TOPIC: FEDERAL BUDGET 2018

AIDE is coming for Canadians living with autism spectrum disorder

A B.C. autism advocate says federal funding for AIDE — a new comprehensive autism spectrum disorder database — is great news, but it doesn't address all the issues.

Ottawa 'working hard' to settle Alberta-B.C. Trans Mountain spat, Bill Morneau assures Calgary audience

Federal Finance Minsiter Bill Morneau says Albertans can be assured that the dispute with British Columbia over the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is a top concern in Ottawa, but that it’s more likely to get resolved behind the scenes than through the media.

Provincial and federal budgets promise affordable housing for Vancouver, but at what cost?

The federal and provincial budgets have recently earmarked money for affordable housing and, with the housing crisis at unprecedented heights in Vancouver, the city hopes the funds will help get costs under control.

Q&A: B.C. Minister of Health on family doctors, senior homes and pharmacare

Provincial Minister of Health Adrian Dix sat down with Stephen Quinn, host of CBC's The Early Edition, to discuss what British Columbians can expect.

Federal employees in B.C. rally against Phoenix pay system

Federal government employees in B.C. took to the streets Wednesday to protest the troubled Phoenix pay system.

Canadians' confidential tax info to be shared with police in other countries

Confidential information from Canadian taxpayers could be shared with police and authorities in dozens of countries around the world, under measures quietly included in Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s budget.
Analysis

The high political cost of budgeting for Canada's long-term economic future: Don Pittis

Boosting the future of the country's Indigenous youth is a long-term investment in Canada, but politically it may not pay.

Councillor calls for 'women's bureau' to promote equality at city hall

An Ottawa city councillor wants the municipality to take a cue from the federal government and address what she calls "glaring" gender inequities at city hall, and introduced a plan Wednesday to help make that happen.

Sudbury professor says federal budget shows promise for gender equity

A Sudbury professor says the federal government’s latest budget points to helping address gender equity issues in Canada.

Kingston prison farms returning with new federal funding

Two prison farms in Kingston, Ont., will be coming back with new money from the federal Liberals, nearly a decade after the program was cut by the previous Conservative government.

Federal budget doles out cash for science

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is a proud science fiction fan, but his government's third budget is much more focused on uncovering new scientific facts.

Passive investment income tax changes target only richest corporations, Morneau says

After its initial proposals for private corporations tax reform were panned last year as an assault on small businesses, the Liberals have unveiled revamped changes in Tuesday’s budget they say will target only the wealthiest three per cent of private corporations.

Budget 2018: Highlights of Bill Morneau's 'equality + growth' budget

Finance Minister Bill Morneau has tabled his third budget. Here is a look at the highlights, new measures and key numbers.

Budget says some paper currency will no longer be legal tender

Buried deep in the 367-page budget, the Liberal government announced Tuesday some paper currency will no longer be accepted as legal tender.
Analysis

The 2018 budget is a pitch to Canadian women voters. But is it enough?

If not for women, the Liberals would be in serious trouble. And not only because they comprise half the cabinet: the support of women is carrying this government through the difficult midterm portion of its mandate. In that sense, it seems only right the Liberals should pay special heed to equality.

Budget 2018: Liberals spend billions to close gaps for working women, Indigenous families

If it's good for women, it's good for Canada's economy. That's the overarching theme of Finance Minister Bill Morneau's 2018 federal spending plan, which aims to boost productivity and offset an aging population by bringing more women into the workforce in sectors ranging from science to skilled trades.

Budget boosts funding for First Nations self-government, Indigenous services

The federal budget provides new dollars for First Nations to move beyond the Indian Act while also continuing investments aimed at closing spending gaps in areas long seen as irritants in the relationship between Canada and Indigenous peoples.

RCMP getting $10 million to re-activate 'unfounded' sexual assault cases

The 2018 federal budget is taking political cues from the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, setting aside $187 million over the next five years to combat gender-based violence, harassment and discrimination.
LIVE BLOG RECAP

Finance Minister Bill Morneau delivers his 3rd federal budget

The Liberal government will unveil its spending plan for 2018-19 at 4 p.m. ET. Follow CBCNews.ca for live coverage.

Federal budget shores up cyber defences but is silent on new jets and warships

The Liberals' latest budget focuses on ones and zeros over tanks and troops by pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into new and improved cyber and national security defences.

How to watch CBC's coverage of federal budget 2018

Finance Minister Bill Morneau will deliver his third budget in the House of Commons on Tuesday. Here's how to follow CBC News coverage.

Looking through a gender lens: 5 things to watch for in today's budget

Finance Minister Bill Morneau delivers his third federal budget today, a spending plan designed to promote gender equality, improve living conditions for Indigenous people and fortify Canada against cyberattacks.

Blunt demands: B.C. seeks money for pot regulation, transit, housing in federal budget

The federal government will reveal its budget Tuesday afternoon and officials in B.C. hope funds will flow for transit, housing and marijuana regulation.

Premier hopes federal budget helps close First Nations funding gap

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley wants Ottawa to address the gaps in services provided to Indigenous people who live on reserve in the province and the rest of the Canada in Tuesday's federal budget.
Analysis

Canada's finance minister unlikely to pile on government spending in next federal budget: Don Pittis

A burst of federal spending just as the U.S. boosts its own economy could add pressure for faster Canadian interest rate hikes.

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