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  1. All Canadians need reliable and affordable high-speed Internet and mobile connectivity, no matter where they live. The governments of Canada and British Columbia are taking action to improve connectivity for underserved communities.
  2. The Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, 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.
  3. Members of the media are invited for a unique photo opportunity as the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Export Promotion, International Trade and Economic Development and the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry as well as Canada’s Ambassador to the United States, Kirsten Hillman, visit the largest infrastructure project between Canada and the USA.
  4. Media representatives are invited to visit Sherbrooke GearWorks, a business that has been specializing in the manufacture of all kinds of gears for over 50 years, along with 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.
  5. Media representatives are invited to visit Chelsea & Co Microbrasserie along with Sophie Chatel, Member of Parliament for Pontiac, Christopher Skeete, Minister for the Economy, Minister Responsible for the Fight Against Racism and Minister Responsible for the Laval Region, and Robert Bussière, Member for Gatineau.
  6. New policies provide clarity to investors and Canadian businesses
  7. $2.3 million investment from the federal government will bring high-speed Internet to Whatì and mobile coverage to traditional hunting and fishing areas
  8. The Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, together with the Honourable George Chow, British Columbia’s Minister of Citizens’ Services, will make an announcement about improving high-speed Internet access and mobile connectivity in rural British Columbia.
  9. The rugged landscapes of Labrador feature some of the most exciting opportunities for winter tourism and adventure that Atlantic Canada has to offer. The Government of Canada is investing to support events that showcase the region’s profile as a world-class winter destination, boosting the economy and supporting jobs in communities large and small.
  10. Over $1.6 million of PrairiesCan funding to support SMEs and grow the Green Economy in Manitoba
  11. Canada took on an important leadership role as chair of the Global Forum on Steel Excess Capacity (GFSEC). This role concluded at the end of 2023. Today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, and the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Export Promotion, International Trade and Economic Development, acknowledged Canada’s achievements as chair and welcomed the country’s continued roles as a member of the GFSEC Steering Committee and as outgoing chair for 2024.
  12. Federal and provincial governments help companies through Food Island Partnership programming
  13. Today, during a visit to Trius Winery in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced an extension to the Wine Sector Support Program.
  14. The Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, together with Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament for the Northwest Territories, will make an announcement about improving high-speed Internet access and mobile connectivity in rural communities in the Northwest Territories.
  15. The Honourable Dan Vandal, Minister responsible for PrairiesCan and Member of Parliament for Saint Boniface – Saint Vital, will announce federal support to assist small- and medium-sized enterprises to meet the growing demand for green and sustainable products.
  16. Kody Blois, Member of Parliament for Kings-Hants and Chair of the House of Commons Agriculture and Agri-Food Committee, will be in Wolfville, NS, to highlight federal investments and support to help the Canadian grape and wine industry.
  17. The Competition Bureau has obtained a court order to gather information and advance an ongoing investigation into Google’s online advertising practices in Canada.
  18. The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, along with Chris Bittle, Member of Parliament, St. Catharines and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Housing, Infrastructure and Communities, and Vance Badawey, Member of Parliament, Niagara Centre and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport, will announce investments for the Canadian wine sector.
  19. CED is accepting funding applications under the Tourism Growth Program.
  20. Dr. Ted Hewitt will continue to provide strong leadership to Canada’s research community
  21. Canadian companies are known for their sustainable approach to resource development and are leaders in innovative clean energy technologies.
  22. The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, will attend the Ottawa Mayor’s Breakfast organized by the Ottawa Board of Trade, and participate in an armchair discussion with Mark Sutcliffe, Mayor of Ottawa.
  23. In recent years, the Canadian agri-food sector has seen increasing demand for organic food products at home and around the world.
  24. The Competition Bureau confirmed today that in 2024 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.
  25. More and more people around the world are looking for high-quality, sustainable food products, and food brands need to respond to evolving market access rules to operate and enter new markets.
  26. Canadian consumers require strong consumer advocacy groups to represent their interests and provide the resources consumers need to make informed purchasing decisions.
  27. Ensuring that telecommunications networks are secure, resilient and innovation-focused requires global collaboration. That’s why the Government of Canada is working with international partners to ensure Canadians will continue to have access to secure and reliable telecom services and the latest wireless technologies.
