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  1. Please be advised that the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, Valerie Gideon, Associate Deputy Minister of Indigenous Services Canada, and Dr. Tom Wong, Chief Medical Officer of Public Health, will hold a news conference to provide an update on coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
  2. Seniors are too often victims of not only physical and sexual abuse, but also neglect, psychological or financial abuse, often perpetrated by a person in a position of trust. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerabated these harms by further isolating many seniors. Yet there is no one accepted definition of senior abuse in Canada or around the world, hampering collaboration, data collection and progress against this scourge.
  3. The Honourable Bardish Chagger, Minister of Diversity and Inclusion and Youth and Member of Parliament for Waterloo, on behalf of the Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Natural Resources, today announced a $100,000 investment for the University of Waterloo to work with Wilfrid Laurier University to install 20 electric vehicle (EV) chargers at both campuses providing employees, students and visitors with more options to charge and drive their vehicles where they live, work and learn.
  4. The Government of Canada introduces Bill C-32, an Act for the Substantive Equality of French and English and the Strengthening of the Official Languages Act
  5. Cove Kombucha receives support to increase brewing capacity and meet growing demand
  6. The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, will deliver a keynote address and moderate a panel at the Diversio and Rosenzweig & Company “Gender and Racial Equality in the C-Suite: An International Dialogue” event.
  7. The Canadian Forces Intelligence Command (CFINTCOM) completed a change of command ceremony today between Vice-Admiral Scott Bishop and Major-General Michael Wright.
  8. The Government of Canada reappointed Marie Chapman as Director of the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
  9. Financial abuse is a common form of elder abuse in Canada, but it can be hard to recognize and often goes unreported.
  10. Members of the media are invited to attend an important infrastructure announcement regarding COVID-19 response and active transportation for Central Prince Edward Island with Wayne Easter, Member of Parliament for Malpeque, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and the Honourable Dennis King, Premier of Prince Edward Island.
  11. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages, will provide information on the modernization and strengthening of the Official Languages Act
  12. From June to September, Pride Season brings together members of diverse LGBTQ2 communities and allies in celebrating the resilience, spirit, and talent of LGBTQ2 people
  13. The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing more than $22.2 million to protect the health, and well-being of residents in 130 municipalities throughout eastern Ontario.
  14. The Government of Canada is investing more than $17.7 million towards these projects through the COVID-19 Resilience Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. The Government of Ontario is contributing more than $4.4 million to the projects.
  15. Backgrounder: Details on the tabling of the Government of Canada's bill to modernize and strengthen the Official Languages Act
  16. Today, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, announced the launch of the Ask the Experts advertising campaign. This campaign features short videos by trusted experts answering some of the most common questions people have about the COVID-19 vaccines.
  17. René Arseneault, Member of Parliament (Madawaska–Restigouche), announces funding for the Town of Saint Léonard, New Brunswick, to create an outdoor community space
  18. Today, John McKay, Member of Parliament for Scarborough—Guildwood, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; Vijay Thanigasalam, Parliamentary Assistant to Ontario’s Minister of Transportation and Member of Provincial Parliament for Scarborough-Rouge Park ,on behalf of the Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; and His Worship John Tory, Mayor of the City of Toronto announced joint funding to support the rehabilitation of the Tam Heather Curling Club in Toronto.
  19. René Arseneault, Member of Parliament (Madawaska–Restigouche), will announce funding for the creation of an outdoor community space in Saint-Léonard, New Brunswick
  20. The Government of Canada is committed to improving road safety in Canada by taking measures to reduce commercial driver fatigue. That is why it has mandated the use of electronic logging devices. They are intended to ensure that commercial drivers stay within their daily driving limit and accurately log their working hours.
  21. Parks Canada announces the inauguration of the upstream wharf at the Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Canal National Historic Site
  22. The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, responsible for the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), today announced the appointment of Tania Clark and Vivek Jain to the BDC’s Board of Directors, effective June 11, 2021.
  23. The federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Marie-Claude Bibeau, and the Quebec Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, André Lamontagne, announced the creation of the Ministerial Initiative on Agri-Food Action/Prevention (MIAAP) for the management of health and food risks, which will remain in effect until March 1, 2023.
  24. Precision Countertops using automation to create export opportunities
  25. Minister Schulte to make an announcement on senior abuse
  26. The Canadian International Trade Tribunal today determined that there is a reasonable indication that the dumping of certain small power transformers from the Republic of Austria, the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu (Chinese Taipei), and the Republic of Korea has caused injury or is threatening to cause injury to the domestic industry.
  27. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted how much we rely on our connections. Now more than ever, Canadians across the country need access to reliable high-speed Internet as many of us are working, learning, and staying in touch with friends and family from home.
  28. The Office of the Commissioner of Indigenous Languages will support Indigenous peoples in revitalizing their languages
  29. Members of the media are invited to attend an important virtual infrastructure event with Mark Gerretsen, Member of Parliament for Kingston and the Islands, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Federal Minister of Communities and Infrastructure; Stephen Crawford, Parliamentary Assistant to Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure and Member of Provincial Parliament for Oakville, on behalf of the Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; and His Worship Bryan Paterson, Mayor of the City of Kingston.
