National News

The Canada News Centre offers you quick access to the national news of the day.
  1. On May 24, the Sanctions Coordinators for Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, and the services in charge of sanctions policy and implementation of the European Commission and the European External Action Service met to continue to assess and align ongoing efforts related to sanctions on Myanmar.
  2. Today, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, announced that the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion, will visit Nigeria from May 27 to 29, 2023.
  3. International forums such as the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) provide Canada with an opportunity to advance trade priorities, such as building a resilient and interconnected Asia-Pacific region that advances economic prosperity and supports a sustainable future and equitable future for all.
  4. Federal investment will help British Columbia’s largest dance company offer premier artistic experiences in a modernized space.
  5. The Honourable David Lametti, P.C., K.C., Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, and Gary Anandasangaree, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General, will announce enhanced support for Indigenous victims and survivors of crime.
  6. The Honourable Mona Fortier, President of the Treasury Board, met with officials in Washington this week to promote advances in shared priorities, and discuss best practices in support of a variety of topics central to government administration and regulatory cooperation.
  7. OTTAWA— Julie Dabrusin, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources and the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, will make a funding announcement with the Canadian Home Builders’ Association in Ottawa. Media availability will follow.
  8. Today, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development, met with Yasutoshi Nishimura, Japan’s Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, on the margins of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) trade ministerial.
  9. Viviane Lapointe, Member of Parliament for Sudbury, on behalf of the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health, will announce funding aimed at improving health outcomes for people at risk of substance-related harms and overdose in the region of Sudbury.
  10. May 26, 2023 – Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines, Quebec – Correctional Service Canada On May 23, 2023, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, contraband and unauthorized items were seized at the Regional Reception Centre, a multi-level security federal institution.
  11. Aquatic invasive species pose a serious threat to Canada’s waters, economy and society. When species are introduced to areas outside their native environment, they can grow quickly, compete with other species and alter habitats, causing serious ecological harm in our waters.
  12. Vancouver—Families are meant to be together, especially during life’s big moments like moving to a new country. That is why Canada is working to help families reunite more quickly and easily, and support themselves once in Canada.
  13. In the lead-up to the 15th Conference of the Parties (COP 15) to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity, Ministers met in June 2021 to discuss ways to enhance collaboration on area-based conservation, anticipated contributions to the pending adoption of a new Global Biodiversity Framework, and the ongoing work under the Pan-Canadian Approach to Transforming Species at Risk Conservation in Canada. Significant progress has been made over the last two years, including announcements at COP15.
  14. Yesterday, the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, met with the National Airlines Council of Canada (NACC) to discuss a shared commitment to do more for persons with disabilities when they travel by air.
  15. Threats to biodiversity are being felt across Canada and the world. After habitat loss, invasive species are the second biggest threat to global biodiversity. Aquatic invasive species pose a serious threat to Canada’s waters, economy and society. They can grow quickly, compete with native species and alter habitats.
  16. Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Fund (AISPF) provides $8.75 million over five years from 2022-23 to 2026-27 in contribution funds to help facilitate on-the-ground, preventative actions against aquatic invasive species.
  17. Canada is well positioned to capitalize on the economy of the future. The Government of Canada has made it a priority to support strong economic growth that will help Canadian businesses thrive and create good jobs, now and for years to come.
  18. Kitcisakik Community (Quebec) and Government of Canada sign Framework Agreement to advance reconciliation
  19. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise users that the Union Bridge on the Chaudière Crossing will be reopened to pedestrians and cyclists, but will remain closed to motorists. Access through the construction zone for pedestrians and cyclists.
  20. Canada is well positioned to capitalize on our economic strengths and the Government of Canada has made it a priority to support strong economic growth that will help Canadian businesses thrive and create good jobs for Canadian workers, now and for years to come.
  21. Minister Guilbeault to make a significant funding announcement in support of affordable, clean heating for Nova Scotians
  22. Today, Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament for Northwest Territories, on behalf of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Health, announced $1 million, through the HIV and Hepatitis C Community Action Fund (CAF), to support FOXY, a community-based organization based in Yellowknife, addressing HIV, hepatitis C and other STBBI.
  23. Today, Minister of Labour Seamus O’Regan Jr. wrapped-up a three-day visit in Mexico City where he engaged with Mexican officials, unions and stakeholders on labour reforms being implemented under the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA). He also examined first-hand how Government of Canada investments are improving workers’ rights and labour conditions in Mexico.
  24. Today, Terry Sheehan, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Labour and Member of Parliament for Sault Ste. Marie, Stéphane Lauzon, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Rural Economic Development, His Worship Matthew Shoemaker, Mayor of the City of Sault Ste. Marie, and Beverley Barber, Chair of Tourism Sault Ste. Marie, announced a federal investment of more than $1.2 million to support two active transportation projects.
  25. This week, the Department of National Defence (DND) and Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) commemorated Indigenous Awareness Week 2023.
  26. Government of Canada invests $42.9 million to support individuals and the health sector to adapt to our changing climate. The National Adaptation Strategy will help the health care sector anticipate and respond to the health risks of climate change.
  27. Strong humanitarian partnerships to navigate complex geopolitical realities are crucial in bringing Afghans to safety in Canada. The Government of Canada continues to work with like-minded countries, partners in the region and non-governmental organizations to facilitate the safe movement of Afghans destined for Canada.
  28. Today, Patrick Weiler, Member of Parliament for West Vancouver – Sunshine Coast – Sea to Sky Country, the Honourable Anne Kang, B.C. Minister of Municipal Affairs, and His Worship Jack Crompton, Mayor of the Resort Municipality of Whistler, announced a joint investment of more than $16.1 million to support four water infrastructure projects across British Columbia.
  29. Government of Canada invests in Stromcore Energy Inc. to accelerate growth and launch two new energy-efficient products
  30. Government of Canada invests more than $6.7 million in 53 tourism projects to enhance offerings for visitors
  31. The Government of Canada will host a reception to celebrate Asian Heritage Month.
  32. Electric vehicles (EVs) are not only helping keep our air clean, they are helping Canadians save money — from cheaper refuelling to lower maintenance costs. The widespread shift to EVs is also a tremendous economic opportunity as manufacturing jobs are being created across the country to meet the demands along the EV value chain.
  33. Climate change and the rising cost of food have contributed to a rise in malnutrition rates, with the heaviest burden falling on the most vulnerable, especially women and girls.
  34. Canada has announced $84.6 million in funding for nutrition-specific programming to support the implementation of four new projects by Canadian partners. These projects will contribute to Canada’s 10-year Global Health and Rights commitment, including the priority focus on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), and to Canada’s 2020 commitment to increase funding for gender-informed nutrition interventions.
  35. The Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Karina Gould, will be in Ottawa to make an announcement related to social innovation and social finance. The Government of Canada is committed to helping the social finance market grow, innovate and enhance their social, economic and environmental impact.
  36. Canadians deserve to be safe in their communities. That’s why the Government of Canada has a comprehensive plan that gets guns off our streets and resources into our neighborhoods. A central part of this involves adding resources to fight crime and prevent violence from happening in the first place.
  37. The Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, Carla Qualtrough, will be in Winnipeg to announce community and workplace projects under the Enabling Accessibility Fund. These investments, which will be announced during National AccessAbility Week, reinforce the Government’s commitment to a disability-inclusive Canada
  38. The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, announced a total investment of $13,645,449 in 30 projects to install up to 1,908 Level 2 and 100 Level 3 EV chargers, with the majority located in Ontario. Project details are included in the table below, with funding through Natural Resources Canada’s (NRCan) Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZEVIP) and Electric Vehicle and Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Deployment Initiative.
  39. In Eastern Ontario, tourism attractions and destinations like museums, vibrant downtown cores, culinary delights and historic sites play a vital role in the region’s economy and cultural identity, promoting the unique heritage and natural beauty of the region. The Government of Canada understands the importance of the tourism sector and is committed to supporting communities as they build towards a strong future from coast to coast to coast.
  40. Over 190 projects supported to enhance recreational facilities, parks and trails to attract visitors to region
  41. Gaspésie business obtains $350,000 in funding from CED.
  42. Canadian cities and towns flourish when they have community public spaces to promote social interaction and physical activity, and provide access to recreational programs and facilities. Having access to vibrant, interactive spaces is important for health and wellbeing in every corner of our country. Breathing new life into our communities also stimulates local economies, creates jobs, and improves the quality of life for Canadians.
  43. Today, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, announced an investment of approximately $2.9 million from the Low Carbon Economy Fund to support Brock University’s District Energy System Electrification Project. Brock University is also contributing up to $3.2 million toward this project.
  44. An efficient and reliable transportation system is essential to making life more affordable for Canadians and combatting the rising cost of living. The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring our supply chains grow the economy and create good, middle-class jobs for Canadians, while making them resilient and adaptable to the effects of climate change.
  45. Today, the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Health and Member of Parliament for Québec, Jonatan Julien, Minister Responsible for Infrastructure and Minister Responsible for the Capitale-Nationale Region and Member of the National Assembly for Charlesbourg, and Joël Lightbound, Member of Parliament for Louis-Hébert, in the presence of Sophie D’Amours, Rector of Université Laval, announced a joint investment of more than $41 million for the construction of the Carrefour international Brian-Mulroney and the main building of the Institut nordique du Québec (INQ) at Université Laval in Quebec City.
  46. The Government of Canada is committed to supporting the more than 450,000 Canadians living with diagnosed dementia, their families, and caregivers. We are also working with organizations across the country to increase awareness, reduce the risk of developing dementia, reduce stigma, and improve the quality of life of people living with dementia and their caregivers.
  47. Today, the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, the Honourable Ernie Hudson, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, and Nancy Anderson, Executive Director of Inclusions East Inc., announced a joint investment of more than $3.5 million to upgrade the accessibility features of Inclusions East’s facilities in Montague and Three Rivers.
  48. The Government of Canada is committed to supporting efforts to reduce the risk of developing dementia and is providing $382,740 in funding to McMaster University.
  49. Competition Bureau provides recommendations to improve competition in the cannabis industry
  50. Today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, met with representatives of Ideon Technologies Inc. in Richmond, British Columbia, to discuss how they are accelerating the transition to low-impact mining through projects like the Earth X-ray for Low-Impact Mining.