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Past articles by Bill:

Freeland drafting 2023 budget with an eye to fiscal restraint

Freeland says the budget will account for new health transfers to provinces and investments to ensure Canadian industry can compete, while pointing to to inflation, rising interest rates as reasons for fiscal restraint → Read More

Coalition led by Raitt, McLellan calls for stronger focus on growth ahead of 2023 budget

Lisa Raitt and Anne McLellan lead the Coalition for a Better Future, which comprises a wide range of business and non-profit organizations → Read More

CERB audit of high-risk cases finds 65 per cent were ineligible

CRA audit of $5-billion in CERB payments found $3.42 -billion is owed back to the federal government → Read More

Auditor-General to launch review of federal government’s ArriveCan app

The probe adds a new layer of scrutiny over how the cost of the app rose to $54-million from an initial $80,000 → Read More

Senators question disability benefit legislation unanimously approved by MPs

Organizations have warned senators that the winners of Bill C-22 could be rich insurance companies if they are allowed to claw back existing payments when the federal plan takes effect → Read More

Federal outsourcing on pace to reach record $21.4-billion this year

PBO Yves Giroux says he questions why increased outsourcing and government hiring is not leading to improved services for Canadians → Read More

Ottawa paid out more than $37-billion in pandemic wage subsidies to businesses with tax debts

The new details on CEWS spending were revealed in a Canada Revenue Agency document → Read More

Ottawa launches funding agency to help commercialize research, protect intellectual property

Industrial Research Assistance Program will be moved from National Research Council to new CIC, with a combined budget of $2.6-billion over four years → Read More

Federal Comptroller-General says he told CFOs reviewing McKinsey contracts to ‘be careful what you write down’

Information Commissioner Caroline Maynard expressed concern about Roch Huppé's comments → Read More

Canadian manufacturers urge Freeland to align EV incentives with those in the U.S.

Finance Minister has signalled that the green transition and health care will be the 2023 budget’s top spending priorities → Read More

Trudeau’s health care plan won’t have big impact on Ottawa’s bottom line, economists say

While premiers and medical experts debate the potential impact on Canada’s health system, the scale of the funding is being viewed positively when it comes to the fiscal health of Ottawa’s bottom line → Read More

Conservatives would honour Trudeau’s health care offer, Pierre Poilievre says

Poilievre claimed that the Liberals were unable to spend more on health because the government has wasted billions in less important areas. “Health care is broken and the federal government is broke,” he said → Read More

Premiers soften stance ahead of health care funding meeting with Prime Minister

Manitoba Premier Heather Stefanson and Quebec Premier François Legault told reporters Tuesday that they are keen to strike a deal → Read More

Minister asks Procurement Ombudsman to conduct independent review of McKinsey outsourcing

Helena Jaczek says the government is reviewing its integrity regime, which determines when a company may become ineligible to receive federal contracts → Read More

Barton says he had nothing to do with increase in federal government contracts awarded to McKinsey

Dominic Barton, who left McKinsey in 2018, said MPs should put questions regarding contracts to current company leadership → Read More

MPs call on McKinsey to disclose clients to dispel concern about conflicts of interest

McKinsey has won numerous contracts for the Department of National Defence to modernize the Royal Canadian Navy, upgrade technology and improve readiness, among other purposes → Read More

Ottawa contracts comprise up to 10 per cent of McKinsey Canadian revenue

Court filings reveal scope of consultant’s federal contracts ahead of probe by House committee → Read More

Dominic Barton to appear Wednesday before committee reviewing spike in federal outsourcing to McKinsey & Co.

Government now says total value of federal contracts awarded to McKinsey since 2015 worth at least $116.8-million, up from previous estimate of $101.4-million → Read More

Federal deficit stood at $3.6-billion with four months left in 2022-23 fiscal year

The Finance Department’s monthly fiscal monitor showed the federal government ran a $3.4-billion deficit in November alone, compared with $1.4-billion a year earlier → Read More

Review of billions of COVID-19 wage benefits not worth the effort, CRA head says

Auditor-General tells parliamentary committee expansive review of billions of dollars of overpayments for wage benefits warranted → Read More