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  1. Priority projects in Jasper, Yoho, Kootenay and Banff national parks to focus on critical infrastructure, visitor safety, and improved visitor experiences.
  2. Media are invited to join the Parliamentary Secretary to the federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Francis Drouin, to tour the laboratory sponsored by Greenfield Global at the University of Alberta.
  3. Parks Canada Infrastructure Investment Projects 2023 - Banff, Jasper, Yoho and Kootenay National Parks - Grand total new funding investment*: $70.9 M
  4. Parks Canada will make an important announcement about infrastructure funding to provide safer and better visitor experiences at mountain national parks.
  5. Over $600,000 of PrairiesCan funding to the Winnipeg Chinese Cultural and Community Centre for culture space upgrades was announced as part of their Lunar New Year celebration marking the Year of the Rabbit
  6. Parks Canada will make an important announcement about infrastructure funding to provide safer and better visitor experiences at mountain national parks
  7. Over $11.2 million for Lethbridge area organizations and communities announced at the newest PrairiesCan service location.
  8. Over $11.2 million for Lethbridge area organizations and communities announced at the newest PrairiesCan service location.
  9. The Honourable Dan Vandal, Minister for PrairiesCan, will officially unveil a new PrairiesCan service location in Lethbridge and outline a wide range of economic development initiatives across various sectors to bolster jobs and growth in the Lethbridge region.
  10. Federal funding of over $25.5 million through PrairiesCan will advance new technologies, help grow businesses, and create jobs.
  11. Federal funding of over $25.5 million through PrairiesCan will advance new technologies, help grow businesses, and create jobs.
  12. Today, the Honourable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance, announced a federal investment of $50,000 to support active transportation planning in the Town of Peace River.
  13. Minister Vandal to outline federal support to ensure the continued growth and competitiveness of Calgary businesses as they expand and create new jobs for Albertans.
  14. Funding of more than $9.74 million through PrairiesCan will better equip Alberta to be a leader in the rapidly growing hydrogen industry and help support more than 1,600 jobs.
  15. Minister Vandal to outline federal support to help Alberta capitalize on economic and environmental opportunities in the rapidly growing hydrogen industry.
  16. Today, George Chahal, Member of Parliament for Calgary Skyview, announced a federal investment of more than $1.3 million to improve active transportation infrastructure in Calgary’s Dover neighbourhood
  17. Today, the Honourable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance and Member of Parliament for Edmonton Centre, and Dr. Joe Cloutier, Director of Education at Inner City High School, announced more than $2.9 million in federal funding to increase energy conservation through a building retrofit at Inner City High School. This educational facility provides Edmonton’s Indigenous and other urban youth with a path to a brighter future.
  18. On January 10, 2023, the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) held two Change of Command ceremonies at Edmonton Institution for Women and Edmonton Institution. These ceremonies marked the change in command at from the outgoing Warden Rob Campney to the incoming Warden Lil Kordic at Edmonton Institution for Women, as well as the outgoing Warden Gary Sears to the incoming Warden Mark Shantz at Edmonton Institution.
  19. On January 8, 2023, Nicholas Job, an inmate from Edmonton Institution, died while in our custody.
  20. Edmonton, Alberta, December 19, 2022—Today, the Honourable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance, and the Honourable Nathan Neudorf, Alberta’s Deputy Premier and Minister of Infrastructure, announced more than $25.5 million in joint funding for infrastructures upgrades in communities across Alberta.
  21. This funding will support four infrastructure initiatives across Alberta that will help stimulate the economy and address the needs of communities as they recover from the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  22. Edmonton, Alberta, December 19, 2022— Today, the Honourable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance, and the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Mayor of the City of Edmonton, announced more than $22 million in federal funding to help to reduce flood risk and damage in Edmonton.
  23. Members of the media are invited to attend an infrastructure event with the Honourable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance, and His Worship the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Mayor of the City of Edmonton.
  24. Gender-based violence remains an ongoing problem in Alberta, and across Canada. One measure of this situation is that gender-based violence crisis hotlines in Alberta saw a 50 per cent or higher increase in the number of calls over the past year. Now more than ever, funding is needed to ensure that organizations in Alberta, and across the country, can support victims and survivors of gender-based violence and their families.
  25. Crisis hotlines are a lifeline to survivors of gender-based violence and are critical support services. During the pandemic, organizations operating crisis hotlines in Alberta reported an increase in the volume of calls, as victims of violence and those seeking related services experienced barriers to safely accessing services. Today, the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, was joined by Tanya Fir, Alberta’s Parliamentary Secretary for Status of Women, to announce $3 Million to support crisis hotlines across Alberta.
