Green leader Annamie Paul calls for unity, asks foes to stand down until after election

Green Party Leader Annamie Paul says that the reprieve from challenges to her leadership may have been put on hold but they are not gone and now is the time for the party, and her detractors, to unify behind her for what could be a fall election. 

Habs’ Price says ‘better job’ needed in teaching Canadians about residential schools

Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price, from Anahim Lake, B.C., who has previously spoken about his grandmother being a residential school survivor, says more needs to be done to make more people aware of the history of residential schools.

Jeff Bezos ready to take rocket ride, a small step toward his fantastical space vision

Amazon founder and billionaire Jeff Bezos auditions his version of space tourism for a wider audience on Tuesday morning when he hops aboard a Blue Origin rocket along with three others. If it’s a vanity project, it’s one he’s been pursuing since his youth.

Government of Canada clarifies taxation for intergenerational transfers of small business shares  

Today, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, affirmed that Bill C-208 has been passed by Parliament, received Royal Assent, and has become a part of Canada’s Income Tax Act. The changes contained in this legislation now apply in law. This news release seeks to bring clarity to the government’s intentions… Continue reading Government of Canada clarifies taxation for intergenerational transfers of small business shares  

U.S. Capitol rioter who breached Senate sentenced to 8 months in prison

A Florida man who breached the U.S. Senate chamber carrying a Trump campaign flag was sentenced Monday to eight months behind bars, the first punishment handed down for a felony charge in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot and one that could help determine the severity of other sentences in hundreds of pending cases.

Minister Hussen to make an announcement about the Canada Child Benefit

The Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Ahmed Hussen, will announce how the Government of Canada is improving the Canada Child Benefit to better help middle class families and those working hard to join the middle class. Tim Louis, Member of Parliament for Kitchener-Conestoga, will accompany the Minister.

American gymnastics alternate athlete Kara Eaker tests positive for COVID at Olympics

With the Games set to open on Friday with a state of emergency in force in Tokyo, an alternate on the United States women’s gymnastics team has tested positive for COVID-19 in an Olympic training camp in Japan, becoming one of three athletes to do so.

Commissioner investigating after complaints pour in about next governor general’s lack of French

The Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages says it has received more than 430 complaints about the nomination of Mary Simon to the post of governor general. Simon is bilingual in English and Inuktitut but does not speak French.

Employment Insurance consultations to be launched later this summer 

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of Canada has taken decisive action to provide Canadians with the support they need to stay safe and healthy. The Canada Emergency Response Benefit and, later, the Canada Recovery Benefits have been important lifelines for many Canadians workers and their families during these unprecedented times.

Canada and Ontario invest over $9.4 million in the Woodland Cultural Centre 

Today, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; Will Bouma, Parliamentary Assistant to Ontario’s Minister of Finance and Member of Provincial Parliament for Brantford–Brant on behalf of the Honourable Kinga Surma, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; and Janis Monture, Executive Director of the Woodland Cultural Centre announced funding for phase three of the Save… Continue reading Canada and Ontario invest over $9.4 million in the Woodland Cultural Centre 

Here’s how to watch the 3,775 hours of Olympic coverage from CBC, partners

Canadians won’t miss a moment of Olympic action once the Tokyo 2020 Games officially begin on Friday. A total of 3.775 hours of coverage will be broadcast by CBC and its broadcast partners, including coverage of the Canadian women’s soccer and softball teams on Wednesday morning.

Government of Canada gives boost to the local dairy industry in the Eastern Townships and Centre-du-Québec

Today, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced investments totalling over $535,000 for three projects with Quebec dairy processors that will help boost production and capacity. Minister Bibeau made the announcement during visits to two of the dairy processors, emphasizing that the dairy industry is a vital part of the local… Continue reading Government of Canada gives boost to the local dairy industry in the Eastern Townships and Centre-du-Québec

Government of Canada announces easing of border measures for fully vaccinated travellers

The Government of Canada is prioritizing the health and safety of everyone in Canada by taking a risk-based and measured approach to re-opening our borders. On September 7, 2021, provided that the domestic epidemiologic situation remains favourable, the Government intends to open Canada’s borders to any fully vaccinated travellers who have completed the full course… Continue reading Government of Canada announces easing of border measures for fully vaccinated travellers

Easing border measures for fully vaccinated travellers entering Canada – Permitting discretionary travel for citizens and permanent residents of the United States

Backgrounder: Easing border measures for fully vaccinated travellers entering Canada – Permitting discretionary travel for citizens and permanent residents of the United States

American gymnastics alternate athlete Kara Eaker tests positive for COVID at Olympics

With the Games set to open on Friday with a state of emergency in force in Tokyo, an alternate on the United States women’s gymnastics team has tested positive for COVID-19 in an Olympic training camp in Japan, becoming one of three athletes to do so.

Joint Statement by Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources and the  European Commissioner for Internal Market   

Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., and the European Commissioner for Internal Market, Thierry Breton, released the following joint statement on the framework for Canada-EU Strategic Partnership on Raw Materials.

Invitation to media – The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez to announce Government of Canada support for Québec-based SME diaMentis

The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Quebec Lieutenant, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Member of Parliament for Honoré–Mercier, accompanied by Joël Lightbound, Member of Parliament for Louis-Hébert and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, will announce Government of Canada financial assistance to support the growth of diaMentis,… Continue reading Invitation to media – The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez to announce Government of Canada support for Québec-based SME diaMentis

Minister MacAulay to make an important announcement regarding support for The Gregg Centre

The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, accompanied by Jenica Atwin, Member of Parliament for Fredericton, will make an important announcement regarding support through the Commemorative Partnership Program for The Gregg Centre at the University of New Brunswick to conduct a research and education project.

Quebec nurses pan ‘barbaric’ working conditions, propose solutions to staffing crisis in ERs

Quebec nurses are speaking out about their difficult work conditions, which are leading to droves of staff fleeing the public sector and crippling, in turn, ERs across the province. Nurses are proposing what they’re calling long-awaited solutions to the crisis.