Tag: Support

Trudeau government passes confidence test with support from New Democrats

OTTAWA – The federal Liberal government avoided defeat with help from the NDP on Wednesday as the two joined forces to pass a multibillion-dollar spending bill in the House of Commons and avert a summer election. The result had been considered a foregone conclusion after the Liberals assured the New Democrats’ support — and their…

No apparent opposition support for feds’ latest pandemic emergency bill

OTTAWA – The non-partisan spirit that has allowed Parliament to swiftly pass emergency legislation during the COVID-19 pandemic seems likely to come to an abrupt end today. And that could leave in limbo a number of promised measures, including benefits for disabled Canadians and expansion of the wage subsidy program to include seasonal workers and…