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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. The Canadian Grain Commission’s new Science Strategy is now available.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Statement from the Treasury Board Secretariat in response to PSAC’s announcement of a strike vote
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. Canadians have been living with the impacts of the pandemic for almost three years. Vulnerable adults, families, children and youth have been among those most negatively impacted. As a result, many children and youth have struggled with social isolation. When services and supports are accessible and targeted at those who are experiencing negative impacts to their well-being from social isolation, they can help children and youth cope with these difficult challenges.
  38. The Social Development Partnerships Program is a grants and contributions program that supports investments in not-for-profit organizations to help improve life outcomes for persons with disabilities, children and families, and other vulnerable populations. The program is divided into two components: the Disability component and the Children and Families component.
  39. The Minister of Seniors, Kamal Khera, will be in Peterborough to announce measures to help Canadian seniors.
  40. The Minister of Seniors, Kamal Khera, will be in Kingston to announce measures to help Canadian seniors.
  41. Members of the media are invited to an announcement regarding zero emission public transit infrastructure with 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.
  42. Members of the media are invited to attend an infrastructure announcement with the Honourable Joyce Murray, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, and Wayne Sparrow, Chief of Musqueam Indian Band.
  43. January 17, 2023 – Toronto, Ontario – Adam van Koeverden, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health and the Minister of Sport, will launch a new national research initiative that aims to improve pediatric cancer care in Canada. PS van Koeverden will deliver remarks and participate in an armchair discussion with the leaders of the initiative, including Drs. David Malkin and James Whitlock from The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and pediatric cancer advocate Adrienne Co-Dyre, alongside cancer research advocate Helena Kirk.
  44. Today, the Honourable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance, announced a federal investment of $50,000 to support active transportation planning in the Town of Peace River.
  45. Today, the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Trevor Holder, Minister of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour, and Dr. Jean-Paul Boudreau, President and Vice-Chancellor of Mount Allison University, announced $36 million in federal and provincial funding for retrofits to the university’s Ralph Pickard Bell Library and Archives and connected breezeway.
  46. Members of the media are invited to attend an infrastructure announcement with Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament for Northwest Territories, and Diane Archie, Minister of Infrastructure of the Northwest Territories.
  47. The Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Karina Gould, will be in Ajax to announce funding for projects pertaining to social inclusion and well-being of vulnerable children and youth through the Social Development Partnership Program.
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
  50. Ottawa, Ontario, January 16, 2023—The Canadian International Trade Tribunal today initiated an expiry review of its finding made on May 25, 2018, in inquiry NQ 2017 004, to determine if the expiry of the finding is likely to lead to continued or resumed dumping or subsidizing of certain copper pipe fittings from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and is likely to result in injury to the domestic industry.