National News

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  1. Statement from Minister Duclos on first cases of Omicron variant of concern in Canada
  2. Statement on the Omicron variant of concern found in Ontario
  3. This evening at sundown, Jewish communities across Canada and around the world welcome the beginning of Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights
  4. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that she will attend the NATO Foreign Ministers’ meeting in Riga, Latvia, and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Ministerial Council meeting in Stockholm, Sweden. This is Minister Joly’s first transatlantic trip as Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs.
  5. Today, as we remember the Holodomor, people in Canada remember the millions of innocent victims of the Ukrainian famine and genocide
  6. Today, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, met virtually with chief economists from major Canadian financial institutions to discuss their outlook on the Canadian economy and hear their views on Canada’s economic recovery.
  7. The Government of Canada is working with the Province of Prince Edward Island (PEI) and industry to support PEI farmers following the recent suspension of certification of fresh potatoes from PEI to the United States. The newly formed Government-Industry Potato Working Group met on Wednesday, November 24 for initial discussions.
  8. The Honourable David Lametti, P.C., Q.C., Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, the Honourable Marci Ien, P.C., Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth and the Honourable Randy Boissonnault, P.C., Minister of Tourism...
  9. When the COVID-19 crisis hit, our government rapidly rolled out an historic set of broad-based programs so that we could save lives, ensure our economy could withstand public health restrictions, and have the backs of Canadian workers and Canadian businesses so they could get through the pandemic.
  10. The Government of Canada is implementing enhanced border measures for all travellers who have been in the Southern Africa region — including South Africa, Eswatini, Lesotho, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and Namibia— within the last 14 days before arriving in Canada.
  11. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, spoke today with Hayashi Yoshimasa, Japan’s Minister for Foreign Affairs.
  12. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted a number of issues facing Canadians in their workplaces. Too many Canadians have been forced to choose between staying home when they are sick or being able to afford rent and groceries. Too many health care workers, those who assist them and Canadians seeking medical care have experienced or feared intimidation while attempting to provide or access health services.
  13. On November 26, 2021, the Government of Canada introduced amendments to the Criminal Code to enhance protections for health care workers and ensure everyone has safe and unobstructed access to health care.
  14. Amendments to the Canada Labour Code to provide ten days of paid sick leave
  15. On November 26, 2021, Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, issued the following statement on COVID-19.
  16. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, spoke yesterday with Ethiopia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister, Demeke Mekonnen.
  17. CBSA Metro Vancouver Marine Operations officers seize over 2000 kg of khat, an illegal stimulant
  18. The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services, announced the renewal of two key Strategic Partnership Initiatives (SPIs) that contribute to the economic self-sufficiency of Indigenous communities in Quebec.
  19. Remarks from the Chief Public Health Officer on COVID-19, November 26, 2021
  20. On November 26, 2021, Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, issued the following statement on the importance of COVID-19 vaccination in pregnant, recently pregnant and breastfeeding people.
  21. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement urging Canadians to leave Ethiopia immediately: “Canada is very concerned by the rapidly deteriorating security situation in Ethiopia."
  22. The Competition Bureau has approved Centex Petroleum as the purchaser of the Quickie gas station in Kemptville, Ontario. The Bureau, MacEwen Petroleum Inc. and Grant Castle Corp had entered into a agreement that required MacEwen to sell the retail gas station that was owned and operated by Quickie Convenience Stores Corp. in Kemptville, Ontario as part of their acquisition of 51 Quickie convenience stores.
  23. Today, the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Health, announced more than $5 million to support the following two projects in British Columbia, through the Government of Canada’s Safe Voluntary Isolation Sites Program: an employer-based reimbursement program for agricultural workers living and working across British Columbia through the Government of British Columbia’s Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries to help support agri-worker isolation needs; and a safe voluntary isolation site in the City of Surrey through the Fraser Health Authority.
  24. Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) update to be given by the Minister of Health, the Minister of Transport and Public Health Agency of Canada officials at November 26, 2021 news conference.
  25. Today, the Honourable Mona Fortier, President of the Treasury Board of Canada, tabled the Supplementary Estimates (B), 2021–22, in the House of Commons.
