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  1. Gatineau business receives $200,000 in financial assistance from CED.
  2. Montréal-based engineering training and research establishment receives $2M in financial assistance from CED.
  3. Crisis hotlines are a lifeline to survivors of gender-based violence and are critical support services. During the pandemic, organizations operating crisis lines in Quebec reported an increase in the volume of calls, as victims of violence and those seeking related services experienced barriers to safely accessing services.
  4. 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.
  5. Over $600,000 of PrairiesCan funding to the Winnipeg Chinese Cultural and Community Centre for culture space upgrades was announced as part of their Lunar New Year celebration marking the Year of the Rabbit
  6. Members of the media are invited to join Rachel Bendayan, Parliamentary Secretary and Member of Parliament for Outremont, on behalf of the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, for an announcement regarding support for crisis hotlines in Quebec.
  7. Over $11.2 million for Lethbridge area organizations and communities announced at the newest PrairiesCan service location.
  8. Over $11.2 million for Lethbridge area organizations and communities announced at the newest PrairiesCan service location.
  9. CED grants over $1.2 million for five projects that will contribute to Quebec’s green transition.
  10. The Honourable Dan Vandal, Minister for PrairiesCan, will officially unveil a new PrairiesCan service location in Lethbridge and outline a wide range of economic development initiatives across various sectors to bolster jobs and growth in the Lethbridge region.
  11. Federal funding of over $25.5 million through PrairiesCan will advance new technologies, help grow businesses, and create jobs.
  12. Federal funding of over $25.5 million through PrairiesCan will advance new technologies, help grow businesses, and create jobs.
  13. New equipment improves product quality, increases production, and creates inclusive employment opportunities
  14. Minister Vandal to outline federal support to ensure the continued growth and competitiveness of Calgary businesses as they expand and create new jobs for Albertans.
  15. Funding of more than $9.74 million through PrairiesCan will better equip Alberta to be a leader in the rapidly growing hydrogen industry and help support more than 1,600 jobs.
  16. Government of Canada to announce support for a community organization in Halifax
  17. Ottawa, Ontario, January 16, 2023—The Canadian International Trade Tribunal today initiated an expiry review of its finding made on May 25, 2018, in inquiry NQ 2017 004, to determine if the expiry of the finding is likely to lead to continued or resumed dumping or subsidizing of certain copper pipe fittings from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and is likely to result in injury to the domestic industry.
  18. Laval business receives $600,000 in financial assistance from CED.
  19. Minister Vandal to outline federal support to help Alberta capitalize on economic and environmental opportunities in the rapidly growing hydrogen industry.
  20. Today, the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada (PacifiCan), announced over $3.9 million in PacifiCan funding for 21 projects across Vancouver Island and the Coast.
  21. Today, the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada (PacifiCan), announced over $3.9 million in PacifiCan funding for 21 projects across Vancouver Island and the Coast.
  22. The governments of Canada and Quebec and Investissement Québec are granting a total of $12 million in financial assistance to Soucy Techno inc. This support will enable the business to acquire new specialized equipment, including a new rubber mixing line; expand its existing building; and increase the capacity of its electrical room.
  23. Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec (FCCQ) and Réseau des SADC et CAE receive a total of $40M in financial assistance from CED.
  24. The Member of Parliament for Compton‒Stanstead and Minister of Agriculture and Agri‑Food, the Honourable Marie‑Claude Bibeau, on behalf of the Member of Parliament for Brome–Missisquoi, Minister of Sport and Minister responsible for Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED), the Honourable Pascale St‑Onge, along with the Member for Richmond, André Bachand, on behalf of the Minister for the Economy, Minister Responsible for the Fight Against Racism and Minister Responsible for the Laval Region, Christopher Skeete, invite media representatives to a press conference regarding the business Soucy Techno.
  25. A well-functioning supply chain is critical for Ontario and Canada’s economy. The Governments of Canada and Ontario are committed to ensuring our supply chains are efficient and reliable to support economic growth, as well as resilient and adaptable to the impacts of climate change.
  26. The Honourable Pascale St‑Onge, Member of Parliament for Brome–Missisquoi, Minister of Sport and Minister responsible for CED, will announce Government of Canada financial assistance for the Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec (FCCQ) and the Réseau des SADC et CAE to support small businesses in the tourism sector in urban and rural areas.
  27. The Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for FedDev Ontario will make an important announcement supporting innovative businesses in the Greater Toronto Area. Minister Tassi will be joined by Han Dong, Member of Parliament for Don Valley North.
  28. Through Canada’s defence policy, Strong, Secure, Engaged, the Government of Canada is acquiring modern military equipment to keep Canadians safe and protected, and to support the security of our international allies and partners.
  29. Ottawa, Ontario, December 29, 2022—The Canadian International Trade Tribunal today continued its order made on April 7, 2017, in expiry review RR 2016 001, continuing, without amendment, its finding made on April 10, 2012, in inquiry NQ 2011 001, concerning the dumping and subsidizing of pup joints originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China.
