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  1. Statement on action taken to further address harassment, discrimination, and other barriers in the federal workplace.
  2. International Nuclear Regulators’ AssociationJoint Statement in Support of Ukraine’s Nuclear Regulator
  3. CNSC statement on the ongoing situation in Ukraine
  4. A Patented Medicine Prices Review Board (PMPRB) Hearing Panel issued its decision relating to the medicine Procysbi, manufactured and marketed in Canada by Horizon Pharma.
  5. Canada’s Employment Insurance (EI) program is a critical part of Canada’s social safety net. It plays an important role in supporting workers during temporary periods of unemployment and in stabilizing the economy during economic hardships. That is why the Government of Canada is working with unions, employers and other stakeholders to modernize the EI program, so that it is fairer, more flexible and more responsive to the needs of current and future workers.
  6. The tourism and hospitality sector is a key economic driver and job creator, especially for young Canadians. That is why the Government of Canada is taking action to help youth prepare for careers in this growing part of the economy.
  7. The Youth Employment and Skills Strategy (YESS) is a horizontal Government of Canada initiative delivered in collaboration with 12 federal departments, agencies and Crown corporations, including Employment and Social Development Canada. Through the YESS, the Government of Canada helps young people, particularly those facing barriers to employment, get the information and gain the skills, work experience and abilities they need to make a successful transition into the labour market. Employment and Social Development Canada’s YESS program provides opportunities and supports, such as mentorship, access to computers and access to mental health supports, all aimed at helping youth who face barriers to enter the labour market.
  8. The Canada Gazette is an important instrument in the Canadian democratic process. It informs Canadians of the operations of government and allows them to actively participate in the legislative and regulatory process.
  9. The Honourable Mona Fortier, President of the Treasury Board, made the following statement today regarding improvements to the Public Service Health Care Plan (PSHCP)
  10. Today, the Honourable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities and Roy Whitney, Xakiji (Chief), Tsuut’ina Nation, announced more than $1.9 million in federal funding to support green infrastructure upgrades for a community health and wellness facility in Tsuut’ina Nation.
  11. Today, Dr. Brendan Hanley, Member of Parliament for Yukon, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Jeanie McLean, Yukon’s Minister of Education; and the Honourable Nils Clarke, Yukon’s Minister of Highways and Public Works, announced preliminary joint funding of $22.5 million for the construction of a new school in Burwash Landing. The final value of the contract to build the school will not be determined until the procurement phase of the project concludes.
  12. The Government of Canada takes its responsibilities to protect temporary foreign workers (TFWs) very seriously. Ensuring the health and safety of these workers while they are in Canada is a key priority, and the Government is taking concrete action to better support them.
  13. Temporary foreign workers are entitled to be informed about their rights in Canada. Therefore, the employer must provide the foreign worker with up-to-date information about their rights in Canada. The employer must provide this information on or before the first day of work, and in the worker’s language of choice (either English or French, the two official languages of Canada). The employer must also make this information available to the temporary foreign worker throughout their period of employment.
  14. This class action seeks damages and other relief as a result of the alleged failure by the RCMP to take reasonable measures in the operation or management of the Force to provide the Class (as defined below) with a work environment free from bullying, intimidation and harassment.
  15. Too many families across Canada lack access to affordable, inclusive and high quality child care. That is why the Government of Canada has laid out a plan to provide parents in Canada with, on average, $10 a day child care for children under six years old.
  16. The announcement scheduled for September 26 regarding support for crisis hotlines on Prince Edward Island has been postponed.
  17. Through the Canada Healthy Communities Initiative (CHCI), the Government of Canada is providing over $60 million in federal funding to help communities adapt public spaces and local services in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and to create safe ways for residents to access services and enjoy the outdoors. The CHCI was designed to fund eligible projects between $5,000 and $250,000
  18. Today, the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, along with Andrea Dicks, President of Community Foundations of Canada (CFC), and Mary W. Rowe, President and CEO of the Canadian Urban Institute (CUI), announced funding for over 400 new projects under the Canada Healthy Communities Initiative (CHCI).
