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Draft emergency funding bill proposes broad spending powers through end of 2021

OTTAWA — The federal Liberals are proposing to grant themselves the power to spend money, borrow, and change taxes without parliamentary approval through to Dec. 31, 2021, according to a draft copy of legislation the government is expected to table Tuesday as it passes COVID-19 emergency economic measures. According to a copy of the bill […]

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Residents decry lack of RCMP, fire funding in Surrey draft budget

Surrey’s draft budget, which makes no allowances for more police officers or firefighters and instead focuses on the city’s transition to a municipal police force, puts the safety and security of residents in jeopardy, according to a resident whose husband was murdered last year. Darlene Bennett’s husband Paul, a nurse and hockey coach, was the […]

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