Canada's federal and provincial finance ministers had been haggling for hours over how to split the proceeds of the coming marijuana excise tax when Newfoundland and Labrador's Tom Osborne asked all political staffers and bureaucrats to clear the room. The province's finance minister had a proposal he wanted to make and sources say that before he pitched it, Osborne felt it was time to kick out about 40 people so the ministers could chat amongst themselves.
Provincial and territorial ministers hope to strike a deal today on a tax-sharing plan for legalized pot in Canada. Heading into the meeting with federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau in Ottawa, ministers said a proposed 50-50 split is a non-starter because the provinces and municipalities will shoulder the majority of costs for police enforcement, health care and education programs once marijuana becomes legal in July.
Andrew Scheer walked up to a podium outside the House of Commons on Wednesday and did what has seemed inevitable for months. After the drip, drip, drip of problems for the finance minister, Scheer called for Bill Morneau to go. "I am officially calling on Bill Morneau to resign as finance minister," Scheer told reporters. " And if he won't step down, it's Justin Trudeau's responsibility to remove Bill Morneau from his post."
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Selecting a term
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