Ministers Lametti and Bennett to hold media availability

The Honourable David Lametti, P.C., Q.C., Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, and the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, P.C., Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, will speak to the media regarding the passing in the Senate of Bill C-15, An Act Respecting the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Minister of National Defence participates virtually in GLOBSEC 2021 Bratislava Forum

As a founding nation of NATO, Canada remains a dedicated member of the Alliance and partner in the defence of the North Atlantic region. In a rapidly evolving global security environment, multilateral cooperation within NATO and with external partners is essential in keeping the transatlantic community safe, free, and prosperous, while helping to ensure global… Continue reading Minister of National Defence participates virtually in GLOBSEC 2021 Bratislava Forum

O’Toole pulls Conservative MPs from national security committee, alleging Liberal cover-up related to COVID-19

Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole told the House of Commons today that he is pulling his caucus members from a national security committee he claims is being used to cover up sensitive documents about Canada’s top infectious diseases lab.

Grassy Mountain Coal Project – Minister Receives Joint Review Panel Report

Today, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, received the report of the Joint Review Panel that conducted the environmental assessment of the proposed Grassy Mountain Coal Project, located in southwest Alberta.

‘Out of hand’ grad prank leaves school halls in a sticky mess — and students facing charges

Police in Nelson, B.C., say a group of high school students could be facing criminal charges following a graduation prank late Sunday that caused thousands of dollars in damage — and left the interior of the area’s only high school a sprawling, sticky mess of foodstuffs, glitter and dye.

Pandemic shows EI system in need of significant retooling, committee finds

A parliamentary committee is recommending significant changes to the employment insurance system in Canada, saying the program “no longer reflects the realities of today’s labour market,” and suggesting the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for urgent reforms.

Backgrounder: Canada and British Columbia invest over $8.8M to upgrades ten fire hall facilities

Funding through the Investing in Canada plan will support 10 fire hall infrastructure projects in British Columbia. The Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia are investing over $8.8 million in these projects through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program’s new COVID-19 Community Resilience stream. Canada is contributing over $7.1 million, and B.C. is… Continue reading Backgrounder: Canada and British Columbia invest over $8.8M to upgrades ten fire hall facilities

Canada and British Columbia invest over $8.8M to upgrade ten fire hall facilities

Today, Ken Hardie, Member of Parliament for Fleetwood—Port Kells, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and the Honourable Mike Farnworth, British Columbia’s Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, announced funding to upgrade ten fire halls across the province. They were also accompanied by Ron Richert, Fire Chief for… Continue reading Canada and British Columbia invest over $8.8M to upgrade ten fire hall facilities

Illegal crab harvesting and potential sales involve 3 enforcement agencies and result in fine of $7,500

On May 19, 2021, in Surrey Provincial Court, the Honourable Judge Satinder Sidhu found recreational crab harvester Laird Goddyn guilty of violations of Canada’s Fisheries Act. Justice Sidhu fined Mr. Goddyn $7,500 and banned him from holding tidal and non-tidal fishing licences for a period of 5 years. Mr. Goddyn’s fishing vessel, which was seized… Continue reading Illegal crab harvesting and potential sales involve 3 enforcement agencies and result in fine of $7,500

Acting Chief of the Defence Staff announces additional 2021 Canadian Armed Forces General and Flag Officer senior promotions and appointments

Lieutenant-General Wayne Eyre, Acting Chief of the Defence Staff, has announced additions to the list of Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) General and Flag Officer senior appointments and promotions for 2021.

Minister Miller to announce support for numerous Indigenous food and agriculture initiatives

The Minister of Indigenous Services, the Honourable Marc Miller, on behalf of Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, will announce funding in support of numerous Indigenous community projects to strengthen their food security and agricultural economic development. Joining him will be some of the recipient Indigenous partners.

Canada mobilizes international donors to support Venezuelan refugees, migrants and countries in the region

Today, Canada convened the International Donors’ Conference in Solidarity with Venezuelan Refugees and Migrants in collaboration with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and the International Organization for Migration. The conference increased the international visibility of the second-largest displacement crisis in the world and mobilized additional resources to support the response.