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  1. The Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion, Ahmed Hussen, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, Marci Ien, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion (Diversity and Inclusion), Paul Chiang and Member of Parliament for London West, Arielle Kayabaga, will be making an important announcement in Canada’s efforts to improve social and economic outcomes in Black communities.
  2. The Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Karina Gould, will announce Canada’s 2023 Voluntary National Review on the Sustainable Development Goals. The Minister will make this announcement at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Sustainable Communities Conference.
  3. Montréal, Quebec, February 4, 2023 — On February 5, the Samuel De Champlain Bridge will be lit up in red, green, and yellow from sunset to 1 a.m. to celebrate Black History Month.
  4. The Government of Canada is taking meaningful action on its Greening Government Strategy commitment to power federal buildings with 100% renewable electricity by 2025 to help fight climate change and support local renewable electricity projects.
  5. The Canada Disability Benefit (CDB) has the potential to transform the lives of working-age persons with disabilities. In Canada, persons with disabilities are twice as likely to live in poverty and have trouble making ends meet. This cornerstone of the Government’s Disability Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP) is now one step closer to becoming a reality.
  6. Older Canadians are important and integral members of our communities. The Government of Canada is seeking advice to inform ongoing work that helps Canadians age with dignity, safety, comfort and respect and in the best possible health, while enjoying social and economic security.
  7. Marie Beaulieu has been appointed as a member of the National Seniors Council for a term of three years, beginning January 27, 2023.
  8. The Government of Canada is taking steps to encourage innovative approaches to address persistent social inequalities and environmental challenges faced by Canadians. The Social Innovation and Social Finance Strategy aims to provide better support for community organizations working to achieve positive solutions to persistent social problems, including those faced by marginalized populations.
  9. Members of the media are invited to join the Honourable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance, on behalf of the Honourable Helena Jaczek, Minister of Public Services and Procurement, for an announcement on clean electricity.
  10. Child care is not just a social policy—it is an economic policy, too. Access to high-quality, affordable, flexible and inclusive child care will grow the economy, allow more women to enter the workforce and help give every child in Canada the best start in life. That’s why, in Budget 2021, the Government of Canada made a transformative investment of nearly $30 billion to create a Canada-wide early learning and child care system with provincial, territorial and Indigenous partners.
  11. Penhold, Alberta, January 31, 2023 — Today, the Honourable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance and Member of Parliament for Edmonton Centre, and Mike Yargeau, Mayor of Penhold, announced a joint federal and municipal investment of more than $1.5 million to support active transportation in the Town of Penhold.
  12. High-quality and culturally appropriate early learning and child care programs designed by and with Indigenous families and communities give Indigenous children the best start in life and forms an essential part of Reconciliation. That is why the Government of Canada is committed to promoting and investing in Indigenous-led early learning and child care, including through Quality Improvement Projects. Quality Improvement Projects help to identify best practices, models, and innovations which can be adapted for use in other communities or Indigenous early learning and child care settings and help ensure that First Nations, Inuit and Métis children have the opportunities in the early years to succeed in the future.
  13. FINTRAC publishes money laundering indicators related to illegal wildlife trade in support of Project Anton
  14. The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring safe and healthy workplaces free from violence and harassment.
  15. Montréal, Quebec, January 28, 2023—On January 29th, the Samuel De Champlain Bridge will be lit up in green from sunset to 1 a.m. for the National Day of Remembrance of the Quebec City Mosque Attack and Action Against Islamophobia.
  16. Winnipeg, Manitoba, January 27, 2023—Today, Kevin Lamoureux, Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Member of Parliament for Winnipeg North, and Bobbette Shoffner, Executive Director, Mount Carmel Clinic, announced more than $3.3 million in federal funding to retrofit Winnipeg’s Mount Carmel Clinic.
