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  1. Today, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, kicked-off a roundtable discussion with Ontario agriculture stakeholders by announcing an investment of $4.2 million to launch Living Lab – Ontario in the Lake Erie region.
  2. On Thursday, May 6, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, and Rodrigo Yáñez, Chile’s Under-Secretary for International Economic Relations, signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to foster collaboration on intellectual property (IP) and innovation issues.
  3. Today, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, joined Anja Karliczek, Germany’s Federal Minister of Education and Research, to celebrate 50 successful years of the Canada-Germany Science and Technology Agreement.
  4. Yesterday, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, met virtually with Damien O’Connor, New Zealand’s Minister for Agriculture and Minister for and Export Growth, Biosecurity, Land Information and Rural Communities.
  5. Expansion will lead to company growth and create full-time jobs in rural New Brunswick
  6. Today, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced the 24 semi-finalists for Streams A and B of the $20-million Food Waste Reduction Challenge, an initiative under the Food Policy for Canada.
  7. The $20-million Food Waste Reduction Challenge was launched in November 2020 to accelerate and advance diverse and high-impact solutions to food waste in Canada.
  8. Yesterday, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, and Andrés Valenciano, Minister of Foreign Trade, Costa Rica, met bilaterally for the first time, virtually, and discussed expanding Canada and Costa Rica’s already strong trading relationship.
  9. Yesterday, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, spoke with Muhammad Lutfi, Indonesia’s Minister of Trade, to advance trade and investment relations between the 2 countries.
  10. Canada has three oceans and the longest coastline in the world. Our nation’s blue economy depends on a strong Coast Guard fleet to keep mariners safe, protect our coasts and waterways, and deliver commercial goods and other vital services to Canadians.
  11. Today, Canada's Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Marie-Claude Bibeau and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister David Marit awarded scholarships to four Saskatchewan students pursing an agriculture-related education.
  12. Adapting to meet customer needs helps companies in Atlantic Canada’s ocean industries to stay competitive and grow their businesses. With that in mind, Mid-Island Marine and Fabrication Limited will expand by adding a new travel lift that can repair and service bigger fishing vessels, creating up to 10 new jobs.
  13. The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, will deliver remarks at the virtual kickoff of celebrations for the 50th anniversary of Canada-Germany co-operation in science, technology and innovation. The kickoff will be hosted by Germany’s Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
  14. Women entrepreneurs and business support organizations across Atlantic Canada gather virtually to discuss Budget 2021
  15. Ottawa, Ontario – The Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, along with Quebec Lieutenant and Leader of the Government in the House of Commons the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez and the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, will make a significant announcement via a virtual press conference.
  16. Maryse Dubé completed her LL.B. at Laval University in 1996 and was admitted to the Barreau du Québec in 1997. She works as a lawyer at Sylvestre & Associés and has been a partner with the firm since 2004. Her areas of practice include civil law, business law, corporate law and agri-food law
  17. Today, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced the reappointment of Maryse Dubé to the Farm Products Council of Canada (FPCC) for a four-year term, effective April 30, 2021.
  18. Today, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, and the Member of Parliament for Glengarry–Prescott–Russell, Francis Drouin, hosted a virtual event to announce an investment of up to $21.4 million to enhance the Youth Employment and Skills Program (YESP) and fund about 2,000 jobs for youth in the agriculture sector.
  19. Minister Joly highlights investments to support women in Budget 2021
  20. The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Honourable Karina Gould, Minister of International Development will hold a media availability at the conclusion of the G7 Foreign and Development Ministers’ Meeting. At the meeting, the Ministers engaged with partners on shared priorities, including a sustainable recovery from COVID-19, international peace and security, global health, democracy, and human rights.
  21. The governments of Canada and Quebec are granting a total of $3 million in loans to Muraflex to establish an Industry 4.0 factory and a new production unit. This project, valued at over $8.4 million, will lead to the creation of 75 jobs.
  22. The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, and Francis Drouin, Member of Parliament for Glengarry-Prescott-Russell, will virtually join producers from across the country to announce funding in support of the inclusion of Canadian youth in the agriculture and agri-food sector.
  23. Today, the Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for CanNor, announced nearly $3 million in additional investments to support early phase data collection and analysis for the Kivalliq Hydro-Fibre Link project.
  24. The Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan are pleased to announce a $2.3 million investment into the expansion of the Agri-Food Innovation Centre. This funding is part of the Canadian Agricultural Partnership.
  25. This is a time of year to highlight the diversity of cultures and people from communities of Asian descent across Canada, to learn about the long and rich history of Asian Canadians, who helped build this country, and to recognize the extraordinary contributions Asian Canadians have made and continue to make to Canada.
  26. The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing more than $7 million to quickly increase production and efficiency in meat processing plants across the province. This initiative will help to address supply chain disruptions through the purchase and installation of equipment, such as coolers and freezers, and their associated costs.
  27. Today, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, and the Member of Parliament for Châteauguay—Lacolle, Brenda Shanahan held a roundtable meeting with many seniors groups from across the Montérégie to discuss Budget 2021: A Recovery Plan for Jobs, Growth, and Resilience and the Government of Canada’s proposed investment of $90 million over three years to launch the Age Well at Home initiative.
  28. Please be advised that the Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs will make a virtual announcement tomorrow regarding investments to support clean energy in Nunavut.
