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  1. As we enter into over a year since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses, communities, and organizations throughout Nunavut and across the territories are continuing to feel the impacts on the economy. That’s why the Government of Canada continues to be there to not only support Northern businesses through their challenges, but to also continue to support their recovery by making strategic investments in the foundations and structures already in place to keep the Northern economy going.
  2. The Government of Canada is stepping up to help businesses in Nunavut, while creating and maintaining jobs, enhancing Indigenous business development and maximizing opportunities throughout the region.
  3. Additional space will enable Pugwash social enterprise to create more vocational opportunities for adults with disabilities
  4. Today, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, announced the signature of a bilateral agreement with Alberta to support efforts to expand virtual health care services for its residents. Under the agreement, the province will invest federal funding based on agreed-upon pan-Canadian priorities for accelerating virtual health care services during the pandemic.
  5. Health Canada is updating Canadians and healthcare professionals about its ongoing safety review of very rare events of blood clots associated with low levels of blood platelets following immunization with the AstraZeneca and COVISHIELD COVID-19 vaccines.
  6. Canadians are encouraged to stand in solidarity with LGBTQ2 communities on International Day of Pink
  7. Media are required to register for the National Commemorative Ceremony for His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh
  8. Today, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, announced $150 million for better ventilation in public buildings to help reduce the risk of aerosol transmission of COVID-19.
  9. To address the challenges faced by communities as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of Canada is investing an additional $150 million to help reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission by funding projects to assess, monitor, and improve indoor air quality and ventilation, including upgrades or conversions of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems, as well as community-based solutions in First Nations.
  10. Today, Tamil communities in Canada and around the world celebrate Puthandu, the Tamil New Year
  11. Joint federal and provincial funding through the Investing in Canada Plan will support over 9,800 projects at almost 3,900 schools and co-located childcare facilities across 74 school boards throughout Ontario.
  12. The governments of Canada and Ontario announced $656.5 million in funding to provide critical infrastructure upgrades to protect students and staff from COVID-19 in the province’s schools.
  13. Today, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, and John Tory, Mayor of Toronto, announced more than $7.7 million for three projects to increase access to safer supply and provide a new harm reduction and treatment option for people living with opioid use disorder in Toronto.
  14. The Government of Canada continues to support communities across Canada as they respond to the overdose crisis during the pandemic and beyond. This includes supporting expanded access to safer supply projects to offer a pharmaceutical alternative to the toxic illegal drug supply. As part of these efforts, the Government of Canada is providing $7,741,951 million in funding for three safer supply projects to help people with opioid use disorder in Toronto, Ontario.
  15. The health and well-being of Canadians are the top priorities for the Government of Canada and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. Communities across Canada are on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic, and need immediate assistance to ensure their public infrastructure is safe and reliable.
  16. Joint funding through the Investing in Canada infrastructure program will support eight public and road infrastructure projects in Corner Brook and neighboring municipalities.
  17. Members of the media are invited to an important virtual announcement regarding important infrastructure upgrades with Gudie Hutchings, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development and Member of Parliament for Long Range Mountains, on behalf of the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development and the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; and the Honourable Elvis Loveless, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure.
  18. On April 13, 2021, Brodie Patrick Bingley, an inmate from Pacific Institution died while in our custody.
  19. Members of the media are invited to an important infrastructure funding announcement with the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Canada’s Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; the Honourable Jill Dunlop, Associate Minister of Children and Women’s Issues and Member of Provincial Parliament for Simcoe North; and Wanda Smith, Executive Director of the Native Horizons Treatment Centre.
  20. Today, I am announcing that the Government of Canada will step in to support Air Canada, its nearly 15,000 active employees, and its customers. This support will be in the form of loans that Air Canada will repay to the federal government; and equity, which will give the Canadian government a stake in the company.
  21. Today, the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today spoke with Ralph Gonsalves, Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Trade, National Security, Legal Affairs and Information of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
  22. Members of the media are invited to an important announcement regarding public and road infrastructure with Gudie Hutchings, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development and Member of Parliament for Long Range Mountains, on behalf of the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development; the Honourable Elvis Loveless, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, and the Honourable Andrew Parsons, Minister of Industry, Energy and Technology.
  23. The Government of Canada today issued an advisory for Canadian companies doing business with Myanmar-related entities.
  24. Public Services and Procurement Canada wishes to advise motorists that the Alexandra Bridge will remain closed to vehicular traffic for an extended period, so the work related to the structural steel replacement on the bridge can continue.
  25. Sikh communities in Canada and abroad celebrate Vaisakhi today
  26. The Poultry and Egg On-Farm Investment Program and Market Development Program for Turkey and Chicken are delivering on the Government of Canada’s commitment to provide full and fair compensation to supply-managed sectors for market access concessions made under the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).
  27. Thanks to a joint investment of $28.9M made as part of Canada–Quebec Operation High Speed, 2,632 households in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region will have access to Bell high-speed Internet services by September 2022.
  28. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the everyday lives of Canadians, particularly young people who are facing unprecedented challenges, with fewer jobs, disruptions in their studies and overall uncertainty of the future.
