Henderson, Conners headline Canada’s Olympic golf team named to Tokyo Games

Brooke Henderson and Alena Sharp have been named to Canada’s Olympic golf team for a second time. Corey Conners of Listowel, Ont. and Mackenzie Hughes of Dundas, Ont., will represent Canada in men’s competition in Tokyo, Golf Canada announced Tuesday.

Minister of Health and Minister of Indigenous Services Announce Funding & Federal Response to support efforts to address racism in health systems

Today, the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, and the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, announced specific funding allocations of $126.7 million over three years, first announced in Budget 2021, to support efforts to address racism in Canada’s health systems.

Joint Statement of the Labour Council  Canada–United States–Mexico Agreement 

The Labour Council (the Council) of the Canada–United States–Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) convened its first meeting on June 29, 2021. Pursuant to Article 23.14 of the CUSMA, the Council may consider any matter within the scope of the Labour Chapter and perform other functions as the Parties may decide. The Council is composed of senior governmental… Continue reading Joint Statement of the Labour Council  Canada–United States–Mexico Agreement 

Invitation to media – Ministers Mélanie Joly and Jean-Yves Duclos to participate in unveiling of Québec International action plan

The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages, and the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Member of Parliament for Québec and President of the Treasury Board, will participate in the unveiling of the results of a reflection exercise, Cap sur la croissance, led by Québec International, in collaboration with the Chambre de commerce et… Continue reading Invitation to media – Ministers Mélanie Joly and Jean-Yves Duclos to participate in unveiling of Québec International action plan

The Government of Canada releases its final decision on the Laurentia Project: Port of Quebec Deep-Water Wharf – Beauport Sector

The Government of Canada is committed to developing Canada’s marine transportation sector and creating good middle-class jobs, while recognizing that a strong economy and a clean environment must go hand in hand.

Summer starts in July at NFB.ca. Mark Canada Day and the start of summer with a host of titles, including Ellie Yonova’s feature documentary Luben and Elena.

Among the offerings by NFB studios across the country is Ellie Yonova’s feature documentary Luben and Elena, a new online release. In addition to the Parliament virtual experience, thematic channels mark Canada Day and the start of summer.

Centre Block Rehabilitation Project: A green and sustainable Parliament Building

Public Services and Procurement Canada is restoring and modernizing the buildings and grounds of Canada’s Parliamentary Precinct, including the iconic Centre Block. This heritage building will be carefully restored and modernized to serve a modern parliamentary democracy and be accessible to all Canadians.

Centre Block Rehabilitation Project: Preserving Canada’s Indigenous culture and heritage

Centre Block is one of Canada’s most iconic buildings and a symbol of our democracy and values. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) is ensuring that the rehabilitated Centre Block truly represents Canada’s rich diversity and Indigenous heritage.

Centre Block Rehabilitation Project:  Balancing the conservation and renewal of Canada’s most iconic site

The restoration and modernization of Centre Block led by Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) is the centrepiece of the Long Term Vision and Plan for the Parliamentary Precinct. Through this rehabilitation project, the building and grounds will be carefully adapted to meet the requirements of the Parliament of Canada, as well as 21st-century expectations… Continue reading Centre Block Rehabilitation Project:  Balancing the conservation and renewal of Canada’s most iconic site

Centre Block Rehabilitation Project: A modern Parliament Building for a modern Canada

Public Services and Procurement Canada is restoring and modernizing the buildings and grounds of Canada’s Parliamentary Precinct. Through this rehabilitation project, Centre Block will become sustainable, accessible, and modern while celebrating the architectural style of the building and conserving its heritage elements.

