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  1. The Government of Canada is working with the Province of Prince Edward Island (PEI) and industry to support PEI farmers following the recent suspension of certification of fresh potatoes from PEI to the United States. The newly formed Government-Industry Potato Working Group met on Wednesday, November 24 for initial discussions.
  2. When the COVID-19 crisis hit, our government rapidly rolled out an historic set of broad-based programs so that we could save lives, ensure our economy could withstand public health restrictions, and have the backs of Canadian workers and Canadian businesses so they could get through the pandemic.
  3. The Competition Bureau has approved Centex Petroleum as the purchaser of the Quickie gas station in Kemptville, Ontario. The Bureau, MacEwen Petroleum Inc. and Grant Castle Corp had entered into a agreement that required MacEwen to sell the retail gas station that was owned and operated by Quickie Convenience Stores Corp. in Kemptville, Ontario as part of their acquisition of 51 Quickie convenience stores.
  4. Canada’s softwood lumber industry is an economic anchor for communities across the country and a key component of Canada’s forestry sector, which contributed more than $25 billion to the country’s GDP in 2020 and employed nearly 185,000 workers. The United States has long relied on Canadian lumber products to meet its domestic needs for high-quality building materials.
  5. Types of Business Eligible for the Tourism and Hospitality Recovery Program
  6. With one of the most successful vaccination campaigns in the world, restrictions are carefully being eased in our communities and at our border. Businesses across the country are safely reopening, the economy is rebounding, over a million jobs have been created, and employment is back to pre-pandemic levels. That’s why, last month, the government announced it is pivoting from broad-based economic support to targeted measures that provide support where it is needed, in order to create jobs and growth and prudently manage government spending.
  7. The Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan are pleased to announce applications for the Next Gen Agriculture Mentorship Program (Next Gen) are now being accepted. Next Gen is delivered by Canadian Western Agribition (CWA).
  8. The governments of Canada and Ontario are protecting the mental health of farmers and their families by investing more than $7 million dollars through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership to launch two, new multi-year mental health initiatives that are specialized to support those in the agriculture sector.
  9. This proposed transaction is of considerable scope and would impact Canadians, producers, broadcasters and the industry as a whole.
  10. The governments of Canada and Manitoba are investing $2.2 million in three agricultural research projects, to be conducted by Topigs Norsvin Canada (TN), that will enhance the competitiveness of Manitoba pork producers by improving the precision feeding of sows and promoting higher welfare standards, federal Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau and Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development Minister Ralph Eichler announced today.
  11. The Competition Bureau announced today that it has reached an agreement to address competition concerns with the merger of two of Canada’s largest pulp and paper manufacturers - Karta Halten B.V. (Paper Excellence) and Domtar Corp.
  12. Today, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development, issued the following statement in celebration of Women’s Entrepreneurship Day:
  13. The Government of Canada and the Government of Quebec announce more than $1 million in funding to improve the efficiency, quality and sustainability of Quebec’s fish and seafood sector. The Government of Canada’s contribution to these six projects in the Gaspé region is $895,761, and the Government of Quebec’s contribution is $383,899.
  14. Today, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced an investment of more than $4.3 million to support Canada’s pulse and special crops farmers meet growing consumer demand for sustainable, high-quality plant-based protein.
  15. The CRTC is working to build confidence and certainty in the market, and to maintain a world-class communications system that serves the public interest above all.
  16. As the Canadian economy recovers, businesses need support to maintain local jobs and produce top-quality, innovative products in global markets. That is why the Government of Canada is investing to help Dialog Enterprises Inc. (Rally) reach new markets for their innovative software designed for law firms
  17. The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development, met with Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Director-General of the WTO, in Geneva, Switzerland, to discuss progress in preparations for the upcoming 12th WTO Ministerial Conference (MC12).
  18. The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) will make an announcement regarding support for a local technology company.
  19. The governments of Canada and Ontario are committing up to $7 million to rapidly increase processing capacity in meat processing plants across the province.
  20. Today, Canada’s federal, provincial, and territorial (FPT) Ministers of Agriculture wrapped up their annual conference by issuing the “Guelph Statement” [LINK]. Their shared vision for the next agricultural policy framework will position our agri-food
  21. In addition to releasing the “Guelph Statement” [LINK], an important milestone for the next agricultural policy framework, Canada’s federal, provincial, and territorial (FPT) Ministers of Agriculture made progress today on other key action areas that
  22. The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development, will be meeting her World Trade Organization partners in Geneva, Switzerland, on November 10 to 12, 2021.
  23. The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, will be joined by the Honourable Lisa Thompson, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs for Ontario, and other provincial and territorial Ministers for a media conference following the Annual Conference of federal, provincial and territorial Ministers of Agriculture.
