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  1. The Honourable Anita Anand, Minister of Public Services and Procurement, accompanied by the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry (Science), William Amos, will announce investments to support new laboratory space for the National Research Council and Natural Resources Canada’s centres of expertise for advanced materials in Mississauga and Hamilton.
  2. Today, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, announced $150 million for better ventilation in public buildings to help reduce the risk of aerosol transmission of COVID-19.
  3. To address the challenges faced by communities as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of Canada is investing an additional $150 million to help reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission by funding projects to assess, monitor, and improve indoor air quality and ventilation, including upgrades or conversions of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems, as well as community-based solutions in First Nations.
  4. Joint federal and provincial funding through the Investing in Canada Plan will support over 9,800 projects at almost 3,900 schools and co-located childcare facilities across 74 school boards throughout Ontario.
  5. The governments of Canada and Ontario announced $656.5 million in funding to provide critical infrastructure upgrades to protect students and staff from COVID-19 in the province’s schools.
  6. The health and well-being of Canadians are the top priorities for the Government of Canada and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. Communities across Canada are on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic, and need immediate assistance to ensure their public infrastructure is safe and reliable.
  7. Joint funding through the Investing in Canada infrastructure program will support eight public and road infrastructure projects in Corner Brook and neighboring municipalities.
  8. Members of the media are invited to an important virtual announcement regarding important infrastructure upgrades with Gudie Hutchings, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development and Member of Parliament for Long Range Mountains, on behalf of the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development and the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; and the Honourable Elvis Loveless, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure.
  9. Members of the media are invited to an important infrastructure funding announcement with the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Canada’s Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; the Honourable Jill Dunlop, Associate Minister of Children and Women’s Issues and Member of Provincial Parliament for Simcoe North; and Wanda Smith, Executive Director of the Native Horizons Treatment Centre.
  10. Members of the media are invited to an important announcement regarding public and road infrastructure with Gudie Hutchings, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development and Member of Parliament for Long Range Mountains, on behalf of the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development; the Honourable Elvis Loveless, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, and the Honourable Andrew Parsons, Minister of Industry, Energy and Technology.
  11. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the everyday lives of Canadians, particularly young people who are facing unprecedented challenges, with fewer jobs, disruptions in their studies and overall uncertainty of the future.
  12. Members of the media are invited to attend an important virtual infrastructure event with the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Communities and Infrastructure; the Honourable Laurie Scott, Minister of Infrastructure for Ontario; and the Honourable Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education for Ontario.
  13. Today, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Canada’s Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; Arif Virani, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada and Member of Parliament for Parkdale–High Park; 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; His Worship John Tory, Mayor of the City of Toronto; Kara Lysne-Paris, President of the Board of Directors for the High Park Nature Centre; and Simone Stock, Interim Board Chair of the Friends of High Park Zoo, announced funding for projects that will improve sport and recreational infrastructure in Toronto.
  14. The Government of Canada is investing over $8.9 million towards these projects through the Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada plan. The Government of Ontario is providing more than $7.4 million while the City of Toronto is contributing over $5.2 million to their projects.
  15. Members of the media are invited to a national infrastructure announcement with the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Environment and Climate Change; His Worship, Kennedy Stewart, Mayor of the City of Vancouver; and Akua Schatz, Vice President, Market Engagement and Advocacy, Canada Green Building Council.
  16. Today, the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard and Member of Parliament for South Shore—St. Margarets, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and the Honourable Derek Mombourquette, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development and Member of the Legislative Assembly for Sydney—Whitney Pier, announced funding to create outdoor learning spaces for all public Nova Scotia elementary schools.
  17. Members of the media are invited to an important infrastructure funding announcement with the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Canada’s Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; Arif Virani, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada and Member of Parliament for Parkdale–High Park; 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; His Worship John Tory, Mayor of the City of Toronto; Kara Lysne-Paris, President of the Board of Directors for the High Park Nature Centre; and Simone Stock, Interim Board Chair of the Friends of High Park Zoo.
  18. Members of the media are invited to attend an important announcement regarding COVID-19 response infrastructure for Nova Scotia with the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard and Member of Parliament for South Shore—St. Margarets, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and the Honourable Derek Mombourquette, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development and Member of the Legislative Assembly for Sydney—Whitney Pier.
  19. Today, the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue and Member of Parliament for Gaspésie–Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and Jonatan Julien, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Minister responsible for the Côte-Nord Region and Minister responsible for the Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine Region, on behalf of Isabelle Charest, Minister for Education and Minister responsible for the Status of Women, announced more than $5.25 million in funding for the completion of two projects in the Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine Region.
  20. Joint federal, provincial and municipal funding is being provided for two recreational infrastructure projects in the Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine Region.
