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  1. Today, the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, the Honourable Bill Blair, confirmed that the Government has approved a Request for Federal Assistance to provide surge capacity support to the Northwest Territories with infection prevention and control (IPC), contact tracing, and COVID-19 testing efforts.
  2. On October 4, 2021, EllisDon Construction Services Inc. was sentenced in the Provincial Court of Alberta in Calgary after pleading guilty to one count of violating section 6(a) of the Migratory Birds Regulations pursuant to the Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994 (MBCA, 1994).
  3. On October 11, 2021, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, a package containing contraband was seized within the perimeter of Matsqui Institution, a medium security federal institution.
  4. Health Canada receives submission from Pfizer-BioNTech to authorize the use of Comirnaty COVID-19 vaccine in children 5 to 11 years of age
  5. Small businesses are the backbone of the Canadian economy and will play a crucial role in Canada’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, creating jobs and building a better way forward in the months and years to come.
  6. Today, the Minister of National Defence, the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, provided pre-recorded remarks during the Rīga Conference 2021
  7. The Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, the Honourable Bill Blair, confirmed that the Government of Canada has approved an extension to a Request for Federal Assistance from the Province of Ontario to manage the COVID-19 outbreaks in long-term care and retirement homes.
  8. This week the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, successfully concluded a trip to Washington, D.C., where she attended the Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund and the G7 and G20 Finance Ministers’ and Central Banks Governors’ Meetings, as well as meetings of the International Monetary and Financial Committee.
  9. On October 7, 2021, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, a package containing contraband and unauthorized items was seized in the maximum security unit at Stony Mountain Institution.
  10. From November 2 to December 12, 2021, Toronto’s Soulpepper Theatre Company and the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) will present the Canadian premiere of Draw Me Close, a critically acclaimed immersive experience by award-winning playwright and filmmaker Jordan Tannahill, co-produced by the NFB and the National Theatre (NT) of Great Britain. Draw Me Close is an exciting return to the stage for Soulpepper. Originally programmed in Artistic Director Weyni Mengesha’s inaugural season of programming, Draw Me Close will be the first opportunity for audiences to return to Soulpepper’s theatre since the industry shut down.
  11. On October 1, 2021, correctional officers at the Regional Reception Centre, a federal multi-level security institution, intercepted an inmate who was attempting to bring contraband and unauthorized items into the institution.
  12. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise motorists of a lane reduction and a full bridge closure on the J.C. Van Horne Bridge for repair work.
  13. The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission announced its decision to issue BWXT Medical Ltd. a Class IB nuclear substance processing facility licence to operate a nuclear medicine production facility in Ottawa, Ontario.
  14. Citizen-centred research with the University of Windsor will help monitor coastal changes at five national parks.
  15. The Governments of Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Norway, the Republic of Korea, Timor-Leste, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, on behalf of the European Union, remain deeply concerned about the dire situation in Myanmar, its growing toll on the people of Myanmar, and its worsening implications for regional stability.
  16. Public Services and Procurement Canada wishes to advise motorists, pedestrians and cyclists that there will be a lane closure on the Union Bridge of the Chaudiere Crossing for repair work.
  17. Statement by the National Research Council of Canada
  18. Travel Advisory: REMINDER – Border measures remain in place for travellers entering or returning to Canada
  19. The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) has launched a new mobile app to help make workplace health and safety resources on COVID-19 accessible to workers in Canada.
  20. Ottawa, ON – The Government of Canada is committed to renewing its relationship with Indigenous peoples. To this end, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) continues to work with First Nations across the Maritimes and the Gaspé region of Quebec on the ongoing implementation of their Treaty right to fish in pursuit of a moderate livelihood while maintaining a sustainable fishery for all harvesters.
  21. CBSA vehicle examination at Ambassador Bridge leads to seizure of suspected cocaine and RCMP charges
  22. The Government of Canada welcomes the news that the U.S. is opening its land border to vaccinated Canadian travelers starting in November.
  23. Today, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, concluded successful meetings with her counterparts at the G20 Trade and Investment Ministerial Meeting in Sorrento, Italy.
  24. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise pedestrians that the stairway on the west escarpment of Parliament Hill will be closed from October 18 to November 8. Pathways above and below the stairway will remain open.