  28. In the telecommunications industry, our work focuses mainly on Internet and cellphone services. We promote choice and affordability for Canadians, encourage investment in reliable and high-quality networks, and improve access to telecommunications services in Indigenous, rural, and remote communities.
  29. La Sarre business receives $800,000 in financial assistance from CED.
  30. This week, the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, visited Malaysia and the Philippines to strengthen regional partnerships and create new opportunities for our hardworking Canadian producers.
  31. The Cannabis Industry Forum will provide advice to the government on the next steps for the industry
  32. FedDev Ontario invests over $1.6 million for TDG Transit Design Group to expand and create over 20 jobs
  33. PrairiesCan and Provincial funding supports the ongoing maintenance and operation of the Hudson Bay Railway.
  34. Moderna officially completes construction of its new state-of-the-art mRNA vaccine production facility in Laval, Que.
  35. Mr. Werner Liedtke joined the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) in March 2019 as Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Commissioner, Corporate Services.
  36. Today, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, announced the appointment of Werner Liedtke as interim Commissioner of the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC).
  37. Today, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, announced funding of approximately $13.5 million to support a new application intake under the Youth Employment and Skills Program (YESP). The initiative will provide the agricultural sector with help needed to support approximately 1,200 jobs for youth in the sector.
  38. Quantum technology is at the leading edge of science and innovation and will have a transformative impact on key sectors, such as computing, communications, security, health care and automotive. Canadian entrepreneurs are well-positioned to take advantage of these opportunities, and the Government of Canada is making strategic investments to help them grow quantum-ready technologies, and solidify Canada’s global leadership in this area.
  39. Today, on behalf of the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario); the Honourable Bardish Chagger, Member of Parliament for Waterloo; along with Bryan May, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Small Business and to the Minister responsible for FedDev Ontario; and Valerie Bradford, Member of Parliament for Kitchener South–Hespeler, announced an investment of over $17.2 million through the Regional Quantum Initiative.
  40. The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, the Honourable Mark Holland, Minister of Health, and the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Public Services and Procurement, as well as Pierre Fitzgibbon, Quebec Minister of Economy, Innovation and Energy, Minister Responsible for Regional Economic Development and Minister Responsible for the Metropolis and the Montréal Region, Christopher Skeete, Quebec Minister for the Economy, Minister Responsible for the Fight Against Racism and Minister Responsible for the Laval Region, and Stéphane Boyer, Mayor of Laval, will mark a major milestone for Moderna’s new state-of-the-art mRNA vaccine production facility in Laval, Quebec...
  41. Climate comfort centres play an essential role during extreme weather events, offering residents a place to shelter, charge devices, use the internet, check in with family and friends, and take care of business matters.
  42. A total of $1,491,314 in non-repayable funding through the Hurricane Fiona Recovery Fund is being allocated to seven climate comfort centre projects in western and southwestern Newfoundland and Labrador.
  43. The governments of Canada and Quebec are granting a total of over $1.6 million in financial support to the Aluminium Valley Society to develop and implement a digital marketing strategy among 95 businesses. Twenty of these businesses will be mentored through the full digital marketing process, while the other 75 will gain in visibility by joining Alliance Métal Québec’s Réseau de commercialisation numérique.
  44. Southern Ontario has emerged as a prominent hub for Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV), Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) innovation and new mobility solutions, attracting businesses and entrepreneurs who are developing cutting-edge technology to address our changing environment and growing need for greener practices. The Government of Canada is investing in people to drive innovation and growth so they can reach their potential and develop new possibilities for our country and our economy.
  45. Iqra Khalid, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Revenue and Member of Parliament for Mississauga–Erin Mills, 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 a Mississauga-based energy-efficient lighting manufacturer.
  46. Announcement reflects progress on, and ongoing commitment to, Indigenous tourism in Canada
  47. Vaudreuil-Dorion business receives nearly $1M in financial assistance from CED.
  48. The Honourable Dan Vandal, Minister responsible for PrairiesCan and Member of Parliament for Saint Boniface – Saint Vital, and the Honourable Wab Kinew, Premier of Manitoba will announce support to the Arctic Gateway Group for the ongoing maintenance and operation of the Hudson Bay Railway.
  49. 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.
  50. 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.