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  1. Yesterday, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, and Andrés Valenciano, Minister of Foreign Trade, Costa Rica, met bilaterally for the first time, virtually, and discussed expanding Canada and Costa Rica’s already strong trading relationship.
  2. Today, Bill C-14, An Act to implement certain provisions of the economic statement tabled in Parliament on November 30, 2020 and other measures received Royal Assent, providing support to Canadian families with young children, young people and recent grads, and businesses hit hardest by the pandemic.
  3. Mr. Speaker, it is my sincere pleasure to join this debate on Bill C-30, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on April 19, 2021 and other measures.
  4. Collaboration with provincial partners and Indigenous communities is essential to walking the shared path of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. Renewing that relationship includes upholding and protecting Indigenous peoples’ inherent right to self-determination, and ensuring community well-being and safety.
  5. Yesterday, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, spoke with Muhammad Lutfi, Indonesia’s Minister of Trade, to advance trade and investment relations between the 2 countries.
  6. Thanks to a $6.34-million joint investment made as part of Canada–Quebec Operation High Speed, 2,510 households in the Côte-de-Beaupré RCM will have access to Xplornet high-speed Internet services by September 2022.
  7. With many travel and public health restrictions still in place, the region’s tourism industry is facing a long and challenging road to recovery. That is why the Government of Canada is investing in six tourism groups and businesses in Eastern Prince Edward Island (PEI), to boost tourism initiatives and help the industry prepare for a swift recovery when travel restrictions are lifted.
  8. Today, the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Member of Parliament for Cardigan, and the Honourable Matthew MacKay, PEI Minister of Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture, today announced a combined investment of $743,079 for seven projects to help grow the tourism sector.
  9. Canada has three oceans and the longest coastline in the world. Our nation’s blue economy depends on a strong Coast Guard fleet to keep mariners safe, protect our coasts and waterways, and deliver commercial goods and other vital services to Canadians.
  10. The Arctic region’s remoteness and extreme weather conditions present significant challenges to carrying out Coast Guard operations year-round. The acquisition of two new Polar icebreakers will enable the Coast Guard to operate in the Canadian Arctic throughout the year to fulfill Government of Canada missions in support of Indigenous Peoples and other northerners, Arctic sovereignty and security, high Arctic research, and to help respond to emergency situations.
  11. The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Member of Parliament for North Vancouver, on behalf of the Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Natural Resources, today announced a $110,000 investment to the District of Saanich to install 22 Level 2 electric vehicle (EV) chargers at municipally owned sites.
  12. Today, Patrick Weiler, Member of Parliament for West Vancouver–Sunshine Coast–Sea to Sky Country, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable George Heyman, British Columbia’s Minister of Environment, and Michael McDaniel, President of the Coast Mountain Bus Company, announced funding for upgrades to the onboard bus systems and security systems.
  13. Today, Canada's Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Marie-Claude Bibeau and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister David Marit awarded scholarships to four Saskatchewan students pursing an agriculture-related education.
  14. Adapting to meet customer needs helps companies in Atlantic Canada’s ocean industries to stay competitive and grow their businesses. With that in mind, Mid-Island Marine and Fabrication Limited will expand by adding a new travel lift that can repair and service bigger fishing vessels, creating up to 10 new jobs.
  15. Media representatives are invited to a virtual press conference during which the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Member of Parliament for Compton–Stanstead, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, and the Minister for Education and Minister responsible for the Status of Women, Isabelle Charest, will make an announcement concerning recreational and sports infrastructure in the region.
  16. The Canadian International Trade Tribunal today initiated an inquiry to determine whether the dumping and subsidizing of certain upholstered domestic seating, originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, have caused injury or retardation, or are threatening to cause injury. This final injury inquiry was initiated further to a notice received from the Canada Border Services Agency stating that preliminary determinations had been made respecting the dumping and subsidizing of the above-mentioned goods.
  17. The Federal Court has certified a class proceeding involving delayed payment of certain Canadian Forces Superannuation Act pension benefits between 2007 and 2017.
  18. Today, the Competition Bureau published the final version of its revised Competitor Collaboration Guidelines. These updates are intended to provide clarity to the business and legal communities on how to identify and avoid the types of collaboration that can harm competition.
  19. The Honourable Marc Garneau, Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Member of Parliament for Notre-Dame-de-Grâce–Westmount, on behalf of the Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, today announced an investment of $22,500 for the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM).
  20. The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, will deliver remarks at the virtual kickoff of celebrations for the 50th anniversary of Canada-Germany co-operation in science, technology and innovation. The kickoff will be hosted by Germany’s Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
  21. Andy Fillmore, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities and Member of Parliament for Halifax, on behalf of the Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Natural Resources, today announced an $86,000 investment to Marine Renewables Canada to accelerate safe, reliable and cost-effective deployment of clean technology systems.
  22. May 6, 2021, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, announced the appointment of a distinguished Canadian to the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada (HSMBC):
  23. Joint federal and community funding through the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan will support six community, culture and recreation projects and one water infrastructure project in the Northwest Territories.
  24. The health, safety, and well-being of Northerners are the top priorities of the governments of Canada and the Northwest Territories. Throughout the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, both governments have been taking decisive action to support families, businesses and communities - and continue to look ahead to see what more can be done as we prepare to recover and build back better.