  19. The Government of Canada is committed to appointing highly qualified candidates to serve the best interests of Canadians. Today, Minister of Labour Seamus O’Regan Jr. announced the reappointment of Thomas Brady to the Canada Industrial Relations Board for a term of three years, effective October 11, 2022. Mr. Brady was a full-time member of the Board from May 2017 to May 2021, and was reappointed following consultation with organizations representative of employers.
  20. Progress has been made in recent decades towards 2SLGBTQI+ inclusion in Canada; however, discrimination, homophobia, biphobia and transphobia persist and they have very real direct and indirect impacts on 2SLGBTQI+ communities. That is why the Government of Canada is working to build a safer, more equitable and more inclusive Canada.
  21. Today, Mike Kelloway, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard and Member of Parliament for Cape Breton—Canso, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, and Vernon Pitts, Warden of the Municipality of the District of Guysborough (MODG), announced over $3.9 million in joint funding to extend the network of sidewalks in the Guysborough community, a growth center in MODG. This investment will increase pedestrian safety by taking residents and visitors from adjacent communities off the gravel shoulder on Route 16 and onto an expanded network of sidewalks.
  22. Service Canada staff are working hard to serve Canadians and decrease passport wait times as they work through unprecedented demands. Since April 1, 2022, over a million Canadian passports have been issued. Service Canada continues to introduce a variety of new measures to improve passport service delivery.
  23. Infrastructure Announcement for Nova Scotia
  24. The Government of Canada continues to increase the transparency of its institutions through its leadership within the international Open Government Partnership (OGP).
  25. Members of the media are invited to attend an announcement regarding broadband infrastructure with Arielle Kayabaga, Member of Parliament for London West, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, and the Honourable Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development, on behalf of the Honourable Lisa Thompson, Ontario’s Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.
  26. The Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Karina Gould, will join British Columbia’s Minister of State for Child Care, Karina Chen, and British Columbia’s Minister of Education and Child Care, Jennifer Whiteside, in Burnaby to announce how they will make child care more affordable for families in British Columbia.
  27. For the past seven years, Ms. Lavoie has served as President and CEO of the Centre d’expertise et de recherche en infrastructures urbaines. She has more than 20 years of experience managing a number of associations in the concrete and asphalt industry. She has also worked as a quality control engineer in several industries in Canada and abroad.
  28. Today, the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, announced the re-appointment of Catherine Lavoie as Chair of the Board of Directors of Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated (JCCBI), and the appointment of Tim Smith to the Board of Directors of the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA).
  29. Government of Canada to Announce Support for Crisis Hotlines on Prince Edward Island
  30. The Patented Medicine Prices Review Board (PMPRB), through the National Prescription Drug Utilization Information System (NPDUIS) research initiative, today published the report Drug Shortages in Canada and their Impact on Public Drug Plans, 2017/18 to 2019/20, which provides insight into the impact of drug shortages in Canada, focusing on the effects on Canadian public drug plans and their beneficiaries.
  31. Seniors make significant and valuable contributions to their families, communities and society. That is why the Government of Canada supports service organizations that help seniors stay active and engaged in their communities. This is key to enhancing their well-being and quality of life. It empowers them and enables them to expand their social network and explore new learning experiences.
  32. 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.
  33. Today, the Honourable Mona Fortier, President of the Treasury Board, participated in the fifth meeting of the Greening Government Initiative (GGI)—an international forum for countries to exchange information, promote innovation and share best practices in support of global efforts to green national government operations and meet Paris Agreement commitments on climate change.
  34. The Minister of Seniors, Kamal Khera, will launch the 2022–2023 call for proposals for community-based projects through the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP). NHSP funding supports projects that engage seniors in their communities.
  35. One in four working-age persons with disabilities lives below the poverty line in Canada. Working-age persons with disabilities in Canada are twice as likely to live in poverty as those without. This is why the Government of Canada is taking action to reduce poverty and improve the financial security of working-age persons with disabilities.
