National News

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  1. Irek Kusmierczyk, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, announced a $100,000 investment in the Corporation of the City of Windsor to install 20 Level 2 EV chargers at several of the city’s facilities.
  2. The Government of Canada continues to support the tourism sector for a strong recovery and future growth.
  3. Oceans are vital to the livelihoods of communities across Canada. The Government of Canada has made tremendous strides in protecting our oceans by working in collaboration with Indigenous partners, provinces, territories, industry and other marine stakeholders. Since 2015, Canada has progressed from less than one percent to over 14 percent protection of its marine and coastal areas.
  4. Canada is committed to empowering youth at home and around the world. Improving their access to education, amplifying their voices and engaging with them so they can influence decisions that directly affect them are key ways to ensure intergenerational solidarity to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, which is the theme of this year’s International Youth Day.
  5. Minister Boissonnault to announce federal support for tourism across Saskatchewan
  6. FedNor funding will help support agri-food producers and organizations innovate, expand and create jobs across the region
  7. Young Canadians are integral to Canada’s present and future success, as they are the leaders of today and tomorrow. Youth organizations in Canada are undertaking important work, such as amplifying youth voices and advocating for gender equality.
  8. The Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Karina Gould, will be in North York to announce funding for projects for the financial empowerment of low-income adults through the Social Development Partnership Program (SDPP).
  9. Today, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, announced the inaugural members of the new Environment and Climate Change Youth Council. The establishment of the Youth Council aligns well with today’s International Youth Day theme to promote intergenerational solidarity, as this diverse group of ten young Canadians will advise the Minister and departmental officials on key environmental and climate issues.
  10. The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) advises that nine inmates at Kent Institution, in British Columbia, have tested positive for COVID-19.
  11. The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development, will travel to Manitoba and British Columbia from August 15 to 18, 2022.
  12. Government of Canada commemorates Viola Desmond who brought nation-wide attention to the African-Nova Scotian community’s struggle for equal rights
  13. The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development, Terry Duguid, Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South, and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, and the Honourable Jim Carr, Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South Centre will make an announcement on the Women Entrepreneurship Strategy.
  14. On August 9, 2022, an inmate was found to have been victim of an assault at Kent Institution, a maximum security federal institution.
  15. The Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, Marci Ien, and the Minister of Seniors, Kamal Khera, issued the following statement to commemorate this year’s International Youth Day theme: Intergenerational Solidarity.
  16. Today, Heath MacDonald, Member of Parliament for Malpeque, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities; Bobby Morrissey, Member of Parliament for Egmont; the Honourable Cory Deagle, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, and His Worship Rowan Caseley, Mayor of the Town of Kensington, announced $13.2 million joint funding for road upgrades across the province.
  17. Today, Kody Blois, Member of Parliament for Kings—Hants, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities; Dave Ritcey, Member of Legislative Assembly for Truro—Bible Hill—Millbrook—Salmon River, and His Worship Bill Mills, Mayor of the Town of Truro, announced funding for the revitalization of the Truro Amateur Athletic Club, the Multi-Use sport facility and Senior baseball facility.
  18. Rachel Bendayan, Member of Parliament for Outremont and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance, will announce Government of Canada assistance to support the growth of eco-friendly tourism cooperative Alo Richelieu.
  19. Increased opportunities for young people who are interested in developing entrepreneurial skills or gaining on-the-job work experience are critical to keeping youth in the region while building a strong, diverse, inclusive and innovative economy in Northern Ontario.
  20. Providing opportunities for young graduates and connecting organizations and businesses with a skilled and enthusiastic workforce is precisely what the Government of Canada’s internship initiative is helping to accomplish in Northern Ontario.
  21. Viola Desmond recognized by the Government of Canada as a Person of National Historic Significance
  22. Truro, Nova Scotia, August 11, 2022—Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure announcement with Kody Blois, Member of Parliament for Kings—Hants, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities; Dave Ritcey, Member of the Legislative Assembly for Truro—Bible Hill—Millbrook—Salmon River, and His Worship Bill Mills, Mayor of the Town of Truro.
  23. Government of Canada supports community-based organizations to address monkeypox outbreak. This funding will support community prevention, education, awareness, and anti-stigma activities.
  24. On August 10, 2022, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, a package containing contraband and unauthorized items was seized at Donnacona Institution, a federal maximum security institution.
  25. Young Canadians are the future of the agriculture and agri-food sector, and it is important to give them a voice at the table. Today, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, unveiled the names of the members who will form the second cohort of the Canadian Agricultural Youth Council (CAYC). The inaugural meeting of this new group of 25 young people will be held later this summer. The members of this cohort will serve 18-month terms.
  26. This morning, Lieutenant-General Eric Kenny assumed command of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) from Lieutenant-General Al Meinzinger. The ceremony was presided over by General Wayne Eyre, Chief of the Defence Staff, at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum in Ottawa, Ontario.
  27. The Honourable Hedy Fry, Member of Parliament for Vancouver Centre on behalf of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Health, will announce funding to support community-based response to the monkeypox outbreak.
