000 members during leadership process

Kevin Falcon smiles as he addresses the crowd after being elected leader of the British Columbia Liberal Party in Vancouver on Saturday, February 5, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks in the House of Commons following the election of the Speaker of the House of Commons Monday, November 22, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Uncertain if Liberals can pass two remaining priority bills before Christmas break

Bills currently before Commons finance committee and human resources committee

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks in the House of Commons following the election of the Speaker of the House of Commons Monday, November 22, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland leaves a cabinet meeting, a day after federal ministers were sworn in, in Ottawa on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021. A debrief of the federal election campaign is expected to be high on the agenda when members of the Liberal caucus gather today. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland leaves a cabinet meeting, a day after federal ministers were sworn in, in Ottawa on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021. A debrief of the federal election campaign is expected to be high on the agenda when members of the Liberal caucus gather today. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry (Science) Will Amos rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday, Nov. 27, 2020. Three Liberal MPs say they will not run in the next federal election as opposition parties’ candidates launch their campaigns in their ridings. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry (Science) Will Amos rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday, Nov. 27, 2020. Three Liberal MPs say they will not run in the next federal election as opposition parties’ candidates launch their campaigns in their ridings. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau chats with people waiting for their shots while visiting a COVID-19 vaccination clinic, Thursday, July 15, 2021 in Montreal. Trudeau is urging Canadians who still have not gotten a COVID-19 vaccine to roll up their sleeves, saying that the overwhelming majority of cases are in people who haven’t received their two shots.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau chats with people waiting for their shots while visiting a COVID-19 vaccination clinic, Thursday, July 15, 2021 in Montreal. Trudeau is urging Canadians who still have not gotten a COVID-19 vaccine to roll up their sleeves, saying that the overwhelming majority of cases are in people who haven’t received their two shots.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Labour Minister Filomena Tassi responds to a question during Question Period in the House of Commons Thursday December 3, 2020 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Liberals look to fall for movement on having free tampons, pads in federal workplaces

Government ‘firmly committed’ to moving forward on the issue

Labour Minister Filomena Tassi responds to a question during Question Period in the House of Commons Thursday December 3, 2020 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
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Liberal MP caught stark naked during House of Commons video conference

William Amos, in Quebec, appeared on the screens of his fellow members of Parliament completely naked

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau introduces new Member of Parliament Marci Ien before Question Period in the House of Commons Wednesday November 25, 2020 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Liberals hope for ‘tame’ convention, in contrast to rival parties’ controversies

Priority policy resolutions include calls for a universal basic income

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau introduces new Member of Parliament Marci Ien before Question Period in the House of Commons Wednesday November 25, 2020 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Toronto MP John McKay speaks during a news conference in Ottawa on Wednesday, April 11, 2012. The veteran Liberal backbencher is taking a federal Liberal minister to task for failing to give real teeth to a new watchdog who is supposed to investigate human rights abuses by Canadian companies operating abroad. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Liberal MP confronts minister over new watchdog to oversee Canadian companies abroad

Toronto MP John McKay has for decades campaigned for watchdog

Toronto MP John McKay speaks during a news conference in Ottawa on Wednesday, April 11, 2012. The veteran Liberal backbencher is taking a federal Liberal minister to task for failing to give real teeth to a new watchdog who is supposed to investigate human rights abuses by Canadian companies operating abroad. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Red Deer-Lacombe MP Blaine Calkins on a Zoom call to the Ponoka chamber of commerce. (Image: screenshot)

MP Calkins on federal pandemic spending: ‘We’re in trouble’

MP gives run down on federal finances, vaccine roll out to Ponoka chamber members

Red Deer-Lacombe MP Blaine Calkins on a Zoom call to the Ponoka chamber of commerce. (Image: screenshot)
Afghan women attend an election campaign by Afghan presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. An internal review of the nearly $1 billion in foreign aid that Canada quietly spent in Afghanistan in the six years after the Canadian military pulled out has found some successes but also many failures, especially when it comes to helping women and girls. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Rafiq Maqbool
Afghan women attend an election campaign by Afghan presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. An internal review of the nearly $1 billion in foreign aid that Canada quietly spent in Afghanistan in the six years after the Canadian military pulled out has found some successes but also many failures, especially when it comes to helping women and girls. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Rafiq Maqbool
Leader of the Government in the House of Commons Pablo Rodriguez speaks during a news conference on Parliament Hill Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020 in Ottawa. The Liberals are preparing to cede some ground on the WE Charity affair, which has been mired in filibusters and committee motions for the past couple months. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Liberals take small step to back off delay tactics on WE Charity affair

Liberals take small step to back off delay tactics on WE Charity affair

Leader of the Government in the House of Commons Pablo Rodriguez speaks during a news conference on Parliament Hill Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020 in Ottawa. The Liberals are preparing to cede some ground on the WE Charity affair, which has been mired in filibusters and committee motions for the past couple months. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau takes part in a press conference during the COVID pandemic in Ottawa, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau takes part in a press conference during the COVID pandemic in Ottawa, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Gov.Gen. Julie Payette gives a wave as she waits before delivering the throne speech in the Senate chamber in Ottawa on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Liberals vow wage-subsidy extension to 2021, revamp of EI system in throne speech

Canadian labour market was hammered by pandemic, when lockdowns in the spring led to a loss of 3 million jobs

Gov.Gen. Julie Payette gives a wave as she waits before delivering the throne speech in the Senate chamber in Ottawa on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
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 Tuesday, July 28, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

WE Charity closing operations in Canada, Kielburgers plan to step down

WE plans to lay off its Canadian staff in the coming months and sell all its property in Canada,

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 Tuesday, July 28, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Finance Minister Bill Morneau will appear before a House of Commons committee looking into the cancelled agreement with WE Charity, in a July 22, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Finance Minister Bill Morneau set to testify on deal with WE Charity

OTTAWA — Finance Minister Bill Morneau will appear today before a House…

Finance Minister Bill Morneau will appear before a House of Commons committee looking into the cancelled agreement with WE Charity, in a July 22, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)