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  1. Today, Patrick Weiler, Member of Parliament for West Vancouver – Sunshine Coast – Sea to Sky Country, the Honourable Anne Kang, B.C. Minister of Municipal Affairs, and His Worship Jack Crompton, Mayor of the Resort Municipality of Whistler, announced a joint investment of more than $16.1 million to support four water infrastructure projects across British Columbia.
  2. Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure announcement with Patrick Weiler, Member of Parliament for West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast—Sea to Sky Country; the Honourable Anne Kang, B.C. Minister of Municipal Affairs; and His Worship Jack Crompton, Mayor of the Resort Municipality of Whistler
  3. The Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Joyce Murray, will announce a major investment in the fight against aquatic invasive species in Canada through creation of the Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Fund.
  4. Today, Wilson Miao, Member of Parliament for Richmond Centre, Parm Bains, Member of Parliament for Richmond East, the Honourable Rachna Singh, B.C. Minister of Education and Child Care, the Honourable Ravi Kahlon, B.C. Minister of Housing, and Debbie Tablotney, Board Chair for Richmond School District 38, announced a joint investment of more than $2.4 million to improve ventilation systems in eight schools and in one social housing building in Richmond.
  5. Today, the Honourable Joyce Murray, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard announced a major investment to fund the completion of the renewal of the Canadian Coast Guard’s small vessels fleet.
  6. Richmond, British Columbia, May 24, 2023 — Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure announcement with Wilson Miao, Member of Parliament for Richmond Centre, Parm Bains, Member of Parliament for Richmond East, the Honourable Rachna Singh, B.C. Minister of Education and Child Care, the Honourable Ravi Kahlon, B.C. Minister of Housing, and Debbie Tablotney, Board Chair for Richmond School District 38.
  7. To mark Canada’s first Economic Development Week, the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan announced over $3.1 million in PacifiCan funding for nine projects across British Columbia.
  8. To mark Canada’s first Economic Development Week, the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan announced over $3.1 million in PacifiCan funding for nine projects across British Columbia.
  9. The Government of Canada is investing more than $5 million in the Chinese Canadian Museum
  10. May 23, 2023 – Abbotsford, British Columbia – Correctional Service Canada On May 18, 2023, an inmate was the victim of an assault in the medium-security unit at Matsqui Institution.
  11. May 22, 2023 - The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, will join the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade for a conversation on Canada’s Indo-Pacific Strategy.
  12. Today, the CBSA announced the seizure of 140 kilograms of methamphetamine at the Tsawwassen Container Examination Facility in British Columbia. The shipment was identified based on intelligence provided by the New Zealand Police and New Zealand Customs Service.
  13. Today, the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada, the Honourable Anne Kang, Minister for Municipal Affairs, and His Worship Brent Taillefer, Mayor of the District of Taylor, announced a joint investment of more than $3.1 million to upgrade the District of Taylor’s wastewater treatment plant.
  14. The Government of Canada is investing $10,942,177 through the Active Transportation Fund (ATF) to support seven active transportation improvement projects on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.
  15. Today, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources and Member of Parliament for North Vancouver, announced a federal investment of more than $10.9 million to improve active transportation infrastructure on Vancouver Island. For the occasion, he was joined by Dr. Kevin Hall, President of the University of Victoria.
  16. The Government of Canada is committed to protecting Canada’s fisheries resources, and the habitat that supports them, for generations to come.
  17. Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure announcement with the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources and Member of Parliament for North Vancouver, and Dr. Kevin Hall, President of the University of Victoria.
  18. The Government of Canada is investing $198,946 through the Active Transportation Fund (ATF) to support four active transportation planning projects in British Columbia.
  19. Today, the Honourable Joyce Murray, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard and Member of Parliament for Vancouver Quadra, the Honourable Dan Coulter, Minister of State for Infrastructure and Transit, His Worship Mike Hurley, Mayor of the City of Burnaby and Vice Chair of the Mayor’s Council for Regional Transportation and Kevin Quinn, CEO of TransLink, announced a joint investment of more than $34.9 million to support a rail maintenance project for the SkyTrain.
  20. Safe and inclusive public spaces are key to vibrant communities. They bring together people of all ages and abilities, in turn supporting businesses and boosting economic vitality.
  21. Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure announcement with the Honourable Joyce Murray, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard and Member of Parliament for Vancouver Quadra, the Honourable Dan Coulter, Minister of State for Infrastructure and Transit, His Worship Mike Hurley, Mayor of the City of Burnaby and Vice Chair of the Mayor’s Council for Regional Transportation and Kevin Quinn, CEO of TransLink.
  22. Today, Terry Beech, Member of Parliament for Burnaby North—Seymour and Parliamentary Secretary to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, and the Honourable Rachna Singh, B.C. Minister of Education and Child Care, announced a joint investment of more than $1.4 million to support ventilation improvements in two elementary schools in Burnaby.
