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  1. The Honourable Judy Sgro, Member of Parliament for Humber River—Black Creek, 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 sports tourism across southern Ontario.
  2. The Honourable Ya'ara Saks, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Member of Parliament for York Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), along with Julie Dabrusin, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change will make an important announcement for clean energy technologies.
  3. Nova Scotia beekeepers will have access to more financial support this year. The Apiculture Sustainable Growth and Health Program will provide eligible beekeepers up to $50,000, an increase from the maximum $27,000 in 2023.
  4. Fierté Montréal receives $113,750 in financial assistance from CED.
  5. Outaouais tourism business obtains $250,000 in financial assistance from CED to increase its accommodations.
  6. On behalf of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Public Services and Procurement, the Honourable Jenna Sudds, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Member of Parliament for Kanata–Carleton, along with the Honourable Mona Fortier, Member of Parliament for Ottawa–Vanier, will announce milestones in federal science infrastructure. These investments will support the work of federal science in managing transformative changes facing Canadians today and into the future.
  7. The CRTC has selected a new project to receive funding through its Broadband Fund.
  8. Today, the CRTC is taking action to bring high-speed fibre Internet to five Inuit communities in northern Quebec, all of which are official language minority communities. This project will build on past Broadband Fund projects in the Nunavik region and ensure that all Kativik communities are connected to high-speed Internet.
  9. The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing up to $538,000 through the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (Sustainable CAP) to expand the Farmer Wellness Initiative to Ontario farm workers.
  10. Today, ahead of Dairy Farmers of Canada’s 2024 Annual General Meeting in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced an investment of more than $8.5 million for two projects led by Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) through the AgriAssurance Program – National Industry Association Component, an initiative under the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership.
  11. Today, Dr. Brendan Hanley, Member of Parliament for the Yukon, on behalf of the Honourable Dan Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, and Minister responsible for PrairiesCan and CanNor, announced that the Government of Canada is investing $6 million in Air North, Yukon’s Airline to renew its fleet and expand its infrastructure.
  12. Today, the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced 13 semi-finalists, under the Agricultural Methane Reduction Challenge, who are working to advance economically viable and scalable practices, processes, and technologies designed to reduce enteric methane emissions produced by cattle.
  13. The media are invited to participate in a tour of HOM Mini Chalets along with Sophie Chatel, Member of Parliament for Pontiac. HOM Mini Chalets is a Val-des-Monts tourism business specializing in luxury accommodations in the heart of nature.
  14. The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, and the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Transport and Quebec Lieutenant, will hold a media availability at the 2024 Farnborough International Airshow where they have been meeting with key industry stakeholders in the aerospace, space and defence sectors.
  15. On July 22, the Honourable Rechie Valdez, Minister of Small Business and the first Filipina Cabinet minister and member of Parliament in Canadian history, will kick off her official visit to the Philippines.
  16. Ministers are pleased that all major retailers have now joined the industry-led Grocery Sector Code of Conduct.
  17. The annual conference of Federal, Provincial and Territorial (FPT) Ministers of Agriculture was held in Whitehorse, Yukon, from July 17 to 19, 2024.
  18. Please be advised that Dr. Brendan Hanley, Member of Parliament for the Yukon, on behalf of the Honourable Dan Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, and Minister responsible for PrairiesCan and CanNor, will make a funding announcement to support Air North in renewing its fleet and expanding its infrastructure.
  19. The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, will be travelling to the 2024 Farnborough International Airshow in Farnborough, United Kingdom, July 21 to 23.
  20. Nature is fundamental to capturing harmful greenhouse gas emissions, since plants pull carbon dioxide out of the air. That is why it’s important to conserve and restore nature as well as safeguard the places and species that are part of our communities. The Government of Canada has launched the largest conservation campaign in the country’s history in order to meet its emissions reduction targets and reverse biodiversity loss by 2030.
  21. After years of work and widespread industry participation, we are pleased to announce that all major retailers have agreed to join the Grocery Sector Code of Conduct.
  22. The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, and the Honourable John Streicker, Yukon Minister of Energy, Mines, and Resources, as well as other provincial and territorial ministers of agriculture will be addressing media following the Annual Conference of Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers of Agriculture.
  23. The Honourable Rechie Valdez, Minister of Small Business, will be in Peterborough to make an announcement—on behalf of the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change—about supporting exciting new conservation projects.
  24. Gatineau business receives $200,000 in financial assistance from CED.
  25. The Canada Green Buildings Strategy (CGBS) introduces the Government of Canada’s vision and next steps to improve energy efficiency in Canada’s homes and buildings, which will in turn cut energy bills for Canadians and support good jobs from coast to coast to coast.
  26. Atlantic Canadian companies, accelerators, and incubators seize opportunities, build connections, and position the region as a leading startup hub at Startupfest 2024.