  26. Over $860,000 in PrairiesCan funding to support business growth through business training, financing, mentorship and investor education programs
  27. The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls highlighted the underlying systemic causes of ongoing violence against Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people. The COVID-19 pandemic also created unprecedented challenges for victims and survivors seeking help and the frontline organizations that support them.
  28. Federal support for growth of women entrepreneurs and investors in Alberta
  29. Today, as part of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health, announced more than $2.5 million in funding over four years for three initiatives by the University of Calgary that will support the mental and physical well-being of persons experiencing, or who may be at risk of experiencing, family and gender-based violence.
  30. Members of the media are invited to join the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth and Tanya Fir, Parliamentary Secretary for the Status of Women of Alberta, for an announcement regarding support for crisis hotlines in Alberta.
  31. Legal, Alberta, December 5, 2022—Today, the Honourable Randy Boissonault, Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance, announced a federal investment of more than $7 million to retrofit the Legal Arena and Curling Rink in Legal, Alberta.
  32. Feedback will inform the development of a sustainable people-movement plan for Banff National Park.
  33. The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) advises that three inmates at Drumheller Institution, in Alberta, have tested positive for COVID-19. The health and safety of our employees, inmates, and the public continue to be our top priority. We are closely monitoring the situation, and measures are in place to minimize spread of the virus within the institution.
  34. The Honourable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Tourism, Associate Minister of Finance and Member of Parliament for Edmonton Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, announced an investment of more than $69,000 in the City of Leduc to install four EV chargers in public places.
  35. The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) advises that two inmates at the Pê Sâkâstêw Centre, in Alberta, have tested positive for COVID-19. The health and safety of our employees, inmates, and the public continue to be our top priority. We are closely monitoring the situation, and measures are in place to minimize spread of the virus within the institution.
  36. The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) advises that three inmates at Grande Cache Institution, in Alberta, have tested positive for COVID-19. The health and safety of our employees, inmates, and the public continue to be our top priority. We are closely monitoring the situation, and measures are in place to minimize spread of the virus within the institution.
  37. Every child deserves the best possible start in life, and all parents should have the ability to build both a family and a career. That’s why the Government of Canada signed agreements with each province and territory to implement a Canada-wide early learning and child care system.
  38. Federal government working with provincial and industry partners to transition to a low-carbon future
  39. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Government of Canada has helped millions of Canadians, including seniors, by providing them with supports and benefits related to COVID 19. As Canada emerges from the COVID 19 pandemic, the Government of Canada will continue to support community organizations that make a difference and create opportunities for seniors to stay active and involved in their communities
  40. The New Horizons for Seniors Program is a federal grants and contributions program that funds projects that empower seniors in their communities and contributes to improving seniors’ health and well-being.
  41. The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) advises that six inmates at Bowden Institution, in Alberta, have tested positive for COVID-19. The health and safety of our employees, inmates, and the public continue to be our top priority. We are closely monitoring the situation, and measures are in place to minimize spread of the virus within the institution.
  42. The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) advises that 15 inmates at Edmonton Institution for Women, in Alberta, have tested positive for COVID-19. The health and safety of our employees, inmates, and the public continue to be our top priority. We are closely monitoring the situation, and measures are in place to minimize spread of the virus within the institution.
  43. Over $6.6 million to create modern, inclusive and accessible community spaces in Calgary
  44. Over $6.6 million to create modern, inclusive and accessible community spaces in Calgary
  45. Federal support to help modernize community infrastructure and enhance public spaces in Calgary
  46. Government of Canada investing $8 million for Banff National Park visitor reception and education in downtown Banff.
  47. Parks Canada to make an announcement to support the revitalization of the visitor experience at Banff National Park
  48. The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) advises that seven inmates at Grierson Institution, in Alberta, have tested positive for COVID-19. The health and safety of our employees, inmates, and the public continue to be our top priority. We are closely monitoring the situation, and measures are in place to minimize spread of the virus within the institution.
  49. Parks Canada to make an announcement to support the revitalization of the visitor experience at Banff National Park
  50. In Calgary, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, and Taneen Rudyk, President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), announced a $25.6 million investment in four Alberta municipalities, delivered through the Community Efficiency Financing (CEF) initiative. This investment will help these municipalities to implement new home energy retrofit financing programs in their communities across Alberta.