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  1. Accessing services is the most frequent and important way Canadians interact with the government. To help mark National Seniors Day, Minister of Citizens’ Services Terry Beech highlighted new services for seniors, and all Canadians, in planning for a secure and dignified retirement.
  2. Today is National Seniors Day, a day to celebrate older adults in Canada and express our gratitude for their invaluable accomplishments and ongoing contributions to their families, communities and country.
  3. The Honourable Kamal Khera, Minister of Diversity, Inclusion and Persons with Disabilities, makes a statement to mark Canadian Islamic History Month
  4. Minister Seamus O’Regan Jr. celebrates National Seniors Day
  5. The Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, issued the following statement today for Women's History Month.
  6. The Government of Canada celebrates German Heritage Month
  7. The Government of Canada celebrates Latin American Heritage Month
  8. This evening, the Samuel De Champlain Bridge will be lit up in orange from sunset to 9:30 p.m. to mark the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
  9. On September 30, we mark Canada’s National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. It is a time for all of us to remember the tragic history and ongoing impacts of residential schools—and to honour those who never returned home, survivors, as well as their families and communities.
  10. Today, we honour and remember the children who never returned home, and those who continue to live with the trauma of residential schools. Survivors, their families, and communities have lived with the horrific legacy of residential schools for generations, and these impacts are still being felt.
  11. On September 29, 2023, Jean Hamelin, an inmate from Archambault Institution, died while in our custody of apparent natural causes.
  12. Today, Dr. Brendan Hanley, Member of Parliament for Yukon; Jeanie McLean, Deputy Premier, Minister of Education and Minister responsible for the Women and Gender Equity Directorate; and His Worship Christopher Irvin, Mayor of the Town of Watson Lake, announced a joint investment of more than $16 million to support the planning and construction of water, sewer and road upgrades in Watson Lake.
  13. Today, Robert Oliphant, Member of Parliament for Don Valley West on behalf of the Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Housing, Infrastructure and Communities announced a federal investment of $50,000 to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB Foundation) to support research into how raised cycle tracks at bus stops across Canada impact people with sight loss and developed recommendations for the construction of future raised cycle tracks in Canada.
  14. The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, was in Europe this week meeting with business leaders, international partners and international counterparts in London, U.K., and Paris, France, to attract investment to Canada in critical minerals and clean energy and to strengthen energy cooperation with like-minded allies.
  15. List of 90 Indigenous Guardians projects 2023-2024
  16. Today, the CRTC is advancing its regulatory plan to modernize Canada’s broadcasting framework and ensure online streaming services make meaningful contributions to Canadian and Indigenous content.
  17. The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, published proposed amendments to Canada’s Cross-Border Movement of Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Recyclable Material Regulations
  18. Today, Minister of Indigenous Services Patty Hajdu joined the Matawa Education and Care Centre to celebrate the grand opening of its new facility.
  19. Five La Tuque organizations receive a total of over $600,000 in financial assistance from CED.
  20. CED grants $300,000 to the organization for its project to improve its outdoor facilities.
  21. Successful Indigenous Guardians initiatives now in over a quarter of First Nations across Canada
  22. When food and other organic wastes are disposed of in landfills, they produce methane, a powerful greenhouse gas. Municipal solid waste landfills are responsible for almost one quarter of Canada’s methane emissions, which are generated when biodegradable waste decomposes. Cutting methane emissions from all sources, including landfills, is one of the fastest and most cost-effective ways to combat climate change.
  23. Lieutenant-General Jocelyn Paul, Commander Canadian Army, and Rob Chambers, Assistant Deputy Minister (Infrastructure and Environment), issued the following statement to mark the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day
  24. The public had an opportunity to witness a historical celebration held by the West Nova Scotia Regiment who proudly celebrated their new Regimental and King’s Colours at the Change of Colours ceremony at Grand Pré National Historic Site, on September 24, 2023.
  25. Consistent with DND/CAF directives, I have made the decision to permanently remove Colonel Leif Dahl from his position as 8 Wing Commander effective 28 September 2023.
  26. Canadians expect to live in a society where the criminal justice system is fair and impartial and supports the needs of victims.
  27. Federal and provincial investments will help the Atlantic Canada Fish Farmers Association co-host the 2023 Responsible Seafood Summit
  28. Today, the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced the launch of the new Dairy Innovation and Investment Fund. With an investment of up to $333 million over the next 10 years, the Fund will help the Canadian dairy sector increase its competitiveness and adapt to new market realities. The Fund is part of the Government of Canada’s commitment to support supply-managed sectors for the impacts of the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA).
