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  1. Announcement reflects progress on, and ongoing commitment to, Indigenous tourism in Canada
  2. Vaudreuil-Dorion business receives nearly $1M in financial assistance from CED.
  3. The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, will participate in an armchair discussion at the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal to discuss how Canada can seize on new opportunities to lead the global economy, with a focus on recent federal investments in Quebec.
  4. The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services and Minister responsible for FedNor, today announced the roster of 112 businesses and organizations that will take part in the FedNor-funded Northern Ontario Mining Showcase (NOMS) at the 2024 Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) International Convention. PDAC 2024 will take place from March 3rd to 6th at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
  5. Bryan May, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Small Business and to the Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario, along with the Honourable Bardish Chagger, Member of Parliament for Waterloo, on behalf of the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), will make an announcement in support of southern Ontario’s quantum technology sector. MP Chagger and PS May will be joined by Valerie Bradford, Member of Parliament for Kitchener South–Hespeler and Tim Louis, Member of Parliament for Kitchener–-Conestoga (TBC).
  6. FedDev Ontario invests nearly $2.4 million to help three innovative food companies scale up and create 56 skilled jobs
  7. Today, the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), along with Iqwinder Gaheer, Member of Parliament for Mississauga–Malton, announced a total investment of nearly $2.4 million for three innovative food manufacturers to seize new opportunities for growth and create 56 jobs.
  8. The Government of Canada is committed to transparency in the collection and publication of data related to steel imports. Today, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Export Promotion, International Trade and Economic Development, announced that beginning November 5th, 2024, steel importers will be required to report “country of melt and pour” information to the Canada Border Services Agency when completing their customs declarations under Canada’s Steel Import Monitoring Program.
  9. The Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), will make will make an announcement for the automobility industry in southern Ontario. Minister Tassi will be joined by Vance Badawey, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport.
  10. Canada has strong business and people-to-people ties across the Indo-Pacific region, and the Government of Canada will continue working to create new opportunities for Canadian farmers, producers, and the agri-food sector with key trading partners.
  11. The Honourable Soraya Martinez Ferrada, Minister of Tourism and Minister responsible for the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, will address the Atlantic tourism community and take part in discussions at the 2024 Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador Annual Conference and Trade Show. During her remarks, she will announce new support for tourism businesses in Newfoundland and& Labrador.
  12. Québec business receives $1M in financial assistance from CED.
  13. Government of Canada invests over $5.4 million to support Indigenous economic development
  14. Backgrounder: Five Indigenous-led organizations receive over $5.4 million to grow and create jobs across southern Ontario
  15. Canada's pork industry is an economic powerhouse, employing tens of thousands of Canadians and contributing billions to Canada's GDP. As the global demand for pork continues to increase, producers need access to the latest research and technologies to ensure they can get their high-quality products to grocery store shelves in Canada and around the world.
  16. The Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), along with Iqwinder Gaheer, Member of Parliament for Mississauga–Malton will make an announcement in support of southern Ontario’s food manufacturing sector.
  17. The Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) will travel to St. John’s on February 21 and 22.
  18. Sherbrooke manufacturer of high‑performance technical yarns receives $250,000 in financial assistance from CED to ensure its growth.
  19. The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, will be in Abitibi-Témiscamingue to take part in discussions with players from the mining and critical minerals sector.
  20. Laval business receives $200,000 in financial assistance from CED.
  21. The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of National Revenue and Member of Parliament for Compton—Stanstead, on behalf of the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, will announce significant financial support to strengthen Canada's leading position in the pork sector through strategic research initiatives that will advance sustainability, resilience and growth opportunities.
  22. Bryan May, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Small Business and to the Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), on behalf of the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for FedDev Ontario, will make an announcement in support of Indigenous-led organizations across southern Ontario.
  23. Saint-Laurent business receives $450,000 in financial assistance from CED.
  24. Media representatives are invited to tour technological SME Laserax along with the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, and Joël Lightbound, Member of Parliament for Louis-Hébert. Minister Guilbeault will take the opportunity to highlight a financial contribution from CED for the business. He will be available to answer the media’s questions.
  25. Media representatives are invited to attend a press conference during which the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Transport; Christopher Skeete, Minister for the Economy, Minister Responsible for the Fight Against Racism and Minister Responsible for the Laval Region; and Élisabeth Brière, Member of Parliament for Sherbrooke and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and to the Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health, will officially inaugurate Café William’s new facilities and announce the funding that has been granted.
  26. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada has completed its farm income forecast for 2023 and 2024, with results showing that overall Canadian farm income is expected to have reached a new record in 2023.
  27. The Government of Canada and the Government of Quebec have announced 34 million to support farm businesses committed to improving their farming practices.
