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  1. Government to ban sanctioned Russians from entering Canada
  2. Members of the media are invited to attend a cultural infrastructure announcement
  3. With pandemic restrictions easing around the world, interest in travel is growing among Canadians, and demand for new or renewed passports is growing along with it. Service Canada is experiencing increases in passport processing times, and is responding by prioritizing those travelling imminently and ensuring that those with less urgent needs can access the right service channels for them.
  4. Everyone has the right to feel safe in being their true self and expressing their gender and sexuality freely. The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia gives us an opportunity to reaffirm the equality of LGBTQ2I persons and also strengthen alliances and partnerships.
  5. Message from the Minister of Health and the Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health - International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, May 17, 2022
  6. Today, the Honourable Pascale St-Onge, Minister of Sport and Minister responsible for the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, and Jonatan Julien, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources and Minister Responsible for the Côte-Nord and Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine Regions, on behalf of Isabelle Charest, Minister for Education and Minister Responsible for the Status of Women, announced funding for the renovation of the Centre Henri-Desjardins in Baie-Comeau.
  7. Wayne Long, Member of Parliament for Saint John–Rothesay, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, announced nearly $50 million for the Burchill Wind Limited partnership between Wolumseket, owned by Neqotkuk (also known as Tobique First Nation), and Natural Forces Development to deploy renewable energy and grid modernization technologies to support clean energy to Saint John. Burchill Wind Limited also contributed to the project, bringing the total investments to nearly $95 million.
  8. Transport Canada is continuously working with the railway industry to update rules, regulations and standards that improve the safety of Canada’s railway system and protect all Canadians who live and work along rail lines.
  9. Following a Health Canada investigation, Alain Laflamme, the sole director of National Agricultural Corporation, doing business as Adult Source (a chain of adult stores in Calgary, Alberta) pleaded guilty to charges under the Food and Drugs Act related to the sale of unauthorized male sexual enhancement drugs. On April 28, 2022, National Agricultural Corporation received a $30,000 fine and a 12-month probation order prohibiting the sale, importation, packaging, manufacturing and distribution of any health products, including drugs, natural health products and medical devices.
  10. The Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada, will travel to Berlin, Germany, to attend the G7 Development Ministers’ Meeting from May 18 to 19, 2022.
  11. The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) is pleased to announce the selection of Ms. Shannon Bernays as the Ship’s Sponsor for the third Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS), the future Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Max Bernays, which was named after her grandfather.
  12. The Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies (SIIT) Indigenous Practical Nursing program is expanding its Indigenous Practical Nursing Diploma program to rural and remote locations.
  13. Today, the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, issued the following statement
  14. Speech on May 16, 2022, by the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, to U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Resources.
  15. Every Canadian deserves to fully participate in all spheres of society, regardless of their gender identity or sexual orientation. Through its programs and policies, the Government of Canada is committed to protecting LGBTQ2 equality and continuing to address systemic discrimination.
  16. On May 16, the Honourable Marc Miller provided an update on the Government of Canada’s actions to support First Nations, Inuit and Métis-led, Survivor-centric and culturally informed initiatives helping Indigenous communities respond to, and heal from the ongoing impacts of residential schools.
  17. Canada and FCM support strengthened asset management in a Northwest Territories community
  18. The University of Saskatchewan’s College of Dentistry, together with the Northern Inter-Tribal Health Authority (NITHA), Northlands College and Saskatchewan Polytechnic, are collaborating to establish the first and only accredited Indigenous dental therapy degree program of its kind in Canada.
  19. Library and Archives Canada (LAC) will fund three projects submitted by local organizations in Northwest Territories and Yukon under the Documentary Heritage Communities Program (DHCP).
  20. Library and Archives Canada (LAC) will fund eight projects submitted by local organizations in Quebec under the Documentary Heritage Communities Program (DHCP).
  21. Library and Archives Canada (LAC) will fund eleven projects submitted by local organizations in Ontario under the Documentary Heritage Communities Program (DHCP).
  22. Library and Archives Canada (LAC) will fund seven projects submitted by local organizations in British Columbia under the Documentary Heritage Communities Program (DHCP).
  23. Through its Documentary Heritage Communities Program (DHCP), Library and Archives Canada (LAC) will contribute $13,991 in funding to the Annapolis Heritage Society, in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia. The funded project aims to preserve and make accessible a collection of photographs.
  24. Library and Archives Canada (LAC) will fund eight projects submitted by local organizations in the Prairie provinces under the Documentary Heritage Communities Program (DHCP).
  25. The Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development, together with the Honourable Lisa Beare, British Columbia Minister of Citizens' Services, will make an announcement about improving high-speed Internet access and mobile connectivity.
