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  1. Duncan’s First Nation, a close-knit community in northern Alberta, recently celebrated the opening of their new water treatment plant, ensuring safe, clean, and reliable drinking water for the community now and for future generations.
  2. Today, the Honourable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Official Languages, announced a federal investment of $83,766 to the Rhema Chapel of the Redeemed Christian Church of God through the Security Infrastructure Program (SIP)
  3. People visiting and living in and around Banff will be better served with improvements to transit services as well as to notable local cultural and essential service buildings after a combined investment of more than $13 million from the federal government and municipal partners.
  4. The federal government is investing $8,789,777 through the Public Transit Infrastructure Stream (PTIS) and COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream (CVRIS) of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP), the Rural Transit Solutions Fund (RTSF), as well as the Green and Inclusive Community Buildings (GICB) program to support five projects for public transit and active transportation improvements as well as ventilation and lighting infrastructure upgrades in Banff, Alberta.
  5. The federal government is investing $9,423,637 through the Public Transit Infrastructure (PTIS) and the COVID-19 Resilience (CVRIS) Streams of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program to support seven public transit and active transportation projects across northern Alberta.
  6. Commuters will benefit from improved transit infrastructure throughout Strathcona County and Grande Prairie after a combined investment of more than $21 million from the federal and municipal governments for seven projects in northern Alberta.
  7. Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure announcement with the Honourable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Official Languages on behalf of the Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Housing, Infrastructure and Communities, His Worship Rod Frank, Mayor of Strathcona County, and Her Worship Jackie Clayton, Mayor of Grande Prairie.
  8. Communities across the country are developing strategies to minimize greenhouse gas emissions, including lowering carbon emissions from public transportation.
  9. The governments of Canada and Alberta are expanding drought livestock assistance eligibility to help producers maintain breeding herds.
  10. During these interactions, her focus was on showcasing opportunities for Canada in the Indo-Pacific through Canada’s Indo-Pacific Strategy (IPS), including through the upcoming Team Canada Trade Missions to Malaysia and Vietnam, and to South Korea. Additionally, she emphasized Canada’s ongoing commitment to its trade relationship with Ukraine...
  11. Today, Chief Tony Alexis and the Council of Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation, along with Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services Canada, celebrated the official opening of Chief Aranazhi School for grades 5-12, located on Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation.
  12. Please be advised that Chief Tony Alexis and Council of Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation, and Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services, will celebrate the official opening of a new school located on Alexis Nakota.
  13. Members of Bearspaw First Nation will soon benefit from energy-efficient improvements to the Eden Valley Arena after an investment of over $1.4 million from the federal government.
  14. celebrate the official opening of a new school located on Alexis Nakota.
  15. Today, the Honourable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Official Languages, on behalf of the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, announced close to $7.3 million for 18 organizations located in Alberta and across the country.
  16. Today, Women and Gender Equality Canada announced close to $7.3 million for organizations located in Alberta and across the country.
  17. On January 9, the Honourable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Official Languages, on behalf of the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, will make an announcement supporting Indigenous women’s and 2SLGBTQQIA+ organizations in Alberta.
  18. Today, the Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Housing, Infrastructure and Communities, and Scott Pearce, President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), announced a federal investment of $300,000 to help 6 communities in Alberta implement innovative strategies to manage their municipal infrastructure.
  19. Today, the Honourable Mark Holland, Canada’s Minister of Health, and the Honourable Adriana LaGrange, Alberta Minister of Health, announced a bilateral agreement to invest $1.06 billion over the next three years, marking a crucial step in a 10-year plan for collaboration.
  20. PrairiesCan invests over $2.1 million to enable Alberta businesses to ramp up industry applications for in-demand human mobility and home health technologies
  21. Over $8.8 million through PrairiesCan will help connect youth and underrepresented Canadians to new career opportunities across diverse sectors
  22. Over $8.8 million through PrairiesCan will help connect youth and underrepresented Canadians to new career opportunities across diverse sectors
  23. Minister Boissonnault to announce funding to bolster medical technology development in Alberta
  24. Minister Boissonnault to announce federal support for inclusive and accessible hands-on learning opportunities to meet the needs of Alberta businesses.