  29. Today, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced details of two new programs designed to help drive innovation and market development for Canada’s 4,800 chicken, turkey and egg farmers
  30. Citizens of all democracies, including Canada, need to know they can trust and rely on the integrity and security of their democratic institutions and processes. The increased use of the Internet and other technology, while bringing many positive developments, has also led to new cyber-based threats to these institutions, including new forms of foreign interference in elections.
  31. The Compendium is a good practice guide to help build global expertise and understanding about effective ways to counter election interference, combining observations from the community into six key areas. The following backgrounder is an overview of the observations from each area.
  32. The Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, on behalf of the Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., and Garth Frizzell, President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), today launched the Community Buildings Retrofit initiative to help communities of all sizes overcome the barriers of limited budgets and expertise when undertaking greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction projects.
  33. Thanks to a joint investment of $22.7M made as part of Canada–Quebec Operation High Speed, close to 3,000 households in the Memphremagog region will have access to Cogeco high-speed Internet services by September 2022. Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Member of Parliament for Compton—Stanstead;
  34. CEPA is Canada’s cornerstone environmental protection law that has been used to reduce air pollution from industry and vehicles, ban asbestos and keep microbeads out of our water. And it is through CEPA that the Government is moving to ban harmful single-use plastics.
  35. 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, Minister of Infrastructure for Ontario; and the Honourable Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education for Ontario.
  36. Today, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Canada’s Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; Arif Virani, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada and Member of Parliament for Parkdale–High Park; Christine Hogarth, Parliamentary Assistant to the Solicitor General and Member of Provincial Parliament for Etobicoke–Lakeshore, on behalf of the Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; His Worship John Tory, Mayor of the City of Toronto; Kara Lysne-Paris, President of the Board of Directors for the High Park Nature Centre; and Simone Stock, Interim Board Chair of the Friends of High Park Zoo, announced funding for projects that will improve sport and recreational infrastructure in Toronto.
  37. The Government of Canada is investing over $8.9 million towards these projects through the Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada plan. The Government of Ontario is providing more than $7.4 million while the City of Toronto is contributing over $5.2 million to their projects.
  38. Federal government support will foster greater inclusion and retention of newcomers, and create nine jobs
  39. Members of the media are invited to a national infrastructure announcement with the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Environment and Climate Change; His Worship, Kennedy Stewart, Mayor of the City of Vancouver; and Akua Schatz, Vice President, Market Engagement and Advocacy, Canada Green Building Council.
  40. Today, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, spoke with U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, John Kerry, during the second meeting of the High-Level Ministerial Dialogue on Climate Ambition.
  41. Please be advised that Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament for Northwest Territories, on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for CanNor, will make a virtual announcement tomorrow regarding five key community and Indigenous-led projects in the Northwest Territories.
  42. Today, the Government of Canada delivered on its commitment to amend the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA) and recognized that Canadians have a right to a healthy environment.
  43. Today, Marie-France Lalonde, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages (FedDev Ontario and Official Languages), announced Sarnia–Lambton’s official designation as a Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) Point—a single point of access to resources and information relating to programs that relieve duties, tariffs and taxes for businesses engaged in importing and exporting.
  44. Today, the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard and Member of Parliament for South Shore—St. Margarets, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and the Honourable Derek Mombourquette, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development and Member of the Legislative Assembly for Sydney—Whitney Pier, announced funding to create outdoor learning spaces for all public Nova Scotia elementary schools.
  45. Chief Patricia Bernard of the Madawaska Maliseet First Nation and the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, announced a major step forward on the path of reconciliation and renewal.
  46. Today, the Honourable Bardish Chagger, Minister of Diversity and Inclusion and Youth and Member of Parliament for Waterloo, announced a FedDev Ontario repayable contribution of over $1.9 million for Swenco Ltd., one of North America’s leading manufacturers and distributors of components for the safety footwear industry, to expand operations for the full-time production of COVID-19-related PPE.
  47. The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, and the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, announced financial support for Air Canada.
  48. The government’s financial support to Air Canada is being provided under the Large Employer Emergency Financing Facility (LEEFF). The Canada Enterprise Emergency Funding Corporation (CEEFC) has committed to provide $4 billion in repayable loans and an equity investment in Air Canada of $500 million in newly-issued Class B Voting Shares at a 15 per cent discount to their recent trading price. CEEFC will also receive warrants on Air Canada stock in an amount equal to 10 per cent of the loan commitments (CEEFC’s news release contains detailed information regarding the warrants).
  49. We, the G7 foreign ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States of America and the High Representative of the European Union, are deeply concerned by the large, ongoing buildup of Russian military forces on Ukraine’s borders and in illegally annexed Crimea.
  50. On February 24, 2021, Washington State residents Bradley Wogalmott, Geoffrey Hoover, and Jonathan Magee, plead guilty in Campbell River Provincial Court to numerous violations of Canada’s Fisheries Act. The Honourable Judge Crockett ordered significant penalties for the three men.