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  1. The Government of Canada is investing over $5.87 million through the Green and Inclusive Community Building (GICB) program to support three recreational and community centre retrofit projects across the City of Markham, Ontario. In addition, the Government of Canada is also supporting the Mount Joy Community Centre through an investment of more than $590,000 through the Canada Community-Building Fund (CCBF). The City of Markham is contributing more than $1.55 million towards these three projects.
  2. — Community centres in Markham will get retrofits to assist the City in reaching net-zero greenhouse gas emissions. The federal government and City of Markham will invest more than $6.4 million and $1.5 million, respectively, towards energy efficient upgrades for the Mount Joy Community Centre, Thornhill Community Centre, and the RJ Clatworthy Arena.
  3. Today, the Honourable Anita Anand, President of the Treasury Board, announced the first initiatives of the Action Plan, which will continue to be refined through meaningful input from Black public servants.
  4. The Government of Canada committed close to $50M through Budgets 2022 and 2023 to creating career development programs and a mental health fund for Black public servants. In June 2023, the Office of the Chief Human Resources Officer established the Task Force for Black Public Servants (task force) to oversee the development and implementation of the Action Plan for Black Public Servants (Action Plan).
  5. The Honourable Anita Anand, President of the Treasury Board of Canada, joined by Lisa Campbell, President of the Canadian Space Agency, will announce new Greening Government Fund projects that demonstrate innovation in greening federal operations.
  6. The Manitoba Theatre for Young People (MTYP) will receive accessibility and environmental upgrades after an investment of more than $1.3 million from the federal government.
  7. Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure announcement with the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Export Promotion, International Trade and Economic Development and Member of Parliament for Markham—Thornhill; the Honourable Helena Jaczek, Member of Parliament for Markham—Stouffville; and His Worship Frank Scarpitti, Mayor of the City of Markham.
  8. The federal government is investing $1.7 million through the Green Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP) to support ten adaptation projects across Newfoundland. The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is investing $2 million in these projects and the municipalities are contributing a combined $520,000 spread across their respective projects.
  9. Eight communities across Newfoundland will have improved shoreline protection and erosion controls after a combined investment of $4.3 million from the federal government, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, and municipalities across the province.
  10. The Honourable Anita Anand, President of the Treasury Board of Canada, will announce new initiatives as part of the government’s ongoing work to deliver an action plan for Black public servants.
  11. On behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, the Honourable Anita Anand, President of the Treasury Board, will participate in a ribbon-cutting ceremony for electric vehicle infrastructure. Media availability will follow.
  12. Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure announcement with the Honourable Gary Anandasangaree, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations; Nicholas Simons, Member of the Legislative Assembly for Powell River-Sunshine Coast; and John Hackett, Hegus (Chief) of the Tla’amin Nation.
  13. Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure announcement with the Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, the Honourable John G. Abbott, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, and the Honourable Gerry Byrne, Minister of Immigration, Population Growth and Skills.
  14. The Government of Canada has reached a tentative agreement with the Association of Justice Counsel (AJC) for the Law Practitioner (LP) group.
  15. People visiting and living in and around Banff will be better served with improvements to transit services as well as to notable local cultural and essential service buildings after a combined investment of more than $13 million from the federal government and municipal partners.
  16. The federal government is investing $8,789,777 through the Public Transit Infrastructure Stream (PTIS) and COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream (CVRIS) of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP), the Rural Transit Solutions Fund (RTSF), as well as the Green and Inclusive Community Buildings (GICB) program to support five projects for public transit and active transportation improvements as well as ventilation and lighting infrastructure upgrades in Banff, Alberta.
  17. The Government of Quebec is investing $12,482,553 to support five public transit projects in Sherbrooke. The federal government is investing $8,963,126 in these five projects under the Public Transit Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program.
  18. Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Transport and Quebec Lieutenant, and Geneviève Guilbault, Deputy Premier and Minister of Transport and Sustainable Mobility, announce an investment of $21,445,679 to modernize the Société de transport de Sherbrooke (STS) and electrify its vehicles. The governments of Quebec and Canada are investing $12,482,553 and $8,963,126 respectively.
  19. The Tibetan Canadian Cultural Centre will undergo renovations to create additional space for their programs while making the facility more energy efficient, after a joint investment of more than $1.4 million.
  20. Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure announcement with the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Transport and Quebec Lieutenant, and MP for Honoré-Mercier, and Geneviève Guilbault, Deputy Premier for Quebec and Minister of Transport and Sustainable Mobility.
  21. Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure announcement and Losar celebration with James Maloney, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada and Member of Parliament for Etobicoke—Lakeshore, and Sonam Lankar, President of the Tibetan Canadian Cultural Centre.
  22. Improvements to local roads will benefit Islanders and their businesses, with work taking place thanks to the combined investment of more than $21.4 million from the federal and Prince Edward Island governments.
  23. During the Canada-UK Industrial Decarbonization Forum, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, joined by Mike Crabtree, President and CEO of the Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC), announced an investment of $4,990,000 to SRC through the Critical Minerals Research, Development and Demonstration (CMRDD) program.
