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  1. An ever-growing number of films will be available to stream for free on nfb.ca this October, including productions from the NFB’s various studios across the country.
  2. On September 30, 2022, Jean-Denis Blouin, an inmate from Regional Reception Centre, died while in our custody.
  3. The lockdown put in place at Matsqui Institution on September 23, 2022, has ended and an exceptional search has been completed.
  4. Mental Illness Awareness Week gives us an opportunity to talk about our mental health and break down the barriers that contribute to the stigma surrounding mental illness.
  5. In Calgary, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, and Taneen Rudyk, President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), announced a $25.6 million investment in four Alberta municipalities, delivered through the Community Efficiency Financing (CEF) initiative. This investment will help these municipalities to implement new home energy retrofit financing programs in their communities across Alberta.
  6. Minister Fortier announces renewed External Advisory Committee on Regulatory Competitiveness
  7. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise motorists of a lane reduction on the Des Joachims Bridge for maintenance work.
  8. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise motorists that the bridge at the St. Andrews Lock and Dam will be closed to vehicular traffic for deck replacement.
  9. Payam Akhavan (LLB, Osgoode Hall Law School, 1989; LLM SJD, Harvard Law School, 1990) is a professor of international law and senior fellow at the University of Toronto’s Massey College. He is also a member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration and special adviser to the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. He was formerly a full professor in McGill University’s Faculty of Law and has also had appointments at Yale Law School, the European University Institute, the University of Oxford, University Paris Nanterre, and Sciences Po Law School. He has been a UN human rights officer and was the first legal advisor to the Prosecutor’s Office of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia at The Hague. He has appeared as counsel and advocate in notable cases before the International Court of Justice, the European Court of Human Rights and in other jurisdictions. He delivered the CBC’s Massey Lectures in 2017, is a recipient of the Human Rights Award of the Law Society of Ontario and has been elected as a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.
  10. The International Coordination and Response Group for the victims of Flight PS752 today issued the following joint statement
  11. British Columbians continue to feel the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, whether at home, at work, or in their community. Throughout the pandemic, science has provided the greatest defense, particularly through mRNA vaccines. These vaccines trigger the body’s immune response to help protect against infection and severe illness.
  12. British Columbians continue to feel the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, whether at home, at work, or in their community. Throughout the pandemic, science has provided the greatest defense, particularly through mRNA vaccines. These vaccines trigger the body’s immune response to help protect against infection and severe illness.
  13. Government of Canada Celebrates the National Historic Significance of Ducks Unlimited Canada
  14. OTTAWA — The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, will deliver remarks at the Calgary Chamber of Commerce. A media availability will follow.
  15. Grain producers will now have more time to ask for a Final Quality Determination from the Canadian Grain Commission in the event of a grain grading dispute on their deliveries into Canadian Grain Commission-licensed primary elevators.
  16. October 03, 2022 — The Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte, Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, Ontario — Crown–Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada Today, Chief R. Donald Maracle with the Council of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte and the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown−Indigenous Relations, announced the conclusion of a partial settlement agreement regarding the Culbertson Tract Specific Claim.
  17. Following a fair, open and transparent competitive process, Public Services and Procurement Canada, on behalf of National Defence, has awarded a $122 million contract (including taxes) to Nasittuq Corporation, from Ottawa, Ontario, to provide support services to CFS Alert in Nunavut for an initial period of eight-and-a-half years.
  18. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that Canada is imposing new sanctions under the Special Economic Measures (Iran) Regulations. These sanctions are in response to gross human rights violations that have been committed in Iran, including its systematic persecution of women and in particular, the egregious actions committed by Iran’s so-called ‘Morality Police,’ which led to the death of Mahsa Amini while under their custody. Iran’s continued grave and ongoing breaches of international law are well known and documented, including its blatant disregard for human life. Canada will always stand with Iranians and the victims of this regime, including with the families and loved ones of the victims of the downing of Flight PS752.
  19. Effective immediately, Canada is imposing sanctions against Iran in response to its gross and systematic human rights violations, as well as a result of Iran’s grave and ongoing breach of international peace and security.
  20. National tourism organizations to help the sector reposition itself for international visitors as travel rebounds
  21. Canadian Coast Guard names light icebreaker – the CCGS Judy LaMarsh
  22. In Canada, diversity is a fact, but inclusion is a choice. The Government of Canada is supporting Black Canadian communities across the country through measures built on advancing equity and diversity, in order to combat anti-Black racism and systemic racism in all their forms.
