Canadian Senate votes to accept amendments to Bill C-45 for the legalization of cannabis

Reduce the advertising budget of the government of Canada and the use of external consultants.

Increase investments in the Nutrition North program by $40 million over four years.

Increase the Guaranteed Income Supplement for single low-income seniors by 10%.

Increase the Northern Residents Deduction residency component by 33%.

Introduce a new Teacher and Early Childhood Educator School Supply Tax Benefit for the purchase of up to $1,000 worth of school supplies each year.

Transfer uncommitted federal infrastructure funds to municipalities through a temporary top-up of the Gas Tax Fund.

Increase the maximum Canada Student Grant to $3,000 per year for full-time students and to $1,800 per year for part-time students to provide direct help to students from low- and middle-income families.

Meet with the provinces and develop a plan to fund a gradual enhancement of the CPP’s defined benefit plan.

Cut the middle income tax bracket to 20.5%.

Introduce a new Canada Child Benefit which will be tax-free, tied to income, and delivered monthly.

Increase the amount of Canada’s marine and coastal areas that are protected to 5% by 2017.

Restore $1.5 million in annual federal funding for freshwater research.

Make Statistics Canada fully independent.

Give additional points under the Express Entry system and restore the maximum age for dependents to 22.

Grant immediate permanent residency to new spouses entering Canada, eliminating the two-year waiting period.

Appoint individuals with appropriate subject-matter expertise to Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Board.

Give international students and temporary residents credit for time already spent in Canada.

Provide new funding to help Indigenous communities promote and preserve Indigenous languages and cultures.

Develop a M├ętis Economic Development Strategy with $25 million funding over five years.

Launch a national public inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in Canada.

Repeal provision of Bill C-24 stating that Canadian citizenship can be revoked after being convicted of treason or of an act of terrorism in Canada or abroad.

Restore funding for Canada’s four heavy urban search and rescue teams.

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