  21. Today, the Honourable Wayne Easter, Member of Parliament for Malpeque, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, along with the Honourable James Aylward, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure and Donna Butler, General Manager of the APM Centre, announced funding for upgrades to the APM Centre in Cornwall.
  22. Today, Kody Blois, Member of Parliament for Kings—Hants, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; along with the Honorable Keith Irving, Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Member of the Legislative Assembly for Kings South; and Dr. Peter Ricketts, President and Vice-Chancellor of Acadia University, announced funding for upgrades to Acadia University’s Raymond Field, one of the two outdoor artificial turf playing fields in the Annapolis Valley.
  23. Today, Mike Kelloway, Member of Parliament for Cape Breton-Canso, on behalf of the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development, the Honourable Geoff MacLellan, Minister of Infrastructure and Housing, the Honourable Derek Mombourquette, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development, and Her Worship Amanda McDougall, Mayor of the Cape Breton Regional Municipality, announced funding for Phase I of the redevelopment of Hawks Dream Field, in Dominion, into a fully accessible recreation space.
  24. Seniors are an important part of our social fabric and contribute to the rich diversity of Canada. The Government of Canada is committed to seeking advice on seniors' issues to inform its work so that Canadians can age with dignity and in the best possible health, while enjoying social and economic security.
  25. Dr. Samir Sinha is a passionate and respected advocate for the needs of older adults. Dr. Sinha currently serves as the Director of Geriatrics of Sinai Health System and the University Health Network in Toronto, the Peter and Shelagh Godsoe Chair in Geriatrics at Mount Sinai Hospital, and the Director of Health Policy Research at the National Institute on Ageing at Ryerson University. He is also an Associate Professor in the Departments of Medicine, Family and Community Medicine, and the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
  26. Members of the media are invited to attend an important announcement regarding COVID-19 response infrastructure for Wolfville with Kody Blois, Member of Parliament for Kings—Hants, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; along with the Honorable Keith Irving, Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Member of the Legislative Assembly for Kings South; and Dr. Peter Ricketts, President of Acadia University.
  27. 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.
  28. Joint federal, provincial, and recipient funding through the Investing in Canada plan will support four community and recreational infrastructure projects in Peterborough County.
  29. Members of the media are invited to attend an important virtual announcement regarding recreational infrastructure for Prince Edward Island with the Honourable Wayne Easter, Member of Parliament for Malpeque, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable James Aylward, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure and Donna Butler, General Manager of the APM Centre.
  30. Today, the Honourable Karina Gould, Minister of International Development and Member of Parliament for Burlington, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Canada’s Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; Jane McKenna, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development and Member of Provincial Parliament for Burlington, on behalf of the Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; Effie Triantafilopoulos, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Long-Term Care and Member of Provincial Parliament for Oakville North-Burlington; and Her Worship Marianne Meed Ward, Mayor of the City of Burlington, announced joint funding for the revitalization of the Civic Square in downtown Burlington.
  31. As the pandemic has made us aware of the importance of having a healthy population, the governments of Canada and Quebec are proud to provide support for nearly 200 recreational and sports infrastructure projects across Quebec. Thanks to these investments, Quebec municipalities will have modern and safe facilities that are easily accessible, creating winning conditions for physical activity in our communities.
  32. Joint federal, provincial and municipal funding is being provided for 15 recreational infrastructure projects in Lanaudière Region communities. These projects include renovations to recreation centres, playgrounds and other sports facilities.
  33. Members of the media are invited to attend an important sports infrastructure announcement with Mike Kelloway, Member of Parliament for Cape Breton-Canso, on behalf of the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development; the Honourable Geoff MacLellan, Minister of Infrastructure and Housing, on behalf of the Honourable Suzanne Lohnes-Croft, Minister of Communities, Culture and Heritage, the Honourable Derek Mombourquette, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development, and Her Worship Amanda McDougall, Mayor of the Cape Breton Regional Municipality.
  34. Today, Sonia Sidhu, Member of Parliament for Brampton South, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Prabmeet Sarkaria, Associate Minister of Small Business and Red Tape Reduction and Member of Provincial Parliament for Brampton South, on behalf of the Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; and His Worship Patrick Brown, Mayor of the City of Brampton, announced funding for the rehabilitation of The Rose, a performing arts theatre in Brampton.
  35. Joint federal, provincial, and recipient funding through the Investing in Canada plan will support 10 community, culture and recreational infrastructure projects in southwestern Ontario.