  23. Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Member of Parliament for Kingston and the Islands, Mark Gerretsen, on behalf of the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Joyce Murray, will announce the name of the Canadian Coast Guard’s new light icebreaker.
  24. “Canada once again joins the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the African Union and the international community in strongly condemning the fighting in Burkina Faso between different military factions fighting for power with no regard for the civilian population.”
  25. Hurricane Fiona has caused significant damage across Atlantic Canada and Eastern Quebec, and the Government of Canada is working with partners from all orders of government, and across federal departments and agencies, to support recovery and clean-up efforts.
  26. Today, the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, joined Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Reg Niganobe, Chief Lloyd Myke of Magnetawan First Nation, Gimaa Kwe Rhonda Williams-Lovett of Moose Deer Point First Nation, Chief Scott McLeod of Nipissing First Nation, Chief Larry Roque of Wahnapitae First Nation, and Chief Irene Kells of Zhiibaahaasing First Nation at an in-person ceremony to celebrate the Anishinabek Nation Governance Agreement, which came into effect today.
  27. At approximately 2:30 p.m., on September 30, 2022, inmate Hailey Regent was apprehended by the Winnipeg Police Service.
  28. This October marks the 15th anniversary of Canadian Islamic History Month, celebrating the many contributions of Muslim communities in Canada.
  29. Government of Canada to make an announcement in support of Black Canadian communities
  30. Today, the Minister of Seniors, Kamal Khera and the Minister of Health, Jean-Yves Duclos, issued the following statement: “Happy National Seniors Day!
  31. The Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, issued the following statement today for Women's History Month:
  32. This October, CSE and its Get Cyber Safe campaign launch Cyber Security Awareness Month 2022 (Cyber Month) with the theme “Fight phishing: Ruin a cyber criminal's day!”
  33. In October, Canada celebrates German Heritage Month and Oktoberfest.
  34. In October, Canadians across the country celebrate Latin American Heritage Month
  35. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, met with Antony Blinken, United States Secretary of State, today during her trip to Washington, D.C.
  36. Ndahecho Gondié Gháádé (Following the Words of Our Elders) Agreement includes a new model for the Nahanni National Park Reserve cooperative management body, and additional provisions for economic benefits and employment and training opportunities.
  37. We, the G7 Foreign Ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, and the High Representative of the European Union, are united in our condemnation in the strongest possible terms of Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine and its continued violations of Ukraine’s sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence.
  38. “Canada strongly condemns Iran’s missile and drone attacks against the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, which have resulted in multiple civilian deaths and injuries. The Government of Canada extends its condolences to all those affected.
  39. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that Canada is imposing further sanctions in relation to Russia’s unprovoked and unjustifiable invasion of Ukraine, including the sham referendums in and the attempted annexation of the Ukrainian territories of Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia.
  40. Signing of the Ndahecho Gondié Gháádé Agreement for Nahanni National Park Reserve.
  41. “Today, we commemorate the painful history of residential schools in Canada and honour and provide space for the Survivors, the missing children, the families and the communities who felt and continue to feel the devastating impacts of these institutions.”
  42. The Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations; the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services; the Honourable Dan Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs; and the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage, issued the following statement to commemorate the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
  43. Montréal, Quebec, September 30, 2022—This evening, the Samuel De Champlain Bridge will glow orange from sunset to 9:30 p.m. to mark the annual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
  44. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, will hold a joint media availability with the United States of America Secretary of State, Antony J. Blinken, on September 30, 2022, in Washington, D.C.
  45. Indigenous, federal, territorial and provincial partners gathered in Yellowknife today to discuss priorities and next steps in the implementation of Canada’s Arctic and Northern Policy Framework (the Framework) at the third annual Arctic and Northern Policy Framework Leadership Committee meeting.
  46. Canadian workers are among the most educated in the world; however, employers look for post-secondary graduates who have work-ready skills and are able to transition into the Canadian labour market immediately. Work-integrated learning (WIL) programs help bridge the gap between post-secondary students and employers by enabling crucial skills development and facilitating entry into the labour market.
  47. Attends funeral of former Japanese prime minister Abe Shinzo
  48. Statement on action taken to further address harassment, discrimination, and other barriers in the federal workplace.
  49. The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, the Minister of Health, the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, the Minister of Public Safety, the Honourable Marco Mendicino, and the Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance, the Honourable Randy Boissonnault, issued this update today on the continued action and progress being made by the Government of Canada and industry partners to reduce traveller wait times and delays across Canadian airports.
  50. International Nuclear Regulators’ AssociationJoint Statement in Support of Ukraine’s Nuclear Regulator