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  1. Today, the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, announced close to $2 million for four organizations in Nunavut.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. CBSA officers from Metro Vancouver District seized 196 kg of opium concealed within inbound shipping containers.
  8. Safe and inclusive public spaces and dynamic tourism attractions are key to building vibrant communities. They bring together people of all ages and abilities, supporting businesses and boosting economic vitality.
  9. Safe and inclusive public spaces and dynamic tourism attractions are key to building vibrant communities. They bring together people of all ages and abilities, supporting businesses and boosting economic vitality.
  10. Health Canada has authorized the use of the Pfizer Comirnaty COVID-19 vaccine targeting the Omicron XBB.1.5 subvariant for people six months of age and older.
  11. The Chief Mountain port of entry is closing for the season on September 30, at 6:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time (MST). It will reopen in the spring of 2024.
  12. Please be advised that , Minister of Indigenous Services, Patty Hajdu will take part in the grand opening of the Matawa Education and Care Centre.
  13. Canada is facing an unrelenting and tragic toxic drug and overdose crisis that has left no community untouched. Family members, friends, and neighbours are losing their lives to one of the most serious public health crises in our country’s history. Today’s national data release on opioid and stimulant-related harms tells us that this crisis continues.
  14. Today, the co-chairs of the federal, provincial, and territorial Special Advisory Committee on the Epidemic of Opioid Overdoses - Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada's Chief Public Health Officer, and Dr. Yves Léger, New Brunswick's Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health - issued the following statement on the release of the latest surveillance data on opioid and stimulant-related harms in Canada. The updated data published today are from January 2023 to March 2023. They build on historical data that has been collected every quarter since 2016.
  15. On behalf of the Honourable Arif Virani, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, the Honourable, Kamal Khera, Minister of Diversity, Inclusion and Persons with Disabilities, Arielle Kayabaga, Member of Parliament for London, Ontario, and the Canadian Race Relations Foundation will make an announcement of funding to support the Muslim Resource Centre for Social Support and Integration Inc. to offer victim services for Muslim communities in London, Ontario.
  16. The Canadian Coast Guard’s seasonal Inshore Rescue Boat stations of Longueuil, Trois-Rivières, Vaudreuil-sur-le-Lac, Beaconsfield and Saint-Zotique will be closing this Sunday, October 1 at 20:00.
  17. The Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), will bring Project Arrow to students at a high school in Hamilton.
  18. Today, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, issued this statement on World Maritime Day:
  19. Government of Canada to announce support for the Atlantic Canada Fish Farmers Association
  20. It’s World Rabies Day and this year’s theme is All for one, One Health for all. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is doing its part to prevent rabies from spreading in Canada.
  21. Once passed, Bill C-56 will allow for the removal of the GST on the construction of new apartment buildings so that more rental housing gets built, faster.
  22. Minister Sudds will be in St. John’s to announce initiatives supporting early learning and child care capacity
  23. Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure announcement with the Andy Fillmore, Member of Parliament for Halifax, and Sydney Mogae, Chair of the Parker Street Food & Furniture Bank.
  24. Government of Canada makes transformative investments to clean up and protect the Bay of Quinte and other areas of the Great Lakes
  25. On September 29, the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, along with the Honourable Margaret Nakashuk, Nunavut’s Minister responsible for the Status of Women, and the Honourable John Main, Nunavut’s Minister of Health, will make an announcement supporting the victims and survivors of gender-based violence in Nunavut.
  26. The Capitol Theatre will receive funding for improvements to its facilities
  27. Julie Dabrusin, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, announced a $500,000 federal investment in Accelerate Alliance. This funding supports Accelerate Alliance in building a battery innovation roadmap that charts Canada's capacity to develop, commercialize and scale up a sustainable domestic battery innovation ecosystem for both mobile and stationary applications.
  28. Government of Canada Recognizes the National Historic Significance of Richard Pierpoint for his Life Experiences and Contributions as a Black Loyalist in Upper-Canada.
  29. The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) is hosting the inaugural Great Canadian Marine Careers Expo (GCMCE). This event gives Canadians the chance to connect with the RCN as well as the Canadian Coast Guard, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Transport Canada, and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, along with other marine sector employers and training institutions.
  30. On September 25, 2023, Daniel Belisle an inmate from Archambault institution, died while in our custody of apparent natural causes.