  26. This week, from May 18 to 20, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, will participate in the G7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meetings in Bonn and Königswinter, Germany.
  27. The 2022 summer visitor season officially kicks off at Parks Canada Mainland Nova Scotia sites!
  28. Government of Canada fueling community revitalization and creating the conditions for local economies to thrive as they rebound from the effects of COVID-19
  29. Expanding trade relations with and investments in African countries is crucial to Canada’s global economic recovery, as is establishing trade partnerships in expanding economies and diversifying supply chains to ensure continued prosperity.
  30. Today, Defence Minister Anita Anand hosted a virtual Security and Defence Dialogue with her counterparts from Arctic allied and partner states, including the Kingdom of Denmark (Denmark, the Faroe Islands and Greenland), Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, and the United States.
  31. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today concluded a productive trip to Germany where she participated in multilateral and bilateral discussions at the G7 and NATO foreign ministers’ meetings.
  32. CED grants $750,000 to Micmac Nation of Gespeg to improve its community facilities and kickstart its development.
  33. Sarnia, Ontario – The Canadian Coast Guard advises the public that an Environmental Response exercise will be conducted on the St. Clair River, near Walpole Island, Ontario, on May 17, 2022.
  34. On May 6, 2022, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, a package containing contraband and unauthorized items was seized at Drummond Institution, a medium security federal institution.
  35. The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, concluded a productive trip to Stuttgart, Germany, where she took part in the annual G7 Agriculture Ministers Meeting (AMM) to advance shared priorities and discuss Canada’s agricultural interests regarding trade, supply chains, food security and environmental sustainability.
  36. The High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Vice President of the Commission (HR/VP), Josep Borrell, and Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Mélanie Joly, met today in Brussels for the Third Joint Ministerial Committee (JMC) under the EU–Canada Strategic Partnership Agreement (SPA). Recalling the EU-Canada Summit Joint Statement of June 2021, the Joint Ministerial Committee reviewed and charted the way ahead in the EU–Canada relationship, which represents a force for stability and prosperity in the transatlantic area and beyond.
  37. Canada has long been a global leader in the production of high-quality, nutritious food. Exporting these products plays a significant role in supporting our economy and contributing to the overall profitability and strength of the agricultural sector. Today, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced an investment of nearly $1.8 million for the Canadian Food Exporters Association (CFEA), over two years, to help open and maintain markets for Canadian exporters around the world and to facilitate the entry of numerous small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) into international markets.
  38. The Government of Canada invests over $2 million in 2022 Platinum Jubilee celebrations
  39. The Government of Canada invests over $2 million in 2022 Platinum Jubilee celebrations
  40. Starting May 16, Canadian educators will have a brand new online workshop to teach students ages 13 to 18 how to use photos, voiceover and music to create engaging short digital stories.
  41. The White Buffalo Treatment Centre Board of Directors and staff, in partnership with Indigenous Services Canada, is pleased to announce the grand opening of their permanent facility located on Muskoday First Nation, Saskatchewan.
  42. Twelve new and classic animated shorts from the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) will be featured at the 11th annual Animation Festival of Halifax (AFX), with screenings presented live in-person from May 5 to 7 and online from May 5 to 15.
  43. The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development, today issued the following statement regarding the publication of Canada’s new dairy tariff rate quota (TRQ) policies under the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA).
  44. This May, will be streaming more films than ever free of charge. To mark Asian and Jewish heritage months, the selection of productions from NFB studios across the country includes two channels that shine a spotlight on the rich heritage of these communities in Canada.
  45. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Government of Canada has helped millions of Canadians, including seniors, by providing them with COVID-19 related supports and benefits. As Canada emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government will continue to support community organizations that make a difference and create opportunities for seniors to stay active and involved in their communities.
  46. The New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) is a federal grants and contributions program that funds projects that empower seniors in their communities and contribute to improving seniors’ health and well-being.
  47. The Canadian Coast Guard’s Inshore Rescue Boat stations on the Great Lakes, Georgian Bay and St. Lawrence River are now open.
  48. Today, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, launched a public consultation to develop Canada’s first National Adaptation Strategy, a whole-of-society blueprint for coordinated action across the country, ensuring communities and Canadians are prepared for the impacts of climate change.
  49. The Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister of Public Services and Procurement, today announced that Zeidler Architecture Inc. (Toronto, Canada), in association with David Chipperfield Architects (London, United Kingdom), was selected as the winning team in the Architectural Design Competition for the redevelopment of Block 2.
  50. Government of Canada to announce support for the Royal United Services Institute of New Brunswick