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  1. Working together to improve health care for Canadians.
  2. The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) advises that four inmates at Okimaw Ohci Healing Lodge for Women in Saskatchewan 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.
  3. On February 4, 2023, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, a package containing contraband and unauthorized items was seized following a suspected drone drop at Warkworth Institution, a medium-security federal institution. The seized items included approximately 306 grams of marijuana, 164 grams of tobacco, 134 grams of shatter (cannabis concentrate), and 15 grams of MDMA.
  4. Fisheries and Oceans Canada is working in collaboration with First Nations to advance the designation of the proposed Tang.ɢwan – ḥačxwiqak – Tsig̱is Marine Protected Area (MPA) to help safeguard this sensitive deepwater marine environment and its unique seafloor features.
  5. Today at the Fifth International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC5) in Vancouver, the Honourable Joyce Murray, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard together with the Council of the Haida Nation, Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council, Pacheedaht First Nation and Quatsino First Nation announced progress on the proposed Tang.ɢwan — ḥačxwiqak — Tsig̱is Marine Protected Area (MPA), a large ecologically unique ocean area located on average 150 kilometres off the west coast of Vancouver Island.
  6. Powerful earthquakes struck Türkiye and Syria on Monday, causing the death of thousands of people and destroying homes, roads, health facilities and other critical infrastructure. To support the international response to this emergency, the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada, announced that Canada is providing $10 million in humanitarian assistance. This contribution will help support emergency medical services and provide shelter, food and other essential items.
  7. Government of Canada to announce support for Shippagan
  8. The Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion, Ahmed Hussen, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, Marci Ien, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion (Diversity and Inclusion), Paul Chiang and Member of Parliament for London West, Arielle Kayabaga, will be making an important announcement in Canada’s efforts to improve social and economic outcomes in Black communities.
  9. Public Services and Procurement Canada wishes to advise users that the Chaudière Crossing will be closed to motorists to carry out work related to the Union Bridge rehabilitation and Hull Causeway widening project.
  10. The Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Karina Gould, will announce Canada’s 2023 Voluntary National Review on the Sustainable Development Goals. The Minister will make this announcement at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Sustainable Communities Conference.
  11. Today, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development, spoke with Taiwan’s Minister without Portfolio, John Deng, in the capacity of Trade Representative.
  12. Today, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, federal Minister of Indigenous Services, convened a meeting in Ottawa with the Honourable Marc Miller, federal Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, the Honourable Karina Gould, federal Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, many provincial and territorial Ministers of Indigenous Affairs, and leaders and representatives from the Assembly of First Nations (AFN), Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK), and the Métis National Council (MNC).
  13. On January 29, 2023, an inmate was found to have been victim of an assault at Atlantic Institution, a maximum-security federal institution. The injured inmate was evaluated by staff members and transported to an outside hospital to receive treatment. The inmate has since returned to the institution.
  14. Certainly from the federal government’s perspective, even as we face the big and important challenges of today—even as we recognize we need to meet the moment when it comes to building that clean economy, creating those Canadian jobs, and supporting our health care system—we recognize we’re doing it at a time of real fiscal constraints and when fiscal responsibility is important as well.
  15. On February 5, 2023, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, contraband and unauthorized items were seized at Archambault Institution, a federal multi-level security institution. The contraband and unauthorized items seized included 154 grams of hashish, 260 grams of tobacco, one cellphone, and one memory card. The total estimated institutional value of this seizure is $14,880.
  16. Today I hosted a provincial and territorial Finance Ministers’ meeting. This was a return to in-person meetings and it was helpful to get together and to see each other face-to-face. We had a very rich, wide-ranging conversation today working together on key priorities for Canadians.
  17. As Canada’s first federal Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, I am pleased to share the 2022 Progress Report on the Federal Framework for Suicide Prevention.
  18. As part of International Development Week 2023, the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada, today announced a total of $69.5 million in funding for climate finance to support 4 nature-based-solutions projects that will help marginalized communities adapt to climate change, strengthen biodiversity and reduce poverty...
  19. Backgrounder: Canada has announced $69.5 million in climate financing for 4 projects that is being distributed as follows
  20. The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development, will lead her first Women’s Trade Mission to the United Kingdom (U.K.) from March 13 to 16, 2023. The mission will focus on expanding trade between businesses owned and led by women in technology-based sectors such as clean technologies, information and communications technologies, and life sciences...
  21. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise users that the bridge at the St. Andrews Lock and Dam will be closed to vehicular traffic for deck replacement work.
  22. Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mélanie Joly, and India’s Minister of External Affairs, Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, met today in New Delhi for the Canada-India Strategic Dialogue. Marking a decade since the first Strategic Dialogue was held, the meeting attests to the enduring, close ties between Canada and India as well as our continued collaboration on shared foreign policy priorities.
  23. Ocean observation science can help save lives, protect our waters and ecosystems, and grow our economy. The Government of Canada is working with the ocean science community to collect and share ocean information and data needed to keep our marine and coastal areas clean and safe for generations.
  24. Together, with Indigenous partners, scientists are assessing the presence of contaminants and plastics pollution in Northern and Arctic communities. These partnerships will lead to solutions to reduce the presence of contaminants in local food sources, including traditionally harvested country foods integral to Indigenous culture and food security in the North and Arctic.
  25. The Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the following appointment under the judicial application process established in 2016. This process emphasizes transparency, merit, and the diversity of the Canadian population, and will continue to ensure the appointment of jurists who meet the highest standards of excellence and integrity.
