Governments of Canada and Quebec invest $94 million to connect more than 18,200 households in Quebec to high-speed Internet by September 2022

The governments of Canada and Quebec are announcing a joint investment of $94 million to support projects led primarily by co-operatives, non-profit organizations and local businesses.

Federal, provincial and territorial ministers meet to discuss collaboration on the well-being of persons with disabilities

Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers* Responsible for Social Services met virtually today. Participating ministers discussed improving collaboration to support persons with disabilities. Today’s meeting was co-chaired by the federal Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, Carla Qualtrough and the Minister of Social Development for New Brunswick, Bruce Fitch.

Canada creates 1,297 internship opportunities for youth building a cleaner future

Today, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, announced $38.2 million to create 1,297 youth internship opportunities in the environmental and clean technology sectors. These internships will be offered in collaboration with environmental science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) employers across Canada for six- to twelve-month projects.

Vaccine hesitancy, rising R-value mean Alberta can’t let up on pandemic fight, expert says

A rising R-value for COVID-19 in Alberta coupled with a stubborn and country-leading rate of vaccine hesitancy are two signs that the province’s battle to beat back the pandemic still has hurdles to overcome, says a Calgary infectious diseases expert.

Minister Bibeau and MP Schiefke highlight $5 million investment in new state-of-the-art hog processing facility near Vaudreuil

Today, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, and the Member of Parliament for Vaudreuil–Soulanges, Peter Schiefke, highlighted an investment of up to $5 million that helped CBCo Alliance increase capacity at its new hog processing facility in Les Cèdres, Quebec.

Minister Bibeau to host press conference highlighting support for farmers impacted by extreme weather

The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, will highlight ongoing support measures for Manitoba and Canadian farmers impacted by extreme weather, following a tour of farms in the drought-stricken Interlake Region.

Speaking Notes for the Honourable Marco Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship: Announcement related to new initiatives to help Canada assist even more refugees

Speaking Notes for the Honourable Marco Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship: Announcement related to new initiatives to help Canada assist even more refugees

Speaking Notes for the Honourable Marco Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship: Announcement related to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call to Action 17

Speaking Notes for the Honourable Marco Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship: Announcement related to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call to Action 17

Government of Canada to announce funding to improve access to air transportation and support regional air transportation ecosystems

Terry Beech, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard and to the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages (B.C.), on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages, will provide details on funding to support the post-COVID recovery of regional airports.

$4.47 million to bring high-speed Internet access to more than 300 households in the La Haute-Côte-Nord RCM by September 2022

Thanks to a total investment of $4.47 million, made as part of Canada–Quebec Operation High Speed, 310 households in the La Haute-Côte-Nord Regional County Municipality (RCM) will have access to Vidéotron high-speed Internet services by September 2022.

Government of Canada providing additional funding to support essential air services for remote communities in British Columbia

The global COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented challenges for Northern and remote communities which depend on supply chains for the delivery of essential goods and services. As the pandemic evolves, the Government of Canada continues to work with partners, including provincial and territorial governments, Indigenous communities and the air industry, to address the unique needs… Continue reading Government of Canada providing additional funding to support essential air services for remote communities in British Columbia