National News

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Attends funeral of former Japanese prime minister Abe Shinzo
  5. Statement on action taken to further address harassment, discrimination, and other barriers in the federal workplace.
  6. 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.
  7. International Nuclear Regulators’ AssociationJoint Statement in Support of Ukraine’s Nuclear Regulator
  8. Unwanted calls, which often are fraudulent in nature, seek to not only take advantage of Canadians, but also undermine their confidence in the telecommunications system. One of our priorities over the last few years has been to better protect Canadians and prevent as many of these calls from reaching them as possible.
  9. On September 29, 2022, Terry Anderson, an inmate from Dorchester Penitentiary died while in our custody.
  10. The Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada, will announce funding for projects at the University of British Columbia to advance mRNA vaccine research and build a home-grown pipeline for responding to new and emerging COVID-19 variants.
  11. This past week, Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, attended the 30th Pan American Sanitary Conference, a high-level event convened every five years by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).
  12. The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources; Taneen Rudyk, President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities; Blaine Hyggen, Mayor of the City of Lethbridge; Jyoti Gondek, Mayor of the City of Calgary; Pat Letizia, President and CEO of the Alberta Ecotrust Foundation; and Jeff Mah, Deputy Mayor of the Town of Canmore will make a Community Efficiency Financing announcement in Calgary.
  13. This week, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, took part in the 41st Session of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Assembly, which runs from September 27 to October 7, 2022, at ICAO headquarters in Montréal.
  14. The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, will make a smart renewable energy funding announcement at the East Strathmore Solar Project in Wheatland County, Alberta, with Jamie Houssain, Principal, Elemental Energy.
  15. Canadian organizations are now better equipped to meet their diversity and inclusion goals
  16. On September 26, 2022, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, a package containing contraband and unauthorized items was seized on the perimeter of Springhill Institution, a medium-security federal institution.
  17. Investment of $8 million will help remove barriers to sport and encourage accessible local organized sports.
  18. Indigenous Peoples and coastal communities have had traditional and cultural ties with Canada’s oceans and waterways for generations. The next phase of Canada’s Oceans Protection Plan will continue to build on opportunities for Indigenous Peoples and coastal communities to collaboratively protect, preserve, and restore our oceans and waterways.
  19. Today, Francis Drouin, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced on behalf of the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, investments of up to $1.4 million and $10 million to support Redcliff Cypress Regional Waste Management Authority and PurEnergy Inc.’s waste emissions reduction initiatives, respectively.
  20. The Honourable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance, will be making an announcement about National Priorities Stream funding and the government’s work to support and advance the Canadian tourism sector.
  21. The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, issued this statement today on World Maritime Day
  22. The Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown–Indigenous Relations; and Chief R. Donald Maracle of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte, to announce the conclusion of a partial settlement agreement regarding the Culbertson Tract Specific Claim.
  23. The locating of unmarked burials at former residential school sites across Canada is a tragic reminder of the abuse that many Indigenous children suffered in these institutions. The Government of Canada is working with Survivors, Indigenous leaders and affected families and communities to address historical wrongs and the lasting physical, emotional, mental and spiritual harms related to the legacy of residential schools. Part of this work includes efforts being made to locate and commemorate missing children who attended residential schools, as well as responding to Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action 72 to 76.
  24. CNSC statement on the ongoing situation in Ukraine
  25. The media are invited to attend the Leadersphere 2022 conference, which will be held on October 4 at Royal Military College Saint-Jean (RMC Saint-Jean). This year, the event will be held under the theme “Analyze, Decide, Act: Responding to contemporary security challenges”.
  26. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that she will travel to Washington, D.C., United States, to meet with government officials on September 29 and 30, 2022.
  27. The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Canada’s Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, concluded a productive annual G20 Agriculture Ministers’ Meeting, where Canada took a leadership role in advancing priorities and agricultural interests regarding global food security, resilient and sustainable agriculture and open and rules-based trade.