Centre Block Rehabilitation: Restoring a Canadian icon: Royal Architectural Institute of Canada’s Independent Design Review Panel

Over the past several years, Public Services and Procurement Canada has successfully completed several major restoration and modernization projects on some of the most notable heritage assets in the National Capital, including the Library of Parliament, the Sir John A Macdonald and Wellington buildings, the West Block and the Senate of Canada Building. The standard… Continue reading Centre Block Rehabilitation: Restoring a Canadian icon: Royal Architectural Institute of Canada’s Independent Design Review Panel

Police reporting spike in sudden deaths as blistering B.C. heat wave continues

Police in B.C. say they’ve responded to more than three dozen sudden deaths since an extreme heat wave took hold in the province with the danger expected to continue in the face of unrelenting heat still in the forecast over the next several days.

Kanien’kehá:ka artists Star Horn and Courtney Montour team up on a unique honour to the courageous Kahnawà:ke woman who fought for the rights of First Nations women and children. Mary Two-Axe Earley’s life and legacy celebrated with a Google Canada Doodle on June 28.

With June 28 marking the anniversary of the passing of Bill C-31 into Canadian law in 1985, Google Canada is recognizing this historic day with a Google Canada Doodle collaboration by Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk) artists Star Horn and Courtney Montour honouring Mary Two-Axe Earley—the subject of Montour’s National Film Board of Canada short documentary Mary Two-Axe… Continue reading Kanien’kehá:ka artists Star Horn and Courtney Montour team up on a unique honour to the courageous Kahnawà:ke woman who fought for the rights of First Nations women and children. Mary Two-Axe Earley’s life and legacy celebrated with a Google Canada Doodle on June 28.

Backgrounder: Proposed Special Review Decisions for Squash Bee Exposure to Neonicotinoids

Today, Health Canada is publishing the proposed special review decisions for potential risks related to squash bee exposure to neonicotinoid pesticides imidacloprid, clothianidin, and thiamethoxam that are registered for use on cucurbits (e.g., pumpkins and squash).

The Manitoba Metis Federation takes on two climate action initiatives with about $5 million in support from the Government of Canada

Today, Terry Duguid, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South, announced that the Manitoba Metis Federation is receiving approximately $5 million for two climate action initiatives.

A Muslim former intelligence officer says systemic racism at CSIS is a threat to national security

A Muslim woman who worked as a senior intelligence officer at the Canadian Security Intelligence Service said the systemic racism and lack of diversity she experienced firsthand at CSIS constitute a national security threat — especially in light of a recent deadly attack on a Canadian Muslim family.

Extreme heat wallops wheat and canola crops, pushing prices to record highs

The scorching heat baking large swaths of Western Canada and the United States is pushing prices for spring wheat and canola to record highs, as hot and dry conditions are likely to hurt the harvests of both crops, making whatever survives more valuable.

Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine is in limbo with no additional Canadian shipments planned

The one-dose COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson’s pharmaceutical division, Janssen, was heralded as an easy way to fully vaccinate Canadians. But after some problems at a U.S. manufacturing plant and cratering domestic demand for the product, there are now no plans to ship this vaccine to Canada.

Government of Canada joins the Coalition on Disaster Resilient Infrastructure

Today, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, announced that Canada has joined the Coalition on Disaster Resilient Infrastructure, endorsing its Charter with a goal to promote the resilience of infrastructure systems to climate and disaster risks, thereby supporting sustainable development.

Pacific Salmon Strategy Initiative (PSSI) 

The last six years have been the warmest on the planet. The forest fires in British Columbia in 2017 and 2018 burned a record number of hectares. All other factors related to the decline of salmon are embedded in the global climate change driver. We must act now to save Pacific salmon.

Minister Jordan announces long-term commercial closures and Licence Retirement Program  in effort to save Pacific Salmon   

Vancouver, British Columbia – Pacific salmon are in a long-term decline, with many runs on the verge of collapse. The Government of Canada is taking decisive steps under the Pacific Salmon Strategy Initiative (PSSI) to combat these steep declines and give salmon a fighting chance at survival. The decades-long declines are due to a complex… Continue reading Minister Jordan announces long-term commercial closures and Licence Retirement Program  in effort to save Pacific Salmon