National News

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  1. Today, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau and the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, Member of Parliament for Cardigan, met with the United States Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack in Washington, where Secretary Vilsack provided clear direction to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) to proceed expeditiously with the risk analysis of exporting PEI table stock potatoes to Puerto Rico and the continental U.S.
  2. On January 26, 2022, an inmate from Drumheller Institution died while in our custody following a serious assault in the medium security unit. The assailant has been identified and the appropriate actions have been taken. No staff members or other inmates were injured during this incident.
  3. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement: “Thirty years ago today, Canada established diplomatic relations with Ukraine. Since then, our mutual commitment to strengthening the Canada-Ukraine friendship has never wavered.
  4. Correctional Service Canada (CSC) advises that 23 inmates at Stony Mountain Institution in Manitoba have tested positive for COVID-19. The health and safety of our employees, inmates, and the public continue to be our top priority. We are closely monitoring the situation, and measures are in place to minimize spread of the virus within the institution.
  5. The Minister of Health and Government of Canada officials to hold a news conference on coronavirus disease (January 28, 2022)
  6. The Samuel De Champlain Bridge will be illuminated in yellow from sunset to 1 a.m. this evening in solemn commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
  7. Jasper Indigenous Forum and Parks Canada agree on “Miette” as temporary name for Jasper National Park campground
  8. Today, Chief Andy Rickard of Garden River First Nation; the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown–Indigenous Relations; and the Honourable Greg Rickford, Ontario Minister of Indigenous Affairs, are announcing funding of $1,485,770 in support of the Garden River First Nation Survivors Project to assist with this important work.
  9. 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. These amenities are integral to the overall well-being of individuals, families and communities. Our economic recovery is closely linked to the vitality of our local communities and their shared spaces.
  10. The Government of Canada invests more than $880,000 in nine community shared spaces and two tourism businesses to stimulate local economies, create jobs, boost tourism, and improve the quality of life of Canadians.
  11. First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities across Canada are continuing their efforts in responding to COVID-19, with support from Indigenous Services Canada (ISC).
  12. Today, the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, launched a call for applications for new projects that will support public transit systems across Canada. Starting today, applications to the Zero Emission Transit Fund, the Active Transportation Fund and the Rural Transit Solutions Fund will be accepted. These funds will help shorten people’s commutes, grow a strong, healthy economy, and fight climate change.
  13. The Government of Canada is investing $37,440 in the Town of Hay River through the Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP), delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM). As Canada moves toward a strong recovery, these projects will help communities make data-driven decisions about key infrastructure and ensure long-term infrastructure performance.
  14. Government of Canada launches call for nominations for new Science Advisory Committee on Pest Control Products
  15. 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. These amenities are integral to the overall well-being of individuals, families and communities. Our economic recovery is closely linked to the vitality of our local communities and their shared spaces.
  16. The Government of Canada is investing over $1.45 million in 38 Saskatchewan communities through the Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP), delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM). As Canada moves toward a strong recovery, these projects will help communities make data-driven decisions about key infrastructure and ensure long-term infrastructure performance.
  17. Today, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources; Yasir Naqvi, MP for Ottawa Centre; and Ya’ara Saks, MP for York Centre, announced a combined investment of over $500,000 to two organizations in Ontario to support zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) awareness projects. These projects will help Canadians know about the clean options available when choosing their next vehicle.
  18. Today, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, announced that the second round of applications is open for $200 million through the Low Carbon Economy Fund’s Champions stream, which supports a wide range of local pollution cutting initiatives in communities across Canada.
  19. On January 27, 2022, the Government of Canada opened the second round of applications for $200 million in funding for climate action initiatives through the Government of Canada’s Low Carbon Economy Fund Champions stream.
  20. The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) is offering several online activities to celebrate Black History Month. With a focus this year on “Black Health and Wellness,” Black History Month begins in February and goes beyond as we celebrate today and every day throughout the year.
  21. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement: “On this day, we remember the more than 6 million Jewish children, women and men who were murdered during the Holocaust.
  22. Mike Kelloway, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard and Member of Parliament for Cape Breton – Canso, will make two virtual announcements regarding support for two community organizations.
  23. Today, on the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Canada and Ukraine, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development, joined by Arif Virani, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development, and Yvan Baker, Chair of the Canada-Ukraine Parliamentary Friendship Group, met with Yulia Svyrydenko, Ukraine’s First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy, where they committed to further strengthening bilateral relations through trade.
  24. The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls highlighted the underlying systemic causes of ongoing violence against Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people. Further, the COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented challenges for victims seeking help and the frontline organizations that support them.
  25. Please be advised that the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services, Dr. Evan Adams, Deputy Chief Medical Officer of Public Health, and Patrick Boucher, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister of the First Nations and Inuit Health Branch, will hold a news conference to provide an update on coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Indigenous communities.
  26. In Canada and around the world, we honour the memory of millions of Jewish people and countless others killed during the Holocaust.