  28. Ministers to provide an update on ongoing efforts across the federal government to provide support in areas affected by the hurricane
  29. Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Francis Drouin, to announce initiatives to reduce food loss and waste on behalf of Minister Guilbeault
  30. The war in Ukraine has had devastating impacts on its people, transportation infrastructure and critical trade routes for a range of goods, affecting the safety, security, and prosperity of Ukrainian citizens.
  31. Ensuring the health and safety of Canadians, protecting our environment and advancing Indigenous reconciliation are priorities for the Government of Canada.
  32. A Patented Medicine Prices Review Board (PMPRB) Hearing Panel issued its decision relating to the medicine Procysbi, manufactured and marketed in Canada by Horizon Pharma.
  33. Today’s national data release on opioid- and stimulant- related harms paints a tragic and serious picture of how the overdose crisis, and the increasingly toxic illegal drug supply, continues to devastate families and communities across Canada.
  34. The CRTC is seeking comments from Canadians in response to an application filed by a group of television service providers to increase the price cap for the basic TV package from $25/month to $28/month, with subsequent yearly adjustments based on inflation.
  35. Canada’s Employment Insurance (EI) program is a critical part of Canada’s social safety net. It plays an important role in supporting workers during temporary periods of unemployment and in stabilizing the economy during economic hardships. That is why the Government of Canada is working with unions, employers and other stakeholders to modernize the EI program, so that it is fairer, more flexible and more responsive to the needs of current and future workers.
  36. Award celebrates exceptional educators who are empowering Canadian youth
  37. The Minister of Indigenous Services, Patty Hajdu, the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, Marc Miller, and the Minister of Health, Jean-Yves Duclos, issued the following statement today.
  38. Julie Dabrusin, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, announced over $2.3 million in funding to SWITCH Power Ontario Battery Operations Corporation to deploy vital energy storage infrastructure that will enable Ontario’s energy market transformation. This investment with SWITCH Power brings the total investment to nearly $7.8 million.
  39. Ministers to provide an update on ongoing efforts across the federal government to provide support in areas affected by the hurricane.
  40. Foreign direct investment plays a critical role in creating jobs, economic growth and innovation in Canadian communities.
  41. On September 27, 2022, during the 11:50 a.m. count, staff members at Saskatchewan Penitentiary, a multi-level security federal institution, discovered that Johnathan Jeffery Kessel was not accounted for.
  42. The tourism and hospitality sector is a key economic driver and job creator, especially for young Canadians. That is why the Government of Canada is taking action to help youth prepare for careers in this growing part of the economy.
  43. The Youth Employment and Skills Strategy (YESS) is a horizontal Government of Canada initiative delivered in collaboration with 12 federal departments, agencies and Crown corporations, including Employment and Social Development Canada. Through the YESS, the Government of Canada helps young people, particularly those facing barriers to employment, get the information and gain the skills, work experience and abilities they need to make a successful transition into the labour market. Employment and Social Development Canada’s YESS program provides opportunities and supports, such as mentorship, access to computers and access to mental health supports, all aimed at helping youth who face barriers to enter the labour market.
  44. Gatineau, Quebec, September 27, 2022 – Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise users that the Hull Causeway and Union Bridge of the Chaudière Crossing will be closed to motorists to accommodate repairs.
  45. 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.
  46. Today, the Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, announced that Dr. Benjamin Roebuck has been appointed to the position of Federal Ombudsperson for Victims of Crime. Dr. Roebuck replaces Heidi Illingworth, who was appointed on September 20, 2018.
  47. 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.
  48. The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, will hold a media callback at the conclusion of the G20 Agriculture Ministers’ Meeting.
  49. The virtual reality experience This Is Not a Ceremony, created by Niitsitapi writer and director Ahnahktsipiitaa (Colin Van Loon), is now touring communities and festivals across Canada, giving more people the opportunity to experience this powerful and cinematic Indigenous VR work.
  50. At approximately 7:00 p.m., on September 26, 2022, inmate Anna Rose Cook was apprehended by the Saskatoon Police Service.