Fall Fiscal Update Emphasizes Growth

Finance Minister Bill Morneau presented the Government of Canada’s Fall Fiscal Update yesterday. With the economy strengthening, the Minister was able to paint a picture of economic growth and lower than expected deficits while also boosting the Canada Child Benefit and the Working Income Tax Benefit. Read what it means for Canadians in our latest NATIONAL Bulletin.

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Generation Energy Conference – Day Two in Brief

Day two of the Generation Energy situated “Canada’s Energy Team” in the international context, focusing in on Canada’s role in the global energy market and its position as a force to drive forward the international fight against climate change. Canadian technology, knowhow and energy products were presented as key to reducing global emissions and helping our partners achieve their goals. Our Ottawa colleague Fernando Melo was there.

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Generation Energy Conference – Day One in Brief

Yesterday saw the gathering of nearly 700 stakeholders, experts, and industry leaders take part in “the conversation of a generation” as part of the first day of the Generation Energy Conference, a project spearheaded by the Hon. Jim Carr, Minister of Natural Resources. NATIONAL’s Fernando Melo is on site in Winnipeg and shares the highlights of the key themes addressed on day one.

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Jagmeet Singh Becomes Federal NDP Leader

Yesterday, Jagmeet Singh decisively won the leadership of the Federal New Democratic Party (NDP) on the first round of balloting. With 53.8 percent of the vote, he easily bested his nearest opponent, the Member of Parliament for Timmins-James Bay, Charlie Angus, by nearly 34 percentage points. Singh’s decisive victory shocked observers who expected a much tighter race along with several rounds of voting. Sunday’s outcome completes a generational change in major party leadership and sets up a new dynamic for the upcoming 43rd Canadian federal election set to take place in October of 2019.

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Prime Minister Trudeau Shuffles Cabinet

Today, Prime Minister Trudeau shuffled his cabinet to replace outgoing Minister of Public Services and Procurement Judy Foote. Minister Foote had been on a leave of absence for family and health reasons and announced her resignation on August 24. The Prime Minister also took the opportunity to shuffle other cabinet positions to reward strong performers and tackle some of the key challenges facing the government before the House of Commons returns on Monday September 18.

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