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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Minister Schulte to make an announcement on senior abuse
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. The Minister of Labour, Filomena Tassi, issued the following statement today marking World Day Against Child Labour
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. Members of the media are invited to attend an important virtual infrastructure announcement regarding healthcare and recreation infrastructure with 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.
  19. The Canadian International Trade Tribunal today initiated a preliminary injury inquiry into a complaint by Max-Atlas Equipment International Inc., of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, that it has suffered injury as a result of the dumping and subsidizing of certain container chassis originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China. The Tribunal’s inquiry is conducted pursuant to the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA) as a result of the initiation of dumping and subsidizing investigations by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA)
  20. Today, Kate Young, Member of Parliament for London West, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Jeff Yurek, Ontario’s Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks and Member of Provincial Parliament for Elgin—Middlesex—London, on behalf of the Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; and His Worship Ed Ketchabaw, Mayor of the Municipality of Bayham announced joint funding for the rehabilitation and expansion of the Straffordville Community Centre.
  21. The Government of Canada is investing $693,626 in 15 new projects in British Columbia communities through the Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP), delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities on behalf of the federal government. The program helps municipalities strengthen local infrastructure planning and decision-making by increasing local asset management capacity through investments in activities such as asset management training, technology and software enhancements and information sharing.
  22. Today, the Minister of Middle-Class Prosperity and Associate Minister of Finance, the Honourable Mona Fortier, MPP for Sault Ste. Marie, the Honourable Ross Romano, and the Mayors of Timmins, Kenora, Cochrane, Kapuskasing, Hearst, and Black River-Matheson announced joint funding for 9 local projects in the Districts of Algoma, Cochrane, Kenora, and Timiskaming in Northern Ontario. These projects are designed to help communities install COVID-19 safety measures throughout communities and improve active transportation options.
  23. Across the country, Canadians are feeling the impact of COVID-19, on their families, their livelihoods, and their way of life. Together, Canada and Ontario are working to reduce the impact of the pandemic, ensure health and safety, rebuild businesses, and promote job creation, growth and investment.
  24. Joint federal and provincial funding through the Investing in Canada plan will support 9 projects in the Districts of Algoma, Cochrane, Kenora and Timiskaming of Northern Ontario.
  25. This is why the Government of Canada is investing $150,000 in three new projects in Quebec communities through the Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP), delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities on behalf of the federal government. The program helps municipalities strengthen local infrastructure planning and decision-making by increasing local asset management capacity through investments in activities such as asset management training, technology and software enhancements and information sharing.
  26. Members of the media are invited to attend a virtual announcement with the Honourable Mona Fortier, Minister of Middle Class Prosperity and Associate Minister of Finance, the Honourable Ross Romano, Minister of Colleges and Universities and Member of Provincial Parliament for Sault Ste. Marie, and the Mayors of Timmins, Cochrane, Kenora, Kapuskasing, Hearst, and Black River-Matheson. Together, they will announce support for local projects that are designed to help communities install COVID safety measures throughout communities and improve the active transportation options.
  27. Today, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, joined Hedy Fry, Member of Parliament for Vancouver Centre and Christine Buttkus, Executive Director at Surrey Cares Community Foundation to announce funding for projects under the Canada Healthy Communities Initiative that will benefit residents of Metro Vancouver. Also in attendance were Sophia Suderman, Executive Director of Pedal Foundation, Teka Everstz, National Coordinator at DUDES Club Society, and Karen Lee-Morgan, Artistic Director, Health Arts Society. The projects being announced today are among the more than 250 projects receiving funding following the first round of applications.
  28. Members of the media are invited to join an important virtual event regarding an infrastructure announcement in Deep Cove, in the District of North Vancouver.
  29. Canadians everywhere are feeling the impact of COVID-19, on their families, their livelihoods, and their way of life. Together, Canada and Ontario are working to reduce the impact of the pandemic, ensure health and safety, rebuild businesses, and promote job creation, growth and investment.
  30. Today, the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, and Member of Parliament for Cardigan, 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 four public facilities in Eastern Prince Edward Island.
  31. Joint federal and provincial funding will support upgrades to four public facilities in Eastern Prince Edward Island. These investments will support safer and more sustainable communities.
  32. Minister O’Regan to announce support for organizations preventing human trafficking in Newfoundland and Labrador
  33. The Government of Canada is committed to providing Canadians with the online service experience they expect in a digital age.