  25. Today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, launched the new Cyber Security Innovation Network program. This program is being launched with an investment of $80 million over four years.
  26. On May 6, 2021, Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, issued the following statement on COVID-19.
  27. Canadians everywhere have felt the impact of COVID-19 on their families, their livelihoods, and their way of life. Canada and Saskatchewan have worked together to ensure health and safety, support families and businesses, and sustain local economies. Investments in infrastructure during this extraordinary time provide an opportunity to enhance citizens’ quality of life and meet the needs of growing communities while creating jobs at a time when they are most needed.
  28. The Government of Canada is investing more than $21.2 million in 55 projects under the new COVID-19 Resilience Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. The Government of Saskatchewan is contributing over $16.4 million. Contributions by recipients toward their respective projects are $12.5 million. In total, this represents a combined infrastructure investment of more than $50.2 million. Funding recipients are responsible for any additional project costs.
  29. Pre-departure testing of air travellers is a key component of the Government of Canada’s measures to protect Canadians from COVID-19, and helps prevent air travel from being a source for the spread of the virus.
  30. The Government of Canada announces the appointment of Carole Beaulieu as Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the Canadian Museum of History
  31. Today, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, announced the signature of a bilateral agreement with the Northwest Territories to expand virtual health care services for its residents. Under the agreement, the territory will invest federal funding based on agreed-upon pan-Canadian priorities for accelerating virtual health care services during the pandemic.
  32. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise marine users that the LaSalle Causeway will operate on a reduced schedule for navigational traffic effective May 6 to May 15, 2021, inclusively.
  33. The Government of Canada invests in Two-Spirited People of Manitoba Inc. capacity-building project
  34. Increased funding for 36 organizations in Eastern Ontario under the Action Plan for Official Languages
  35. Increased funding for 36 organizations in Eastern Ontario under the Action Plan for Official Languages
  36. Canada's forest sector is a vital source of revenue and employment across the country for Indigenous communities. The Government of Canada is investing in projects to equip them with the tools needed to promote further economic opportunity in the forest sector and within their communities.
  37. The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, President of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, and Member of Parliament for Beauséjour, on behalf of the Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Natural Resources, today announced a combined investment of over $200,000 to help three New Brunswick transport companies lower their fuel costs and reduce GHG emissions from their heavy-duty vehicle fleets.
  38. The number of refugees and migrants leaving Venezuela is increasing daily, making it now the second-largest external displacement crisis in the world, with over 5.6 million individuals having fled the country since 2015. The current global COVID-19 pandemic has compounded an already difficult situation for Venezuelan refugees, migrants and their host communities. Canada is calling on the international community to mobilize much-needed additional resources to help respond to the urgent needs of millions of people.
  39. On May 6, 2021, Government of Canada officials will hold a technical briefing to provide an overview on the roll-out of COVID-19 vaccines.
  40. Women entrepreneurs and business support organizations across Atlantic Canada gather virtually to discuss Budget 2021
  41. Women’s contributions to business are a major part of Canada’s economic success. However, women who are trying to start, grow and scale their own businesses face significant barriers to gaining full and equal participation in the economy. The Government of Canada is committed to supporting the organizations that empower women by providing the necessary resources, mentorship and capital needed to grow successful businesses.
  42. Ottawa, Ontario – The Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, along with Quebec Lieutenant and Leader of the Government in the House of Commons the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez and the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, will make a significant announcement via a virtual press conference.
  43. The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Honourable Karina Gould, Minister of International Development, today concluded their participation in the G7 Foreign and Development Ministers’ Meeting hosted by the United Kingdom.
  44. Maryse Dubé completed her LL.B. at Laval University in 1996 and was admitted to the Barreau du Québec in 1997. She works as a lawyer at Sylvestre & Associés and has been a partner with the firm since 2004. Her areas of practice include civil law, business law, corporate law and agri-food law
  45. Today, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced the reappointment of Maryse Dubé to the Farm Products Council of Canada (FPCC) for a four-year term, effective April 30, 2021.
  46. Members of the media are invited to attend an important virtual infrastructure event with the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament for the Northwest Territories; the Honourable Paulie Chinna, Territorial Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs; and Lloyd Chicot, Chief of the Ka’a’gee Tu First Nation.
  47. Our Government recognizes the role it must play in closing long-standing social economic inequities between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians and building a better and fairer Canada for today and future generations. Through Budget 2021, the government is proposing a historic, new investment of over $18 billion to improve the quality of life and create new opportunities for Indigenous Peoples.
  48. This week is Mental Health Week in Canada, and the Canadian Mental Health Association’s theme is #GetReal about how you feel, which encourages people to name, express and deal with their emotions to help their mental health.
  49. Today, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, and the Member of Parliament for Glengarry–Prescott–Russell, Francis Drouin, hosted a virtual event to announce an investment of up to $21.4 million to enhance the Youth Employment and Skills Program (YESP) and fund about 2,000 jobs for youth in the agriculture sector.
  50. The Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Natural Resources, today announced an investment of more than $1.7 million to British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) to address barriers to electric vehicle (EV) adoption.