National News

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  1. Government of Canada to announce support for AREA 506
  2. The undersigned members of the Media Freedom Coalition express their deep concern about the declining freedom of media in Georgia.
  3. Transitioning to a low-carbon economy is a necessary step to protect the climate and create a more sustainable economy in Atlantic Canada and across the country. As Cape Breton moves toward a greener future, the Government of Canada is investing to help the Town of Port Hawkesbury prepare for the growth of promising new industries and sectors with a valuable economic impact.
  4. Today, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport and Member of Parliament for Niagara Centre, Vance Badawey, on behalf of the Minister of Transport, Pablo Rodriguez, announced $1.7 million for 14 projects under the Green Shipping Corridor Program’s Clean Vessel Demonstration stream. This funding will:
  5. Below are the 14 projects in receipt of grant funding under the Green Shipping Corridor Program’s Clean Vessel Demonstration stream. These projects aim to study, test, and pilot zero and near zero fuel propulsion systems for shipping vessels.
  6. The CBSA gives tips for a smoother border crossing during the construction holidays
  7. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced the following diplomatic appointments:
  8. Patricia Atkinson (BA Hons [Social Sciences], University of Ottawa, 2002) joined the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade in 2003, following an internship in Lithuania.
  9. Today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, announced the appointment of Drew Olsen as Vice-Chair and Chief Executive Officer of the Copyright Board of Canada, for a five-year term, starting August 26, 2024.
  10. The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, will make an announcement to support clean and affordable homes.
  11. Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure announcement with Sean Fraser, Member of Parliament for Central Nova; the Honourable Pat Dunn, Member of the Legislative Assembly for Pictou Centre; and Darren Stroud, President of the Stellarton Memorial Community Centre Association.
  12. Today, the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, announced $770,000 over two and a half years to the Mining Industry Human Resources Council (MiHR).
  13. Small craft harbours are at the heart of many coastal communities, bringing people together for work and leisure, while supporting jobs in the fish and seafood industry for more than 45,000 Canadians.
  14. The funded projects will be undertaken by 2027 in the following Gaspésie harbours managed by Fisheries and Oceans Canada. Projects can range from repairs to asset reconstruction, including dredging work.
  15. Government of Canada to announce funding for virtual reality mission training
  16. Governments of Canada and Prince Edward Island to Announce Strengthened Energy Affordability Program
  17. On behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, the Minister of Transport and Quebec Lieutenant, the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez will make an announcement as part of a plan to help save Canadians money on their energy bills, in Lévis, Québec.
  18. On behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, the Honourable Arif Virani, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, will make an announcement as part of a plan to help save Canadians money on their energy bills in Ontario. He will be joined by the Honourable Kamal Khera, Minister of Diversity, Inclusion and Persons with Disabilities, and Julie Dabrusin, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change and to the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources.
  19. The Honourable Soraya Martinez Ferrada, Minister of Tourism and Minister responsible for the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, will be making an announcement in Halifax—on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources—as part of a plan to help save Canadians money on their energy bills.
  20. Minister Wilkinson to Make an Announcement as part of Plan to Help Save Canadians Money on their Energy Bills
  21. A new risk management tool for New Brunswick maple producers aims to protect them financially from production losses caused by natural perils such as extreme weather conditions.
  22. Today, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services and FedNor, and Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay – Superior North, was in Thunder Bay, ON to highlight that today is the final opportunity for small businesses in Ontario to file their tax returns to benefit from the first payment of the Canada Carbon Rebate for Small Businesses.
  23. Today, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, with the Honourable Josie Osborne, B.C.’s Minister of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation and the Honourable Rob Fleming, B.C.’s Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, announced a joint investment of $195 million to upgrade key highway infrastructure in B.C.’s northwest needed to support critical minerals development in the region, improve community access and safety, and create good mining jobs across the province.
  24. Hitachi Energy to expand two of its facilities in Canada to maintain production of key electrical components for domestic and international markets
  25. On July 13, 2024, Charles Mangapi, an inmate from Springhill Institution, died while in our custody.
  26. On July 11, 2024, a lockdown was put in place at Springhill Institution, a medium security federal institution, to enable staff members to conduct an exceptional search.
  27. Seven National Film Board of Canada (NFB) short films celebrating Canadian performing arts excellence will premiere online Saturday, June 8, at 9 p.m. ET, immediately following the 2024 Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards (GGPAA) Gala at Ottawa’s National Arts Centre.
