Politics

The Pollcast: The politics of the budget

PODCAST Host Éric Grenier is joined by the CBC’s David Cochrane, Catherine Cullen and Susan Lunn CBC News Posted: Mar 23, 2017 3:45 PM ET Last Updated: Mar 23, 2017 3:45 PM ET Related Stories The CBC Pollcast, hosted by CBC poll analyst Éric Grenier, explores the world of electoral politics, political polls and the trends they reveal. In the budget presented by ...

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MPs voting on anti-Islamophobia motion today

The House of Commons is expected to vote on M-103, a non-binding motion condemning Islamophobia and religious discrimination, Thursday after question period. CBCnews.ca is livestreaming the vote in the House of Commons, which is expected sometime after the completion of question period at 3 p.m. ET. The vote follows months of bitter debate and a series of protests and counter-protests across ...

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Finance minister budget discussion LIVE

Air Date: Mar 23, 2017 12:25 PM ET Finance minister budget discussion LIVE0:00 Bill Morneau participates in a Facebook online discussion at Algonquin College Innovation Lab in Nepean, Ont., and then takes questions from reporters Stay Connected with CBC News Top News Headlines

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Access to tax deduction for fertility treatments expanded in budget

Many Canadians who have turned to assisted reproductive technologies over the past 10 years are now eligible for a tax deduction as a result of Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s new budget. Getting medical help to conceive a child can cost thousands of dollars, a cost that isn’t covered by most provincial health plans. The government estimates that one in eight Canadian couples experience ...

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Leitch slides, O’Leary gains in Conservative Leadership Index

Kellie Leitch is falling back and Kevin O’Leary is moving forward in their bids to lead the Conservative Party, according to the latest update to the Conservative Leadership Index. Fellow contenders Andrew Scheer and Erin O’Toole also improved their standings in the index thanks to some key political endorsements. The index is a composite of four leadership race metrics (endorsements, ...

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Liberal budget offers lots of ‘vision’ but few new numbers: Aaron Wherry

At a dozen points in the budget document, the Liberals interrupt their announcements to explain “What Success Will Look Like.” Canada, we are told at one point, “will have one of the most skilled, talented, creative and diverse workforces in the world.” The country “will be on the leading edge of discovery and innovation.” Commute times will be shorter. Cities will be ...

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Federal budget 2017 — Mostly gusts of pleasant smelling warm air: Neil Macdonald

So here’s my favourite quote from the federal budget. It’s just so darned golly: “Ten years from now, our towns and cities will be more connected, our air and water will be cleaner, our kids will receive better care, and our neighbourhoods will be more livable. And to give everyone a real and fair chance at success, more Canadians will ...

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Billions in defence equipment purchases postponed until 2030s in Liberal budget

The Liberal government is stripping $8.5 billion out of the equipment budget at National Defence over the near-term — and then promising to put it back and spend it sometime over the next 20 years. The extraordinary measure is contained in Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s budget, tabled Wednesday in the House of Commons. The Liberal government at the same time ...

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