Catherine Cullen

Parliamentary Bureau

Catherine Cullen is a senior reporter covering politics and Parliament Hill in Ottawa.

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Power & Politics

Former finance minister says he'll be looking for fiscal anchor in upcoming budget

Former finance minister John Manley says he'll be looking to see if the federal government proposes a new fiscal "anchor" in the upcoming budget.

Canada to take COVAX vaccines, won't share doses until every Canadian is inoculated: Anand

Canada will take its share of vaccine doses from the internationally funded COVAX initiative and will not give any doses to other countries until all Canadians are vaccinated, said Procurement Minister Anita Anand.

Thousands of businesses still waiting on loans months after government promised to help, says business group

Five months after the Liberal government announced more support for cash-strapped small businesses in the form of government-backed loans, tens of thousands of business owners still haven’t been able to access that help, says one prominent business group.
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Canada shouldn't take vaccine doses from COVAX partnership, says Canada's former UN envoy

Canada's former ambassador to the UN is questioning Canada's decision to accept COVID-19 vaccines from the global vaccine sharing initiative known as COVAX.
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CEO of Canadian drug company says Ottawa has approached him about his firm's made-in-Canada vaccine

Providence Therapeutics CEO Brad Sorenson says he has been approached by a number of provincial premiers and the federal government about his company’s made-in-Canada vaccine. 

Bracing for 'a tax season like no other,' CRA hires private firm to answer Canadians' questions

Preparing for what promises to be an extraordinarily busy tax season, the federal government is taking the unusual step of hiring a private company to answer some Canadians' questions about pandemic benefits — a move that has one union warning about privacy concerns.

Poilievre leaves Finance as Conservatives shuffle critic roles

He has been the most high-profile face among the Conservative Party's front bench critics — needling Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland and her predecessor, Bill Morneau, about the state of the economy and the country's balance sheet while blasting the Liberal government on ethical foibles like the WE Charity scandal.

Some self-employed Canadians caught up in CERB confusion won't have to repay: PM

Some self-employed Canadians are being let off the hook on repayment of thousands of dollars received through the Canada emergency response benefit (CERB).

Canadians with pandemic benefit debt to get one year of interest relief from Ottawa, says source

Canadians who received pandemic benefits will have up to a year to pay back any debt from those benefits without interest, CBC News has confirmed.

Ottawa beefing up suicide prevention services, but 3 digit hotline could be more than year away

The health and financial crises caused by COVID-19 have caused growing mental health concerns, but advocates working towards a national, three-digit suicide prevention hotline say it could still take a year or two to launch.

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