Important announcement with Canada and representative plaintiffs in the Gottfriedson Indian Residential Schools Day Scholar class action 

Members of the media are invited to attend an important virtual announcement with the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, and representative plaintiffs in the Gottfriedson Indian Residential Schools Day Scholar class action.

Minister Ng highlights government investment in venture capital at the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association’s Invest Canada conference

A strong and vibrant venture capital (VC) ecosystem is critical for innovation and scaling up in Canada, which will be crucial to our long-term growth and competitiveness.

Minister Ng to promote benefits of the Global Trade and Gender Arrangement at the OECD

The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, will participate in a webinar hosted by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) on the Global Trade and Gender Arrangement (GTAGA) between Canada, Chile and New Zealand with representatives from each country.

Parliamentary Secretary Gudie Hutchings to announce support for organizations preventing human trafficking in British Columbia 

Gudie Hutchings, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development, the Honourable Hedy Fry, Member of Parliament for Vancouver Centre, and Randeep Sarai, Member of Parliament for Surrey Centre, will make a funding announcement for organizations that prevent and address human trafficking in British Columbia.

Residents of Whycocomagh to benefit from the replacement of the wastewater treatment plant

Today, Mike Kelloway, Member of Parliament for Cape Breton—Canso, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities,the Honourable Brendan Maguire, Minister of Municipal Affairs, Laurie Cranton, Warden of the Municipality of the County of Inverness and We’koqma’q First Nation Chief Annie Bernard-Daisley. announced funding for the replacement of the existing Whycocomagh… Continue reading Residents of Whycocomagh to benefit from the replacement of the wastewater treatment plant

Construction podcasters drop $15M lawsuit against carpenter who called out sexual harassment comments

The hosts of a construction podcast that aired comments about cat-calling and potential sexual assault say they are dropping a $15 million defamation lawsuit against a female carpenter who called out the offensive remarks online.

Media Advisory – Toronto, Ontario

Members of the media are invited to attend an important virtual infrastructure event with the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Federal Minister of Communities and Infrastructure; Stephen Crawford, Parliamentary Assistant to Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure and Member of Provincial Parliament for Oakville, on behalf of the Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; and John Tory, Mayor… Continue reading Media Advisory – Toronto, Ontario

Media Advisory – Montague, Prince Edward Island

Members of the media are invited to attend an important virtual infrastructure announcement regarding COVID-19 response for public infrastructure in Eastern PEI with the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, and Member of Parliament for Cardigan, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities,… Continue reading Media Advisory – Montague, Prince Edward Island

Governments announcing support for the future of Alberta’s clean hydrogen sector 

The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, together with the Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable, Jason Kenney, Premier of Alberta, and Don Iveson, Mayor of Edmonton, will participate in an announcement about efforts to advance a project to create net-zero emission hydrogen energy in Canada.

Minister Miller and Indigenous Services Canada officials to hold a news conference on coronavirus disease (COVID-19) 

Please be advised that the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, Valerie Gideon, Associate Deputy Minister of Indigenous Services Canada, and Dr. Tom Wong, Chief Medical Officer of Public Health, will hold a news conference to provide an update on coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Criminal gangs thought their messages were encrypted — but messaging system came from the FBI

Criminal gangs divulged plans for moving drug shipments and carrying out killings on a secure messaging system secretly run by the FBI, law enforcement agencies said Tuesday, as they unveiled a global sting operation they said dealt an “unprecedented blow” to organized crime around the world.

Media briefing on International Donors’ Conference in Solidarity with Venezuelan Refugees and Migrants

Canada will host the next International Donors’ Conference in Solidarity with Venezuelan Refugees and Migrants on Thursday, June 17, 2021, in collaboration with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency and IOM, the International Organization for Migration, co-leads of the Regional Inter-Agency Coordination Platform for Refugees and Migrants from Venezuela (R4V).

Governments of Canada and Manitoba Provide Livestock Producers with Funding Options to Address Dry Conditions on Pasture

The governments of Canada and Manitoba are advising that livestock producers who have been affected by dry conditions on pasture in Manitoba can apply for funding to support water source development under Ag Action Manitoba.

Canada launches transformative effort to save Pacific salmon

Vancouver, British Columbia – Pacific salmon have social and cultural significance for many Canadians and they are economically vital to many local communities. These iconic species are experiencing drastic population declines due to a combination of climate, habitat and harvesting pressures. Bold, transformative action is needed now to stabilize, protect and rebuild West Coast salmon… Continue reading Canada launches transformative effort to save Pacific salmon

Pacific Salmon Strategy Initiative (PSSI)

The Pacific Salmon Strategy Initiative (PSSI) aims to curb historic declines in key Pacific salmon stocks and rebuild the species to a sustainable level. The Strategy will be a massive undertaking, unlike any before. It will not be a series of initiatives, but a single, guiding force that will steer investments, policies, and actions, with… Continue reading Pacific Salmon Strategy Initiative (PSSI)

Alternating closures of sidewalks and deviation of lanes and cyclist paths on Bronson Channel Bridge of Chaudière Crossing

Public Services and Procurement Canada wishes to advise motorists, pedestrians and cyclists that there will be closures of the sidewalks and deviation of the lanes (Gatineau- and Ottawa-bound lanes) and cyclist paths on the Bronson Channel Bridge of the Chaudière Crossing.

$11.1-million investment to bring high-speed Internet access to nearly 800 households in the Montmagny RCM by September 2022

Thanks to a total investment of $11.1 million—made as part of Canada–Quebec Operation High Speed, which was announced on March 22—780 households in the Montmagny RCM will have access to Cogeco high-speed Internet services by September 2022.

Residents of Regina, Moose Jaw and area to benefit from improved potable water infrastructure

Today, the Honourable Jim Carr, Minister and Special Representative for the Prairies, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and the Honourable Don McMorris, Saskatchewan’s Minister of Government Relations announced more than $222.83 million in joint program funding to support an infrastructure rejuvenation project at the Buffalo Pound Water Treatment… Continue reading Residents of Regina, Moose Jaw and area to benefit from improved potable water infrastructure

Canada and FCM invest in asset management in Manitoba communities

As we continue to adapt to the new physical, social, and economic realities presented by COVID-19, all orders of government are working together to ensure the safety and well-being of Canadians. This includes providing local communities with tools and support for evidence-based decision-making that will help them plan a healthier, safer and more prosperous future… Continue reading Canada and FCM invest in asset management in Manitoba communities