  29. Today, the Minister of Labour, Filomena Tassi, issued the following statement regarding the Royal Assent of Bill C-29
  30. The President of the Treasury Board, the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, will meet with community stakeholders to discuss economic growth investments from Budget 2021: A Recovery Plan for Jobs, Growth, and Resilience.
  31. Budget 2021 is the Government of Canada’s plan to finish the fight against COVID-19 and ensure a robust economic recovery that is inclusive of all Canadians.
  32. Quebec’s Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, André Lamontagne, and the Federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced an additional grant of up of up to $3 million for the 2020-2021 fiscal year and a maximum grant of $8 million for the 2021-2022 to 2023-2024 fiscal years. Of this amount, $4 million will be provided under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership.
  33. Budget 2021 is the Government of Canada’s plan to finish the fight against COVID-19 and ensure a robust economic recovery that is inclusive of all Canadians.
  34. Today, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister respsonsible for Western Economic Diversification Canada met with economic development leaders from Burnaby and the Tri-Cities area to discuss the new British Columbia-focused regional development agency investment from Budget 2021.
  35. The Government of Canada is providing support where COVID has struck hardest – to women, to young people, to low-wage workers, and to small and medium-sized businesses, especially in the tourism and hospitality industry. Budget 2021 is a plan to finish the fight against COVID-19 and ensure a robust economic recovery that is inclusive of all Canadians.
  36. The governments of Canada and Quebec have finalized an agreement with Formula One World Championship (FOWC) to ensure the return of the Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada and its extension into 2031, two years beyond the current agreement. Due to the health measures in place to fight COVID-19, the Grand Prix du Canada is being cancelled for a second year in a row. The event will nonetheless return next year and will be held as outlined in the contract among the partners and the FOWC.
  37. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages, and Minister responsible for Western Economic Diversification Canada, will discuss the federal government’s support for businesses and entrepreneurs through Budget 2021, including the creation of a new regional development agency dedicated to British Columbia.
  38. Halifax, Nova Scotia – On behalf of the Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, the Honourable Mary Ng, and the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, along with the Member of Parliament for Kings—Hants, Kody Blois, will hold a virtual announcement to highlight Budget 2021 support for small and medium-sized businesses, including Canada’s wine sector.
  39. The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, will meet virtually with executives from SB Technologies, including their partners at the Institut quantique of Université de Sherbrooke. He will be joined by Member of Parliament for Sherbrooke and Parliamentary Secretary for the Minister of Economic Development Élisabeth Brière and Member of Parliament for Brome-Missisiquoi Lyne Bessette. The Minister will discuss Budget 2021’s proposed investments in small businesses and the National Quantum Strategy.
  40. Starting on April 28, 2021, federal fishery officers will be able to issue tickets for minor fishery offences in the provinces of British Columbia, Québec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Prince Edward Island.
  41. Budget 2021 is the Government of Canada’s plan to finish the fight against COVID-19 and ensure a robust economic recovery that is inclusive of all Canadians.
  42. Budget 2021 is the Government of Canada’s plan to finish the fight against COVID-19 and ensure a robust economic recovery that is inclusive of all Canadians.
  43. Today, the Minister of Labour, Filomena Tassi, issued the following statement regarding the situation at the Port of Montreal
  44. If passed, Bill C-29, An Act to provide for the resumption and continuation of operations at the Port of Montréal, would end the ongoing work stoppage at the Port of Montreal, and provide the Maritime Employers Association and the Syndicat des débardeurs – CUPE Local 375 with a neutral mediation-arbitration process to resolve their disputes. The bill would come into force at 00:00:01 Eastern Daylight Saving Time on the day after it receives Royal Assent,
  45. The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, and Terry Duguid, Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South, will host a panel discussion with women in agriculture across Manitoba to discuss their experiences in the sector
  46. The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for Western Economic Diversification Canada, and the Honourable Jim Carr, Minister and Special Representative for the Prairies, will meet with representatives from the University of Saskatchewan to discuss the biomanufacturing investment in the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO) proposed in Budget 2021: A Recovery Plan for Jobs, Growth, and Resilience. A media availability will follow.
  47. Budget 2021 is the Government of Canada's plan to finish the fight against COVID-19 and ensure a robust economic recovery that is inclusive of all Canadians.
  48. Budget 2021 is the Government of Canada’s plan to finish the fight against COVID-19 and ensure a robust economic recovery that is inclusive of all Canadians. Today, the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, engaged with Yves Lalumière, President and Chief Executive Officer of Tourisme Montréal, Louise Beaudoin, Board President for Regroupement des événements majeurs internationaux, Paul Arseneault of the Université du Québec à Montréal and Martin Lessard of MT Lab on recovery for Montréal’s tourism industry. The discussion, organized by Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED) at MT Lab, centred on opportunities for this recovery outlined in the recent Budget 2021: A Recovery Plan for Jobs, Growth, and Resilience.
  49. The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, and the Honourable Jim Carr, Special Representative for the Prairies, will host a panel discussion with young farmers in Manitoba and Saskatchewan to discuss climate-smart agricultural practices and highlight investments in Budget 2021.
  50. Today, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced the reappointment of Serge Riendeau as Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Dairy Commission (CDC) for a one year-term, effective May 14, 2021.