  27. The Resilient Agricultural Landscape Program, a $250-million cost-shared program under the Sustainable CAP was put in place across Canada to help producers conserve and enhance the resiliency of agricultural landscapes. This new program uses an ecological goods and services payment approach to support on-farm adoption and complements other programs, such as the , to address climate change.
  28. The federal and provincial governments are investing in projects that will help farmers adopt beneficial land-use management practices that will increase environmental resiliency among farms in Newfoundland and Labrador.
  29. Government of Canada to announce support for AREA 506
  30. Today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, announced the appointment of Drew Olsen as Vice-Chair and Chief Executive Officer of the Copyright Board of Canada, for a five-year term, starting August 26, 2024.
  31. The Honourable Soraya Martinez Ferrada, Minister of Tourism and Minister responsible for the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, will be making an announcement in Halifax—on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources—as part of a plan to help save Canadians money on their energy bills.
  32. A new risk management tool for New Brunswick maple producers aims to protect them financially from production losses caused by natural perils such as extreme weather conditions.
  33. Hitachi Energy to expand two of its facilities in Canada to maintain production of key electrical components for domestic and international markets
  34. The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Export Promotion, International Trade and Economic Development, has concluded her visit to Athens, Greece, and Rome, Italy, where she built on recent leader-level visits and reaffirmed the value of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).
  35. The media are invited to participate in a tour of Structures KSM along with Sophie Chatel, Member of Parliament for Pontiac. Structures KSM is an innovative SME in Gatineau specializing in the manufacture of roof trusses. MP Chatel will take the opportunity to highlight a CED financial contribution for the business and will be available to answer the media’s questions after the tour.
  36. The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, will announce an investment in a project in Quebec to secure a green electrical grid.
  37. Shawinigan organization receives $473,600 in financial assistance from CED.
  38. To support grain and oilseed producers in Atlantic Canada and their unique needs, today, Heath MacDonald, Member of Parliament for Malpeque, on behalf of the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced up to $3,045,781 over 5 years to the Atlantic Grains Council through the AgriScience Program – Projects Component, an initiative under the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership.
  39. The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing up to $23.55 million through the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (Sustainable CAP) in horticultural research, innovation and commercialization activities, and research infrastructure, all to benefit Ontario farmers and consumers.
  40. The media are invited to take part in the tour of Digihub Shawinigan along with the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry.
  41. The governments of Canada and Alberta are supporting Alberta Beef Producers in expanding its food safety and certification program.
  42. Canada has a long history of global leadership on regenerative medicine and diabetes treatments, as both stem cells and insulin were discovered by Canadian researchers. The federal government builds on this legacy by supporting the technology development and manufacturing of next generation bioprinted tissue therapeutics with applications for diabetes and other serious health conditions including liver disease. This support will strengthen Canada’s position as a global leader in a new wave of therapeutic innovations and medicines.
  43. The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, and Brenda Bailey, B.C. Minister of Jobs, Economic Development and Innovation will announce an investment in domestic manufacturing of innovative bioprinted tissue therapeutics.
  44. The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, and Taleeb Noormohamed, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage, will highlight an artificial intelligence (AI) project that is helping health care professionals and enhancing patients’ experience. The project is supported by Canada’s Digital Technology Cluster.
  45. Opening of cutting-edge biomanufacturing facility creates more than 1,000 Canadian jobs, boosting the domestic life sciences sector
  46. The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Export Promotion, International Trade and Economic Development, today announced that she will visit Athens, Greece, and Rome, Italy, from July 11 to 15, 2024, to deepen bilateral relations and promote trade and investment in those countries. She will also participate in the G7 Ministerial Meeting on Trade, to be held in Villa San Giovanni and Reggio Calabria, Italy, from July 16 to 17.
  47. The Competition Bureau is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Heski Bar-Isaac, PhD, as Special Economic Advisor for Digital and Platform Markets. Dr. Bar-Isaac joins the Bureau for a six-month term starting July 9, 2024.
  48. The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, will be announcing the opening of a state-of-the-art biomanufacturing facility. He will also participate in a brief tour and a media scrum.
  49. The Government of Canada is committed to building a clean and prosperous economy, with people at the centre. Canada has a long history of being a global supplier of green energy. The government is working to facilitate the transitions to clean energy and looks for reliable partners, the Canadian economy is a leader in that transition. It’s why we are investing in projects that make our economy cleaner, and doing it fairly. That includes work to advance economic reconciliation in ways that provide Indigenous communities with new opportunities to share in the benefits of growth and to help lead the way in the economy of the future, an economy that supports good jobs, that supports our international partners and that supports a healthier environment.
  50. The Canadian Dental Care Plan (CDCP) is making life better for Canadians.