  23. The lockdown put in place at Matsqui Institution on April 29, 2023 has ended and an exceptional search has been completed. The institution has resumed its normal operations and visits have resumed.
  24. CBSA firearms investigation leads to prison time
  25. On April 29, 2023, a lockdown was put in place at Matsqui institution, a medium security federal institution, to allow staff to conduct a search of the institution following an assault involving four inmates.
  26. On April 29, 2023, Damian Hawley, an inmate from Mission Institution, died while in our custody.
  27. Today, the Honourable Harjit Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada, and Scott Pearce, Acting President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), announced a federal investment of more than $500,000 to help 11 British Columbia communities put in place innovative asset management strategies.
  28. The lockdown and exceptional search put in place on April 24, 2023, at the medium-security unit at Mission Institution, ended on April 27, 2023. The institution has resumed its normal operations and visits have resumed.
  29. On April 24, 2023, a lockdown was put in place in the medium-security unit at Mission Institution, to enable staff members to conduct an exceptional search.
  30. The Government of Canada is making investments across British Columbia to attract new visitors, and stimulate local economies
  31. Today, John Aldag, Member of Parliament for Cloverdale—Langley City, announced a federal investment of $13,800 to support the electrification of Langley School District’s bus fleet.
  32. Government of Canada to announce funding that supports tourism experiences in Vancouver, B.C.
  33. Today, the Honourable Joyce Murray, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard; the Honourable Josie Osborne, B.C. Minister of Energy, Mines, and Low Carbon Innovation; and Chris O’Riley, President and CEO of BC Hydro, announced a joint investment of $32.7 million to support three decarbonization projects in British Columbia.
  34. The Government of Canada is investing more than $16.3 million through the Green Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program to support three green energy projects in British Columbia.
  35. Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure announcement with the Honourable Joyce Murray, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard; the Honourable Josie Osborne, B.C. Minister of Energy, Mines, and Low Carbon Innovation; and Chris O’Riley, President and CEO of BC Hydro.
  36. Vancouver, BRITISH COLUMBIA – The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, and the Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, will host an important virtual announcement concerning the supply chain in British Columbia.
  37. Today, the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada (PacifiCan), announced over $2.9 million in PacifiCan funding through the Tourism Relief Fund for 14 projects in Vancouver.
  38. Five #BC First Nations reach treaty land entitlement settlement agreements with the #GC and government of B.C. @GCIndigenous
  39. Disparities within the current healthcare system lead to health inequities. Closing gaps in health outcomes can only be achieved by addressing the cultural, social, economic and historical disadvantages that have led to intergenerational trauma. These barriers continue to impact the health and wellness of First Nations people today.
  40. The Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada (PacifiCan), will announce funding to help Vancouver organizations enhance tourism experiences and attract visitors.
  41. Please be advised that the Minister of Indigenous Services, Patty Hajdu and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will make a significant Indigenous health funding agreement announcement with the First Nations Health Authority.
  42. Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Joyce Murray, and the Member of Parliament for Richmond Centre, Wilson Miao, will be at the Grand Value Asian Supermarket in Richmond to highlight Budget 2023’s investments to help make life more affordable for Canadians, including a new grocery rebate.
  43. The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Health will host an event in Victoria, British Columbia to highlight federal budget investments in stronger public health care, including funding to implement the Canadian Dental Care Plan.
  44. Today, the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada (PacifiCan) visited Left Coast Naturals, a local organic and natural food manufacturer and distributor, to highlight Budget 2023’s investments to make life more affordable for Canadians.
  45. Today the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Joyce Murray, visited an IGA in Vancouver to highlight Budget 2023’s investments to make life more affordable, including a new grocery rebate.
  46. Vancouver, British Columbia – Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Joyce Murray, and Parm Bains, Member of Parliament for Steveston—Richmond East, will be at the IGA Supermarket in the Kitsilano neighbourhood of Vancouver to highlight Budget 2023’s investments to make life more affordable, including a new grocery rebate.
  47. On April 5, Okanagan Indian Band held a Water Celebration to mark the completion of their water systems improvement project. Consequently, the community has been able to lift the long-term water quality advisory and ensure that it has enough water storage capacity to provide adequate fire protection.
  48. Minister Sajjan will visit Left Coast Naturals, a local organic and natural food manufacturer and distributor, to highlight federal budget investments in a Strong Middle Class, an Affordable Economy, and a Healthy Future.
  49. Today, the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada, visited Hexagon Purus, a new zero emissions vehicle systems manufacturer in Kelowna. During his visit, the Minister highlighted Budget 2023’s investments in a clean economy that can deliver prosperity, good jobs, and more vibrant communities across Canada.
  50. On April 1, 2023, Said Egal, an inmate from Kent Institution, died while in our custody.