‘We need justice’: Northerners call for action after Saskatchewan graves discovery

Nunavut Premier Joe Savikataaq is among those in the North calling for apologies, accountability and ‘meaningful, quality’ reparations after a preliminary finding of 751 unmarked graves at a cemetery near a former residential school in Saskatchewan.

Minister Ng meets with members of U.S. Congress on strengthening Canada-United States trade relations

Canada and the United States share one of the longest-standing, closest relationships in the world. It is built on shared geography, values, and interests and on people-to-people ties and deeply integrated supply chains. As both countries finish the fight against COVID-19 and work toward a strong, sustainable, inclusive recovery, the ongoing collaboration and strength of… Continue reading Minister Ng meets with members of U.S. Congress on strengthening Canada-United States trade relations

Lunenburg waterfront renovation to boost tourism 

Visitors come to Atlantic Canada to experience its rich seafaring history and beautiful coastal communities. That is why the Government of Canada is investing in key public infrastructure along the Lunenburg waterfront to help position the local tourism industry for a strong, swift recovery.

Canada Strengthens Energy Partnership With the United States

The Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Natural Resources, and Jennifer Granholm, the United States Secretary of Energy, participated in today’s signing ceremony of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on energy cooperation. The Canadian and United States portions of the North American Renewables Integration Study (NARIS) were also released today.

Here’s what’s allowed when Ontario moves to Step 2 of its reopening plan next Wednesday

Ontario is moving into the next phase of its reopening plan next Wednesday, with more outdoor activities permitted and some indoor services allowed with capacity limits and masking rules in place. Here’s a look at what’s permitted under Step 2.

Government of Canada funds new project to encourage vaccine uptake in Canada

Today, the Honourable Hedy Fry, Member of Parliament, on behalf of the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, announced funding to the Dr. Peter Centre to increase COVID-19 vaccine confidence and address barriers to vaccination among communities disproportionately affected by COVID-19.

Minister Ng joins women entrepreneurs to discuss women’s economic empowerment with Square Canada

Yesterday, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, joined Square Canada’s round table to discuss the Government of Canada’s ongoing support for women entrepreneurs and business owners as we start to emerge from the pandemic.

Canadian basketball player may be forced to choose between infant daughter, Olympics

With less than a month to go until the Olympics, Kim Gaucher may be forced to choose between her life’s work and her future. Gaucher, 37, gave birth to her daughter Sophie two months ago and is still breast-feeding. However, family members of athletes are barred from attending the Tokyo Olympics due to the pandemic.

Nearly all COVID-19 deaths in U.S. are now among people who aren’t vaccinated

Nearly all COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. now are in people who weren’t vaccinated, a staggering demonstration of how effective the shots have been and an indication that deaths per day — currently down to under 300 — could be practically zero if everyone eligible got the vaccine.

PS Bagnell announces Shop Local investment benefiting small businesses in the territories

Today, the Honourable Larry Bagnell, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages (Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency) and Member of Parliament for Yukon, announced that an investment of up to $1.65 million will be going to the territories to encourage people to shop locally and support businesses in their community as… Continue reading PS Bagnell announces Shop Local investment benefiting small businesses in the territories

Minister Murray announces Shop Local investment benefiting small businesses in British Columbia

Today, the Honourable Joyce Murray, Minister of Digital Government and Member of Parliament for Vancouver Quadra, announced that an investment of up to $5.5 million will be going to British Columbia to encourage people to shop locally and support businesses in their community as they reopen. This will help businesses stay open so they can… Continue reading Minister Murray announces Shop Local investment benefiting small businesses in British Columbia

Minister Carr and PS Duguid announce Shop Local investment benefiting small businesses across the Prairies

Today, the Honourable Jim Carr, Minister and Special Representative for the Prairies and Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South Centre, and Terry Duguid, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages (Western Economic Diversification Canada) and Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South, announced that an investment of up to $7.2 million will… Continue reading Minister Carr and PS Duguid announce Shop Local investment benefiting small businesses across the Prairies

Government of Canada Celebrates the National Historical Significance of the Newfoundland National War Memorial

The Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Natural Resources and Member of Parliament for St. John’s South — Mount Pearl, will participate in a Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada plaque unveiling ceremony to commemorate the national historic significance of the Newfoundland National War Memorial.

Minister Ng speaks with Made in America Director Celeste Drake

Today, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, spoke with Celeste Drake, Director of Made in America in the White House’s Office of Management and Budget, as well as with labour leaders from Canada and the United States, about reinforcing the thriving economic relationship between Canada and the United… Continue reading Minister Ng speaks with Made in America Director Celeste Drake

‘Canada’s responsibility’: Trudeau responds to report of unmarked graves at residential school site

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said today the pain and grief Indigenous communities are feeling after a preliminary report of 751 unmarked graves found near a former residential school in Saskatchewan is “Canada’s responsibility to bear.”