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  1. Government to ban sanctioned Russians from entering Canada
  2. Members of the media are invited to attend a cultural infrastructure announcement
  3. With pandemic restrictions easing around the world, interest in travel is growing among Canadians, and demand for new or renewed passports is growing along with it. Service Canada is experiencing increases in passport processing times, and is responding by prioritizing those travelling imminently and ensuring that those with less urgent needs can access the right service channels for them.
  4. Today, the Honourable Pascale St-Onge, Minister of Sport and Minister responsible for the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, and Jonatan Julien, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources and Minister Responsible for the Côte-Nord and Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine Regions, on behalf of Isabelle Charest, Minister for Education and Minister Responsible for the Status of Women, announced funding for the renovation of the Centre Henri-Desjardins in Baie-Comeau.
  5. Canada and FCM support strengthened asset management in a Northwest Territories community
  6. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Government of Canada has helped millions of Canadians, including seniors, by providing them with COVID-19 related supports and benefits. As Canada emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government will continue to support community organizations that make a difference and create opportunities for seniors to stay active and involved in their communities.
  7. 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.
  8. The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, along with Benoit Charette, Minister of the Environment and the Fight Against Climate Change, Minister Responsible for the Fight Against Racism, and Minister Responsible for the Laval Region, are pleased to announce joint funding to expand the biomethanization facilities owned by the Société d’économie mixte de l’est de la couronne sud (SEMECS). These facilities are located in the Varennes Novoparc industrial park in Montérégie.
  9. Today, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Karina Gould, issued the following statement:
  10. The Canadian International Trade Tribunal today continued, with amendment, its order made on August 12, 2016, in expiry review RR-2015-002.
  11. Members of the media are invited to attend a green infrastructure announcement
  12. Today, Élisabeth Brière, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health and Member of Parliament for Sherbrooke, announced funding of nearly $200,000 for two research projects that will be led by researchers at Université de Sherbrooke. The projects will provide evidence to inform interventions to prevent serious harms related to alcohol use and support Canadians experiencing issues with alcohol use, which is the most commonly used substance in the country. While its consumption is legal and socially acceptable, alcohol use causes significant harm to the health and safety of Canadians and can aggravate societal problems such as homelessness.
  13. The Minister of Seniors, Kamal Khera, will be in Winnipeg to announce New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) funding for community-based projects to support seniors across the country.
  14. Healthy plants are essential to people and animals, the environment and the economy.
  15. The Government of Canada is investing $97,560 in two Nova Scotia communities through the Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP), delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM). These initiatives will help communities make data-driven decisions about key infrastructure and ensure long-term infrastructure performance.
  16. The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Quebec Lieutenant, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, and Luc Provençal, Member of the National Assembly for Beauce-Nord, are pleased to announce financial assistance of $2,473,100 for the construction of a new building to house the Sainte-Marie municipal library.
  17. Today, the Minister of National Revenue and Member of Parliament for Gaspésie—Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine, the Honorable Diane Lebouthillier, on behalf of the Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, the Honorable Dominic LeBlanc, and the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources and Minister Responsible for the Côte-Nord and Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine Regions, Mr. Jonatan Julien, on behalf of the Minister for Education and Minister Responsible for Status of Women, Ms. Isabelle Charest, announced funding of $76,531 for the addition of a dehumidifier at the New Carlisle Citizen’s Centre.
  18. Today, 13 projects are announced for funding under the new Canada-Inuit Nunangat-United Kingdom Arctic Research Programme 2021-25.
  19. Today, the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry and Member of Parliament for Saint-Maurice-Champlain, the Honorable François-Philippe Champagne, on behalf of the Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, the Honorable Dominic LeBlanc, as well as Ms. Sonia LeBel, President of the Treasury Board and Member of the National Assembly for Champlain, on behalf of the Minister for Education and Minister Responsible for the Status of Women, Ms. Isabelle Charest, announced $51,934 in funding for the development of play structures for children in Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pérade.
  20. The Government of Canada is investing $125,600 in three Newfoundland and Labrador communities through the Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP), delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM). These initiatives will help communities make data-driven decisions about key infrastructure and ensure long-term infrastructure performance.
  21. Updates are coming to the Canadian Grain Commission’s Official Grain Grading Guide this crop year.
  22. Indigenous nurses are the bridge between traditional healing and Western medicine, establishing and applying a holistic approach to their healthcare delivery.
  23. The Government of Canada is investing up to $6 million in this project through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program’s Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure Stream. The Government of Manitoba is funding up to $5 million, and the City of Thompson is contributing approximately $4 million towards eligible costs for the project.
  24. Community-based research is critical to better understanding the causes and persistence of systemic racism and to addressing disparities related to race, gender and other forms of diversity. That’s why the Government of Canada supports research focused on the lived experiences of people from underrepresented and disadvantaged groups.