  24. International collaboration, in particular Canada’s partnerships within the Asia-Pacific region, is essential to achieving a strong, sustainable and inclusive global economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
  25. On Monday, November 1, 2021, the 2021 Canada-Saskatchewan Drought Response Initiative launched the application for its second payment. Producers can now complete an application form, detailing eligible livestock inventory as of December 31, 2021, and the Extraordinary Costs Self-Assessment. Payment Two requires a Premcises Identification Number.
  26. The Ontario government is investing in two projects at Ontario Research Centres in Elora to foster innovation in Ontario's livestock industry and support economic growth across rural Ontario.
  27. Today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, announced the publication of the latest quarter of wireless pricing data on 2 GB to 6 GB data plans, which covers the July to September 2021 period.
  28. The CRTC today announced that CA Diffusion has agreed to pay a $200,000 penalty as part of a settlement for making non-compliant telemarketing calls. The Laval, Quebec-based company, more widely known as Physaro, specializes in the direct sale of wellness products geared toward seniors.
  29. The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development, will make an announcement highlighting the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service’s CanExport SMEs funding.
  30. The Competition Bureau announced today that it has reached an agreement with MacEwen Petroleum Inc. and its affiliate, Grant Castle Corp., related to their proposed acquisition of 51 Quickie convenience stores, 22 of which include gas stations, in Ontario and Québec.
  31. The governments of Canada and Manitoba are investing up to $1 million in the new Agricultural Crown Lands Forage Productivity Pilot Program aimed at improving productivity and sustainability of Agricultural Crown Land forage leases, announced today by the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, and Minister Ralph Eichler, Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development.
  32. Today, the governments of Canada and Saskatchewan announced applications are now being accepted for the 2022 Saskatchewan Agriculture Student Scholarship Program.
  33. The Competition Bureau has obtained a court order to advance a civil investigation into conduct by Google related to its online advertising business. The Bureau is investigating whether this conduct is harming competition in Canada.
  34. Today, Canada’s Commissioner of Competition, Matthew Boswell, championed the power of competition in building a more prosperous Canada at the Canadian Bar Association Fall Symposium.
  35. Pre-recorded remarks from Matthew Boswell, Commissioner of Competition - Canadian Bar Association Competition Law Fall Conference - October 20, 2021
  36. The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, will deliver remarks at the G7 Trade and Investment Ministers’ Meeting in London, the United Kingdom, on October 21 and 22, 2021.
  37. Today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, and the Honourable Deb Schulte, Minister of Seniors, announced the second phase of Connecting Families, which will help connect hundreds of thousands of low-income seniors and families to affordable high-speed home Internet in 2022.
  38. Today, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, concluded successful meetings with her counterparts at the G20 Trade and Investment Ministerial Meeting in Sorrento, Italy.
  39. Today, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, met with Anne-Marie Trevelyan, the United Kingdom’s Secretary of State for International Trade, on the margins of the G20 Trade and Investment Ministers meeting held in Italy on October 11 and 12, 2021.
  40. Minister Ng discussed the upcoming World Trade Organization’s (WTO) 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) with Damien O’Connor, New Zealand’s Minister of Agriculture and Minister for Trade and Export Growth, Biosecurity, Land Information and Rural Communitie
  41. The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, will deliver remarks at the G20 Trade and Investment Ministerial Meeting in Sorrento, Italy, on October 11 and 12, 2021.
  42. Toward its commitment to a long-term economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and to develop a strong global economy that is inclusive, green, and sustainable, Canada is dedicated to supporting Canadian businesses and the free flow of products and services across international borders.
  43. A rules-based multilateral trading system, with the World Trade Organization (WTO) at its core, is essential to achieving a strong, sustainable and inclusive global economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
  44. The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, will deliver remarks at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Ministerial Council Meeting and at an Australia-hosted World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Meeting in Paris, France on October 5 and 6, 2021. She also will convene a meeting of the Ottawa Group.
  45. The Competition Bureau has obtained court orders to further inform its challenge of Secure Energy Services Inc.’s acquisition of Tervita Corporation before the Competition Tribunal.
  46. Canada is ready to welcome the world at Expo 2020 Dubai, which will run from October 1, 2021, to March 31, 2022, in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates. Canada’s participation at this world exposition, which includes more than 190 countries and international organizations, will showcase Canada’s expertise in leading-edge technology, education and tourism and will promote the richness and diversity of its culture thanks to the immense talent of its artists.
  47. The Competition Bureau has issued a request for information (RFI) to help gather facts about Rogers’ proposed acquisition of Shaw.
  48. Today, Marie-Geneviève Mounier, Commissioner General for Canada at Expo 2020 Dubai and Claude Joli-Coeur, Government Film Commissioner and the National Film Board (NFB) Chairperson, unveiled TRACES, an interactive installation open to the public throughout the world’s fair, from October 1, 2021, to March 31, 2022, at the Canada Pavilion site.
  49. The National Arts Centre (NAC) is collaborating with Global Affairs Canada to present a broad spectrum of Canada’s performing arts at Expo 2020 Dubai, taking place in the United Arab Emirates from October 1, 2021, to March 31, 2022.