Topic: federal budget 2018

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 for live coverage.

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.

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 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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

New parental leave planned in budget aims to get women into workforce

Introducing a new incentive for fathers to take parental leave has largely been driven by the government's attempt to promote gender equality, including allowing women to return to work after having a baby, according to a cabinet minister who oversaw the consultations.

What should Morneau's budget do? We asked the experts — and the critics

Only a handful of people in the Ottawa bubble know for certain what's in the budget document Finance Minister Bill Morneau is releasing next week. But as always, there's no shortage of theories — and everyone has a wish list.

Environmental groups pinning hopes on major spending for conservation in budget

Conservation groups are predicting the federal budget could include up to $1.4 billion to protect land and water in Canada.

Federal budget to spend up to $1 billion on cybersecurity

Next week’s federal budget is expected to make a significant investment in building up Canada's cyber defences and encouraging tech firms and talented programmers to work with the federal government, CBC News has learned.

Liberals to outline long-term Indigenous housing plan in budget, sources say

The Canadian Press has learned the federal government will commit hundreds of millions of dollars in long-term funding to Indigenous housing in next week's budget.

Federal budget looks ready to help protect more lands, inland waters, oceans

The federal government appears poised to earmark funds in next week's budget aimed at meeting United Nations' targets on protecting more of Canada's lands, inland waters and oceans.

Liberals to dig deeper, aim higher on gender equality in 2018 federal budget

The Liberal government is trying to move beyond the obvious in its quest for gender equality, thinking outside the daycare box to more thoroughly examine how the federal budget would impact men and women in different ways — even before committing to a dime of spending.