$31.66 million to bring high-speed Internet access to 5,460 households in the Estrie and Montérégie regions by September 2022

The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, responsible for the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), today announced the appointment of Tania Clark and Vivek Jain to the BDC’s Board of Directors, effective June 11, 2021.

Ford government pushes through controversial election spending bill with notwithstanding clause

The Ontario government has pushed through a bill limiting third-party election advertising by employing the notwithstanding clause, a rarely used power that allows legislatures to override the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Government of Canada welcomes second official accreditor of electronic logging devices  

The Government of Canada is committed to improving road safety in Canada by taking measures to reduce commercial driver fatigue. That is why it has mandated the use of electronic logging devices. They are intended to ensure that commercial drivers stay within their daily driving limit and accurately log their working hours.

Tribunal Issues Determination of Reasonable Indication of Injury—Certain Small Power Transformers from Austria, Chinese Taipei and South Korea

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal today determined that there is a reasonable indication that the dumping of certain small power transformers from the Republic of Austria, the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu (Chinese Taipei), and the Republic of Korea has caused injury or is threatening to cause injury to the domestic… Continue reading Tribunal Issues Determination of Reasonable Indication of Injury—Certain Small Power Transformers from Austria, Chinese Taipei and South Korea

9-year-old survivor of London, Ont., attack released from hospital, accused also faces terror charges

The nine-year-old lone survivor of a truck attack that killed his parents, sister and grandmother June 6 in London, Ont., has been released from hospital, a family friend says the same day the accused’s murder charges were upgraded to include terrorism counts.

Media Advisory – Toronto, Ontario

Members of the media are invited to attend an important virtual infrastructure event with John McKay, Member of Parliament for Scarborough—Guildwood, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; Vijay Thanigasalam, Parliamentary Assistant to Ontario’s Minister of Transportation and Member of Provincial Parliament for Scarborough-Rouge Park, on behalf of the… Continue reading Media Advisory – Toronto, Ontario

The government of Canada and the government of Quebec announced the new ministerial initiative on agri-food action/prevention

The federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Marie-Claude Bibeau, and the Quebec Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, André Lamontagne, announced the creation of the Ministerial Initiative on Agri-Food Action/Prevention (MIAAP) for the management of health and food risks, which will remain in effect until March 1, 2023.

Biden brings old hostilities and new grievances to meeting with Putin

Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin have decades of political experience and share a preference for aviator sunglasses, but don’t expect the highly anticipated summit between the two presidents in Geneva on Wednesday to thaw frozen U.S.-Russian relations, writes Susan Ormiston.

Human rights probe cleared as court rejects Ottawa’s argument on blood donor ban

A Federal Court judge has dismissed the federal government’s claim that Health Canada has no say in the rule barring men from donating blood if they’ve recently had sex with other men — clearing the way for a human rights inquiry to continue. 

O’Toole says it was ‘inappropriate’ for Forces leadership to golf with Vance

Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole says it was “completely inappropriate” for senior military leaders — including the officer in charge of the department investigating retired general Jonathan Vance — to golf with Vance earlier this month.

How tracking ethnicity and occupation data is helping fight COVID-19

CBC News compared the COVID-19 data published by every province and region. Only a handful publish details on race, income, occupation and neighbourhood-specific breakdowns of infections and vaccinations — information that health officials and community leaders say helps them intervene quickly in hotspots. 

Government of Canada invests in Hamilton-based clean automotive and aerospace hub

The integration of advanced technology across the automotive and aerospace sectors is transforming the way we travel and transport goods, while offering substantial environmental benefits by reducing emissions and moving us closer to a zero emissions future. Manufacturers integrating new technology are growing in number and SMEs will be required to quickly pivot their operations… Continue reading Government of Canada invests in Hamilton-based clean automotive and aerospace hub

Minister Champagne to announce major funding for Canadian science and research

The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, will announce significant funding in support of science and research in Canada. The Minister will highlight the Government of Canada’s unwavering support of big ideas that are helping advance Canada’s position as a global innovation powerhouse.