  28. Annie Koutrakis, Member of Parliament for Vimy and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Tourism and Minister responsible for CED, will announce Government of Canada financial assistance to support the growth of life sciences business RNA Technologies & Therapeutics (RNA).
  29. Media representatives are invited to tour Diacarb Tools, a manufacturing business that specializes in the mass machining and manufacturing of small components that are complex and precise, along with Annie Koutrakis, Member of Parliament for Vimy and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Tourism and Minister responsible for CED, and Emmanuella Lambropoulos, Member of Parliament for Saint-Laurent. Ms. Koutrakis will take the opportunity to highlight a financial contribution from CED for the business. She will be available to answer the media’s questions.
  30. Media representatives are invited to visit FilSpec along with the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Transport and Quebec Lieutenant, Élisabeth Brière, Member of Parliament for Sherbrooke and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and to the Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health; Christopher Skeete, Minister for the Economy, Minister Responsible for the Fight Against Racism and Minister Responsible for the Laval Region; and Geneviève Hébert, Member for Saint-François.
  31. Today, Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament for the Northwest Territories, on behalf of the Honourable Dan Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, PrairiesCan and CanNor, announced that the Government of Canada is investing $99,999 towards Diamonds de Canada Ltd.’s purchase of a CT scanner-equipped Synova laser diamond cutting machine, which assists this NWT-based business in offering finished diamonds from raw diamonds mined in the territory, and help maximize the economic benefits this sector can give Northerners by keeping advanced stages of diamond refinement within the Northwest Territories.
  32. The Cannabis Industry Forum will provide advice to the government on the next steps for the industry
  33. Canadians deserve timely, consistent and disaggregated data produced by Statistics Canada to support decision making based on sound evidence.
  34. I’d like to report in briefly on six other issues that relate to your businesses. They are: market monitoring; the Broadband Fund we administer in support of universal service; wireless attachments on ILEC support structures; speed and quality measurement; access to transport; and reducing your reporting burden.
  35. The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) is pleased to announce that 11 Canadian firms are receiving funding to collaborate on projects with U.K. partners. The firms were selected following a joint Canada–UK R&D call for proposals by the NRC and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).
  36. Remarks by Krista McWhinnie, Deputy Commissioner, Monopolistic Practices Directorate - CRTC hearing the review of the wholesale high-speed access service framework - February 12, 2024 - Gatineau, Quebec
  37. Today and every day, Canada's hard-working farmers put fresh, nutritious food on our tables, and consistently deliver the very best agricultural products, all while caring for our planet.
  38. Canada is the largest exporter of pulses in the world, shipping a significant amount of dry peas, lentils, beans and chickpeas to over 120 countries every year—making the pulse industry a key driver of the Canadian economy.
  39. Government of Canada continues to support the Carnival: Over $9M granted by CED and Canadian Heritage.
  40. Boisbriand business to receive $750,000 in financial assistance from CED to help Quebec’s economy make the green transition.
  41. SME to receive $1M in financial assistance from CED to foster sustainable development in Quebec’s regions by offering an ecofriendly alternative to polluting plastics.
  42. The CRTC is one of three agencies, along with the Competition Bureau and the Office of the Privacy Commissioner, that work to promote and enforce compliance with Canada’s anti-spam legislation, or CASL.
  43. Ben Carr, Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South, on behalf of the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, will announce investments to help increase sustainability and competitiveness in the pulse sector.
  44. Today, the Honourable Rechie Valdez, Minister of Small Business, marked Black History Month by announcing that the Black Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub (BEKH) is developing a new ecosystem mapping tool designed to help Black entrepreneurs and Black-owned businesses in Canada.
  45. In the telecommunications industry, our work focuses on increasing competition for Internet and cellphone services.
  46. Media representatives are invited to tour Damotech, an innovative business specializing in the manufacture of safety solutions, along with the Honourable Marie‑Claude Bibeau, Minister of National Revenue. Minister Bibeau will take the opportunity to highlight a CED financial contribution for the business, on behalf of the Honourable Soraya Martinez Ferrada, Minister of Tourism and Minister responsible for CED. She will be available to answer the media’s questions.
  47. Today, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Export Promotion, International Trade and Economic Development, participated in this year’s first meeting of G7 Trade Ministers. Hosted by Italy, the virtual meeting included the participation of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Director-General of the WTO.
  48. The Honourable Soraya Martinez Ferrada, Minister of Tourism and Minister responsible for CED, will be in Québec on February 9 to meet with various economic stakeholders in the region. The Minister will announce funding at BOSK Bioproducts in the morning before touring the facilities of the Québec Winter Carnival and meeting Bonhomme.
  49. Canada and Ontario investing $13 million to support upgrades in the meat processing sector
  50. The Honourable Rechie Valdez, Minister of Small Business, will announce important developments in support of Black entrepreneurs alongside representatives of the Black Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub.