National News

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  1. Today in Jordan, the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of International Development, announced $95 million in new development assistance funding for 7 projects in the country.
  2. Announcement reflects progress on, and ongoing commitment to, Indigenous tourism in Canada
  3. Minister Khera will announce funding for Black-led organizations in Halifax
  4. The Government of Canada provides funding to renovate Montréal’s Imperial Cinema
  5. I would like to begin by acknowledging that we are gathered on the traditional territories of several First Nations, including the Huron-Wendat Nation.
  6. Vaudreuil-Dorion business receives nearly $1M in financial assistance from CED.
  7. Media representatives are advised that the Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Labour and Seniors, and the Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, will make a federal investment announcement to support climate action in Newfoundland and Labrador on behalf of the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, and the Honourable Bernard Davis, Minister of Environment and Climate Change for Newfoundland and Labrador.
  8. Investment will help KasheDance support next-level professional dance training in the Afro-Contemporary style
  9. Government of Canada announces federal support for auto theft investigations and stolen vehicle recovery.
  10. The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, will participate in an armchair discussion at the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal to discuss how Canada can seize on new opportunities to lead the global economy, with a focus on recent federal investments in Quebec.
  11. The Government of Canada is investing $15 million over three years to support law enforcement agencies’ work to combat auto theft through Public Safety Canada’s Contribution Program to Combat Serious and Organized Crime (CPCSOC).
  12. Pacific salmon hold tremendous value for natural ecosystems, cultural and spiritual practices, jobs and income, and recreational enjoyment along the coast and inland watersheds of British Columbia.
  13. The Government of Canada is investing over $5.87 million through the Green and Inclusive Community Building (GICB) program to support three recreational and community centre retrofit projects across the City of Markham, Ontario. In addition, the Government of Canada is also supporting the Mount Joy Community Centre through an investment of more than $590,000 through the Canada Community-Building Fund (CCBF). The City of Markham is contributing more than $1.55 million towards these three projects.
  14. — Community centres in Markham will get retrofits to assist the City in reaching net-zero greenhouse gas emissions. The federal government and City of Markham will invest more than $6.4 million and $1.5 million, respectively, towards energy efficient upgrades for the Mount Joy Community Centre, Thornhill Community Centre, and the RJ Clatworthy Arena.
  15. The Honourable Seamus O'Regan Jr., Minister of Labour and Seniors, on behalf of the Honourable Ya'ara Saks, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health, will announce funding to prevent and address the mistreatment of older persons in Toronto.
  16. The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services and Minister responsible for FedNor, today announced the roster of 112 businesses and organizations that will take part in the FedNor-funded Northern Ontario Mining Showcase (NOMS) at the 2024 Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) International Convention. PDAC 2024 will take place from March 3rd to 6th at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
  17. Restoring CBSA’s ability to process ATIP requests electronically
  18. Ensuring that Canadian Coast Guard personnel have reliable equipment to keep Canada’s waterways safe and open for business is a key priority for the Government of Canada.
  19. Today, Chief Murphy Abraham, along with other Lake Babine Nation representatives and the Honourable Gary Anandasangaree, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, signed a Funding Agreement totalling $50 million that will directly support priorities identified by the Wit’at and Tachet communities.
  20. Bryan May, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Small Business and to the Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario, along with the Honourable Bardish Chagger, Member of Parliament for Waterloo, on behalf of the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), will make an announcement in support of southern Ontario’s quantum technology sector. MP Chagger and PS May will be joined by Valerie Bradford, Member of Parliament for Kitchener South–Hespeler and Tim Louis, Member of Parliament for Kitchener–-Conestoga (TBC).
  21. The Canadian Coast Guard will begin its spring icebreaking operations on the St. Lawrence River between Montréal and Québec on the morning of February 26. These activities could start earlier due to the increased risk of shore fast ice break-up caused by the warmer weather. Icebreaking will continue thereafter on several streams, rivers, and river mouths in Quebec.
  22. FedDev Ontario invests nearly $2.4 million to help three innovative food companies scale up and create 56 skilled jobs
  23. Today, the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), along with Iqwinder Gaheer, Member of Parliament for Mississauga–Malton, announced a total investment of nearly $2.4 million for three innovative food manufacturers to seize new opportunities for growth and create 56 jobs.
  24. The Government of Canada is committed to transparency in the collection and publication of data related to steel imports. Today, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Export Promotion, International Trade and Economic Development, announced that beginning November 5th, 2024, steel importers will be required to report “country of melt and pour” information to the Canada Border Services Agency when completing their customs declarations under Canada’s Steel Import Monitoring Program.