  24. The President of the Treasury Board, Anita Anand, Minister of Citizens’ Services, Terry Beech, and the Minister of National Revenue, Marie-Claude Bibeau, today issued the following statement in response to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner’s Report on the 2020 Cyber Attacks.
  25. Communities in the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) will receive five upgraded and new transit exchanges and other system upgrades to improve transit access and safety, thanks to a combined investment of more than $8.8 million from the federal and provincial governments along with the Comox Valley Regional District.
  26. The existing transit exchange in Trail, within the West Kootenay Transit System, will undergo refurbishment and expansion thanks to a combined investment of more than $3.07 million from the governments of Canada, British Columbia, and the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary.
  27. Measures are being put in place to stabilize the shoreline in Lax Kw’alaams after an investment of more than $5 million from the federal government. Announced by Minister Jonathan Wilkinson, this project will protect the community’s critical infrastructure and preserve the precious habitats of important fish species, such as surf smelt and herring.
  28. Accessibility is a key component of communities that thrive and an economy that grows. Since the significant milestone of passing the Accessible Canada Act, the Government of Canada has been fully engaged in creating a barrier-free country and ensuring the full participation of all Canadians in society, particularly persons with disabilities.
  29. Stormwater and wastewater infrastructure in Oak Bay will undergo significant upgrades thanks to a combined investment of more than $8.8 million from the federal and provincial governments along with the District of Oak Bay.
  30. Today, the Honourable Anita Anand, President of the Treasury Board of Canada, tabled Supplementary Estimates (C), 2023–24, in the House of Commons.
  31. The Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, the Honourable Jenna Sudds, will join Nova Scotia’s Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development, the Honourable Becky Druhan, to announce an early learning and child care action plan in Halifax.
  32. Tonight, the Samuel De Champlain Bridge will be lit up in red, pink and white from sunset to 1 a.m. to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
  33. Minister Anand Issues a Statement on Fourth Party Incident
  34. The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) is pleased to announce that 11 Canadian firms are receiving funding to collaborate on projects with U.K. partners. The firms were selected following a joint Canada–UK R&D call for proposals by the NRC and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).
  35. The Dakota Oyate Elder Care Lodge will benefit from energy-efficiency and accessibility renovations after an investment of more than $2.9 million from the federal government.
  36. Improvements to the Burnaby Transit Centre (BTC), an operations and maintenance facility divided into two campuses, will increase operational capacity after a combined investment of over $44.1 million from the federal government and TransLink.
  37. Remarks by the Commissioner of the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada at the Standing Committee on Finance regarding the Guideline on Existing Consumer Mortgage Loans in Exceptional Circumstances
  38. Today, the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Official Languages, Randy Boissonnault, announced the launch of the Upgrade Your Skills advertising campaign to inform Canadians about financial supports and programs available to help them gain the skills needed to succeed in today’s labour market. The campaign runs from February 5 until March 31, 2024, and targets youth (age 18 to 24) looking to start their career and adults (age 25 to 54) looking to upskill and change or improve their career.
  39. The Government of Canada issued a statement today following the release of the Auditor General’s performance audit on ArriveCAN.
  40. A greener transit system is coming to the City of Regina with the help of 20 zero emission buses and related charging infrastructure after a combined investment of $52.2 million from the federal and municipal governments.
  41. Choices for Youth Inc. will open a new Social Enterprise and Innovation Hub in St. John’s thanks toafter a jointn investment of over $4.3 million from the federal government.
  42. Port Williams will improve the quality of its drinking water and increase its capacity to manage wastewater after to a combined investment of over $1 million from the federal and provincial governments and the Village of Port Williams.
  43. The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Physical Activity, will join the Honourable Mitzi Dean, British Columbia’s Minister of State for Child Care, to announce that additional child care spaces will move into the $10-a-Day ChildCareBC program.
  44. Media Advisory: Infrastructure Announcement in St. John’s
  45. Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure announcement with Kody Blois, Member of Parliament for Kings–Hants on behalf of the Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Housing, Infrastructure and Communities, and the Honourable John Lohr, Nova Scotia Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing.
  46. Accessibility Standards Canada is proud to announce that the organization has been named, for the first time, one of the National Capital Region's Top Employers. This recognition is a testament to its commitment to continuously improving as an employer and creating the conditions to offer employees one of the most exceptional and accessible places to work.
  47. Competition Bureau approves Waste Connections as buyer of 29 Secure facilities to resolve competition concerns February 5, 2024 – GATINEAU, QC – Competition Bureau
  48. Tonight, 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.
  49. The federal government is investing $9,423,637 through the Public Transit Infrastructure (PTIS) and the COVID-19 Resilience (CVRIS) Streams of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program to support seven public transit and active transportation projects across northern Alberta.
  50. Commuters will benefit from improved transit infrastructure throughout Strathcona County and Grande Prairie after a combined investment of more than $21 million from the federal and municipal governments for seven projects in northern Alberta.