Manitoba News

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  1. The COVID-19 recession is the steepest and fastest economic contraction since the Great Depression. It has disproportionately affected low-wage workers, young people, women, and racialized Canadians.
  2. Budget 2021 is the Government of Canada’s plan to finish the fight against COVID-19 and ensure a robust economic recovery that is inclusive of all Canadians.
  3. COVID-19 has affected all Canadians, but women have been disproportionately affected. In the labour market, women were hit earlier and harder, and their jobs continue to recover more slowly.
  4. Media representatives are advised that the Honourable Jim Carr, Special Representative for the Prairies, will be meeting with business leaders in Saskatchewan to discuss the 2021 Budget and the Government of Canada’s plan to invest in building a recovery that gives all women in Canada the ability to fully participate in our economy.
  5. The COVID-19 recession has widened gaps in Canadians' access to housing. These gaps, if not addressed, could deepen cleavages in our communities and exacerbate social inequalities.
  6. The Honourable Jim Carr, Special Representative for the Prairies, will meet with Indigenous leaders to discuss the 2021 Budget and the Government of Canada’s plan to invest in housing in Northern Saskatchewan.
  7. Quay wall closure at St. Andrews Lock and Dam
  8. The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, will participate in a virtual fireside chat with Dayna Spiring, President and CEO of Economic Development Winnipeg, to discuss Budget 2021 investments in small businesses and entrepreneurs.
  9. The Special Representative for the Prairies, the Honourable Jim Carr, met with women entrepreneurs to discuss early learning and child care investments from Budget 2021: A Recovery Plan for Jobs, Growth, and Resilience. Establishing a Canada-wide early learning and child care system, in partnership with provincial, territorial, and Indigenous partners, which will help all families access affordable, high-quality, and flexible child care no matter where they live, and no longer shoulder the burden of high child care costs.
  10. The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, and the Honourable Jim Carr, Special Representative for the Prairies, will host a panel discussion with young farmers in Manitoba and Saskatchewan to discuss climate-smart agricultural practices and highlight investments in Budget 2021.
  11. The Special Representative for the Prairies, the Honourable Jim Carr, will speak to the 2021 Budget and the Government of Canada’s plan to make a transformative investment to build a Canada-wide early learning and child care system at a virtual event.
  12. While the pandemic has been hard on everyone, it has been hardest on seniors. Seniors helped to build the country we know and love today, and the Government of Canada is committed to helping reduce their social isolation during this difficult period.
  13. The health and safety of Canadians and the protection of our environment are priorities for the Government of Canada.
  14. Childcare is not a luxury – it’s a necessity. The COVID-19 pandemic has only increased the social and economic challenges faced by Manitoban families, particularly those where parents are unable to return to work due to child care needs.
  15. Today, the Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, announced that Canada has provided over $3.8 million this fiscal year to seven Indigenous groups in Manitoba through the Nation Rebuilding Program.
  16. Minister Carr and Minister Squires to make a virtual announcement on early learning and child care in Manitoba
  17. Terry Duguid, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, and Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South, on behalf of the Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, today announced a $155,000 investment to Eco-West Canada to install 31 Level 2 electric vehicle (EV) chargers in Winnipeg and several rural municipalities in southern Manitoba.
  18. As the Canadian economy recovers from the impact of COVID-19, workers are facing new challenges. Residents of Manitoba and all Canadians need access to training and employment supports to develop new skills and find good jobs.
  19. As we continue to adapt to the new physical, social and economic realities presented by COVID-19, all orders of government are working together to ensure the safety and well-being of Canadians. This includes providing local communities with tools and support for evidence-based decision-making that will help them plan a healthier, safer and more prosperous future for everyone.
  20. The Emergency Processing Fund (EPF) is a one-time, federal investment of up to $77.5 million to help companies implement changes to safeguard the health and safety of workers and their families due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  21. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Canadian food producers and processors have stepped up to deliver quality food for Canadians. From the outset, the Government of Canada has supported their investments in safety measures and in capacity to keep up with demand.
  22. Minister Jim Carr will make an announcement virtually of support through the Emergency Processing Fund to meat processing companies across the Prairies, which is supporting their efforts to keep employees safe and our food system strong.
  23. As the 2021 AgriInsurance contract will soon be released to Manitoba farmers, Canada’s Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Marie-Claude Bibeau, and Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development Minister Blaine Pedersen announced that coverage is expected to be the highest on record while premium rates are moderately lower than last year.