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  1. Federal and provincial contributions to help promote entrepreneurship
  2. The Competition Bureau confirmed today that in 2023 the pre-merger notification threshold relating to transaction size will remain unchanged following a decision by the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry to maintain the current threshold of $93 million.
  3. Pre-merger notification transaction-size threshold to remain at $93 million, while deadline to participate in competition consultation extended to March 31, 2023
  4. Targeted investments protecting the environment can preserve the land for future generations while encouraging economic growth. Nunavut's Belcher Islands in Hudson Bay are an important ecological part of Canada, and home to a variety of unique wildlife like the Eider Duck.
  5. The Government of Canada is committed to making sure Canadian businesses, creators, entrepreneurs and innovators understand, protect and leverage their intellectual property (IP) and that they receive professional advice from qualified patent or trademark agents licensed by the College of Patent Agents and Trademark Agents.
  6. Governments to announce support for ArtsLink NB
  7. British Columbia is home to some of the most innovative clean tech companies in the world. By linking up innovators and adopters, this sector will be well-positioned to grow while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and tackling some of the toughest climate-related challenges we face.
  8. Building a strong economy means supporting businesses as they adapt, grow and seek out new economic opportunities. In the Northwest Territories (NWT), Indigenous and Northern businesses are building a path forward through creativity, new ideas and innovation, and diversifying our economy, and the Government of Canada is making targeted investments to support businesses and create good jobs Northerners can depend on.
  9. Today, Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament, Northwest Territories, on behalf of the Honourable Dan Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, Minister for PrairiesCan and Minister for CanNor, announced investments of over $210,000, delivered by CanNor, to support three projects that enhance economic development in the Northwest Territories (NWT) through innovation and diversification.
  10. The Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, met with representatives from 22 industry associations on January 30, 2023, to discuss the creation of the Indo-Pacific Agriculture and Agri-Food Office (IPAAO).
  11. The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development, today issued the following statement in response to a request by the United States for a dispute settlement panel under the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) regarding Canada’s administration of its dairy tariff rate quotas (TRQs): “Canada is disappointed that the United States has requested a dispute settlement panel.
  12. FedDev Ontario invests nearly $5.4 million to support 140 new companies, create and maintain 745 jobs and the commercialization of 40 new products, services or processes at Area X.O
  13. Parm Bains, Member of Parliament for Steveston-Richmond East, on behalf of the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada, will announce a new network to create opportunities in B.C.’s clean technology sector.
  14. Investment will help create a greener, more sustainable mining industry and bring strong economic benefits to Saskatchewan
  15. The Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), will make an important announcement in support of innovation, technology and economic growth in collaboration with Invest Ottawa.
  16. Gatineau business receives $200,000 in financial assistance from CED.
  17. Today, Francis Drouin, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced an investment of nearly $832,000 for Safi Enterprises Inc. under the Research and Innovation Stream of the Agricultural Clean Technology (ACT) Program.
  18. The governments of Canada and Manitoba are investing $98,970 through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) to upgrade the University of Manitoba's Horticulture Storage Facility so it can conduct innovative potato research, federal Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau and Manitoba Agriculture Minister Derek Johnson announced today.
  19. A total of $6 million in funding was announced today by Canada’s Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Marie-Claude Bibeau and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister David Marit for livestock and forage research activities.
  20. “As Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and a member of Parliament for an agricultural region, I know that agriculture is about the passion of working your land and raising your animals. It is the pride of helping to feed the world in a sustainable way. It is the hope of passing on what you have built to your children, often following in the footsteps of your parents and grandparents.
  21. Matthew Boswell, Commissioner of Competition, issued the following statement about the Federal Court of Appeal’s ruling to dismiss the Competition Bureau’s appeal in the Rogers-Shaw matter.
  22. The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development, today issued the following statement regarding the fourth administrative reviews by the U.S. Department of Commerce of its anti-dumping and countervailing duty orders on certain softwood lumber products from Canada: “With these preliminary results, the U.S. Department of Commerce has indicated its intention to maintain its unjustified duties on imports of Canadian softwood lumber. This is a disappointing decision to many on both sides of our shared border.
  23. Montréal-based engineering training and research establishment receives $2M in financial assistance from CED.
  24. The Honourable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance, on behalf of the Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development, together with the Honourable Nate Glubish, Alberta’s Minister of Technology and Innovation, will make an announcement about improving high-speed Internet access in rural Alberta.
