Perspectives — November 20-23, 2018

Last week, the Minister of Finance tabled the Liberals’ economic update. It should come as no surprise the government is breaking its last election promise to return to a balanced budget in 2019. In fact, the budget deficit next year will be higher than what was projected just a few months ... Full Article

Perspectives — November 5-9, 2018

Last week, the Hon. Bill Blair, Minister of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction, appeared before the Senate Question Period where Senator Larry W. Smith, Leader of the Opposition, raised questions related to the border. Currently, about 40% of shelter occupants in the City of Toronto ... Full Article

Perspectives — October 29-November 2, 2018

It was recently revealed that Statistics Canada is seeking the personal financial information of Canadians, without their prior knowledge or consent. Statistics Canada’s proposed “Personal Information Bank” would require nine of Canada’s largest banks and credit card companies to ... Full Article

Perspectives — October 24-26, 2018

Recently, the Liberals claimed that their carbon tax will “cut carbon pollution across Canada by 80 to 90 million tonnes in 2022.” Internal government documents contradict this claim and estimate that the savings will be about 35% lower. Either way, the government’s policy will have no ... Full Article

Perspectives — October 16–18, 2018

The Senate will finally study Bill C-79, An Act to implement the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership between Canada, Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam, otherwise referred to as the Comprehensive and ... Full Article

Perspectives — October 2 – 4, 2018

Conservative Senators are concerned about the construction timeline of the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion project. Last week, Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi announced that the government would not appeal the Federal Court of Appeal’s ruling, claiming it would be ... Full Article