Small Business Minister Mary Ng says the extent of her interactions with the organization was limited to that initial pitch, and did not extend to the since-cancelled contract for the student-grant program.
Small Business Minister Mary Ng, left, and Employment Minister Carla Qualtrough appeared before the House Finance Committee on Aug. 12, defending cabinet approval of WE Charity to administer the Canada Student Service Grant. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
The public service was too “stretched” to deliver the government’s student-grant program, says Employment Minister Carla Qualtrough.
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With the most anticipated budget in recent Canadian history just around the corner, MPs from both sides of the aisle are calling for desperately needed infrastructure funding for long-term care homes across the country.
There were a number of resolutions that were immediately shot down by grassroots members, including one urging the government to create a program for student-loan recipients to reduce their debt through volunteer work.