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

Latest from Karina Roman

Why Justin Trudeau is taking his time picking a new cabinet

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his inner circle are taking more time than they did in 2015 to choose a new cabinet, and are bringing in trusted advisers from the West and Quebec to avoid repeating past mistakes.

Lack of details in promises gives Liberals room to move but also raises questions

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau has rolled out a spate of big policy announcements this week that have been noticeably short on  details — which leaves him room to manoeuvre as the campaign evolves, but also makes it difficult for voters to assess what the promises might mean.

Canada has a lot of catching up to do on sustainable growth, says panel

The federal government's Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance says Canada has a long way to go to achieve sustainable growth — and in its final report, being released today, it says financial markets will play a fundamental role in unlocking that economic potential.

Climate change threatens 'both the economy and the financial system,' says Bank of Canada

For the first time ever, the Bank of Canada has released a report examining the threat climate change poses to the country's financial system.

Finance minister's chief of staff Ben Chin moves to PMO

Ben Chin, the federal finance minister's chief of staff, is moving to the Prime Minister's Office to become a senior adviser to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

'Cold comfort': Ottawa's plans to protect pensions not good enough, say critics

The federal government's latest proposed measures to protect pensions don't actually accomplish much, according to pensioner groups disappointed with the policy outlined in the Trudeau government's omnibus budget bill.

CRA executes search warrants on Vancouver properties in tax evasion case

The Canada Revenue Agency says its investigators executed two search warrants on two properties in Vancouver — part of an effort to find further evidence in a $77 million tax evasion case related to the Panama Papers.

Public servant gets tax agency to back down over Phoenix errors in income assessment

A federal government public servant recently succeeded in getting the Canada Revenue Agency to back down after taking the agency to court to force it to acknowledge that its tax assessment — based on inaccurate T4 slips — was wrong.

Use budget to boost competitiveness and prepare economy for a downturn, Business Council tells Morneau

The Business Council of Canada is urging the federal finance minister to include several measures in the upcoming budget to make Canada more competitive — and brace it for the next economic downturn.

Organized labour lines up against Canada's stance on Venezuela

Organized labour in Canada is voicing its opposition to the federal government's decision to embrace Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido over the regime of Nicolas Maduro — which has been accused of human rights abuses and of winning the last election through vote-rigging.

Your tax bill could change in 2019. Here's what to expect.

A whole host of federal tax changes come into effect in the new year. Some will hit your paycheque, others your bills — and if you're a small business owner, there are a few changes coming for which you've likely been preparing for months.

Canada Revenue Agency's promised fix for call centre complaints has hit a snag

A year after the release of a scathing auditor general's report on problems at Canada Revenue Agency's call centres, the agency's promised new phone system is being delayed — and critics are warning that, even when it's up and running, it won't be the silver bullet the government is promising.

Morneau unlikely to match Trump's tax moves in economic update

Finance Minister Bill Morneau is unlikely to fully match the Trump administration's changes to the way American businesses write off their capital costs when he delivers his fall economic statement next week, says a senior government source.

Liberals planning national tourism strategy as part of election-year economic pitch

The federal government is creating an advisory council on tourism to help develop a national strategy in a bid to boost the role of tourism in Canada’s economy.

CRA reaps more than $1B through clawbacks of federal benefits over 5 years

The Canada Revenue Agency netted more than $1 billion over the past five years through the agency's annual reviews of Canadians' federal benefits — prompting critics to accuse the agency of making money off the most vulnerable.