Federal Government

Sask Party Government Claims win over CRA, but many hurdles remain-UPDATE

Sask Party Government Claims win over CRA, but many hurdles remain-UPDATE

Jul 16, 2024 | 10:40am
There is an old saying, “you can’t fight the tax collector”. The Sask. Party Government is trying to prove that wrong in its on-going fight over carbon tax money Ottawa says Saskatchewan owes. All of this is over the Saskatchewan’s outright opposition to the carbon tax in the first place. A case it lost in […]
Sask Party Government Refusing to Accept Clean Energy Regulations from Ottawa.

Sask Party Government Refusing to Accept Clean Energy Regulations from Ottawa.

Jun 25, 2024 | 1:52pm
Essentially the message from the Sask Party Government is “we will see you in court.” All of this comes from the federal government’s Clean Energy Regulations (CER). A tribunal called the “Sask First Tribunal” was hand picked by the provincial government to review regulations like this, and the potential impact on Saskatchewan and the economy. […]
$27.7 million to build child care spaces in Saskatchewan

$27.7 million to build child care spaces in Saskatchewan

May 14, 2024 | 7:06am
Addressing the need for more child care spaces in Saskatchewan was the goal of an announcement made in Regina Monday. Two Federal ministers — Hon. Gary Anandasangaree, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, and Hon. Kamal Khera, Minister of Diversity, Inclusion and Persons with Disabilities, were there to announce $27.7 million over a four year span, including $19.1 million […]
Feds expect provinces to “obey the law”: Minister Virani

Feds expect provinces to “obey the law”: Minister Virani

Apr 4, 2024 | 1:32pm
The looming threat of ‘carbon jail’ continues to hover over provincial politicians in Saskatchewan over the province’s decision to not remit the carbon tax on home heating to the federal government. At a federal housing announcement held in Regina Wednesday, the question was posed to federal Minister of Justice Arif Virani on what legal consequences […]
CTF critical of proposed one-week delay to 2025 federal election

CTF critical of proposed one-week delay to 2025 federal election

Mar 25, 2024 | 1:54pm
The Canadian Taxpayers Federation is voicing its concern that a plan to move back the 2025 election by a week could trigger a number of MP pensions.  The move is part of the federal government’s electoral reform legislation brought in last week. Under that legislation, the plan is to move back the federal election from […]
Manitoba, Saskatchewan raise concerns about expanding eligibility for assisted dying

Manitoba, Saskatchewan raise concerns about expanding eligibility for assisted dying

Jan 26, 2024 | 8:05am
Canada’s Health Minister Mark Holland says some provinces will stand opposed to expanding medical assistance in dying for ideological reasons, but the government wants to ensure a majority feel ready.  Holland recently acknowledged provinces have expressed fears that the country may not be ready for the change to take effect in March.  The governments of […]
U.K. suspends trade negotiations with Canada, as each accuse the other of not budging

U.K. suspends trade negotiations with Canada, as each accuse the other of not budging

Jan 25, 2024 | 2:21pm
The United Kingdom is hitting the brakes on trade talks with Canada after Ottawa decided to not extend two temporary measures put in place after Brexit. London announced the pause in negotiations today, less than a month before the next round of talks towards a permanent trade deal was expected to take place. A special […]
Federal use of the Emergencies Act was unreasonable, judge rules

Federal use of the Emergencies Act was unreasonable, judge rules

Jan 23, 2024 | 2:30pm
A judge has ruled it was unreasonable for the Liberal government to use the Emergencies Act to quell “Freedom Convoy” protests in the national capital and at key border points two years ago. In a decision released Tuesday, Federal Court Justice Richard Mosley said invocation of the act led to the infringement of constitutional rights.  […]