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  1. The imagination, determination, and innovation of Canada’s youth are essential to building the Canada we all want: a country that is inclusive and barrier-free for persons with disabilities. By continuing to invest in youth and working with local and community-based organizations to increase accessibility and inclusion in communities and workplaces, the Government of Canada is reinforcing its commitment to prioritize disability inclusion across the country.
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  3. Every child deserves the best possible start in life, and all parents should have the ability to build both a family and a career. That’s why the Government of Canada signed agreements with each province and territory to implement a Canada-wide early learning and child care system.
  4. Reaching Home: Canada’s Homelessness Strategy was launched in April 2019 and supports the goals of the National Housing Strategy, in particular, to support the needs of the most vulnerable Canadians; to improve access to safe, stable and affordable housing; and to reduce chronic homelessness by 50 percent by 2027-28.
  5. Today, the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion announced that the Government of Canada has nearly doubled its investments in Reaching Home: Canada’s Homelessness Strategy, from over $2 billion over 9 years to nearly $4 billion in federal funding since its launch in April 2019.
  6. Young Canadians are integral to Canada’s present and future success, as they are the leaders of today and tomorrow. Youth organizations in Canada are undertaking important work, such as amplifying youth voices and advocating for gender equality.
  7. The Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Karina Gould, will be in North York to announce funding for projects for the financial empowerment of low-income adults through the Social Development Partnership Program (SDPP).
  8. The Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, Marci Ien, and the Minister of Seniors, Kamal Khera, issued the following statement to commemorate this year’s International Youth Day theme: Intergenerational Solidarity.
  9. Today, Heath MacDonald, Member of Parliament for Malpeque, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities; Bobby Morrissey, Member of Parliament for Egmont; the Honourable Cory Deagle, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, and His Worship Rowan Caseley, Mayor of the Town of Kensington, announced $13.2 million joint funding for road upgrades across the province.
  10. Today, Kody Blois, Member of Parliament for Kings—Hants, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities; Dave Ritcey, Member of Legislative Assembly for Truro—Bible Hill—Millbrook—Salmon River, and His Worship Bill Mills, Mayor of the Town of Truro, announced funding for the revitalization of the Truro Amateur Athletic Club, the Multi-Use sport facility and Senior baseball facility.
  11. Truro, Nova Scotia, August 11, 2022—Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure announcement with Kody Blois, Member of Parliament for Kings—Hants, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities; Dave Ritcey, Member of the Legislative Assembly for Truro—Bible Hill—Millbrook—Salmon River, and His Worship Bill Mills, Mayor of the Town of Truro.
  12. The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion, along with James Maloney, Member of Parliament for Etobicoke-Lakeshore, His Worship John Tory, the Mayor of Toronto, and Executive Director of Furniture Bank Toronto, Dan Kershaw to make an important announcement regarding homelessness.
  13. Members of the media are invited to attend an infrastructure announcement regarding broadband infrastructure with Valerie Bradford, Member of Parliament for Kitchener South—Hespeler, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, and Matthew Rae, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Education and Member of Provincial Parliament for Perth—Wellington.
  14. The Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Karina Gould, will be in Regina to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the signing of the Canada-wide Early Learning and Child Care Agreement with Saskatchewan.
  15. Today, Mike Kelloway, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard and Member of Parliament for Cape Breton—Canso, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Brian Comer, Minister responsible for the Office of Addictions and Mental Health, Minister responsible for Youth and Member of the Legislative Assembly for Cape Breton East, on behalf of the Honourable Pat Dunn, Minister of Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage, and Erika Shea, President and Chief Executive Officer of New Dawn Enterprises Ltd., announced over $14.8 million in joint funding for the construction of the new Glace Bay Youth and Community Centre, a net-zero carbon facility that will provide the community with a welcoming, inclusive space. John White, Member of the Legislative Assembly for Glace Bay-Dominion, was also in attendance, as was Dave Sawler, CEO and Founder of Undercurrent Youth Centre.
  16. The Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, Carla Qualtrough, will be in Vancouver to announce funding for projects led by youth in partnership with organizations, to improve accessibility and disability inclusion in their communities.
  17. Members of the media are invited to attend an announcement regarding transportation infrastructure with Heath MacDonald, Member of Parliament for Malpeque, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities; Bobby Morrissey, Member of Parliament for Egmont; the Honourable Cory Deagle, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, and His Worship Rowan Caseley, Mayor of the Town of Kensington.
