New federal cash for transit projects could free up money for operating expenses, says CEO of Vancouver’s public transit authority Kevin Desmond.
'The federal government will be there to work with the provinces, including supporting them in their areas of jurisdiction': Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured holding a press conference in Ottawa on May 12, 2020, wouldn't promise or rule out sending extra cash to struggling public transit agencies as part of the COVID-19 relief package last week. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
The CEO of Vancouver’s public transit authority is asking the federal government for a bailout of several hundred million dollars to offset losses from the COVID-19 shutdown.
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Groups say they're pleased to see Ottawa picking up the pace, while the Ontario Native Women’s Association says its exclusion 'makes zero sense' and means some women will fall through the cracks in the conversation.
Manitoba Senator Patricia Bovey is pushing to see more diversity represented in the art hanging throughout the building the Upper Chamber calls home, calling the new display the ‘first iteration’ of those efforts.
The efforts of the Ottawa Group were part of just a select few foreign policy priorities mentioned during the Throne Speech, ahead of a 'disappointing' move by the U.S. to appeal a WTO softwood lumber ruling.
New PBO figures do not capture the possibility of any new government programs, and work off the assumption that there will be a 'gradual' relaxing of public health restrictions within the next 12 to 18 months.
'What better time to innovate your election system than during a pandemic? Because you're going to have to start thinking outside of the regular way,' says Stéphanie Plante, who has worked with Elections Canada.