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  1. 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.
  2. Serge Riendeau has over 40 years of experience in the Canadian dairy industry. He has been the co-owner of Riendeau et Gendron Inc., a 1000 acre farm with about 500 dairy cattle, since 1976.
  3. Hog producers in Prince Edward Island (PEI) have been impacted by COVID-19 outbreaks and disease control measures at processing plants, and many producers are being forced to keep hogs on-farm beyond their standard lifecycle. This has resulted in extraordinary feed and maintenance costs which have put a financial strain on their operations.
  4. The Federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Marie-Claude Bibeau, and Quebec’s Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, André Lamontagne, announced the creation of the Canada-Quebec Livestock Assistance Initiative, $21.8 million in financial assistance intended to mitigate the consequences of COVID-19 in 2020-2021.
  5. The Honourable Wayne Easter, Member of Parliament for Malpeque, on behalf of the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau,
  6. Government support of more than 3.7 million dollars will help NB businesses chart and implement digital roadmaps
  7. Decision on mobile wireless services
  8. CRTC puts measures in place to spur more mobile wireless competition for Canadians
  9. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted how much we rely on our connections. Now more than ever, Canadians across the country need access to reliable high-speed Internet as many of us are working, learning, and staying in touch with friends and family from home. Right now, too many Canadians living in rural and remote communities lack access to high-speed Internet. Through the Universal Broadband Fund (UBF) Rapid Response Stream, the Government of Canada is taking immediate action to get Canadians connected to the high-speed Internet they need.
  10. Ontario’s cleantech sector is helping communities, businesses and organizations across the globe implement effective, efficient solutions to environmental challenges. The City of Kingston, situated along Lake Ontario between Toronto and Ottawa, with its world-class research capabilities and highly-educated workforce, is well on its way to becoming a centre for clean technology in Ontario.
  11. Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions supports cross-country ski, snowmobiling and quad trail maintenance in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region to help attract winter activity enthusiasts from home and abroad in the coming years.
  12. The following information is in addition to the news release issued on April 8, 2021, outlining CED’s financial assistance per organization.
  13. The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, and Mr. André Lamontagne, Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAPAQ), will jointly announce investments to support cattle, hog and big game producers in Quebec who are facing exceptional costs caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The virtual event will be held with the participation of La Financière agricole du Québec.
  14. The Northwest Territories has many diverse regions that require tailored support to help their local businesses, organizations and communities thrive. The Government of Canada is making targeted investments in economic infrastructure, sector development, capacity building, business expansion and food security for Northerners. These investments are supporting good local jobs in northern communities, access to economical, reliable and safe food supplies, and opportunities to build prosperity and self-reliance.
  15. The Government of Canada, through the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor), is stepping up to support regional businesses, Indigenous organizations, and communities in the Northwest Territories.
  16. As we enter into over a year since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses, communities, and organizations throughout Nunavut and across the territories are continuing to feel the impacts on the economy. That’s why the Government of Canada continues to be there to not only support Northern businesses through their challenges, but to also continue to support their recovery by making strategic investments in the foundations and structures already in place to keep the Northern economy going.
  17. The Government of Canada is stepping up to help businesses in Nunavut, while creating and maintaining jobs, enhancing Indigenous business development and maximizing opportunities throughout the region.
  18. The Government of Canada today issued an advisory for Canadian companies doing business with Myanmar-related entities.
  19. The Poultry and Egg On-Farm Investment Program and Market Development Program for Turkey and Chicken are delivering on the Government of Canada’s commitment to provide full and fair compensation to supply-managed sectors for market access concessions made under the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).
  20. Today, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced details of two new programs designed to help drive innovation and market development for Canada’s 4,800 chicken, turkey and egg farmers
  21. Federal government support will foster greater inclusion and retention of newcomers, and create nine jobs
  22. Please be advised that Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament for Northwest Territories, on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for CanNor, will make a virtual announcement tomorrow regarding five key community and Indigenous-led projects in the Northwest Territories.
  23. Today, Marie-France Lalonde, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages (FedDev Ontario and Official Languages), announced Sarnia–Lambton’s official designation as a Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) Point—a single point of access to resources and information relating to programs that relieve duties, tariffs and taxes for businesses engaged in importing and exporting.
  24. The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, will announce details of two new programs that deliver full and fair compensation for Canada's chicken, turkey, and egg farmers.
