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  1. Five years ago, on May 10, 2016, the Government of Canada changed its position to fully support the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. On this day we endorsed the Declaration without qualification and committed to its full and effective implementation. We acknowledged the enormous effort and struggle from Indigenous leaders, across Canada and the world, to bring the Declaration into fruition and the Government of Canada became an active partner in the collaborative work to advance its implementation. These efforts have resulted in a significant shift in the global will to protect the rights, culture, language, dignity and well-being of Indigenous peoples worldwide
  2. In a year filled with unknowns, nurses have been one of the few consistencies across the country; stepping up and showing up to support an often-overwhelmed health care system.
  3. The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, issued the following statement today to recognize National Nursing Week.
  4. Today, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, kicked-off a roundtable discussion with Ontario agriculture stakeholders by announcing an investment of $4.2 million to launch Living Lab – Ontario in the Lake Erie region.
  5. On Thursday, May 6, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, and Rodrigo Yáñez, Chile’s Under-Secretary for International Economic Relations, signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to foster collaboration on intellectual property (IP) and innovation issues.
  6. Media representatives are invited to a press conference at which the Quebec Lieutenant, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and for Honoré-Mercier, the Honorable Pablo Rodriguez, and the Minister for Education and Minister responsible for the Status of Women, Isabelle Charest, will make an announcement concerning recreational and sports infrastructure in the region of Abitibi-Témiscamingue.
  7. The Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, led the Canadian delegation to the 3rd Arctic Science Ministerial held in Tokyo, Japan—and virtually—on May 8-9, 2021.
  8. The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, today announced two reappointments in the transportation sector.
  9. Today, the Government of Canada is investing over $8.9 million through the COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure plan. The Government of Ontario is contributing more than $2.2 million.
  10. Tenera Care undertakes first production run of its monitoring and contact tracing system
  11. OTTAWA, ONTARIO — The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, the Minister of National Revenue and Member of Parliament for Gaspésie – Les-Îles-de-la-Madeleine, the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, and the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development and Member of Parliament for Long Range Mountains, Gudie Hutchings, will hold a virtual news conference to announce new funding programs as well as the financing of projects to support Canadian airports.
  12. Today, the Government of Canada announced its plan to issue a US-dollar-denominated global bond later this week, subject to market conditions.
  13. Thanks to a $62.8-million joint investment made as part of Canada–Quebec Operation High Speed, 15,350 households in the Laurentides region will have access to Cogeco high-speed Internet services by September 2022.
  14. Today, the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, and Member of Parliament for Cardigan, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, along with the Honourable Dennis King, Premier of Prince Edward Island and Abegweit First Nation Chief Roderick W. Gould Jr., announced funding for active transportation and social infrastructure for the Abegweit First Nation community.
  15. Canadian Heritage invites artists and content creators of all backgrounds and disciplines to share their current reality during and prior to the COVID-19 pandemic
  16. The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement:“Canada is deeply saddened by the loss of life and injuries in Colombia over the last week.
  17. On May 9, 2021, Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, issued the following statement on COVID-19.
  18. The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement: “Canada is following the situation in Jerusalem closely. We call for immediate de-escalation of tensions and for all sides to avoid any unilateral actions.
  19. Correctional Service Canada (CSC) advises that one inmate and two staff members recently tested positive for COVID-19 at Edmonton Institution, located in Edmonton, Alberta. We are closely monitoring the situation and measures are in place to minimize spread of the virus within the institution.
  20. Today, the Canadian Coast Guard welcomes 37 new officers to our ranks. Despite the significant challenges posed by COVID-19, each of these new officers has persevered and mastered the skills necessary to serve Canadians across the country, and ensure that the Coast Guard stands ready to respond to incidents on our waterways.
  21. On Tuesday, May 11, at 1:00 p.m. ET, NASA will hold a virtual briefing about the James Webb Space Telescope, the most powerful and complex space telescope ever built.
  22. Today, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, joined Anja Karliczek, Germany’s Federal Minister of Education and Research, to celebrate 50 successful years of the Canada-Germany Science and Technology Agreement.
  23. In partnership with Forschungszentrum Jülich and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany, Natural Resources Canada and the National Research Council of Canada today announced the German–Canadian Materials Acceleration Centre (GC-MAC).
  24. Today, the Honourable Jim Carr, Minister and Special Representative for the Prairies, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Prasad Panda, Alberta’s Minister of Infrastructure, and Dr. Diana Steinhauer, President of the Yellowhead Tribal College, announced joint funding to upgrade educational facilities at the Yellowhead Tribal College. Once the project is completed, students will benefit from a restructured classroom and laboratory, expected to increase educational attainment in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).
  25. The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, today announced the appointment of France Pégeot as Chairperson of the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) for a term of five years.
  26. Yesterday, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, met virtually with Damien O’Connor, New Zealand’s Minister for Agriculture and Minister for and Export Growth, Biosecurity, Land Information and Rural Communities.
  27. Expansion will lead to company growth and create full-time jobs in rural New Brunswick
  28. Today, we are announcing that a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in support of the United Kingdom-Canada Inuit Nunangat and Arctic Region Research Programme was signed by Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, United Kingdom Research and Innovation, POLAR Knowledge Canada, the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), Parks Canada Agency, and Fonds de recherche du Québec.