  29. The new Dairy Innovation and Investment Fund will provide Canadian dairy processors with non-repayable contributions to help the dairy sector better manage the structural surplus of solids non-fat in Canada. This Fund will be delivered by the Canadian Dairy Commission on behalf of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.
  30. Yesterday, Health Canada launched the Canadian Product Safety Pledge for consumer products and cosmetics sold online.
  31. Yesterday, the Honourable Greg Fergus, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health and to the President of the Treasury Board, on behalf of the Honourable Mark Holland, Canada’s Minister of Health, announced the launch of the Canadian Product Safety Pledge, with Amazon Canada and eBay Canada as the first signatories to the pledge.
  32. The Government of Canada, the Government of Quebec and Investissement Québec are providing financial assistance to Pro‑Mec Élite in the amount of $4,138,200 as part of its growth plan, launched in 2019.
  33. Today, the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, joined by the Honourable Margaret Nakashuk, Nunavut’s Minister responsible for the Status of Women, and the Honourable John Main, Nunavut’s Minister of Health, made a historic announcement of up to $17 million to help the victims and survivors of gender-based violence.
  34. The Government of Canada supports the electric and zero-emissions vehicle industry because we have people who will reach their potential and create new possibilities while contributing to our goal of net-zero emissions by 2050.
  35. Today, Minister Khera marks the Mid-Autumn Festival.
  36. Bobby Morrissey, Member of Parliament for Egmont, P.E.I., on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, announced up to $19 million for Maritime Electric Company’s Sustainable Electrification initiative. The project will reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and provide for the efficient use of renewable energy sources located on Prince Edward Island.
  37. Today, Andy Fillmore, Member of Parliament for Halifax, and Sydney Mogae, Chair of the Parker Street Food & Furniture Bank, announced a federal investment of more than $218,000 to support a green retrofit for the Parker Street Food & Furniture Bank.
  38. Today, the Honourable Ya'ara Saks, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health, announced the launch of the 2023 national call for proposals for Health Canada’s Substance Use and Addictions Program (SUAP). The deadline to submit applications is November 22, 2023
  39. To help support the response to the overdose crisis and address harms related to substance use and the toxic illegal drug supply, the Government of Canada has announced more than $4 million in funding for four innovative community-led projects in Ottawa, Ontario.
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  41. Nicolas Simard becomes Ambassador to the Republic of Mali. Mr. Simard replaces François Lafrenière.
  42. Today, the Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Housing, Infrastructure and Communities, Terry Duguid, Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister and Special Advisor for Water and Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South, and His Worship Charlie Clark, Mayor of Saskatoon, announced a joint investment of over $34 million to support Saskatoon’s Green Network, which provides people and wildlife with access to continuous, high quality green spaces and natural areas in the city.
  43. The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, announced $23.4 million for EDF Renewables Canada’s Cypress 2 Wind Project in southern Alberta. The project will increase renewable energy capacity and grid services in Alberta, while significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and creating good jobs in the province.
  44. Today, the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, announced close to $2 million for four organizations in Nunavut.
  45. Today, Jaime Battiste, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Member of Parliament for Sydney-Victoria, announced a $95,500 non-repayable ACOA contribution to the Ingonish Development Society (IDS) to develop a regional tourism strategy.
  46. Joyce’s Principle was created in response to Joyce Echaquan’s death, and aims to ensure that all Indigenous Peoples have the right to equitable access, without discrimination, to all health and social services. To this end, the Government of Canada has announced a bilateral agreement with the provinces and territories for a new $2-billion Indigenous Health Equity Fund that will be distributed equitably across the country. We are also jointly developing Indigenous legislation to ensure the safety and well-being of Indigenous Peoples within Canada’s health systems.
  47. Canada is deeply concerned by the rapid increase in humanitarian needs arising from the crisis in Nagorno-Karabakh that has forced more than 70,000 people to flee to Armenia since last week, a number that is increasing daily.
  48. Today, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, and Economic Development, delivered remarks at the 2023 Elevate Festival, Canada’s largest technology and innovation festival.
  49. The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, will be in Saint-Hyacinthe to announce significant financial support for the dairy sector. The Minister will be accompanied by Francis Drouin, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food.
  50. CBSA officers from Metro Vancouver District seized 196 kg of opium concealed within inbound shipping containers.