  36. The Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, issued the following statement today on Gender Equality Week:
  37. Today, the Minister of Labour, Seamus O’Regan Jr., issued the following statement to recognize International Equal Pay Day
  38. Today, Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament for Northwest Territories, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Shane Thompson, Minister of Environment and Natural Resources, Minister of Lands, and Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs; and Her Worship Rebecca Alty, President of the Northwest Territories Association of Communities and Mayor of the City of Yellowknife, announced funding totaling over $26 million for ten projects across the territory that will improve recreational infrastructure and increase protection from wildfires. Together, Canada, the Northwest Territories and First Nation communities are working to ensure health and safety of all residents, advance meaningful reconciliation, including economic reconciliation, and strengthen First Nations communities across the North.
  39. Joint federal and community funding through the Community, Culture and Recreation Stream (CCRIS) of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP), the Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund (DMAF), and the Canada Community-Building Fund (CCBF) will support ten infrastructure projects across the Northwest Territories.
  40. Members of the media are invited to attend an infrastructure event with Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament for Northwest Territories, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities; the
  41. The Canadian International Trade Tribunal today continued its orders made on November 28, 2016, in expiry review RR 2015 003, continuing, with amendment, its orders made on February 17, 2012, in expiry review RR 2011 001, continuing, without amendment, its findings made on February 19, 2007, in inquiry NQ 2006 002, concerning the dumping of copper pipe fittings originating in or exported from the United States of America, the Republic of Korea and the People’s Republic of China and the subsidizing of the aforementioned goods originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China.
  42. Today, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission announced the Commission’s decision to amend the waste facility operating licence held by Cameco Corporation for the decommissioned Beaverlodge mine and mill site.
  43. On April 30, 2020, pursuant to paragraph 76.1(1)(b) of the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA), the Minister of Finance requested that the Canadian International Trade Tribunal review its threat of injury finding made on April 2, 2015, in inquiry NQ 2014 002, concerning the dumping of oil country tubular goods from the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu, the Republic of India, the Republic of Indonesia, the Republic of the Philippines, the Republic of Korea (South Korea), the Kingdom of Thailand, the Republic of Turkey (Turkey), Ukraine and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, having regard to the recommendations and rulings of the Dispute Settlement Body of the World Trade Organization in Canada – Anti-Dumping Measures on Imports of Certain Carbon Steel Welded Pipe from the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu (DS482).
  44. Persons with disabilities must be able to access spaces, communities, and workplaces that are barrier-free and built to include everyone. For this reason, the Government of Canada continues to invest in programs that prioritize disability inclusion, increasing accessibility and the full participation of persons with disabilities.
  45. Service Canada continues to introduce a variety of new measures to improve passport service delivery and decrease wait times for Canadians as it works through unprecedented demands. The triage system introduced this summer in 17 of our 35 passport offices has made a significant impact in reducing lineups and redirecting Canadians to the appropriate means to access service.
  46. Morson, Ontario, September 6, 2022—Today, Marcus Powlowski, Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay—Rainy River, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, and Lynn Indian, Chief of Big Grassy River First Nation, announced over $2.9 million to expand and upgrade the Pegamigaabo School to help meet the cultural, educational and environmental needs of Big Grassy River First Nation.
  47. The Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Official Languages, Marc Serré and Member of Parliament for Sudbury, Viviane Lapointe, will be in Sudbury to announce new measures to improve passport service delivery.
  48. The Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons, Mark Gerretsen, will be in Kingston to announce new measures to improve passport service delivery.
  49. Today, Darren Fisher, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Seniors and Member of Parliament for Dartmouth—Cole Harbour, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities; Jennifer O’Connell, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities and Member of Parliament for Pickering—Uxbridge; the Honourable Tory Rushton, Minister of Natural Resources and Renewables; and Pam Lovelace, Deputy Mayor of the Halifax Regional Municipality, announced over $20.8 million in joint funding for the first phase of the Burnside Transit Centre Eco-Rebuild project.
  50. Members of the media are invited to attend an infrastructure event regarding public transit infrastructure with Jennifer O’Connell, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities and Member of Parliament for Pickering—Uxbridge; Darren Fisher, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Seniors and Member of Parliament for Dartmouth—Cole Harbour; the Honourable Tony Rushton, Minister of Natural Resources and Renewables; and Pam Lovelace, Deputy Mayor of the Halifax Regional Municipality.