Statement on Agreement in Principle paving the way for an Impact Assessment of TC Energy proposed pumped-storage project

The Department of National Defence has signed an Agreement in Principle with TC Energy that will see the company advance to an Impact Assessment for a proposed hydroelectric pumped-storage facility at 4th Canadian Division Training Centre Meaford (4 CDTC).

Immigration Ministers focus on long-term planning for a more responsive and collaborative immigration system

The Forum of Ministers Responsible for Immigration (FMRI) met virtually today to discuss the future of immigration in Canada as the country looks towards growth and economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Although the pandemic created some disruptions to Canada’s immigration system, Ministers in attendance had an opportunity to reflect on lessons learned and to… Continue reading Immigration Ministers focus on long-term planning for a more responsive and collaborative immigration system

Minister of Transport to highlight progress of Calgary Airport Trail expansion project

The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, will highlight the progress of the Calgary Airport Trail expansion project. He will be joined by the Mayor of Calgary, His Worship Naheed Nenshi, The Calgary Airport Authority’s Vice President of People, Risk and General Counsel, Carmelle Hunka, and the City of Calgary’s Director of Transportation Infrastructure,… Continue reading Minister of Transport to highlight progress of Calgary Airport Trail expansion project

General manager of Ontario retirement home charged after residents’ door handles removed

Durham police on Wednesday charged an Oshawa man with two counts of unlawful confinement. In February 2021, media reports alleged that door handles at White Cliffe Terrace Retirement Residence in Courtice, Ont., were removed from the suites of residents who had tested positive for COVID-19.

Minister Murray and Minister Mendicino meet with stakeholders to discuss digital transformation and immigration

The Honourable Joyce Murray, Minister of Digital Government, and the Honourable Marco Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, met with stakeholders on July 27 to discuss improving digital tools for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.

Olympic viewing guide: Why Simone Biles didn’t ‘quit’, and Penny swims for another record

Here’s what to watch Wednesday night and Thursday morning, including Penny Oleksiak’s attempt to make more Canadian history and some context to help understand why Simone Biles isn’t competing in the women’s all-around final.

Government of Canada announces the country’s first-ever federal strategy and fund dedicated to building active transportation trails and pathways

Today, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, joined Andy Fillmore, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities and Member of Parliament for Halifax, Pam Damoff, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indigenous Services and Member of Parliament for Oakville North—Burlington, James Maloney, Member of Parliament, Etobicoke—Lakeshore, Ontario, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Deputy… Continue reading Government of Canada announces the country’s first-ever federal strategy and fund dedicated to building active transportation trails and pathways

Letter from the Deputy Prime Minister to the Chair of the Board of Trustees of the IFRS Foundation

On July 23, 2021, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance sent the letter linked below, on behalf of the Government of Canada and a coalition of over 55 Canadian public and private institutions, to the Chair of the Board of Trustees of the IFRS Foundation. The letter expresses support for the proposed International… Continue reading Letter from the Deputy Prime Minister to the Chair of the Board of Trustees of the IFRS Foundation

Minister of Transport to make an announcement about funding for investments for trade corridor projects

WHITEHORSE, YUKON – The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra will make an announcement about the National Trade Corridors Fund. The Member of Parliament for Yukon, the Honourable Larry Bagnell and the Minister of Highways and Public Works, the Honourable Nils Clarke, will also deliver remarks.

Minister Bibeau to announce investments to improve food security in Saint-André-Avellin and to increase production of cheeses at La Fromagerie Montebello

The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, will announce investments to improve food security in Saint-André-Avellin and to increase production of cheeses at La Fromagerie Montebello.

Canada selected to co-lead work to build an international climate finance action plan ahead of COP26

The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change, has accepted an invitation from UK COP26 President Alok Sharma to co-lead a process to further build trust that developed countries stand by their commitments and deliver on the US$100 billion climate finance goal through 2025. Minister Wilkinson and German State Secretary Jochen Flasbarth… Continue reading Canada selected to co-lead work to build an international climate finance action plan ahead of COP26

The Government of Canada announces biomanufacturing and life sciences strategy

Today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, and the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, launched the Biomanufacturing and Life Sciences Strategy. This means more than $2.2 billion over seven years from Budget 2021 to continue growing a strong and competitive sector and to ensure our country is prepared for future… Continue reading The Government of Canada announces biomanufacturing and life sciences strategy

Correctional Service Canada strengthens supports for Indigenous offenders

Today, the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) announced renewed agreements with Indigenous governments and organizations to operate three healing lodges for federal offenders. The agreements strengthen CSC’s commitment to the care, custody and reintegration of Indigenous men and women.

New EV Charger Coming to Nation’s Capital

Today, as part of #EVWeekinCanada, Marie-France Lalonde, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages (FedDev Ontario) and Member of Parliament for Orleans, on behalf of the Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Natural Resources, announced a $50,000 investment to the City of Ottawa to install one electric vehicle (EV) charger in… Continue reading New EV Charger Coming to Nation’s Capital

New EV Chargers Coming to British Columbia

Today, as part of #EVWeekinCanada, the Honourable Joyce Murray, Minister of Digital Government and Member of Parliament for Vancouver Quadra, on behalf of the Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Natural Resources, announced a combined investment of over $1,200,000 to support cities across British Columbia to make the shift toward cleaner fuels and the electrification… Continue reading New EV Chargers Coming to British Columbia