  36. Today, the Honourable Bardish Chagger, Federal Minister of Diversity and Inclusion and Youth, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; Tim Louis, Member of Parliament for Kitchener—Conestoga; Raj Saini, Member of Parliament for Kitchener Centre; Stephen Crawford, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Infrastructure and Member of Provincial Parliament for Oakville, on behalf of the Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; Mike Harris, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry and Member of Provincial Parliament for Kitchener—Conestoga; and Regional Chair Karen Redman, Region of Waterloo, announced joint funding for 10 community, culture and recreation infrastructure projects in southwestern Ontario.
  37. Members of the media are invited to attend an important infrastructure event with Sonia Sidhu, Member of Parliament for Brampton South, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Prabmeet Sarkaria, Associate Minister of Small Business and Red Tape Reduction and Member of Provincial Parliament for Brampton South, on behalf of the Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; and His Worship Patrick Brown, Mayor of the City of Brampton.
  38. Members of the media are invited to attend an important virtual infrastructure event with the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Federal Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development, and Member of Parliament for Peterborough—Kawartha, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; Dave Smith, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines and Indigenous Affairs, and Member of Provincial Parliament for Peterborough—Kawartha, on behalf of the Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; David Piccini Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Colleges and Universities, Member of Provincial Parliament for Northumberland-Peterborough South; and representatives from The Mount Community Centre.
  39. While the pandemic has been hard on everyone, it has been hardest on seniors. Seniors helped build the country we know and love today, and the Government of Canada is committed to helping reduce their social isolation.
  40. Members of the media are invited to attend an important infrastructure event with the Honourable Karina Gould, Minister of International Development and Member of Parliament for Burlington, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Canada’s Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; Jane McKenna, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development and Member of Provincial Parliament for Burlington, on behalf of the Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; Effie Triantafilopoulos, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Long-Term Care and Member of Provincial Parliament for Oakville North—Burlington; and Her Worship Marianne Meed Ward, Mayor of the City of Burlington.
  41. Canadians everywhere are feeling the impact of COVID-19, on their families, their livelihoods and their way of life. Together, the governments of 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.
  42. Today the Competition Bureau issued a market study notice in relation to its ongoing study of the health care sector. The notice presents the three broad topics of study: data and information, products and services and health care providers.
  43. Joint federal, provincial, and recipient funding through the Investing in Canada plan will support 30 community and recreation projects in central Ontario.
  44. Members of the media are invited to attend an important virtual infrastructure event with the Honourable Bardish Chagger, Federal Minister of Diversity and Inclusion and Youth, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; Tim Louis, Member of Parliament for Kitchener—Conestoga; Raj Saini, Member of Parliament for Kitchener Centre; Stephen Crawford, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Infrastructure and Member of Provincial Parliament for Oakville, on behalf of the Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; Mike Harris, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry and Member of Provincial Parliament for Kitchener—Conestoga; and Karen Redman, Regional Chair, Region of Waterloo.
  45. Today, Anju Dhillon, Member of Parliament for Dorval-Lachine-LaSalle, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and Garth Frizzell, President of FCM, announced $991,200 in GMF funding for feasibility studies, plans and pilot projects in five Quebec communities.
  46. Today, Kate Young, Member of Parliament for London West, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Sylvia Jones, Solicitor General and Member of Provincial Parliament for Dufferin-Caledon, on behalf of the Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; the Honourable Jill Dunlop, Associate Minister of Children and Women’s Issues and Member of Provincial Parliament for Simcoe North; and His Worship Steve Soloman, Mayor of the Town of Grand Valley announced joint funding for 30 community, cultural and recreation projects across central Ontario.
  47. Members of the media are invited to attend an important virtual infrastructure event with Karen McCrimmon, Member of Parliament for Kanata—Carleton, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Merrilee Fullerton, Minister of Long-Term Care and Member of Provincial Parliament for Kanata—Carleton, on behalf of the Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; His Worship, Jim Watson, Mayor of the City of Ottawa; and Councillor Allan Hubley, Kanata South Ward.
  48. Canadians everywhere are feeling the impact of COVID-19, on their families, their livelihoods and their way of life. Together, the governments of 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.
  49. Members of the media are invited to attend an important virtual infrastructure event with Kate Young, Member of Parliament for London West, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Canada’s Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Sylvia Jones, Ontario’s Solicitor General and Member of Provincial Parliament for Dufferin-Caledon, on behalf of the Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; the Honourable Jill Dunlop, Associate Minister of Children and Women’s Issues and Member of Provincial Parliament for Simcoe North; and His Worship Steve Soloman, Mayor of the Town of Grand Valley.
  50. The Minister of Seniors, Deb Schulte, will announce funding to support the development of the national online knowledge hub, Healthy Aging CORE (Collaborative Online Resources and Education), to strengthen supports that contribute to seniors’ well-being and help them remain connected with their communities. She will be joined by, Kahir Lalji from the United Way of the Lower Mainland and Gregor Sneddon from HelpAge Canada.