Catholic group says privacy laws complicating the release of documents from Sask. and B.C. residential schools

A Catholic order that operated dozens of residential schools says it is seeking external advice to navigate privacy laws that could affect the quality and comprehensiveness of records it has committed to making available.

Minister of National Defence announces reappointment of Rear-Admiral Geneviève Bernatchez’s mandate as Judge Advocate General

The Honourable Harjit Sajjan is pleased to announce that the Governor-in-Council has approved a two-year reappointment of the mandate of Rear-Admiral Geneviève Bernatchez, OMM, CD as the Judge Advocate General (JAG) for the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF).

Government of Canada helping expand access to safer supply across Canada 

Today, on behalf of the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, Peter Fragiskatos, Member of Parliament, announced nearly $1 million for a project that will help support and build capacity in communities across Canada to provide safer supply services. This initiative will help increase access to pharmaceutical alternatives to the toxic illegal drug supply and… Continue reading Government of Canada helping expand access to safer supply across Canada 

Mixing Pfizer, AstraZeneca doses provides strong immune response against COVID-19: study

Mixing doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech and AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccines generate a stronger immune response than having two rounds of the AstraZeneca shot, new U.K. research suggests, though the highest antibody response was seen in people being fully vaccinated with Pfizer.

Carbon removal study suggests arithmetic to achieve net-zero emissions isn’t so simple

Countries around the world are counting on the net-zero strategy of removing carbon to cancel out an equal amount of emissions to help them meet climate targets. But a new study by researchers in British Columbia suggests the math might not be that simple.

Minister of Labour speaks with provincial and territorial counterparts regarding workplaces and COVID-19

Today, the Minister of Labour, Filomena Tassi, met virtually with provincial and territorial labour ministers to discuss important workplace issues related to COVID-19, as a follow-up to their previous meeting on March 1, 2021.

Joint statement on the ministerial meeting on Syria

The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America, Italy, Canada, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Iraq, Ireland, Japan, Jordan, Lebanon, Netherlands, Norway, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, UAE, the United Kingdom, and representatives of the Arab League and European Union, which met today to discuss the crisis in… Continue reading Joint statement on the ministerial meeting on Syria

Ministers Alghabra, Wilkinson and Guilbeault to make an important announcement about Canada’s transition to zero-emission vehicles

The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, and the Minister of Canadian Heritage, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault will participate in multi-city news conference to announce Canada’s support for zero-emission vehicles to meet our climate goals. All ministers will be available to answer questions… Continue reading Ministers Alghabra, Wilkinson and Guilbeault to make an important announcement about Canada’s transition to zero-emission vehicles

Canada and Alberta announce two broadband and wireless projects in Indigenous communities

Today, the Honourable Jim Carr, Minister and Special Representative for the Prairies, on behalf of the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development and Prasad Panda, Alberta’s Minister of Infrastructure, announced more than $2.9 million in funding for two broadband and wireless projects in Indigenous communities. The projects are… Continue reading Canada and Alberta announce two broadband and wireless projects in Indigenous communities

Parliamentary Secretary Terry Duguid to announce new funding for climate action initiatives by the Manitoba Metis Federation

Members of the media are invited to attend a virtual announcement with Terry Duguid, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, to announce important funding for two Manitoba Metis Federation climate action initiatives.

Canada and British Columbia investments in local infrastructure help build community connections for people in Metro Vancouver  

Today, the Honourable Joyce Murray, Minister of Digital Government and Member of Parliament for Vancouver Quadra, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Josie Osborne, British Columbia’s Minister of Municipal Affairs, His Worship Jonathan Cote, Mayor of New Westminster and His Worship Mike Morden, Mayor of Maple Ridge… Continue reading Canada and British Columbia investments in local infrastructure help build community connections for people in Metro Vancouver  

Backgrounder: Canada and British Columbia investments in local infrastructure help build community connections for people in Metro Vancouver

The Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia are investing close to $4 million in the five projects noted below through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program’s new COVID-19 Community Resilience stream. Canada is contributing over $3 million, and B.C. is contributing more than $794,000. Federal funding is conditional on fulfilling all requirements… Continue reading Backgrounder: Canada and British Columbia investments in local infrastructure help build community connections for people in Metro Vancouver

Government of Canada announces new independent regulator for patent and trademark agents

Today, as part of the Government of Canada’s first-ever Intellectual Property Strategy, the College of Patent Agents and Trademark Agents has been established to regulate the patent and trademark agent profession to ensure Canadians benefit from access to high-quality IP advice and services.

‘Taxpayers will be on the hook’: Fur traders’ group says Canada Goose decision won’t stop culling

A decision by Canada Goose to no longer use coyote fur trim on its signature parkas could cost taxpayers, according to a group representing Ontario trappers, who say the animals will still need to be culled to control the population.

Ministerial Meeting of the Global Coalition to Defeat Daesh/ISIS

The Ministers of the Global Coalition to Defeat Daesh/ISIS, reconvening in-person after two years, met today in Rome at the invitation of Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Luigi Di Maio and U.S. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken. The Ministers reaffirmed their shared determination to continue the fight against Daesh/ISIS, and to create conditions for the enduring defeat of the terrorist… Continue reading Ministerial Meeting of the Global Coalition to Defeat Daesh/ISIS

Alberta pastor, brother, café owner guilty of contempt for breaking COVID-19 health rules

Three Alberta men — a Calgary-based street preacher, his brother and a café owner — have been found guilty of contempt for what a judge deemed “deliberate and wilful” breaches of judicial orders requiring them to follow COVID-19 public health rules.

Minister Hadju to Announce Support for Local Green Initiatives in Northern Ontario Communities (Virtual)

The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, on behalf of the Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Natural Resources, and Joanne Vanderheyden, President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, will announce support for local green initiatives in Northern Ontario.

Canada in a Changing Climate: National Issues Report

The Canada in a Changing Climate: National Issues Report gives a national perspective on how climate change is impacting our communities, environment and economy, and illustrates how Canadians are already adapting to climate impacts. The report also assesses Canada’s adaptation efforts, including policies which have helped Canadians from climate risk, and the need for increased… Continue reading Canada in a Changing Climate: National Issues Report