  25. The Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), will make will make an announcement for the automobility industry in southern Ontario. Minister Tassi will be joined by Vance Badawey, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport.
  26. Today, the Honourable Anita Anand, President of the Treasury Board, announced the first initiatives of the Action Plan, which will continue to be refined through meaningful input from Black public servants.
  27. The Atlantic Canada Agreement on Tourism (ACAT) is an innovative partnership that brings together the Government of Canada, Atlantic provincial governments, and provincial tourism industry associations to position the four Atlantic provinces as must-visit destinations in the highly competitive global tourism market.
  28. The Government of Canada committed close to $50M through Budgets 2022 and 2023 to creating career development programs and a mental health fund for Black public servants. In June 2023, the Office of the Chief Human Resources Officer established the Task Force for Black Public Servants (task force) to oversee the development and implementation of the Action Plan for Black Public Servants (Action Plan).
  29. Canada has strong business and people-to-people ties across the Indo-Pacific region, and the Government of Canada will continue working to create new opportunities for Canadian farmers, producers, and the agri-food sector with key trading partners.
  30. The Honourable Soraya Martinez Ferrada, Minister of Tourism and Minister responsible for the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, will address the Atlantic tourism community and take part in discussions at the 2024 Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador Annual Conference and Trade Show. During her remarks, she will announce new support for tourism businesses in Newfoundland and& Labrador.
  31. Richmond, BC - A routine inspection of commercial seafood processing plants by Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) fishery officers in January 2023 resulted in a fine of $40,000. On December 6, 2023, Tenshi Seafood Limited was handed down the fine in Richmond Provincial Court after pleading guilty to the possession of undersize crabs by a commercial business, which is a violation of Canada’s Fisheries Act.
  32. The Honourable Anita Anand, President of the Treasury Board of Canada, joined by Lisa Campbell, President of the Canadian Space Agency, will announce new Greening Government Fund projects that demonstrate innovation in greening federal operations.
  33. Potato wart not detected in the latest national testing.
  34. Matsqui First Nation and Canada to make an announcement on an important settlement
  35. The Manitoba Theatre for Young People (MTYP) will receive accessibility and environmental upgrades after an investment of more than $1.3 million from the federal government.
  36. Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure announcement with the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Export Promotion, International Trade and Economic Development and Member of Parliament for Markham—Thornhill; the Honourable Helena Jaczek, Member of Parliament for Markham—Stouffville; and His Worship Frank Scarpitti, Mayor of the City of Markham.
  37. Victoria, B.C.– The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, on behalf of the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, will make an announcement regarding the British Columbia Salmon Restoration and Innovation Fund.
  38. The Creative Export Canda program, Export-Ready Stream, is supporting 21 selected projects by businesses and organizations from across the country, under its sixth annual funding cohort (2023-24)....
  39. The Honourable Pascale St-Onge, Minister of Canadian Heritage, meets with Creative Export Canada-funded Israella Kobla fashion design house
  40. The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services and Minister responsible for FedNor, and Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay—Superior North, today announced a FedNor investment of $1,700,000 in the Superior North Community Futures Development Corporation (SNCFDC).
  41. Québec business receives $1M in financial assistance from CED.
  42. The Honourable Arif Virani, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the following appointment under the judicial application process established in 2016.
  43. Members of the media are invited to join the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, President of the King’s Privy Council for Canada and Minister of Emergency Preparedness and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada, and the Honourable Lisa Naylor, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure for Manitoba, for a press conference following the Federal-Provincial-Territorial (FPT) meeting of Ministers responsible for emergency management.
  44. This week, Maninder Sidhu, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Export Promotion, International Trade and Economic Development, joined the Hon. Musalia Mudavadi, E.G.H. Prime Cabinet Secretary of the Republic of Kenya & Cabinet Secretary for Foreign and Diaspora Affairs, at the 2nd Canada-Africa Business Conference, held on February 19 and 20, 2024, in Nairobi, Kenya
  45. Federal government investment will help The Smart Energy Company expand into new markets
  46. Government of Canada invests over $5.4 million to support Indigenous economic development
  47. Backgrounder: Five Indigenous-led organizations receive over $5.4 million to grow and create jobs across southern Ontario
  48. Governments of Canada and the Atlantic Provinces to make major announcement in support of tourism industry
  49. The Honourable Arif Virani, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the following appointments under the judicial application process established in 2016.
  50. Media representatives are advised that the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, will make a funding announcement to support affordable heating for the City of Peterborough.