Karina Roman

Senior Reporter, Parliamentary Bureau

Karina Roman joined CBC's parliamentary bureau in 2008. She can be reached on email karina.roman@cbc.ca or on Twitter @karinaroman1

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Tuesday's budget to include grocery rebate for lower income Canadians: source

The federal budget, set for Tuesday, will include a grocery rebate measure aimed at lower income Canadians to help address the affordability crisis, particularly to mitigate the rising cost of food, CBC has learned.

Freeland's budget has to tread a narrow path between competing demands for cash: sources

Sources say the 2023 federal budget, set to be unveiled March 28, will focus on three main priorities: affordability measures, investments in the clean industrial economy and the new money promised to provinces for health care.

New voluntary standards released for long-term care homes devastated by the pandemic

Promised new national standards for long-term care homes in Canada have now been published — part of Ottawa's attempt to avoid a repeat of the alarming death tolls in long-term care homes that marked the early phase of the pandemic.

Federal budget will be a 'back to basics' document responding to the chaos in Europe, sources say

The upcoming federal budget — likely to be unveiled in the first week of April — will be a “back to basics” document that accounts for new economic and geopolitical uncertainties stemming from the crisis in Ukraine, senior government sources say.

Standards group calls for sweeping post-pandemic changes to how long-term care homes operate

A national standards association is calling for profound changes to the way Canada's long-term care facilities are run after the pandemic exposed serious weaknesses that contributed to thousands of deaths.

New post-pandemic standards for long-term care proposed to federal government

As hundreds of long-term care homes across the country grapple with new outbreaks of COVID-19, highly-anticipated draft national standards for these facilities were released Thursday.

New long-term care standards will fall flat without money or enforcement, experts warn

The federal government is spending $3 billion over five years to establish new standards to improve long-term care in Canada. Advocates say the money alone is not enough — that they want measures to ensure new standards actually lead to better care for seniors.

Panic season: Canadians scramble to meet tax-filing deadline in the middle of a pandemic

In one of the most complex tax seasons in living memory — in the middle of a global pandemic and widespread lockdowns — many Canadians and the tax professionals who help them are scrambling to make today's filing deadline.

Federal budget expected to bet on child care, green economy to drive the recovery

Senior government sources tell CBC News the federal budget will include items that balance pandemic measures with efforts to set the stage for the post-pandemic economic recovery — and clues to its contents can be found in last fall's speech from the throne and the Fall Economic Statement (FES).

Too many First Nations lack clean drinking water and it's Ottawa's fault, says auditor general

The federal government has not done enough to ensure people in First Nations communities have ongoing access to safe drinking water, says the federal auditor general.