  29. A global outbreak requires a global response. Canada has made significant investments to ensure that COVID-19 vaccines, therapeutics, and diagnostics are affordable and equitably distributed globally.
  30. Yesterday, as part of the Government of Canada’s commitment to enhance confidence in the criminal justice system, particularly among survivors of sexual assault, changes to the Judges Act and Criminal Code received Royal Assent and came into force.
  31. Mental Health Week, and Child and Youth Mental Health Day are about celebrating, protecting and promoting mental health. More than ever, the COVID-19 pandemic has reminded us of the crucial importance of taking care of our mental wellness.
  32. Today, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced the 24 semi-finalists for Streams A and B of the $20-million Food Waste Reduction Challenge, an initiative under the Food Policy for Canada.
  33. The $20-million Food Waste Reduction Challenge was launched in November 2020 to accelerate and advance diverse and high-impact solutions to food waste in Canada.
  34. Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design to help Indigenous arts and craft producers grow their businesse
  35. Today, Ryan Turnbull, Member of Parliament for Whitby, on behalf of the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development, announced $999,200 in federal funding to bring high-speed Internet to 4,557 underserved households in the communities of Orono, Hampton, Blackstock, Enniskillen, Columbus, Solina, Manchester, Burketon Station, Pontypool, Raglan, Ashburn, Myrtle Station, Kendal, Nestleton Station, North Oshawa and Macedonian Village. Ruralwave is investing an additional $542,000, and Bell Canada is investing an additional $210,000.
  36. Kingston, Ontario, May 7, 2021 – Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise marine users that the LaSalle Causeway will operate on a reduced schedule for navigational traffic.
  37. Members of the media are invited to attend an important virtual infrastructure event with the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Communities and Infrastructure; the Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; and His Worship Jim Watson, Mayor of the City of Ottawa.
  38. Under the new judicial application process introduced by the Minister of Justice on October 20, 2016, any interested and qualified Canadian lawyer or judge may apply for federal judicial appointment by completing a questionnaire. The questionnaires are then used by the Judicial Advisory Committees across Canada to review candidates and submit a list of “highly recommended” and “recommended” candidates for consideration by the Minister of Justice. Candidates are advised that parts of their questionnaire may be made available to the public, with their consent, should they be appointed to the bench. The information is published as it was submitted by the candidates at the time they applied, subject to editing where necessary for privacy reasons.
  39. Today, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, issued the following statement:“The Government of Canada remains committed to working with all international partners to reach a speedy and just end to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  40. Kingston, Ontario, May 7, 2021 — Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise motorists of alternating lane closure on the LaSalle Causeway for repair work .
  41. Yesterday, the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services; the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations; and Pam Damoff, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indigenous Services, met with Indigenous, provincial and territorial partners from across the country to discuss progress on the implementation of An Act Respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis Children, Youth and Families. The Act affirms the rights of Indigenous Peoples to exercise jurisdiction in relation to child and family services for their communities. It also establishes guiding principles, including the best interests of the child, cultural continuity and substantive equality, to guide the provision of child and family services in relation to Indigenous children. It responds to the Truth and Reconciliation’s Calls to Action and to the Calls for Justice from the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and supports the implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
  42. Joint federal, provincial and municipal funding is being allocated to 10 recreational infrastructure projects which will be completed in communities in the Eastern Townships Region. These projects include renovations to recreation centres, playgrounds and other sports facilities.
  43. As the pandemic has made us more aware of the importance of having a healthy population, the governments of Canada and Quebec are proud to support nearly 200 recreational and sports infrastructure projects across Quebec. Thanks to these investments, Quebec municipalities will have modern and safe facilities that are easily accessible, creating winning conditions for engaging in physical activities in our communities.
  44. Thanks to a total investment of $50.1 million made as part of Canada–Quebec Operation High Speed, 6 930 households in the Centre-du-Québec region will have access to high-speed Internet services by September 2022.
  45. Members of the media are invited to attend an important announcement regarding active transportation and social infrastructure for the Abegweit First Nation with the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence and Member of Parliament for Cardigan, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Dennis King, Premier of Prince Edward Island, and Chief Roderick W. Gould Jr. of the Abegweit First Nation.
  46. Yesterday, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, and Andrés Valenciano, Minister of Foreign Trade, Costa Rica, met bilaterally for the first time, virtually, and discussed expanding Canada and Costa Rica’s already strong trading relationship.
  47. Today, Bill C-14, An Act to implement certain provisions of the economic statement tabled in Parliament on November 30, 2020 and other measures received Royal Assent, providing support to Canadian families with young children, young people and recent grads, and businesses hit hardest by the pandemic.
  48. Mr. Speaker, it is my sincere pleasure to join this debate on Bill C-30, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on April 19, 2021 and other measures.
  49. Collaboration with provincial partners and Indigenous communities is essential to walking the shared path of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. Renewing that relationship includes upholding and protecting Indigenous peoples’ inherent right to self-determination, and ensuring community well-being and safety.
  50. Yesterday, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, spoke with Muhammad Lutfi, Indonesia’s Minister of Trade, to advance trade and investment relations between the 2 countries.