  17. On January 27th, the Samuel De Champlain Bridge will be illuminated in yellow from sunset to 1 a.m. to commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
  18. Winnipeg, Manitoba, January 26, 2023—Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure announcement with Kevin Lamoureux, Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Member of Parliament for Winnipeg North, and Bobbette Shoffner, Executive Director, Mount Carmel Clinic.
  19. The Canadian Grain Commission’s new Science Strategy is now available.
  20. Joint funding through the Green Infrastructure, Community, Culture and Recreation, and the Rural and Northern Communities streams of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program will support 25 infrastructure projects across the province.
  21. Today, the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, and the Honourable Don McMorris, Saskatchewan’s Minister of Government Relations, announced more than $19.7 million in joint funding for 25 infrastructure projects across the province.
  22. Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, Ontario, January 25, 2023—Today, Vance Badawey, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indigenous Services, and Chief Don Maracle, Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte, announced $30.25 million in federal funding for the construction of a new Elder Care Home in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory.
  23. Statement from the Treasury Board Secretariat in response to PSAC’s announcement of a strike vote
  24. Last spring, the Passport Program came under enormous pressure. There were major challenges connected to and exacerbated by the changing circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, some Canadians seeking passports suffered long lineups and lengthy delays.
  25. Since April 2022, Service Canada has put a number of measures in place to make it easier for Canadians to access passport services, and to improve processing.
  26. For too long, families have faced high child care fees, long wait lists and too few high-quality child care options. That is why the Government of Canada signed agreements with each province and territory to implement a Canada-wide early learning and child care system, giving children the best possible start in life and making life more affordable for families across Canada.
  27. Bolton, Ontario, January 24, 2023— Today, Maninder Sidhu, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Member of Parliament for Brampton East, and Her Worship Annette Groves, Mayor of the Town of Caledon, announced federal funding of up to $7.7 million to revitalize the Old Bolton Fire Hall.
  28. Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, Ontario, January 24, 2023—Members of the media are invited to an announcement regarding new long-term care investments for the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte from both Infrastructure Canada and Indigenous Services Canada with Vance Badawey, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indigenous Services, and Chief R. Donald Maracle of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte.
  29. Rural Municipality of Taché, Manitoba, January 23, 2023—Today, the Honourable Dan Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, Minister responsible for Prairies Economic Development Canada and Minister responsible for the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency, the Honourable Heather Stefanson, Premier of Manitoba, and His Worship Armand Poirier, Mayor of the Rural Municipality of Taché, announced more than $8 million in funding for a new community centre in the Rural Municipality of Taché.
  30. Today, Kody Blois, Member of Parliament for Kings—Hants, the Honourable John Lohr, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing for Nova Scotia, and Christopher Goddard, Chair of the Kings Point to Point Transit Society, announced joint funding of up to $416,000 to improve public transit in Kings County.
  31. Members of the media are invited to attend an infrastructure event with Kody Blois, Member of Parliament for Kings-Hants, the Honourable John Lohr, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing for Nova Scotia, and Christopher Goddard, Chair of the Kings Point to Point Transit Society.
  32. Today, Serge Cormier, Member of Parliament for Acadie–Bathurst, Georges Savoie, Mayor of Neguac and Vice-President of the Acadian Peninsula Regional Service Commission, and Yvon Godin, President of the Association francophone des municipalités du Nouveau-Brunswick, announced a federal investment of more than $1.14 million to support public transportation two projects in the Chaleur region and in the Acadian peninsula.
  33. People living in rural, remote, Northern, and Indigenous communities often depend on private vehicles for transportation and more often than not lack access to transit options. Additionally, people without access to private vehicles or who are unable to drive are isolated from essential services or are unable to travel with ease within their own community or to visit nearby communities.
  34. Following the July 6, 2013 tragedy that took 47 lives, the Government of Canada committed to building a rail bypass to move trains out of downtown Lac-Megantic. This project remains a priority for the Government of Canada.