  28. The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Export Promotion, International Trade and Economic Development, has concluded her visit to Athens, Greece, and Rome, Italy, where she built on recent leader-level visits and reaffirmed the value of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).
  29. Canadian youth are one of our most crucial resources and sources of potential. That is why the Government of Canada supports youth at every stage of their journey toward a bright and prosperous future.
  30. The Youth Employment and Skills Strategy (YESS) is a Government of Canada initiative led by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) and delivered in partnership with 11 federal departments, agencies and Crown corporations. Together, these 12 partners deliver funding programs to help youth in Canada aged 15 to 30 develop skills and gain experience in order to successfully transition into the labour market of today and the future.
  31. Today, the Honourable Gary Anandasangaree, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, delivered an apology on behalf of the Government of Canada, to the nine Dakota and Lakota First Nations in Canada for past harms relating to Canada’s longstanding denial of their rights.
  32. The federal government is investing more than $2.7 million in Essex County Road 50 to enhance pedestrian and cyclist safety.
  33. Mike Kelloway, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard and Member of Parliament for Cape Breton – Canso, will announce support for airport upgrades in western Cape Breton.
  34. The City of Brantford officially re-opened the newly upgraded section of the Lorne Bridge Trail, which is a part of the SC Johnson Trail in Brantford.
  35. The Gitanyow Nation, as represented by the Simgigyet’m Gitanyow (Gitanyow Hereditary Chiefs) and the Government of Canada recently signed a Funding Agreement, marking a significant step forward in restoring Gitanyow’s inherent right of self-government.
  36. Today, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, announced the re-investment of up to $2.2 million of recycled industrial pollution pricing revenues to fund a major new emissions reduction project at St Marys Cement.
  37. The Government of Canada will make an announcement concerning La Picasse Cultural Community Centre in Nova Scotia
  38. St. Catharines (Ontario) — The Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport and Member of Parliament for Niagara Centre, Vance Badawey, on behalf of the Minister of Transport, Pablo Rodriguez, and Chris Bittle, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Housing, Infrastructure, and Communities and Member of Parliament for St. Catharines, will make an announcement about Green Shipping Corridors.
  39. CSE and NSERC are pleased to announce the creation of the NSERC-CSE Research Community on Robust, Secure and Safe Artificial Intelligence.
  40. The media are invited to participate in a tour of Structures KSM along with Sophie Chatel, Member of Parliament for Pontiac. Structures KSM is an innovative SME in Gatineau specializing in the manufacture of roof trusses. MP Chatel will take the opportunity to highlight a CED financial contribution for the business and will be available to answer the media’s questions after the tour.
  41. The recreational striped bass fishery in the Gulf Region has experienced remarkable growth in recent years, bringing significant socio-economic benefits to Indigenous and coastal communities.
  42. The Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, Marci Ien, and the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Official Languages, Randy Boissonnault, issued the following statement today on World Youth Skills Day:
  43. Small craft harbours are the heart of many coastal communities, bringing people together in work and play, while supporting jobs in the fish and seafood industry for over 45,000 Canadians. As part of Budget 2024, $463.3 million over three years will be invested for the repair and maintenance of small craft harbours, including those damaged by Hurricane Fiona, starting in 2024-25. This is on top of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO)’s annual budget of $90 million for these harbours.
  44. Projects funded by Budget 2024 will be undertaken at the following New Brunswick harbours managed by Fisheries and Oceans Canada. Projects could range from repairs, to reconstruction of assets, or dredging related work.
  45. In 2024, the Government of Canada published the updated Draft State of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Report, which proposes to conclude that the class of PFAS, excluding fluoropolymers as defined in the updated draft report, may cause harm to human health and the environment.
  46. Canada is taking the next step to address per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), sometimes referred to as “forever chemicals”, which is a large class of extremely persistent human-made substances used in a wide range of everyday products, including food packaging, drugs, cosmetics, non-stick cookware, vehicles, and electronics. Worldwide, PFAS can be found in the air, groundwater, oceans, lakes, rivers, and soil, as well as in wastewater and sewage sludge
  47. A price on carbon pollution is widely recognized as the most efficient means to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that are contributing to the more intense wildfires, droughts, and floods caused by climate change.
  48. The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, was at Pizza Quest in London, Ontario, to highlight that today is the final opportunity for eligible small businesses in provinces with the federal pollution pricing system to file their tax returns to benefit from the retroactive payment of the Canada Carbon Rebate for Small Businesses
  49. Today, 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, issued the following statement:
  50. Minister Wilkinson to Make Transportation Infrastructure Announcement to Support Critical Minerals Development