  25. Plan contributes to protecting the environment and connecting Canadians to nature in the aspen parkland.
  26. The Northgate Lions Seniors Centre will become more energy efficient and accessible thanks to a federal investment of more than $2.3 million. This project was announced by Minister Randy Boissonnault, Amarjeet Sohi, Mayor, City of Edmonton, and Ron Nichol, President of the North Edmonton Seniors Association (NESA).
  27. A federal investment of more than $16.1 million will help construct a new education facility in Beaver Lake Cree Nation to improve the learning environment for students and staff.
  28. Investment will support emergency response in iconic Canadian destination.
  29. Contribution to assist Alberta Improvement District No. 9 in construction of a new Lake Louise Fire Hall in Banff National Park 2023.
  30. Members of the media are invited to join the Honourable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Official Languages and Member of Parliament for Edmonton Centre, and His Worship Amarjeet Sohi, Mayor for the City of Edmonton, for an announcement on the prevention of gun crime and gang violence in Edmonton.
  31. Farm families have improved access to mental health services and resources thanks to more support for the AgKnow Alberta Farm Mental Health Network.
  32. As Canada’s workforce continues to strengthen and expand, it is important to ensure that Canadians have the right skill sets to find meaningful jobs and to progress in their careers. Labour markets are changing, and workers need to be ready.
  33. The Honourable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Official Languages, will be in Edmonton, along with the Honourable Matt Jones, Minister of Jobs, Economy, and Trade for Alberta, to announce new funding to Alberta through labour market agreements.
  34. On November 4, 2023, an inmate from Edmonton Institution died while in our custody. The individual’s name has been anonymized to comply with a court-ordered publication ban.
  35. The work to end Indigenous homelessness in Edmonton will be bolstered by an investment of more than $6.9 million, as announced today by the Minister Randy Boissonnault and Joanne Pompana, Director of the Red Road Healing Society.
  36. Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure announcement with the Honourable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Official Languages and Member of Parliament for Edmonton Centre, and Joanne Pompana, Director of the Red Road Healing Society regarding the Government of Canada’s continued commitment to eliminate chronic Indigenous homelessness across Canada through Reaching Home: Canada’s Homelessness Strategy.
  37. Following the first meeting of the Forum of Labour Market Ministers, the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Official Languages, Randy Boissonnault, will deliver remarks at the 2023 REenvision Housing Symposium, and make an announcement in Edmonton.
  38. Applications open October 30 for the 2023 Canada-Alberta Drought Livestock Assistance program, providing livestock producers with up to $165 million to maintain breeding herds.
  39. The governments of Alberta and Canada are providing $165 million to support livestock producers affected by drought and extreme growing conditions.
  40. $3 million through PrairiesCan to support Mount Royal University’s aviation and flight training program expansion.
  41. $3 million through PrairiesCan to support Mount Royal University’s aviation and flight training program expansion.
  42. The Honourable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Official Languages, on behalf of the Honourable Dan Vandal, Minister for PrairiesCan, will announce federal investment to empower Francophone communities across the Prairies to advance key economic development initiatives.
  43. MP Chahal to announce federal support to strengthen Calgary’s leadership in aviation and flight training.
  44. Laraine Orthlieb became the first female flag officer and eventually retired with the rank of Commodore
  45. The Government of Canada is taking meaningful action on its Greening Government Strategy commitment to power federal buildings with 100% renewable electricity and support Indigenous business by encouraging renewable electricity projects. We are leading by example by reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and aiming towards a low-carbon, climate-resilient and clean growth economy.
  46. Today, Lisa Hepfner, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, and George Chahal, Member of Parliament for Calgary Skyview, announced more than $3.7 million for eight organizations to prevent and address gender-based violence in Alberta.
  47. Today, Women and Gender Equality Canada (WAGE) announced funding for eight organizations under the Call for Proposals to Address Gender-based Violence Through Promising Practices and Community-based Research.
  48. Today, Lisa Hepfner, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, and the Honourable Tanya Fir, Alberta’s Minister for Arts, Culture, and Status of Women, announced a historic bilateral agreement.
  49. The National Action Plan builds on existing federal, provincial, and territorial approaches and strategies to prevent and address GBV.
  50. On October 12, Lisa Hepfner, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, and the Honourable Tanya Fir, Alberta’s Minister for Arts, Culture, and Status of Women, will make an announcement supporting the implementation of the National Action Plan to End Gender-based Violence in Alberta.