  25. Today, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, held a bilateral meeting in Washington, D.C., with the United States Secretary of the Treasury, Janet Yellen.
  26. Today, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, met with Anne-Marie Trevelyan, the United Kingdom’s Secretary of State for International Trade, on the margins of the G20 Trade and Investment Ministers meeting held in Italy on October 11 and 12, 2021.
  27. Powerful local stories from Newfoundland and Labrador and acclaimed Indigenous works from across Canada—that’s what the National Film Board of Canada is bringing to the St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival (October 13–17, 2021) this year in a selection of four outstanding new films.
  28. Ontario Studio head Anita Lee announced today that Sherien Barsoum is now confirmed as Producer with NFB English Program in Toronto.
  29. Minister Ng discussed the upcoming World Trade Organization’s (WTO) 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) with Damien O’Connor, New Zealand’s Minister of Agriculture and Minister for Trade and Export Growth, Biosecurity, Land Information and Rural Communitie
  30. The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission announced its decision to renew the nuclear power reactor site preparation licence held by Ontario Power Generation Inc. for its Darlington New Nuclear Project, located in the Municipality of Clarington, Ontario.
  31. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise motorists that the Alexandra Bridge will be closed to motorists for inspection and repair work.
  32. This week, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, will attend the Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), in Washington, D.C.
  33. During today’s Global Methane Pledge Ministerial Meeting, co-chaired by the United States and the European Union, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, announced Canada’s support for the Global Methane Pledge, which aims to reduce global methane emissions by 30 percent below 2020 levels by 2030.
  34. The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement:“The death penalty is cruel and inhumane. It is an affront to human rights as well as an ineffective deterrent to crime. Canada is strongly opposed to its use in all cases, everywhere.
  35. Human rights violations and aggression being committed by Belarusian officials are completely unacceptable. That is why Canada was among the first countries to impose sanctions against the Lukashenka regime.
  36. Today, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) announced that 136 countries, including Canada, have agreed on the elements of the landmark two-pillar plan on international tax reform. The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, today issued the following statement:
  37. The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, will deliver remarks at the G20 Trade and Investment Ministerial Meeting in Sorrento, Italy, on October 11 and 12, 2021.
  38. The James Webb Space Telescope, the most powerful space telescope ever built, is targeted to launch on December 18, 2021 from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana. Media are invited to register their interest to attend the launch.
  39. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise motorists of a lane reduction and a full bridge closure on the J.C. Van Horne Bridge for repair work.
  40. On October 5, 2021, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, multiple packages containing contraband and unauthorized items were seized on the grounds of Grande Cache Institution.
  41. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise motorists, pedestrians and cyclists that there will be a lane closure on the Union Bridge of the Chaudiere Crossing for repair work.
  42. The National Battlefields Commission (NBC) wishes to advise motorists of a closure of Gilmour Hill for preventative strengthening works.
  43. Toward its commitment to a long-term economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and to develop a strong global economy that is inclusive, green, and sustainable, Canada is dedicated to supporting Canadian businesses and the free flow of products and services across international borders.
  44. On October 3, 2021, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, a package containing contraband and unauthorized items was seized on the perimeter of Cowansville Institution, a federal medium security facility.
  45. A rules-based multilateral trading system, with the World Trade Organization (WTO) at its core, is essential to achieving a strong, sustainable and inclusive global economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
  46. Beware of scams using false CBSA credentials
  47. The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement: “This year marks 80 years since the Babyn Yar massacre when 33,771 Jews of Kiev, Ukraine were brutally murdered in two days in 1941 by a Nazi killing squad. This was one of the largest single mass killings of Jewish people during the Holocaust.
  48. Today, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, met with Katherine Tai, United States Trade Representative, on the margins of the OECD Ministerial Council Meeting in Paris, France.
  49. International cooperation is essential to addressing the health, economic and social crises stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, and to building back a stronger global economy that is more inclusive, green and sustainable.
  50. Today, Canada's Chief Veterinary Officer, Dr. Mary Jane Ireland, announced that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and the Vietnam Food Administration have agreed to an African swine fever (ASF) zoning arrangement to allow for the safe trade of swine products from disease-free zones in Canada in the event of an ASF outbreak.