  18. Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure announcement with Mike Kelloway, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard and Member of Parliament for Cape Breton—Canso, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Brian Comer, Minister responsible for Youth and the Office of Mental Health and Addictions and Member of the Legislative Assembly for Cape Breton East, on behalf of the Honourable Pat Dunn, Minister of Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage, and Erika Shea, President and CEO of New Dawn Enterprises Ltd. John White, Member of the Legislative Assembly for Glace Bay-Dominion, and Dave Sawler, CEO and Founder of Undercurrent Youth Centre, will also be in attendance.
  19. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the demand for crisis hotline services significantly increased across Canada. Crisis hotlines are a lifeline to survivors of gender-based violence and are critical support services.
  20. Canada’s economic recovery is well underway. We have recovered 115% of the jobs lost during pandemic. In fact, our economic growth is beginning to outpace the ability of some employers to find workers.
  21. Government of Canada to Announce Support for Crisis Hotlines Across Canada
  22. In Budget 2021, the Government of Canada announced its ambitious plan for an average $10-a-day early learning and child care system across the country. Now that the Government of Canada has signed agreements with each province and territory to implement a Canada-wide early learning and child care system, great progress is being made in this regard across the country.
  23. Indigenous women, women with disabilities, members of LGBTQ2 communities, as well as newcomers, Black, racialized, and migrant women are all disproportionately impacted by longstanding inequities. Through support for Manitoba-based organizations that advance gender equality and work to break down barriers, individuals in these communities will be able to fully participate in the economic, social, and democratic life in Canada.
  24. Backgrounder: Canada and Manitoba Invest in Wastewater Treatment and Waste Management Infrastructure Projects
  25. 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 and Member of Parliament for Saint Boniface—Saint Vital, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, and the Honourable Reg Helwer, Minister of Labour, Consumer Protection and Government Services, announced more than $34.4 million in funding for 10 wastewater and waste management projects in Manitoba.
  26. Ottawa, Ontario, August 8, 2022—Today, the Honourable David McGuinty, Member of Parliament for Ottawa South, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Mona Fortier, President of the Treasury Board and Member of Parliament for Ottawa—Vanier; Christine Hardy, Chief Executive Officer for Ronald McDonald House Charities Ottawa (RMHCO); and Danny Baldwin, Chair of the Board of Directors for Ronald McDonald House Charities Ottawa, announced federal funding of over $9.3 million to create a new, accessible net-zero carbon building to meet the current and future needs of families travelling to seek medical care.
  27. Tentative Agreement Reached on a Renewed Public Service Health Care Plan
  28. Montréal, Quebec, August 7, 2022—This evening, the Samuel De Champlain Bridge will glow in the colours of the rainbow from sunset to 10 p.m. to mark the closing of the Montréal Pride Festival.
  29. Today, the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, and the Honourable Mike Farnworth, British Columbia’s Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, announced more than $29.5 million in joint funding to reduce and mitigate the risk of floods and slide events in 11 communities across B.C. These projects are in addition to 18 other disaster mitigation-related projects that were announced last summer.
  30. The Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia are investing over $29.5 million in 11 projects through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program’s new COVID-19 Community Resilience Stream.
  31. Today, the Honourable Jim Carr, Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Audrey Gordon, Manitoba Minister of Health; and the Honourable Reg Helwer, Manitoba Minister of Labour, Consumer Protection and Government Services; , announced funding for inpatient monitor upgrades and new monitors to support care and remote monitoring capabilities at Winnipeg’s Health Sciences Centre (HSC) Children’s Hospital.
  32. Township of Langley, British Columbia, August 5, 2022—Today, John Aldag, Member of Parliament for Cloverdale-Langley City in British Columbia. on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, announced $777,618 in funding towards energy efficiency upgrades to Salishan Place by the River, a cultural centre in the Township of Langley, which is currently being built in partnership with q̓ʷɑ:n̓ƛ̓ən̓ (Kwantlen) First Nation and with the participation of the q̓ic̓əy̓ (Katzie), Màthxwi (Matsqui) and se’mya’me (Semiahmoo) First Nations.
  33. Ottawa, Ontario, August 5, 2022—Members of the media are invited to an announcement regarding community infrastructure with the Honourable David McGuinty, Member of Parliament for Ottawa South, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Mona Fortier, President of the Treasury Board and Member of Parliament for Ottawa—Vanier; Christine Hardy, Chief Executive Officer of Ronald McDonald House Charities Ottawa; and Danny Baldwin, Chair of the Board of Directors of Ronald McDonald House Charities Ottawa.
