U.S. Catholic bishops OK steps toward possible rebuke of Biden over abortion stance

U.S. Catholic bishops overwhelmingly approved the drafting of a “teaching document” that many of them hope will rebuke Catholic politicians, including President Joe Biden, who continue to receive Communion despite their support for abortion rights.

Government of Canada Approves the NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd.  Edson Mainline Expansion Project 

Today, the Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Natural Resources, announced that the Government of Canada has approved the NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. (NGTL) Edson Mainline Expansion Project with 25 conditions. This decision was based on facts, science, Indigenous knowledge, the public interest and careful consideration of the concerns of potentially impacted Indigenous communities.

Vaping Products – New limits on nicotine concentration and consultation on flavour restrictions

While youth smoking is at its lowest level in decades, vaping is putting a new generation of Canadians at risk of nicotine addiction and the harms related to vaping. Additional regulatory measures are necessary because too many young people are using vaping products—and they are doing so without understanding the short and longer-term risks to… Continue reading Vaping Products – New limits on nicotine concentration and consultation on flavour restrictions

Health Canada announces new restrictions to prevent youth vaping 

As youth vaping continues to rise, the Government of Canada is taking action to address it. While youth smoking is at its lowest level in decades, vaping is putting a new generation of Canadians at risk of nicotine addiction and the other harms caused by vaping. Vaping can lead to tobacco use, which threatens the… Continue reading Health Canada announces new restrictions to prevent youth vaping 

Seizure of contraband and unauthorized items at Dorchester Penitentiary – Medium-security unit

On April 28, 2021, at about 1:00 p.m., as a result of the vigilance of staff members, a package containing contraband and unauthorized items was seized on institutional grounds at the medium-security unit of Dorchester Penitentiary.

Media Advisory – Kings County, Nova Scotia

Members of the media are invited to attend an important announcement regarding community, cultural and recreational infrastructure with Kody Blois, Member of Parliament for Kings—Hants, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Iain Rankin, Premier of Nova Scotia, and Jeff Kelly, Executive Director of The Flower Cart Group.

Proposed amendments to the Grade Crossings Regulations will help focus efforts to improve safety at grade crossings

Accidents at grade crossings are a serious safety issue, representing approximately one third of all fatalities and half of all serious injuries from railway accidents. That is why the Government of Canada continues taking action to address the risks related to grade crossings and improve rail safety across the country.

Minister of Transport provides update on Safer Skies Initiative at ICAO Council meeting  

On January 8, 2020, Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 (PS752) was shot down near Tehran by Iranian surface-to-air missiles, killing 176 people, including 55 Canadian citizens, 30 permanent residents and many more with ties to Canada. The Government of Canada continues to work with its international partners to improve global aviation safety and prevent tragedies… Continue reading Minister of Transport provides update on Safer Skies Initiative at ICAO Council meeting  

Media Advisory – Ottawa, Ontario

Members of the media are invited to attend an important infrastructure event with the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; Greg Fergus, Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister, to the President of the Treasury Board and to the Minister of Digital Government, and Member of Parliament for Hull —Aylmer; His Worship Jim… Continue reading Media Advisory – Ottawa, Ontario

Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard announces funding for Indigenous coastal communities to enhance marine safety across Canada 

Victoria, B.C. – The Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, and her Parliamentary Secretary Terry Beech, will make an announcement about Coast Guard’s Indigenous Community Boat Volunteer Pilot Program. This program provides communities with funding to purchase boats and equipment to build up their on-water search and rescue… Continue reading Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard announces funding for Indigenous coastal communities to enhance marine safety across Canada 

Canada announces 3 new initiatives to welcome and support more refugees

The world is facing a refugee crisis. Across the globe, millions are displaced and longing for what most of us take for granted: a safe place to call home. As a global leader in protecting those who need it most, Canada welcomed nearly half of all refugees resettled around the world in 2020. The United… Continue reading Canada announces 3 new initiatives to welcome and support more refugees

Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot

Canada is a pioneer in the development and use of complementary immigration pathways for refugees, offering solutions outside of traditional humanitarian resettlement. While refugees may be fleeing conflict, many of them possess skills and experience that are of great benefit to Canada’s labour market.

Canada’s efforts to support refugee protection and integration

A protected person is someone who has applied for refugee protection status while in Canada and whom the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) has determined to be a Convention refugee or in need of protection in Canada. In making its decisions, the IRB takes into account whether an individual has a well-founded fear… Continue reading Canada’s efforts to support refugee protection and integration

Canada leads international coalition calling on China to allow investigators free access to Xinjiang

Canada is leading an international effort at the United Nations to demand that China allow “meaningful and unfettered access” to investigate “credible reports” of widespread human rights violations against China’s Muslim minority in Xinjiang province, CBC News has learned.

Low water notice for Lake Nipissing

Public Services and Procurement Canada wishes to advise the public of a low water notice for Lake Nipissing. We have observed the levels on Lake Nipissing to be slightly below our typical summer operating range. The low levels on the lake are due to consecutive months of below-average rainfall.