Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Tuesday
News/World: Nova Scotia's chief medical officer of health is urging people to follow public health rules and get their vaccine as soon as possible after health officials reported 15 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday — the highest daily case number in the province in months.
5 things in the Trudeau government's budget that have nothing to do with spending
News/Politics: Despite the Liberal Party's 2015 promise not to table omnibus budgets, Monday's budget contains several potentially controversial provisions that have little or nothing to do with government spending or the economy.
Federal budget resurrects 'economic harm' warning as fighter jet contract nears
News/Politics: Defence contractors, perhaps one in particular, were served notice in Monday's budget that the Liberal government will penalize companies that try to do the country economic harm. The policy was a feature of a nasty trade dispute between Ottawa and U.S.-based Boeing over three years ago. Its resurrection comes as Boeing is one of the bidders for the replacement of the RCAF's fighters.
Veterans Affairs won't release its review into former soldier who fatally shot his family, himself
News/Canada/Nova Scotia: Veterans Affairs conducted an internal review into the circumstances leading up to the day an Afghanistan veteran with severe post-traumatic stress disorder shot his family and himself — but never shared the existence of that review or its findings with the ongoing provincial fatality inquiry that seeks to prevent future deaths.
With one budget, Freeland overturned 3 decades of political orthodoxy
News/Politics: Most members of Parliament grew up in a political culture that embraced the Reagan-Thatcher school of low taxes, light regulation and small government. Thanks to the pandemic — and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland's new budget — that era arguably came to an end this week.
Quebec court rules today on whether religious symbols ban violates Constitution
News/Canada/Montreal: A Quebec Superior Court judge will issue a ruling later this morning on whether the province's controversial ban on religious symbols is constitutional. The ruling could have far-reaching implications for the rest of the country.
This B.C. city sold bus ads in Vancouver and Toronto promising affordable homes. Now prices are skyrocketing
News/Canada/British Columbia: Prince George once bought ads on Vancouver's Skytrain promising affordable housing. Now it's dealing with its own real estate bubble, and locals fear they will be priced out of the market.
What you need to know about B.C.'s new travel restrictions
News/Canada/British Columbia: B.C. Premier John Horgan announced new travel restrictions on Monday to stop non-essential travel and reduce travel between health authorities. More details are expected to be announced later this week.
Budget goes big on green spending as environmentalists criticize tax credits for carbon capture
News/Politics: As the world confronts a warming climate, the federal Liberals are committing billions more dollars to a variety of measures meant to reduce greenhouse gas emissions across the economy and help drive a "green recovery" from the pandemic-induced economic slowdown.
Budget vows to build 'for the long term' as it promises child care cash, projects massive deficits
News/Politics: Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland’s first federal budget projects deep deficits for years to come as it promises to support people through the pandemic crisis and make Canada’s economy greener and more welcoming to women.
Charges laid against 5 from Ontario seen at Walmart less than an hour after arriving on P.E.I.
News/Canada/PEI: Summerside police charged five people for failing to self-isolate on Friday night after someone reported an Ontario vehicle at the city's Walmart less than an hour after the group arrived on P.E.I.