Emergency COVID-19 bill that ups $27 billion in direct support to $52 billion gets royal assent  Calgary HeraldView Full coverage on Google News
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Emergency COVID-19 bill, upping $27 billion in direct support to $52 billion, gets royal assent | Montreal Gazette

Emergency COVID-19 bill, upping $27 billion in direct support to $52 billion, gets royal assent

Emergency COVID-19 bill, upping $27 billion in direct support to $52 billion, gets royal assent | Montreal Gazette

The federal Liberals appear to be backing away from a proposal to grant themselves sweeping power to spend money, borrow, and change taxes without parliamentary approval through to Dec. 31, 2021 as part of legislation the government is expected to table Tuesday, as it passes COVID-19 emergency economic measures.The federal Liberals appear to be backing away from a proposal to grant themselves sweeping power to spend money, borrow, and change taxes without parliamentary approval through to Dec. 31, 2021 as part of legislation the government is expected to table Tuesday, as it passes COVID-19 emergency economic measures.

Liberals to back off on broad spending powers without oversight in emergency funding bill | CTV News

Hours before introducing a bill to spend up to $82 billion and increase federal powers to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, the Liberals backed off a measure that the Opposition decried as an attempt to get Parliament to sign them a blank cheque.Hours before introducing a bill to spend up to $82 billion and increase federal powers to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, the Liberals backed off a measure that the Opposition decried as an attempt to get Parliament to sign them a blank cheque.

“We’ve been working around the clock to make sure you have what you need to stay safe and healthy. Earlier today, we passed legislation to bring in urgent economic measures - and that legislation has now received Royal Assent. Help is on the way. ➡️ https://t.co/ccOMBmN5Dq”

Justin Trudeau on Twitter: "We’ve been working around the clock to make sure you have what you need to stay safe and healthy. Earlier today, we passed legislation to bring in urgent economic measures - and that legislation has now received Royal Assent. Help is on the way. ➡️ https://t.co/ccOMBmN5Dq"

“Spoke on the phone with President @PaulKagame today, as people around the world confront COVID-19. All countries need to work together in this fight. More here: https://t.co/U7Cc1srhDX”

Justin Trudeau on Twitter: "Spoke on the phone with President @PaulKagame today, as people around the world confront COVID-19. All countries need to work together in this fight. More here: https://t.co/U7Cc1srhDX"

“The puppets running the @liberal_party believe that taxing our middle class with a refundable carbon tax will decimate energy consumption and save the planet. @JustinTrudeau even plans to increase his carbon tax April 1st. Your thoughts?”

* W. Brett Wilson * on Twitter: "The puppets running the @liberal_party believe that taxing our middle class with a refundable carbon tax will decimate energy consumption and save the planet. @JustinTrudeau even plans to increase his carbon tax April 1st. Your thoughts?"

“Just interviewed Canadian Greg Bestavros who is stuck in Peru under a 3-month quarantine in a hostel against his will and NO ONE from Canada is responding. @CanadaPerou @CanadianPM @JustinTrudeau. Don't make repatriation a PR event. DO something.”

Dean Blundell on Twitter: "Just interviewed Canadian Greg Bestavros who is stuck in Peru under a 3-month quarantine in a hostel against his will and NO ONE from Canada is responding. @CanadaPerou @CanadianPM @JustinTrudeau. Don't make repatriation a PR event. DO something."

The government received unanimous consent to quickly pass emergency legislation to free up $82 billion to help Canadians weather the COVID-19 crisis. After a day of tense negotiations, MPs began debating the bill in the wee hours of morning, with a vote planned within a couple of hours. The motion sent to the Speaker stated […]

Government gets unanimous consent to quickly pass legislation for COVID-19 help - CityNews Toronto

It should have been a moment of unity, of all parties in the House of Commons coming together to pass an aid package for Canadians as they deal with the fallout of COVID-19.It should have been a moment of unity, of all parties in the House of Commons coming together to pass an aid package for Canadians as they deal with the fallout of COVID-19.