  28. Iqaluit, Nunavut – The Honourable Joyce Murray, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, will be joined by the Spence Bay Hunters and Trappers Association and the Nunavut Minister of the Environment, The Honourable David Akeeagok, for an announcement about a new marine stewardship initiative.
  29. Government of Canada investing across British Columbia to revitalize community spaces and grow vibrant communities
  30. If you are in the snow removal business, you know what a tough job it is. When your clients are snowed in, you’re snowed under. As the white blanket awaits, it is the time of the year when customers start renewing their contracts.
  31. On August 10, 2022, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, a package containing contraband and unauthorized items was seized at Cowansville Institution, a federal medium security institution.
  32. The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion, along with James Maloney, Member of Parliament for Etobicoke-Lakeshore, His Worship John Tory, the Mayor of Toronto, and Executive Director of Furniture Bank Toronto, Dan Kershaw to make an important announcement regarding homelessness.
  33. The Government of Canada, through CanNor, is investing over $87,000 to support the expansion and revitalization of the Yukon Motorcycle Park
  34. The Government of Canada is providing $1.24 million towards construction of the Red Turtle Lodge Cultural Centre, where members of the Fisher River Cree Nation will gather, learn and share traditional practices with a special focus on the needs of women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people.
  35. The Government of Canada recognizes that underwater noise can have a significant impact on marine mammals, including endangered species such as the North Atlantic right whale and the Southern Resident killer whale.
  36. Underwater noise from boats can negatively impact the marine environment and vulnerable marine mammals— including species like the endangered Southern Resident killer whales. That is why the Government of Canada is investing in new technologies that will help reduce underwater noise from vessels on Canada’s waters.
  37. Irek Kusmierczyk, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, will make an announcement to support electric vehicle charging infrastructure. A media availability will follow.
  38. Government of Canada supports community-based organizations to address monkeypox outbreak. This funding will support community prevention, education, awareness, and anti-stigma activities.
  39. Today, Defence Minister Anita Anand, participated virtually in the Copenhagen Conference for Northern European Defence Allies of Ukraine, which aims to determine how Northern European Allies and other partners can strengthen our collaboration and enhance our support for Ukraine in the face of Russia’s unprovoked, unjustifiable, and illegal attack.
  40. CanNor is investing nearly $2 million to support the expansion of the Nattilik Heritage Centre in Gjoa Haven, Nunavut, as it continues to grow as a regional hub and an Inuit culture-driven community gathering space.
  41. Members of the media are invited to attend an infrastructure announcement regarding broadband infrastructure with Valerie Bradford, Member of Parliament for Kitchener South—Hespeler, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, and Matthew Rae, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Education and Member of Provincial Parliament for Perth—Wellington.
  42. The Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Karina Gould, will be in Regina to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the signing of the Canada-wide Early Learning and Child Care Agreement with Saskatchewan.
  43. Government of Canada officials to hold a news conference on Monkeypox in Canada
  44. Accessibility Standards Canada and the Saskatchewan Ministry of Social Services signed today a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate on developing accessibility standards. The MOU will aid the development, revision, maintenance, and implementation of accessibility standards for the province and across Canada. This contributes to a seamless and inclusive experience across Canada and in Saskatchewan for persons with disabilities.
  45. The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, will be in Sudbury on Friday, August 12, 2022, to announce funding support for agri-food business innovation and expansion in Northern Ontario.
  46. Today, Mike Kelloway, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard and Member of Parliament for Cape Breton—Canso, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Brian Comer, Minister responsible for the Office of Addictions and Mental Health, Minister responsible for Youth and Member of the Legislative Assembly for Cape Breton East, on behalf of the Honourable Pat Dunn, Minister of Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage, and Erika Shea, President and Chief Executive Officer of New Dawn Enterprises Ltd., announced over $14.8 million in joint funding for the construction of the new Glace Bay Youth and Community Centre, a net-zero carbon facility that will provide the community with a welcoming, inclusive space. John White, Member of the Legislative Assembly for Glace Bay-Dominion, was also in attendance, as was Dave Sawler, CEO and Founder of Undercurrent Youth Centre.
  47. The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, announced a $100,000 investment in Station Mont Tremblant to install 20 EV chargers in a building complex in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec. Funded through Natural Resources Canada’s Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZEVIP), all chargers will be available by March 2024. Station Mont Tremblant also provided funding, bringing the total project cost to $309,601.
  48. The Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, Carla Qualtrough, will be in Vancouver to announce funding for projects led by youth in partnership with organizations, to improve accessibility and disability inclusion in their communities.
  49. Members of the media are invited to attend an announcement regarding transportation infrastructure with Heath MacDonald, Member of Parliament for Malpeque, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities; Bobby Morrissey, Member of Parliament for Egmont; the Honourable Cory Deagle, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, and His Worship Rowan Caseley, Mayor of the Town of Kensington.
  50. The Government of Canada supports Nova Scotia’s only French-language post-secondary academic institution