  34. Today, Julie Dzerowicz, Member of Parliament for Davenport, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; 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; and Susan Bisaillon, Chief Executive Officer of The Safehaven Project for Community Living announced joint funding for upgrades for the accessible community pool at The Safehaven Project for Community Living.
  35. The Government of Canada is investing over $1.6 million in 39 new projects in Ontario communities through the Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP), delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities on behalf of the federal government. The program helps municipalities strengthen local infrastructure planning and decision-making by increasing local asset management capacity through investments in activities such as asset management training, technology and software enhancements and information sharing.
  36. As we continue to adapt to the new physical, social, and economic realities presented by COVID-19, all orders of government are working together to ensure the safety and well-being of Canadians. This includes providing local communities with tools and support for evidence-based decision-making that will help them plan a healthier, safer and more prosperous future for everyone.
  37. Members of the media are invited to an announcement with the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities regarding funding allocated through the Canada Healthy Communities Initiative.
  38. The Federal, Provincial and Territorial (FPT) Ministers Responsible for Seniors Forum met today to discuss key priorities and meaningful ways to support current and future generations of older Canadians. The meeting was co-chaired by Minister of Seniors, Deb Schulte and Minister of Seniors and Housing for Alberta, Josephine Pon.
  39. Today, Jaime Battiste, Member of Parliament for Sydney—Victoria, on behalf of the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development; the Honourable Derek Mombourquette, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development, on behalf of Communities, Culture and Heritage Minister Suzanne Lohnes-Croft; and Her Worship Amanda McDougall, Mayor of the Cape Breton Regional Municipality, announced funding for upgrades to the Centre 200 in Sydney, Nova Scotia. Mike Kelloway, Member of Parliament for Cape Breton—Canso, was also in attendance.
  40. Members of the media are invited to attend an important infrastructure announcement in Toronto with the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; Jean Yip, Member of Parliament for Scarborough–Agincourt; Gary Anandasangaree, Member of Parliament for Scarborough–Rouge Park; Aris Babikan, Member of Provincial Parliament for Scarborough–Agincourt on behalf of the Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; Christina Maria Mitas, Member of Provincial Parliament for Scarborough Centre; John Tory, Mayor of the City of Toronto; Nick Mantas, City of Toronto Councillor for Scarborough–Agincourt; Medhat Mahdy, President and Chief Executive Officer of the YMCA of Greater Toronto; Daniele Zanotti, President and Chief Executive Officer of United Way Greater Toronto; and Elizabeth Buller, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Scarborough Health Network.
  41. Canary seed will soon be designated as an official grain under the Canada Grain Act.
  42. Members of the media are invited to attend an important virtual infrastructure announcement regarding COVID-19 response for public infrastructure in Eastern PEI with the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, and Member of Parliament for Cardigan, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and the Honourable James Aylward, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure.
  43. The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing more than $115.1 million to protect the health, and well- being of residents in 30 municipalities across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA).
  44. The Government of Canada is investing over $1.1 million in 27 new projects in Saskatchewan communities through the Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP), delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities on behalf of the federal government. The program helps municipalities strengthen local infrastructure planning and decision-making by increasing local asset management capacity through investments in activities such as asset management training, technology and software enhancements and information sharing.
  45. Members of the media are invited to attend an important virtual infrastructure event with Julie Dzerowicz, Member of Parliament for Davenport, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; 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; and Susan Bisaillon, Chief Executive Officer of The Safehaven Project for Community Living.
  46. This is why the Government of Canada is investing $100,000 in two new projects in Nova Scotia communities through the Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP), delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities on behalf of the federal government. The program helps municipalities strengthen local infrastructure planning and decision-making by increasing local asset management capacity through investments in activities such as asset management training, technology and software enhancements and information sharing.
  47. Joint federal and provincial funding through the Investing in Canada Plan will support 30 municipalities throughout the Greater Toronto, Hamilton Area (GTHA).
  48. A strong and vibrant venture capital (VC) ecosystem is critical for innovation and scaling up in Canada, which will be crucial to our long-term growth and competitiveness.
  49. Today, Mike Kelloway, Member of Parliament for Cape Breton—Canso, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities,the Honourable Brendan Maguire, Minister of Municipal Affairs, Laurie Cranton, Warden of the Municipality of the County of Inverness and We’koqma’q First Nation Chief Annie Bernard-Daisley. announced funding for the replacement of the existing Whycocomagh wastewater treatment plant.
  50. Members of the media are invited to attend an important virtual infrastructure event with 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 John Tory, Mayor of the City of Toronto.