  27. Canada is steadfast in its support of Ukraine’s sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence. Canada is alarmed by, and condemns, Russia’s threats and military buildup in and around Ukraine.
  28. Let me start by saying that I am proud to be a Ukrainian-Canadian and that I am proud of the contributions our Ukrainian-Canadian community has made to Canada, for much more than a century.
  29. Public Services and Procurement Canada is helping more businesses get involved in federal procurement to build a more inclusive economy.
  30. Correctional Service Canada (CSC) advises that three inmates in the medium security unit of Beaver Creek Institution in Ontario have tested positive for COVID-19. The health and safety of our employees, inmates and the public continue to be our top priority. We are closely monitoring the situation, and measures are in place to minimize spread of the virus within the institution.
  31. Mike Kelloway, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard and Member of Parliament for Cape Breton – Canso, will make a virtual announcement regarding support for the Riverdale Community Services Society.
  32. As Canada works towards recovery, investments in our airport infrastructure continue to be crucial to maintain safety, security, and connectivity for travellers, workers and communities. Government of Canada investments also help ensure Canada’s aviation industry is well positioned to recover from the impacts of the pandemic.
  33. On January 24, 2022, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, packages containing contraband were seized at Joyceville Institution, a multi-security facility.
  34. 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. These amenities are integral to the overall well-being of individuals, families and communities. Our economic recovery is closely linked to the vitality of our local communities and their shared spaces.
  35. The Government of Canada invests more than $62,000 in two community shared spaces to stimulate local economies, create jobs and improve the quality of life of Canadians.
  36. Member of Parliament for Kingston and the Islands Mark Gerretsen, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, and Joanne Vanderheyden, President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), announced today a $15-million investment through the Community Efficiency Financing (CEF) initiative to implement a residential energy retrofit program that will reduce pollution and help homeowners save money in the City of Kingston.
  37. The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, will hold a virtual press conference to announce funding to fight climate change through the Low Carbon Economy Fund (LCEF). He will be joined by Mr. Wayne Long, Member of Parliament for Saint John–Rothesay, New Brunswick, and funding program recipients.
  38. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise motorists that the Chaudière Crossing will be closed to vehicular traffic for repair work.
  39. The Canadian labour market continues to evolve quickly, leaving many workers without the necessary skills to meet on-the-job demands, and many employers struggling to find employees to fill vacancies. To help Canada’s economy recover from the pandemic and build back better, we need to ensure Canadians get the skills they need to succeed in today’s workforce. That is why the Government of Canada introduced the Skills for Success program, which helps adult Canadians improve their foundational and transferable skills so they can find high quality employment opportunities.
  40. The CRTC’s Chief Compliance and Enforcement Officer today announced penalties totalling $300,000 to four Canadians for their involvement in the Dark Web marketplace Canadian HeadQuarters (also known as CanadianHQ). The marketplace was taken offline following the execution of warrants by CRTC staff.
  41. The Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Marie-Claude Bibeau, released the following statement to mark Bell Let’s Talk Day:“Producers across Canada work tirelessly so we and our families can have food on our tables. Despite the long hours, the labour shortages and the weather extremes, they take on the challenge of uncertainty each and every day."
  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. These amenities are integral to the overall well-being of individuals, families and communities. Our economic recovery is closely linked to the vitality of our local communities and their shared spaces.
  43. The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services; the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations; and the Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, issued the following statement today.
  44. On January 23, 2022, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, a package containing contraband and unauthorized items was seized on the perimeter of Donnacona Institution, a federal maximum-security institution.
  45. Laser Medical Canada of Laval, Quebec, fined $68,593 for offences under the Food and Drugs Act and Medical Devices Regulations
  46. Today, Francis Drouin, Member of Parliament for Glengarry–Prescott–Russell, along with Mark Gerretsen, Member of Parliament for Kingston and the Islands, on behalf of the Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development, announced over $6.9 million in funding for five projects that will bring high-speed Internet to more than 3,455 households in rural Ontario. Funding will be allocated as follows:
  47. You want to shop green, but it’s not easy! As more Canadians demand products and services with a reduced environmental impact, some companies have responded with an increased supply of “green” products. But not every product is as “green” as it looks.
  48. The Canadian International Trade Tribunal today found that the dumping of oil country tubular goods, originating in or exported from the United Mexico States, has not caused and is not threatening to cause injury to the domestic industry. Anti-dumping duties will therefore not be collected by the Canada Border Services Agency. The complainants in this case were Evraz Inc. NA Canada, of Regina, Saskatchewan, and Welded Tube of Canada Corp., of Concord, Ontario.
  49. Today, the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, issued the following statement to mark Bell Let’s Talk Day.
  50. On January 26, 1962, the creation of the Canadian Coast Guard was announced. Since that day, the familiar red and white hulls of the Canadian Coast Guard fleet have become a part of our national heritage, a reassuring symbol of service and safety, a beacon of hope for mariners in distress and a source of pride for Canadians.