  26. The Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the following appointment under the judicial application process established in 2016. This process emphasizes transparency, merit, and the diversity of the Canadian population, and will continue to ensure the appointment of jurists who meet the highest standards of excellence and integrity.
  27. The Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the following appointments under the judicial application process established in 2016. This process emphasizes transparency, merit, and the diversity of the Canadian population, and will continue to ensure the appointment of jurists who meet the highest standards of excellence and integrity.
  28. Canada continues to stand by Hong Kong residents and supports the freedom and democracy that are cherished by many. The Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, announced today that Canada is extending and expanding the open work permit program for eligible Hong Kong residents.
  29. The Government of Canada shares vision and priorities for Canada’s broadcasting and telecommunications system with the new Chair of the independent agency
  30. Today at the Fifth International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC5), the Honourable Joyce Murray, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, Chief John Powell (Winidi) of the Mamalilikulla First Nation, and the Honourable Nathan Cullen, B.C. Minister of Water, Land and Resource Stewardship, announced fisheries closures and the establishment of a marine refuge, to help protect the ecologically and culturally significant area of Gwaxdlala/Nalaxdlala in Knight Inlet on the coast of British Columbia.
  31. The blueprint for a vast network of marine protected areas (MPAs) across the northern third of Canada’s West Coast is being unveiled after more than a decade of work. Today, 15 First Nations, the Government of Canada, and the Government of British Columbia (B.C.) are jointly announcing the endorsement of the Marine Protected Area Network Action Plan (the Action Plan) for the Northern Shelf Bioregion (NSB).
  32. Protecting the world’s oceans and marine environment is a shared responsibility. Today’s announcement of the joint endorsement of the Marine Protected Area (MPA) Network Action Plan (the Action Plan) for the Northern Shelf Bioregion (NSB) is an important and vital step in ensuring healthy coastal ecosystems now and into the future.
  33. “International Development Week, which takes place this year from February 5 to 11, celebrates the many ways that Canadians work with partners in developing countries to help eradicate poverty and contribute to a more peaceful, inclusive and prosperous world. The actions of partners are critical to advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals..."
  34. Today, the Minister of National Defence, Anita Anand, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mélanie Joly, announced that Canada has deployed a Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) CP-140 Aurora long-range patrol aircraft to support Canada’s efforts to disrupt the activities of gangs in Haiti and demonstrate Canada’s commitment to the Haitian people.
  35. Ministers Pascale St-Onge and Dan Vandal congratulate the athletes and all those who made the 2023 Arctic Winter Games a success
  36. Today, the United States took definitive action to bring down China’s high-altitude surveillance balloon that has violated U.S. and Canadian airspace and international law.
  37. Montréal, Quebec, February 4, 2023 — On February 5, the Samuel De Champlain Bridge will be lit up in red, green, and yellow from sunset to 1 a.m. to celebrate Black History Month.
  38. Cancer is the leading cause of death in Canada. In fact, two in five Canadians will develop cancer in their lifetime and one in four Canadians will die of the disease. Lung, breast, colorectal and prostate cancer are the most commonly diagnosed types of cancer in the country. Although the overall risk of dying from cancer is declining in Canada, the number of new cancer diagnoses and cancer deaths continues to rise. Almost everyone knows a person whose life has been impacted by a cancer diagnosis.
  39. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, announced that she will travel to Delhi, India, from February 6 to 7, to deepen bilateral ties and foster stronger partnerships.
  40. On 4 February 2023, members of the Price Cap Coalition reached consensus on the maximum prices for seaborne Russian-origin petroleum products.
  41. Today, Canada, our G7 partners, and Australia are moving forward with two price caps for seaborne Russian-origin petroleum products, which build on the Russian crude oil price cap announced on December 2, 2022.
  42. The global ocean is facing mounting pressures from climate change and human activities, resulting in threatened ecosystems and biodiversity loss.
  43. Today in Toronto, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, hosted a meeting with provincial and territorial Finance Ministers to discuss the state of the Canadian economy and a range of shared priorities.
  44. The Honourable Joyce Murray, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, Chief John Powell (Winidi) of the Mamalilikulla First Nation, and the Honourable Nathan Cullen, B.C. Minister of Water, Land and Resource Stewardship, will announce the establishment of a new marine refuge in the Gwaxdlala/Nalaxdlala area in Knight Inlet on the coast of British Columbia.
  45. Crisis hotlines are a lifeline to survivors of gender-based violence (GBV) and are critical support services. Today, Jenna Sudds, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, and the Honourable Natalie Jameson, Prince Edward Island’s Minister responsible for the Status of Women, announced $500,000 to support crisis hotlines across Prince Edward Island.
  46. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that Canada is imposing further sanctions in relation to Russia’s illegal invasion and attempted annexation of Ukrainian territory.
  47. Federal and provincial contributions to help promote entrepreneurship
  48. Minister Vandal announces new PrairiesCan service location in Fort McMurray and more than $2.1 million in PrairiesCan funding for Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo area organizations.
  49. Jean Yip, Member of Parliament for Scarborough–Agincourt, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, was joined by MP Shafqat Ali and MP Julie Dzerowicz to announce federal investments totalling nearly $15 million for the installation of more than 2,350 EV chargers, 2,100 of which will be installed across the Greater Toronto Area.
  50. Jean Yip, Member of Parliament for Scarborough—Agincourt, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, Shafqat Ali, Member of Parliament for Brampton Centre, and Julie Dzerowicz, Member of Parliament for Davenport, announced a total investment of $14,863,599 to 32 organizations to install more than 2,350 EV chargers, 2,100 of which will be installed across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).