  35. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Government of Canada has helped millions of Canadians, including seniors, by providing them with supports and benefits related to COVID 19. As Canada emerges from the pandemic, the Government of Canada will continue to support community organizations that make a difference and create opportunities for seniors to stay active and involved in their communities.
  36. The New Horizons for Seniors Program is a federal grants and contributions program that funds projects that empower seniors in their communities and contributes to improving seniors’ health and well-being.
  37. Today, Ken McDonald, Member of Parliament for Avalon, the Honourable Andrew Furey, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, the Honourable Elvis Loveless, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, and His Worship Keith Pearson, Mayor of the Town of Placentia, announced more than $6.6 million in joint funding to improve Placentia’s drinking water infrastructure.
  38. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Government of Canada has helped millions of Canadians, including seniors, by providing them with supports and benefits related to COVID 19. As Canada emerges from the pandemic, the Government of Canada will continue to support community organizations that make a difference and create opportunities for seniors to stay active and involved in their communities.
  39. The New Horizons for Seniors Program is a federal grants and contributions program that funds projects that empower seniors in their communities and contributes to improving seniors’ health and well-being.
  40. Clinical trials allow researchers to assess the safety and effectiveness of new drugs, treatments, and therapies for our population. It is through these studies and their collaborative networks, that medical innovation in Canada continues to evolve.
  41. Today, the Honourable Mona Fortier, President of the Treasury Board and Member of Parliament for Ottawa—Vanier, and His Worship Mark Sutcliffe, Mayor of the City of Ottawa, announced $350 million in federal funding to contribute towards the purchase of 350 zero-emission buses and install related charging infrastructure for Ottawa’s bus fleet.
  42. Clinical trials are an essential part of the healthcare sector and a crucial component of medical research and innovation. Clinical trials allow researchers to assess if new drugs, treatments, and therapies are safe and effective for the population. Announced in Spring 2022, the Clinical Trials Fund earmarked $250M across three funding streams to grow and strengthen Canada’s clinical trials infrastructure, training, and research through 2025.
  43. Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure announcement with Ken McDonald, Member of Parliament for Avalon; the Honourable Andrew Furey, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador; the Honourable Elvis Loveless, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure; and His Worship Keith Pearson, Mayor of the Town of Placentia.
  44. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Government of Canada has helped millions of Canadians, including seniors, by providing them with supports and benefits related to COVID 19. As Canada emerges from the pandemic, the Government of Canada will continue to support community organizations that make a difference and create opportunities for seniors to stay active and involved in their communities.
  45. Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure announcement with Serge Cormier, Member of Parliament for Acadie‒Bathurst, Georges Savoie, Mayor or Neguac and Vice-President of the Acadian Peninsula Regional Service Commission, and Yvon Godin, President of the Association francophone des municipalités du Nouveau-Brunswick.
  46. Today, the Honourable Joyce Murray, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, and Warren Sparrow, Chief of Musqueam Indian Band, announced $134,895 in federal funding to increase energy conservation and affordability through a clean building retrofit of the Elders Centre on Musqueam Indian Reserve #2.
  47. Today, Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament for Northwest Territories, and Diane Archie, Minister of Infrastructure of the Northwest Territories, announced joint funding of $14 million for the rehabilitation of the Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk Highway.
  48. Today, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) announced the Commission’s decision to renew the Class IB nuclear fuel facility licence held by Cameco Fuel Manufacturing Inc.
  49. Cancer is the leading cause of death from disease in children and adolescents in Canada. Approximately 10,000 children are living with cancer in this country and 1,500 more are diagnosed every year. That is why, in Budget 2021, the Government of Canada provided new funding for pediatric cancer research that will lead to better outcomes and longer, healthier lives for young cancer patients.
  50. The $23 million investment in the Canadian Pediatric Cancer Consortium is the largest investment ever made for a Canadian pediatric cancer research project in Canada. The funds for the Consortium come from the $30 million investment in pediatric cancer research announced in Budget 2021.