LILLEY: Trudeau pushes for power over aid for Canadians | The London Free Press

It should have been a moment of unity, of all parties in the House of Commons coming together to pass an aid package for Canadians as they deal with the fallout of COVID-19.It should have been a moment of unity, of all parties in the House of Commons coming together to pass an aid package for Canadians as they deal with the fallout of COVID-19.

LILLEY: Trudeau pushes for power over aid for Canadians | The London Free Press

Legislation to enact an $82-billion financial assistance package has finally been passed in the Commons. The bill was introduced yesterday during a ... more ›

Parliament passes financial aid package - My Timmins Now

The Emergency Care Benefit and the Emergency Support Benefit have been merged into the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB). The CERB has also been better integrated with Employment Insurance to allow workers to apply for benefits through a single window.The Emergency Care Benefit and the Emergency Support Benefit have been merged into the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB). The CERB has also been better integrated with Employment Insurance to allow workers to apply for benefits through a single window.

Canada Emergency Response Benefit: Q&A | Canadian Union of Public Employees

OTTAWA — An emergency federal bill to give the government billions of dollars to spend to help anxious workers, families and employers cope with COVID-19 is now law.Gov. Gen. Julie Payette signed the bill at 12:18 p.m. Eastern time Wednesday, after both the House of Commons and Senate issued speedy approvalsOTTAWA — An emergency federal bill to give the government billions of dollars to spend to help anxious workers, families and employers cope with COVID-19 is now law.Gov. Gen. Julie Payette signed the bill at 12:18 p.m. Eastern time Wednesday, after both the House of Commons and Senate issued speedy approvals

Federal bill with more than $100 B in COVID-19 aid gets royal assent, is now law

Hopes that Parliament could speedily approve emergency legislation freeing up billions in aid to help Canadians weather the COVID-19 pandemic were dashed Tuesday over Conservative objections to what they dubbed a Liberal "power grab."Hopes that Parliament could speedily approve emergency legislation freeing up billions in aid to help Canadians weather the COVID-19 pandemic were dashed Tuesday over Conservative objections to what they dubbed a Liberal "power grab."

Emergency COVID-19 aid package bogs down in Parliament - Canada News - Castanet.net

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Evening Brief: COVID-19 aid bill now law - iPolitics

The massive bill will now go to the Senate, where the Liberal government is hoping for quick passage and to have the measures signed into law by the afternoonThe massive bill will now go to the Senate, where the Liberal government is hoping for quick passage and to have the measures signed into law by the afternoon

House of Commons passes legislation for COVID-19 help with unanimous support - Canadian Manufacturing

OTTAWA — An emergency federal bill to give the government billions of dollars to spend to help anxious workers, families and employers cope with COVID-19 is now law. Gov. Gen. Julie Payette signed the bill at 12:18 p.m.OTTAWA — An emergency federal bill to give the government billions of dollars to spend to help anxious workers, families and employers cope with COVID-19 is now law. Gov. Gen. Julie Payette signed the bill at 12:18 p.m.

Federal bill with more than $100 B in COVID-19 aid gets royal assent, is now law - StAlbertToday.ca

It was the classic curse of the commentator. No sooner was Monday’s oeuvre published, commending Justin Trudeau for ditching wedge politics, than word started to leak about a Liberal plan to effectively neuter Parliament for 21 months. It was the classic curse of the commentator. No sooner was Monday’s oeuvre published, commending Justin Trudeau for ditching wedge politics, than word started to leak about a Liberal plan to effectively neuter Parliament for 21 months.

John Ivison: Liberals can't help being opportunistic with their COVID-19 aid bill | National-Perspectives | Opinion | Cape Breton Post

Ottawa, March 25 (IANS) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has urged Parliament to pass emergency legislation against the COVID-19 pandemic for Canadians an

Trudeau urges parliament to pass COVID-19 bill quickly – Canindia News

What was supposed to be a relatively quick debate and vote on a series of sweeping financial measures in response to COVID-19 was knocked off courseWhat was supposed to be a relatively quick debate and vote on a series of sweeping financial measures in response to COVID-19 was knocked off course

‘Broken trust’: Inside the political battle for a $27 billion COVID-19 spending bill | The Valley Leader