  25. Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament for the Northwest Territories, on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for CanNor, announced an investment of over $375,000 to support a two-year project to renovate Yellowknife’s soon-to-be relocated Visitor Centre.
  26. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Canadian food producers and processors have stepped up to deliver quality food for Canadians and people around the world. From the outset, the Government of Canada has helped food processors invest in safety measures and maintain their capacity to keep up with demand.
  27. Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions supports the maintenance of cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and quad trails in these two regions to draw winter activity lovers from home and abroad in coming years.
  28. The following information is in addition to the news release issued on April 9, 2021, outlining CED’s financial assistance per organization.
  29. The Government of Canada and the Government of Quebec are granting a total of over $1 million in financial assistance to Québec business BOSK Bioproducts to support the implementation of a clean technology project valued at $2.2 million.
  30. Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions supports the maintenance of cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and quad trails in the Outaouais region to draw winter activity lovers from home and abroad in coming years.
  31. The following information is in addition to the news release issued on April 9, 2021, outlining CED’s financial assistance per organization.
  32. Dairy farmers provide Canadians with a stable supply of high-quality products, and are an essential part of the country’s rural landscape. Supporting them as they adapt to new market realities and consumer demands is vital to ensuring the sector remains well positioned for future growth.
  33. Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions provides funding for 16 organizations in the Mauricie and Lanaudière regions for cross-country ski, snowmobiling and quad trail maintenance to help attract winter activity enthusiasts from home and abroad in the coming years.
  34. The following information, which complements the news release issued on April 8, 2021, specifies the breakdown of CED financial assistance by organization.
  35. Today the Competition Bureau issued a market study notice in relation to its ongoing study of the health care sector. The notice presents the three broad topics of study: data and information, products and services and health care providers.
  36. Neil Ellis, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, and Irek Kusmierczyk, Member of Parliament for Windsor-Tecumseh, will virtually highlight support to agri-food businesses across Southwestern Ontario, to help their efforts to keep employees safe and our food system strong.
  37. The Government of Canada announces $100,000 in support for Unico Revêtement Métallique, a Côte-de-Beaupré business in the Québec region.
  38. Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions invests more than $1.6 million in snowmobile trail maintenance in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region to help attract winter activity enthusiasts from home and abroad in the coming years.
  39. The following information, which complements the news release issued on April 8, 2021, specifies the breakdown of CED financial assistance by organization.
  40. Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions invests nearly $1.4 million in snowmobile and quad trail maintenance in both regions to help attract winter activity enthusiasts from home and abroad in the coming years.
  41. The following information is in addition to the news release issued on April 8, 2021, outlining CED’s financial assistance per organization.
  42. Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions supports the maintenance of cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and quad trails in these two regions to draw winter activity lovers from home and abroad in coming years.
  43. The following information is in addition to the news release issued on April 8, 2021, outlining CED’s financial assistance per organization.
  44. The Member of Parliament for Brome–Missisquoi, Lyne Bessette, on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for CED, today announced $99,999 in financial support for Au Diable Vert. This non repayable contribution will enable the business to acquire and install a prefabricated four bedroom cottage as part of its tourism infrastructure development project to meet the growing demand for outdoor accommodation. It will lead to the creation of three jobs.
  45. Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions supports the maintenance of snowmobiling and quad trails in the Côte-Nord region to draw winter activity lovers from home and abroad in coming years.
  46. Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions supports the maintenance of cross-country skiing trails in the Cantons-de-l’Est region to draw winter activity lovers from home and abroad in coming years.
  47. The following information is in addition to the news release issued on April 8, 2021, outlining CED’s financial assistance per organization.
  48. We welcome this opportunity to appear at the start of your study of the proposed acquisition of Shaw Communications by Rogers Communications. My remarks today will focus on explaining how the CRTC reviews transactions in the communications industry.
  49. Élisabeth Brière, Member of Parliament for Sherbrooke and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages (Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec), the Honourable Mélanie Joly, invites media representatives to a press conference on Government of Canada support for several winter tourism organizations, assistance provided under the Winter Tourism Initiative.
  50. The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Member of Parliament for Honoré-Mercier, Quebec Lieutenant and Leader of the Government in the House of Commons, invites media representatives to a press conference on Government of Canada support for several winter tourism organizations, assistance provided under the Winter Tourism Initiative.