  34. Members of the media are invited to attend an infrastructure announcement in the presence of John Aldag, Member of Parliament for Cloverdale-Langley City, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, and His Worship Jack Froese, Mayor of the Township of Langley.
  35. Members of the media are invited to attend an announcement regarding hospital infrastructure with the Honourable Jim Carr, Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Audrey Gordon, Manitoba Minister of Health, the Honourable Reg Helwer, Manitoba Minister of Labour, Consumer Protection and Government Services, Jennifer Cumpsty, Executive Director of Acute Health Services at Health Sciences Centre and Stefano Grande, President and CEO, Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba.
  36. Kingston, Ontario, August 4, 2022—Today, Mark Gerretsen, Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Member of Parliament for Kingston and the Islands, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, and His Worship Bryan Paterson, Mayor of the City of Kingston, announced $464,184 in federal funding for green energy retrofits to the Kingston East Community Centre.
  37. Today, Dr. Michael J. Strong, President of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, announced that Dr. Fei-Fei Liu has been appointed Scientific Director of the CIHR Institute of Cancer Research for a term of four years, effective September 1, 2022.
  38. Kingston, Ontario, August 3, 2022—Members of the media are invited to attend a green infrastructure announcement with Mark Gerretsen, Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Member of Parliament for Kingston and the Islands, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, and His Worship Bryan Paterson, Mayor of the City of Kingston.
  39. The Canadian International Trade Tribunal today continued its finding made on October 20, 2016, in inquiry NQ-2016-001, concerning the dumping of welded large diameter carbon and alloy steel line pipe from the People’s Republic of China (China) and Japan and the subsidizing of these goods from China.
  40. Today, the Honourable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance and Member of Parliament for Edmonton Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, announced over $6.6 million in federal funding for the River Valley Outdoor Activity Centre.
  41. Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) is committed to making it easier for Canadians to find, apply for, and manage federal benefits.
  42. A post-secondary education, such as a trade school, college, polytechnic or university, is essential to the future career and long-term success to which students, including students with disabilities, aspire. That is why the Government of Canada continues to improve supports under the Canada Student Financial Assistance Program (CSFA Program) for students with disabilities.
  43. Today, the Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship and Member of Parliament for Central Nova, the Honourable Tim Houston, Premier of Nova Scotia, the Honourable Karla MacFarlane, Minister of Community Services, the Honourable Pat Dunn, Minister of Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage, His Worship Jim Ryan, Mayor of the Town of Pictou, and Robert Parker, Warden of the Municipality of Pictou County, announced $9 million in funding for the development of Cultural Hub in Pictou, Nova Scotia.
  44. Members of the media are invited to an announcement regarding public infrastructure with the Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship and Member of Parliament for Central Nova, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, and on behalf of the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA).
  45. Members of the media are invited to attend an infrastructure announcement
  46. July 29, 2022 – Ottawa, Ontario—Today, the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, announced the launch of public consultations on the design and implementation of Permanent Public Transit funding in Canada. Feedback will inform a long-term transit investment strategy that aims to build complete, sustainable and inclusive communities and unlock opportunities to address other challenges, including housing affordability.
  47. Today, the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Member of Parliament for Ville-Marie—Le Sud-Ouest—Île-des-Soeurs, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, and the Honourable Marc Garneau, Member of Parliament for Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Westmount, announced federal funding of over $3.8 million to renovate and upgrade the Resilience Montreal building to make it more energy-efficient.
  48. Today, Jaime Battiste, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Member of Parliament for Sydney–Victoria, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Karla MacFarlane, Minister responsible for the Office of the Status of Women and Office of L’nu Affairs, Bernadette Marshall, President of the Nova Scotia Native Women’s Association, and Chief Robert Gloade of Millbrook First Nation, announced over $8.1 million in joint funding to support the construction of a new Resilience Centre in Millbrook.
  49. The recent increase in passport demand combined with the longer processing times have resulted in a growing number of Canadians requiring their passport applications be transferred to local passport offices for processing in order to get them in time to travel. This has been stressful for Canadians and a challenging way for them to get their documents.
  50. Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure announcement with Jaime Battiste, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Member of Parliament for Sydney–Victoria, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Karla MacFarlane, Minister responsible for the Office of the Status of Women and Office of L’nu Affairs, Bernadette Marshall, President of the Nova Scotia Native Women’s Association; and Bob Gloade, Chief of Millbrook First Nation.