  30. The Office of the Commissioner of Indigenous Languages will support Indigenous peoples in revitalizing their languages
  31. Members of the media are invited to attend an important virtual infrastructure event with John McKay, Member of Parliament for Scarborough—Guildwood, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; Vijay Thanigasalam, Parliamentary Assistant to Ontario’s Minister of Transportation and Member of Provincial Parliament for Scarborough-Rouge Park, on behalf of the Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; and His Worship John Tory, Mayor of the City of Toronto.
  32. A Competition Bureau investigation led to multiple criminal charges against Mr. Terry Croteau of Ontario alleging the use of deceptive telemarketing and false or misleading statements to get Canadian businesses to sign up for listings in online directories.
  33. Today, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable David J. McGuinty, Member of Parliament for Ottawa South; Jeremy Roberts, Ontario’s Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Children, Community and Social Services and Member of Provincial Parliament for Ottawa West–Nepean, on behalf of the Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; His Worship Jim Watson, Mayor of the City of Ottawa; Diane Deans, City of Ottawa Councillor for Gloucester-Southgate Ward; and Adam Joiner, Chief Executive Officer of the BGC Ottawa, announced joint funding for a new clubhouse for the BGC Ottawa at the project’s ground breaking event.
  34. Joint federal and provincial funding through the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan will support seven healthcare and recreation infrastructure projects in Charlottetown. These investments will support healthier and more sustainable communities.
  35. Today, Sean Casey, Member of Parliament for Charlottetown, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and the Honourable James Aylward, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, announced funding for upgrades to healthcare and recreation facilities in Charlottetown.
  36. A person’s name is fundamental to who they are. Indigenous names are endowed with deep cultural meaning, and speak to Indigenous peoples’ presence on this land since time immemorial. Yet the impact of colonialism means that many Indigenous people’s names have not been recognized.
  37. “The health and safety of Kashechewan residents remains our top priority. Our government is working closely with the leadership of Kashechewan First Nation, and other partners, including Mushkegowuk Tribal Council, Weeneebayko Area Health Authority (WAHA), the Nishnawbe Aski Police Service (NAPS), the Canadian Red Cross, and other federal and provincial government departments to address the urgent health needs of the community in light of a recent COVID-19 outbreak. Together, we are continually assessing the situation in Kashechewan and providing additional supports as needed.
  38. The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage, will announce the first Commissioner and Directors of the new Office of the Commissioner of Indigenous Languages
  39. The Minister of Labour, Filomena Tassi, issued the following statement today marking World Day Against Child Labour
  40. “Canada joins the Organization of American States, the United Nations, international human rights bodies and members of the international community in condemning the arbitrary arrest of political candidates in Nicaragua.”
  41. The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, spoke yesterday with Kim Yong Gan, Minister for Trade and Industry, Singapore.
  42. The Action Council, chaired by Kathy Bardswick, comprises 25 organizations from Canada’s deposit-taking institutions, insurance companies, and pension funds, which, combined, have more than $10 trillion in assets.
  43. Today, on behalf of the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport and Member of Parliament for Hochelaga, Soraya Martinez Ferrada, highlighted that Université du Québec à Rimouski is receiving $100,000 in funding under the Clean Transportation System Research and Development Program.
  44. Alberta’s government has streamlined its Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) grant process to make it easier for producers to access grants.
  45. The committee focused discussions on leveraging the OGP platform to advance COVID-19 response recovery reforms, and how members can work towards a stronger global coalition of governments to advance Open Government in 2021.
  46. Today, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Josie Osborne, British Columbia’s Minister of Municipal Affairs, and His Worship Mike Little, Mayor of the District of North Vancouver, announced funding to redesign Deep Cove’s village core along Lower Gallant Avenue in North Vancouver. For the occasion, they were also joined by Terry Beech, Member of Parliament for Burnaby North–Seymour, and Susie Chant, Member of British Columbia’s Legislative Assembly for North Vancouver–Seymour.
  47. Members of the media are invited to attend an important infrastructure event with the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Federal Minister of Communities and Infrastructure; the Honourable David J. McGuinty, Member of Parliament for Ottawa South; Jeremy Roberts, Member of Provincial Parliament for Ottawa West—Nepean, on behalf of the Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; His Worship Jim Watson, Mayor of the City of Ottawa; Diane Deans, City of Ottawa Councillor for Gloucester-Southgate Ward; Adam Joiner, Chief Executive Officer of the BGC Ottawa; and Stephen Beckta, Chair of the Board of Directors of the BGC Ottawa.
  48. The Government of Canada is committed to maintaining the integrity of its infrastructure, while ensuring the safety of its bridge users.
  49. Health Canada has completed its quality review of the shipment of Janssen vaccines that are currently in quarantine.
  50. Public Services and Procurement Canada wishes to advise motorists that the Alexandra Bridge is scheduled to reopen on June 14, 2021, at 6 am.