  31. A Knowledge Exchange, hosted by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) over the past two days, brought together Canadian and international experts, partners, people with lived experiences, and stakeholders. Discussions focused on the current state of the science, including knowledge gaps and where future research efforts should be focused in breast cancer screening.
  32. The Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) plays an important role in Canada’s economy, allowing Canadian employers to hire foreign workers to fill jobs when qualified Canadians are not available. Ensuring the health and safety of these workers while they are in Canada is essential, and Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) has been taking action to ensure broad compliance with the rules.
  33. Ensuring the health and safety of temporary foreign workers is a key priority of the Government of Canada. These workers have the same rights to a safe workplace as Canadian citizens and permanent residents while in Canada.
  34. Today, the Honourable Mark Holland, Minister of Health, announced more than $2.1 million in funding over three years to the Canadian Home Care Association (CHCA) to improve the quality of home-based palliative care through the eiCOMPASS project.
  35. Twelve tourism organizations receive a total of over $3.7M in financial assistance from the Government of Canada.
  36. Canada and France Deepen Cooperation on Critical Minerals:
  37. British Columbia’s Southern Interior communities are welcoming residents and visitors to new and improved public spaces and tourism experiences that stimulate the local economy and enhance community wellbeing.
  38. British Columbia’s Southern Interior communities are welcoming residents and visitors to new and improved public spaces and tourism experiences that stimulate the local economy and enhance community wellbeing.
  39. In this context, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, released Canada’s Carbon Management Strategy at the International Energy Agency in Paris, France. The strategy articulates the role of carbon management in Canada’s path to a prosperous net-zero economy and the federal actions that are being taken to support the development and deployment of world-class carbon management technologies in Canada. The Strategy specifically outlines five key priority areas for the Government of Canada to promote a competitive and robust carbon management industry.
  40. Today, Taleeb Noormohamed, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Member of Parliament for Vancouver Granville, the Honourable Rob Fleming, B.C. Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, and Erinn Pinkerton, President and Chief Executive Officer of BC Transit, announced a joint investment of more than $13.2 million to support transit improvements along the Old Island Highway in Colwood and View Royal.
  41. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada announced changes to Express Entry through category-based selection on May 31, 2023. These changes will help address labour shortages and support economic goals by inviting candidates with specific work experience or French language ability to apply for permanent residence.
  42. Senior officials from the Government of Canada will hold a bilingual technical briefing on the Canada Mortgage Bonds annual limit increase from $40 billion to up to $60 billion, as announced yesterday by the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance. This change is the next step in the government’s plan to build more homes, faster, and will unlock low-cost financing for multi-unit rental construction.
  43. Code sets voluntary commitments that industry can sign to demonstrate responsible development and management of generative artificial intelligence systems
  44. A Competition Bureau investigation concluded that The Dufresne Group Inc. (TDG) and its affiliates, better known for their retail brands Dufresne Furniture and Appliances and certain Ashley HomeStores, offered certain products at inflated regular prices and then advertised them at big discounts, suggesting significant savings to consumers.
  45. The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Export Promotion, International Trade and Economic Development, will attend this year’s Elevate Festival and deliver remarks on federal support for women entrepreneurs and Canada’s inclusive approach to trade.
  46. Pakistan continues to recover from the devastating floods of 2022 that took more than 1,700 lives and affected some 33 million people. Homes, roads, schools, health facilities and other critical infrastructure were destroyed while livelihoods, livestock and crops were also severely affected.
  47. I was delighted to learn of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee decision to inscribe the Funerary and memory sites of the First World War (Western Front) on the World Heritage List
  48. The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America, Australia, Canada, Japan, Germany, New Zealand, the Republic of Korea, and the United Kingdom on the occasion of the Partners in the Blue Pacific Foreign Ministers Meeting September 22, 2023.
  49. Between September 14 and 21, 2023, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, multiple packages containing contraband and unauthorized items were seized on the perimeter of Drummond Institution, a medium-security federal institution. The contraband and unauthorized items seized included hashish, saw blades, tobacco and cell phones with accessories. The total estimated institutional value of the items seized is $202,900.
  50. Public Services and Procurement Canada wishes to advise users that the Chaudière Crossing will be reopening to motorists as of Wednesday, September 27, at 9 am, due to construction activities being completed ahead of schedule.