  30. FedDev Ontario invests up to $4 million for Yves Landry Foundation to support 36 SMEs and support over 1,400 jobs across southern Ontario
  31. The governments of Canada and Quebec and Investissement Québec are granting $2.2 million to Les Industries Mélymax (Mélymax) to help it improve its productivity. Through this project valued at nearly $7.5 million, the business, which manufactures steel doors, wishes to double its production capacity.
  32. Federal government doubles down on assisting Canadian startups by investing $90M in intellectual property programs to help them grow and succeed
  33. Rachel Bendayan, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Tourism, on behalf of the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, will be announcing intellectual property (IP) supports to help innovative Canadian startups grow and succeed.
  34. The three shareholders of the Forks North Portage Partnership (FNPP) — the governments of Canada, Manitoba and Winnipeg — recently completed the final stages of the selection process in recommending Rennie Zegalski to become the new chairperson to lead the partnership’s board of directors, for a three-year term.
  35. Bill C-235 received Royal Assent today on December 15th, 2022. With the Building a Green Prairie Economy Act, the federal government will be empowered to develop a framework for local cooperation and engagement in the implementation of federal programs across various sectors to build a sustainable Prairie economy that pollutes less, respects our environment and that leaves no one behind. Its passage as a private member’s bill is the direct result of the passion, leadership and dedication of the late Honourable Jim Carr, Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South Centre, and reflects his vision for serving Canadians living in the Prairies, unlocking their full potential.
  36. High Frequency Rail will transform passenger rail service in Canada through the creation of a faster, more frequent, accessible, and sustainable rail service among the major centres of Québec City, Trois-Rivières, Montréal, Ottawa, Peterborough, and Toronto.
  37. The success of Indigenous organizations, businesses and communities is essential to building a strong, innovative and inclusive Atlantic Canadian economy.
  38. CED is convinced that the long-term competitiveness of the economy is largely dependent on innovation and on the greener and more inclusive growth of Quebec SMEs. While SMEs realize that they must adapt their business practices, they do not always have the resources or expertise required to put in place the necessary technologies, practices and investments. To effectively assist SMEs in this transition to more sustainable business models, Government of Canada support must be aligned with investment principles that value responsible environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria. This is why the Honourable Pascale St‑Onge, Minister of Sport and Minister responsible for CED, today announced a new ESG action plan and an ambitious roadmap to foster the emergence of a greener economy in the regions of Quebec.
  39. The Minister of Sport and Minister responsible for CED, the Honourable Pascale St‑Onge, accompanied by the Honourable Steven MacKinnon, Chief Government Whip and Member of Parliament for Gatineau, and Sophie Chatel, Member of Parliament for Pontiac, will unveil an action plan with new commitments to support the green transition of Quebec’s SMEs.
  40. Atlantic Canada’s main streets, downtowns and neighbourhoods are vibrant spaces where people gather to enjoy all that our urban and rural communities have to offer.
  41. The Government of Canada invests more than $216,000 in Eastern P.E.I. communities to stimulate local economies and improve the quality of life of Canadians.
  42. Canadians have made it clear that they want clean air, good jobs and lower bills. The Government of Canada continues to deliver on these priorities by making zero-emission vehicles more affordable to help reduce pollution, create more well-paying jobs, and build a cleaner world for generations to come.
  43. Today, the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada (PacifiCan), announced over $2.4 million in PacifiCan funding for ten projects across Northern B.C.
  44. Today, the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada (PacifiCan), announced over $2.4 million in PacifiCan funding for ten projects across Northern B.C.
  45. Outaouais business receives over $260,000 in financial assistance from CED.
  46. As part of Canada’s commitment to reconciliation and the Strengthened Climate Plan, the government is working alongside First Nations, provincial and industry partners to invest in the British Columbia Indigenous Clean Energy Initiative.
  47. Gender-based violence is a significant barrier to personal freedom, education, and the advancement of women and gender-diverse people, impacting all Canadians and the Canadian economy. Addressing the root causes of gender-based violence will bring Canada closer to achieving gender equality.
  48. Gender-based violence remains an ongoing problem in Alberta, and across Canada. One measure of this situation is that gender-based violence crisis hotlines in Alberta saw a 50 per cent or higher increase in the number of calls over the past year. Now more than ever, funding is needed to ensure that organizations in Alberta, and across the country, can support victims and survivors of gender-based violence and their families.
  49. Crisis hotlines are a lifeline to survivors of gender-based violence and are critical support services. During the pandemic, organizations operating crisis hotlines in Alberta reported an increase in the volume of calls, as victims of violence and those seeking related services experienced barriers to safely accessing services. Today, the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, was joined by Tanya Fir, Alberta’s Parliamentary Secretary for Status of Women, to announce $3 Million to support crisis hotlines across Alberta.
  50. Over $860,000 in PrairiesCan funding to support business growth through business training, financing, mentorship and investor education programs