Canada's premiers intend to put the health-care needs of the country's seniors and crumbling infrastructure in the spotlight in advance of this year's federal election, P.E.I. Premier Robert Ghiz said Friday.
The Canadian government says it posted a budgetary deficit of $3.3 billion over the first eight months of the 2014-15 fiscal year -- a considerable change from the $13.4 billion shortfall over the same period in 2013-14.
Efforts by the provinces and territories to combat climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions will be a top item of discussion at Friday's premiers meeting, says Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne.
Parliament's watchdogs used terms like "witch hunt," and "metaphorical tattoo" to argue against a bill that would require their employees and potential hires to disclose any past political positions.