  26. Today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, and Sean Casey, Member of Parliament for Charlottetown, announced an investment of $1.9 million in Charlottetown-based SENTRY Water Monitoring through Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC). This is the first SDTC investment in SENTRY Water Monitoring and part of a partnership that is advancing the company as an industry leader in wastewater treatment.
  27. Today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, announced an investment of $1.5 million in St. John’s-based Milk Moovement through Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC). This is the second SDTC investment in Milk Moovement and part of a continuing collaboration that is helping the company advance its cloud-based software to connect all players in the raw milk supply chain.
  28. Public Services and Procurement Canada wishes to advise pedestrians that the pathway behind the Centre Block and the stairway on the west escarpment of Parliament Hill are now closed for the winter.
  29. Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) update to be given by the Minister of Health and Public Health Agency of Canada officials at November 26, 2021 news conference.
  30. Today, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development, and the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, met with Canadian business, automotive sector, and labour leaders to discuss advocacy efforts related to the United States’ Buy America policy and proposed tax credits for electric vehicles...
  31. On November 24, Minister Ng joined Minister Joly and the Honourable Harjit Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada, for a working lunch with Minister Mahuta...
  32. Media representatives are advised that Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Warning Preparedness Meteorologist, Armel Castellan, will provide an update on more significant weather approaching British Columbia.
  33. The Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., P.C., Minister of Labour and the Honourable David Lametti, P.C., Q.C., Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada will make an announcement.
  34. On November 20, 2021, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, a package containing contraband items was seized on the perimeter of Drummond Institution, a medium security federal institution.
  35. Canada Emergency Response Benefit Advance Payment
  36. The Canadian Coast Guard’s seasonal search and rescue stations in Québec, Tadoussac, Kegaska, Rivière-au-Renard and Havre-Saint-Pierre will close on November 30. The Cap-aux-Meules station will close on December 30.
  37. Ministers Steven Guilbeault and Jonathan Wilkinson’s joint statement on five reports tabled by the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development
  38. The Canadian Coast Guard’s seasonally operated search and rescue stations on the Great Lakes, Georgian Bay, and St. Lawrence River in Ontario are closing on the following dates:
  39. Canada is pleased with the outcomes reached at the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) meeting, which concluded on November 23. Canada entered the negotiations with a position that was based on the best available science, and aimed to conserve and regenerate fish stocks and the ecosystems on which they depend. As a result of the successful negotiations, Canada and other member nations are better positioned to regulate the fishing, conservation, and regeneration of a number of tuna, tuna-like, and shark species.
  40. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today spoke with Marise Payne, Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Women.
  41. The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, today issued the following statement.
  42. November is Diabetes Awareness Month—a time to reflect on a disease that affects millions of Canadians and to recognize the scientific advances that have been made in the prevention and to treatment of diabetes in Canada, beginning with the discovery of insulin in 1921.
  43. In Canada, women are more likely than men to experience domestic violence and sexual assault. While anyone can experience violence, girls and young women, Indigenous women, lesbian, gay and bisexual people and women living in remote regions are at greater risk of violence.
  44. The Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, today issued the following statement on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women: “No one should face violence because of who they are. Yet, for far too many women, girls, youth, and people of diverse gender identities and expressions, this is their terrifying reality.
  45. Please join me in raising awareness by wearing the colour orange and by sharing the message to end gender based violence #orangetheworld #16days and #spreadtheword.
  46. The Government of Canada continues to take action to support the transportation system of British Columbia after the recent floods.
  47. In their first meeting, the ministers highlighted the long-standing friendship of the two countries and their people. They noted that the countries are key partners and have strong cultural and people-to-people ties.
  48. Canada’s softwood lumber industry is an economic anchor for communities across the country and a key component of Canada’s forestry sector, which contributed more than $25 billion to the country’s GDP in 2020 and employed nearly 185,000 workers. The United States has long relied on Canadian lumber products to meet its domestic needs for high-quality building materials.
  49. On November 22, 2021, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, two packages containing contraband and unauthorized items were seized at Beaver Creek Institution, a multi-security facility. As a result, the Ontario Provincial Police investigated and recovered several more packages near the institution.
  50. Types of Business Eligible for the Tourism and Hospitality Recovery Program