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A restricted gun licence holder holds a AR-15 at his home in Langley, B.C., on May 1, 2020. The federal government is turning to the private sector to design and run a massive buyback of newly prohibited firearms. Public Safety Canada has invited 15 consulting firms to come up with a “range of options and approaches” for the planned program to compensate gun owners. The Liberals outlawed a wide range of firearms in May, saying the guns were designed for the battlefield, not hunting or sport shooting. The ban covers some 1,500 models and variants of what the government considers assault-style weapons, meaning they can no longer be legally used, sold or imported. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Feds seeking private consultant to design firearm buyback program

The ban covers some 1,500 models and variants of what the government considers assault-style weapons

A restricted gun licence holder holds a AR-15 at his home in Langley, B.C., on May 1, 2020. The federal government is turning to the private sector to design and run a massive buyback of newly prohibited firearms. Public Safety Canada has invited 15 consulting firms to come up with a “range of options and approaches” for the planned program to compensate gun owners. The Liberals outlawed a wide range of firearms in May, saying the guns were designed for the battlefield, not hunting or sport shooting. The ban covers some 1,500 models and variants of what the government considers assault-style weapons, meaning they can no longer be legally used, sold or imported. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and and MP Terry Duguid attend a Liberal fundraising event at the Hotel Fort Garry,Tuesday, September 11, 2018. The federal government is rolling out $18 million in funding they say will help more than 40 food-related businesses hoping to grow despite the pressure created by the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan

Liberals announce $18 million in funding for small food producers

Funds are going everywhere from an Alberta company focusing on plant-based proteins to distilleries in Quebec

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and and MP Terry Duguid attend a Liberal fundraising event at the Hotel Fort Garry,Tuesday, September 11, 2018. The federal government is rolling out $18 million in funding they say will help more than 40 food-related businesses hoping to grow despite the pressure created by the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan
Justin Trudeau will answer questions from a House of Commons committee about his connection to WE Charity, in a July 30, 2020 study. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Ministers, top public servant to be grilled by committee on WE affair

The WE charity controversy has dogged the government since late June

Justin Trudeau will answer questions from a House of Commons committee about his connection to WE Charity, in a July 30, 2020 study. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
(The Canadian Press)

Police investigating after insults, expletives yelled at federal minister’s staff

A 90-second video circulating on social media appears to have been shot by the person who was yelling

(The Canadian Press)
The federal Liberal government is defending its decision to have the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. oversee a rent-relief program for small businesses struggling because of the COVID-19 pandemic. CMHC president Evan Siddall speaks to the Canadian Club of Toronto, in Toronto on June 1, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Rent-relief program becomes new front in fight between Liberals, opposition

Opposition trying to draw parallels between decision to have Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. run program and the WE controversy

The federal Liberal government is defending its decision to have the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. oversee a rent-relief program for small businesses struggling because of the COVID-19 pandemic. CMHC president Evan Siddall speaks to the Canadian Club of Toronto, in Toronto on June 1, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Canada Service centre documents that display Employment Insurance options are pictured in Ottawa on July 7, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Ottawa sets minimum unemployment rate at 13.1% for EI calculation

Statistics Canada says the unemployment rate was 10.9 per cent in July

Canada Service centre documents that display Employment Insurance options are pictured in Ottawa on July 7, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
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Liberals turn over thousands of pages on WE decision, lawyers now vetting docs

Committee members are hoping the documents will shed light on the WE discussions

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Who can dismiss the Governor General? A look at protocols and possibilities

Who can dismiss the Governor General? A look at protocols and possibilities

The Governor General is appointed by the Queen, on the advice of the prime minister

Who can dismiss the Governor General? A look at protocols and possibilities
Rescue workers, top, and soldiers with investigators, bottom, work at the site of last week’s explosion that hit the seaport of Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020.(AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

Canada to match donations to Lebanon relief

Canada is directing all of its aid for this crisis directly to humanitarian organizations, not the Lebanese government

Rescue workers, top, and soldiers with investigators, bottom, work at the site of last week’s explosion that hit the seaport of Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020.(AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
Finance Minister Bill Morneau will appear before a House of Commons committee looking into the cancelled agreement with WE Charity, in a July 22, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Finance Minister Bill Morneau set to testify on deal with WE Charity

Liberals say recommendation came from the non-partisan public service

Finance Minister Bill Morneau will appear before a House of Commons committee looking into the cancelled agreement with WE Charity, in a July 22, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
The federal government changed security screening for new hires amid COVID-19, in a July 22, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
The federal government changed security screening for new hires amid COVID-19, in a July 22, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Social Development Minister Ahmed Hussen’s office says the government is reviewing the launch of what’s known as the “social finance fund” given the pandemic, in a July 20, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Liberals review rollout of social finance fund to combat pandemic fallout

Timelines and approach for social finance fund reviewed

Social Development Minister Ahmed Hussen’s office says the government is reviewing the launch of what’s known as the “social finance fund” given the pandemic, in a July 20, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
The House of Commons finance committee is set to hear from Youth Minister Bardish Chagger about the aborted deal with WE Charity, in a July 16, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
The House of Commons finance committee is set to hear from Youth Minister Bardish Chagger about the aborted deal with WE Charity, in a July 16, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
A $900-million government aid program is funding volunteer positions for students hoping to earn money for their educations, in a July 8, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
A $900-million government aid program is funding volunteer positions for students hoping to earn money for their educations, in a July 8, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
In this file photo, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau makes his way to the podium for a news conference outside Rideau Cottage in Ottawa, June 25, 2020. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
In this file photo, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau makes his way to the podium for a news conference outside Rideau Cottage in Ottawa, June 25, 2020. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
On Wednesday the Liberal government will release the first public assessment of the country’s economic and financial situation since the pandemic started in earnest in March, in a July 6, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Tories, NDP lay out demands as Liberals prepare to reveal state of economy

Conservatives wants auditor general to scrutinize COVID-19 response

On Wednesday the Liberal government will release the first public assessment of the country’s economic and financial situation since the pandemic started in earnest in March, in a July 6, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
The national housing council and a related advocate were created, on paper, as part of the Liberal government’s housing strategy, in a June 15, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Body meant to root out systemic housing inequities delayed by pandemic

Council part of Liberal’s decade-long housing strategy

The national housing council and a related advocate were created, on paper, as part of the Liberal government’s housing strategy, in a June 15, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Budget officer Yves Giroux’s report is scheduled to be released June 10, 2020, in a June 10, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Budget officer Yves Giroux’s report is scheduled to be released June 10, 2020, in a June 10, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
The Trudeau government’s bill, which includes imposing penalties for fraudulently claiming the Canada Emergency Response Benefit, has no support from main opposition parties, in a June 10, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

No apparent opposition support for feds’ latest pandemic emergency bill

Liberals need support of one opposition party

The Trudeau government’s bill, which includes imposing penalties for fraudulently claiming the Canada Emergency Response Benefit, has no support from main opposition parties, in a June 10, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to tell provinces that they will receive billions in federal funding, in a June 5, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to tell provinces that they will receive billions in federal funding, in a June 5, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)