Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sits down with premiers to finalize a long-awaited national plan on climate change tonight, but once those discussions end, they will engage in a heated debate over health-care funding. At issue is whether the Liberals are willing to budge on cutting the annual increase to the Canada Health Transfer from six per cent to three per cent.
The federal government will announce a replacement today for the military’s ancient search-and-rescue planes. The decision comes 14 years after the Chretien government first launched plans to replace the air force’s Buffalo and Hercules aircraft. Industry sources say European aerospace giant Airbus has won the multi-billion-dollar competition with its C-295 design, beating out Italian firm Leonardo.
The Canadian Global Cities Council, a coalition of business leaders in the country’s largest cities, is pressuring Ottawa to reduce security screening times and cut travelling costs. The group of Canada’s eight largest urban chambers of commerce will unveil a series of recommendations this morning on security screening, border entry and visas, and transit connectivity.