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House of Commons passes Emergencies Act motion after fractious debate

The House of Commons has passed a motion to approve extraordinary, time-limited measures in the Emergencies Act, which Prime Minister Justin Trudeau invoked last week in a bid to end blockades in Ottawa and at several border crossings. The motion to confirm the declaration of emergency powers passed 185-151 on […]

Ontario licence plate renewal fees, stickers to be scrapped

The Ontario government is scrapping licence plate renewal fees and corresponding stickers for passenger vehicles, light duty trucks, motorcycles and mopeds effective March 13. The measure will save many Ontario drivers about $120 a year. Ontario Premier Doug Ford said the government will issue refunds to Ontarians who have renewed […]

Feds announce $20 million to support Ottawa businesses impacted by downtown demonstrations

Ottawa businesses impacted by the ‘Freedom Convoy’ demonstration will be eligible for $10,000 in federal funding to help cover operating costs. The federal government has announced up to a $20 million investment to provide “non-repayable contributions” to Ottawa businesses who have suffered losses during the three-week blockade. The Rideau Centre […]

Ontario Is Officially Removing Tolls On These 2 Highways

Premier Doug Ford announced that Highways 412 and 418 will have their tolls removed starting April 5, 2022. these two highways are the only tolled north-south highways in the province. By taking away these tolls, the government is hoping it will provide more travel options for motorists, as well as […]

Freeland says some protesters’ accounts have been frozen, more to come

Deputy Prime Minister says financial service providers have already frozen accounts of certain individuals associated with the trucker convoy blockades and protests. Freeland said that while the government is choosing not to provide more detail about the number of the accounts suspended, “action is being taken [and] is going to […]

Annual inflation rate rises to 5.1 per cent in January

Statistics Canada says annual pace of inflation topped five per cent for the first time in more than 30 years. The agency says the annual inflation rate rose to 5.1 per cent in January compared with a gain for 4.8 per cent in December