  25. The Samuel De Champlain Bridge will be lit in red and gold from sunset to 10 p.m. this evening to celebrate Asian Heritage Month.
  26. The governments of Canada and Quebec will each provide $9,104,743.50 under the Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP) and the Programme d’aide financière aux infrastructures récréatives et sportives (PAFIRS). This new infrastructure will contribute to the vitality and development of the community of Magog and the entire region.
  27. The Government of Canada is investing $272,228 in seven Manitoba communities through the Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP), delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM). These initiatives will help communities make data-driven decisions about key infrastructure and ensure long-term infrastructure performance.
  28. The Government of Canada is investing $435,750 through the Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP). The Government of Quebec is also investing $435,750 through its Cultural Infrastructure Development Assistance Program (PADIC). Saint-Ferréol-les-Neiges will contribute $373,500 to the project.
  29. Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure announcement
  30. Today, the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, and the Honourable Prasad Panda, Alberta’s Minister of Infrastructure, announced joint funding to revitalize the Glenbow Museum. This project, known as Glenbow Reimagined, involves a complete renovation of all eight floors of the museum.
  31. The Government of Canada is investing $163,530 in four New Brunswick communities through the Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP), delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM). These initiatives will help communities make data-driven decisions about key infrastructure and ensure long-term infrastructure performance.
  32. Members of the media are invited to an announcement regarding cultural infrastructure
  33. The Government of Canada is investing $237,471 in five Alberta communities through the Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP), delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM). These initiatives will help communities make data-driven decisions about key infrastructure and ensure long-term infrastructure performance.
  34. Through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Government of Canada promotes the creation of new knowledge by supporting various areas of research and advances its translation into improved health for Canadians.
  35. The Samuel De Champlain Bridge will be lit in the team colours of the Montreal Canadiens from sunset to 10 p.m. this evening to commemorate the national funeral for Guy Lafleur.
  36. May 2, 2022 – Ottawa, Ontario – On behalf of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Health, Adam van Koeverden, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health, will announce a new national research network that aims to improve health outcomes for Canadians living with heart failure. He will be joined by Patricia Lattanzio, Member of Parliament for Saint-Léonard—Saint-Michel.
  37. 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 our economy, allow more women to enter the workforce and help give every Canadian child the best start in life. While cutting child care fees is important, it is just one part of the equation. That is why the governments of Canada and British Columbia have been working together to increase the number of licensed child care spaces available in the province.
  38. This past year, the Government of Canada has continued to make significant progress implementing the Accessible Canada Act (the Act), reinforcing its commitment to advance accessibility and the inclusion of persons with disabilities.
  39. The Government of Canada is investing $997,123 in 21 Ontario communities through the Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP), delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM). These initiatives will help communities make data-driven decisions about key infrastructure and ensure long-term infrastructure performance.
  40. The Government of Canada is investing over $503,550 through the Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. The Government of Quebec is also investing over $503,550 through its Cultural Infrastructure Development Assistance Program (PADIC). The City of Saint-André-Avellin will contribute $431,700 to the project.
  41. Members of the media are invited to attend a cultural infrastructure announcement.
  42. "This has been an unprecedented year for the highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 (HPAI) worldwide. Working together, we can prevent the spread of the disease and minimize the impact on poultry producers across Canada.
  43. The Government of Quebec is investing more than $13.3 million. The Government of Canada is also investing over $13.3 million through the Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program.
  44. The governments of Canada and Quebec will provide equal funding of $484,010 under the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP) and the Recreational and Sports Infrastructure Financial Assistance Program (PAFIRS). This new infrastructure will contribute to the vitality and development of Labelle and the entire region.
  45. Early learning and child care programs designed by and with Indigenous families and communities give Indigenous children, including Métis children, the best start in life and form an essential part of reconciliation.
  46. Canada needs an Employment Insurance (EI) system for the 21st century—one that better meets the needs of workers and employers. As our economy continues to recover from the pandemic and emergency programs wind down, the Government of Canada is consulting with Canadians to build an EI system that is simpler, fairer, and more flexible.
  47. The Government of Canada is investing more than $20.8 million in these projects through the Community, Culture and Recreation Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. The Government of Ontario is providing over $17.3 million, while recipients and partners are contributing over $13.8 million in total.
  48. The Government of Canada is investing over $5.4 million through the Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. The Government of Quebec is also investing over $5.4 million through its Cultural Infrastructure Development Assistance Program (PADIC). The City of Beloeil will contribute over $4.5 million to the project.
  49. Joint federal, provincial, and recipient funding through the Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program will support 12 community and recreation infrastructure projects across Ontario.
  50. Parks announces opening of new signature exhibit at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site.