  25. The Broadcasting Act has served us well, giving us clear authority over traditional broadcasting activities like radio and linear television. However, it has reached the limits of what it can do to address digital media services like online streaming in an increasingly borderless communications space.
  26. Governments’ investments will support improved visitor experience
  27. FedDev Ontario invests nearly $1 million for Evik Diagnostic Innovations Inc. to scale-up production and create 12 highly-skilled jobs
  28. The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, concluded a productive outreach to the United Kingdom and Germany, wrapping up a week of meetings and events.
  29. The governments of Canada and Quebec are granting a total of $4 million to DE LA FONTAINE to acquire automated and digital equipment enabling it to automate its full production line, with a focus on the folding and shaping steps and various cutting and gluing phases. To install the new equipment on the main floor, a second floor will be added onto the current building for administrative offices.
  30. Media are invited to join the Parliamentary Secretary to the federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Francis Drouin, to tour the laboratory sponsored by Greenfield Global at the University of Alberta.
  31. Governments support community infrastructure upgrades in Belle-Baie
  32. Today, the Honourable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance, on behalf of the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), announced a total investment of nearly $14 million for 45 projects in Barrie and the surrounding counties of Bruce, Grey and Simcoe.
  33. FedDev Ontario supports 45 projects in Barrie and surrounding Bruce, Grey and Simcoe counties to attract visitors and enhance public spaces
  34. Jenna Sudds, Member of Parliament for Kanata–Carleton, on behalf of the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), will make an important announcement in support of economic growth and job creation for a Kanata-based biomanufacturer.
  35. Government of Canada announces support for the New Brunswick Business Immigrant Association
  36. Media representatives are invited to participate in a tour of Polytechnique Montréal along with Rachel Bendayan, Member of Parliament for Outremont and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance. The tour will take place in the (CM)² laboratory of the Centre for Characterization and Microscopy of Materials along with the research teams.
  37. The Honourable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance, on behalf of the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for FedDev Ontario, will make an important announcement supporting tourism and community infrastructure for Barrie and surrounding area.
  38. Investment will help shellfish operations recover from Hurricane Fiona damages, safeguarding key jobs
  39. Dedicated federal assistance for shellfish sector in Atlantic Canada
  40. Today, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development, met with Kemi Badenoch, the United Kingdom’s Secretary of State for International Trade, on the margins of the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
  41. CED grants over $1.2 million for five projects that will contribute to Quebec’s green transition.
  42. The following information is in addition to the news release issued on January 19, 2023, on CED’s financial assistance, the recipient organization and businesses (GROUPÉ Mauricie + Rive-Sud, Groupe PRO-B, Fût Mauricie, Waste Robotics, and Theron Sport), and their respective projects.
  43. Funding to support new innovative medical solutions that will better equip Canada’s medical system and bring important benefits to Canadians
  44. As part of a commitment to sustainability and environmental action, the Canada and Manitoba governments are committing $55,000 through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) to study the viability of providing an alternative non-potable water source for non-food processing purposes to industrial park tenants in the Rural Municipality of Portage la Prairie, federal Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau and Manitoba Agriculture Minister Derek Johnson announced today.
  45. Canadian cities and towns flourish when they have welcoming, safe and accessible community public spaces where people can come together. Community public spaces are integral to the overall well-being of individuals, families and communities. A strong, resilient future is linked to the vitality of our local communities and their shared spaces.
  46. Partnership will create a strong market demand for emerging cleantech while showcasing Canada’s climate leadership on the world stage
  47. Manitoba's crop insurance coverage is expected to increase for the upcoming crop year, Canada's Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Marie-Claude Bibeau and Manitoba Agriculture Minister Derek Johnson announced today.
  48. Media are invited to join Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Francis Drouin, to tour the Toronto laboratory of Genecis Bioindustries.
  49. The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, will travel to the United Kingdom (UK) and Germany to advance international agricultural trade, engage and promote collaboration with global partners to support world food security and highlight Canada’s work and contribution to open and predictable trade, agricultural innovation and inclusivity.
  50. The Minister of Sport and Minister responsible for CED, the Honourable Pascale St‑Onge, will be in Mauricie on January 19, 2023, to meet with various regional economic stakeholders regarding Quebec SMEs making the green shift. She will also present CED’s action plan to foster the emergence of a more sustainable economy in Quebec’s regions, which she announced this past December.