Media

The Canada News Centre offers you quick access to the business news of the day.
  1. Thanks to a $6.34-million joint investment made as part of Canada–Quebec Operation High Speed, 2,510 households in the Côte-de-Beaupré RCM will have access to Xplornet high-speed Internet services by September 2022.
  2. With many travel and public health restrictions still in place, the region’s tourism industry is facing a long and challenging road to recovery. That is why the Government of Canada is investing in six tourism groups and businesses in Eastern Prince Edward Island (PEI), to boost tourism initiatives and help the industry prepare for a swift recovery when travel restrictions are lifted.
  3. Today, the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Member of Parliament for Cardigan, and the Honourable Matthew MacKay, PEI Minister of Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture, today announced a combined investment of $743,079 for seven projects to help grow the tourism sector.
  4. Today, Patrick Weiler, Member of Parliament for West Vancouver–Sunshine Coast–Sea to Sky Country, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable George Heyman, British Columbia’s Minister of Environment, and Michael McDaniel, President of the Coast Mountain Bus Company, announced funding for upgrades to the onboard bus systems and security systems.
  5. Today, Canada's Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Marie-Claude Bibeau and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister David Marit awarded scholarships to four Saskatchewan students pursing an agriculture-related education.
  6. Media representatives are invited to a virtual press conference during which the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Member of Parliament for Compton–Stanstead, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, and the Minister for Education and Minister responsible for the Status of Women, Isabelle Charest, will make an announcement concerning recreational and sports infrastructure in the region.
  7. Joint federal and community funding through the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan will support six community, culture and recreation projects and one water infrastructure project in the Northwest Territories.
  8. The health, safety, and well-being of Northerners are the top priorities of the governments of Canada and the Northwest Territories. Throughout the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, both governments have been taking decisive action to support families, businesses and communities - and continue to look ahead to see what more can be done as we prepare to recover and build back better.
  9. Today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, launched the new Cyber Security Innovation Network program. This program is being launched with an investment of $80 million over four years.
  10. On May 6, 2021, Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, issued the following statement on COVID-19.
  11. Canadians everywhere have felt the impact of COVID-19 on their families, their livelihoods, and their way of life. Canada and Saskatchewan have worked together to ensure health and safety, support families and businesses, and sustain local economies. Investments in infrastructure during this extraordinary time provide an opportunity to enhance citizens’ quality of life and meet the needs of growing communities while creating jobs at a time when they are most needed.
  12. The Government of Canada is investing more than $21.2 million in 55 projects under the new COVID-19 Resilience Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. The Government of Saskatchewan is contributing over $16.4 million. Contributions by recipients toward their respective projects are $12.5 million. In total, this represents a combined infrastructure investment of more than $50.2 million. Funding recipients are responsible for any additional project costs.
  13. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise marine users that the LaSalle Causeway will operate on a reduced schedule for navigational traffic effective May 6 to May 15, 2021, inclusively.
  14. On May 6, 2021, Government of Canada officials will hold a technical briefing to provide an overview on the roll-out of COVID-19 vaccines.
  15. Women entrepreneurs and business support organizations across Atlantic Canada gather virtually to discuss Budget 2021
  16. Women’s contributions to business are a major part of Canada’s economic success. However, women who are trying to start, grow and scale their own businesses face significant barriers to gaining full and equal participation in the economy. The Government of Canada is committed to supporting the organizations that empower women by providing the necessary resources, mentorship and capital needed to grow successful businesses.
  17. Maryse Dubé completed her LL.B. at Laval University in 1996 and was admitted to the Barreau du Québec in 1997. She works as a lawyer at Sylvestre & Associés and has been a partner with the firm since 2004. Her areas of practice include civil law, business law, corporate law and agri-food law
  18. Today, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced the reappointment of Maryse Dubé to the Farm Products Council of Canada (FPCC) for a four-year term, effective April 30, 2021.
  19. Members of the media are invited to attend an important virtual infrastructure event with the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament for the Northwest Territories; the Honourable Paulie Chinna, Territorial Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs; and Lloyd Chicot, Chief of the Ka’a’gee Tu First Nation.
  20. Our Government recognizes the role it must play in closing long-standing social economic inequities between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians and building a better and fairer Canada for today and future generations. Through Budget 2021, the government is proposing a historic, new investment of over $18 billion to improve the quality of life and create new opportunities for Indigenous Peoples.
  21. This week is Mental Health Week in Canada, and the Canadian Mental Health Association’s theme is #GetReal about how you feel, which encourages people to name, express and deal with their emotions to help their mental health.
  22. Today, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, and the Member of Parliament for Glengarry–Prescott–Russell, Francis Drouin, hosted a virtual event to announce an investment of up to $21.4 million to enhance the Youth Employment and Skills Program (YESP) and fund about 2,000 jobs for youth in the agriculture sector.
  23. The Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, issued the following statement for Red Dress Day, the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.
  24. Team Rubicon Canada receives $750,000 from the Veteran and Family Well-Being Fund
  25. Western Economic Diversification Canada will deliver on landmark investments from Budget 2021 to help western Canadian businesses grow and succeed.
  26. On May 5, 2021, Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, issued the following statement on COVID-19.
  27. The governments of Canada and Quebec are granting a total of $3 million in loans to Muraflex to establish an Industry 4.0 factory and a new production unit. This project, valued at over $8.4 million, will lead to the creation of 75 jobs.
  28. On May 5, 2021, Health Canada officials will hold a technical briefing for media to provide an update on regulatory authorization for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.
  29. Today, the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services Canada, and the Chiefs' Committee of the First Nations Education Council of Quebec (FNEC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will frame discussions for the development of a regional education agreement.
  30. Submissions will be accepted until June 11
  31. The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, and Francis Drouin, Member of Parliament for Glengarry-Prescott-Russell, will virtually join producers from across the country to announce funding in support of the inclusion of Canadian youth in the agriculture and agri-food sector.
  32. Today, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, met with representatives from 10 Self-Governing First Nations in BC to discuss investments that support Indigenous communities from Budget 2021: A Recovery Plan for Jobs, Growth, and Resilience.
  33. Today, the Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for CanNor, announced nearly $3 million in additional investments to support early phase data collection and analysis for the Kivalliq Hydro-Fibre Link project.
  34. The Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan are pleased to announce a $2.3 million investment into the expansion of the Agri-Food Innovation Centre. This funding is part of the Canadian Agricultural Partnership.
  35. Today, the Honourable Jim Carr, the Government of Canada’s Special Representative for the Prairies, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Ric McIver, Alberta’s Minister of Transportation and Municipal Affairs, announced funding for the construction of a pedestrian-cyclist bridge in Banff and the addition of a low-floor bus to the City of Cold Lake’s fleet. These projects will increase accessibility and encourage sustainable modes of transportation.
  36. Thanks to a joint investment of $81.36 million made as part of Canada–Quebec Operation High Speed, 18,200 households in the Outaouais region will have access to high-speed Internet services by September 2022. The projects, totalling $112.09 million, will be implemented by Cogeco and Xplornet.
  37. Government of Canada to outline support for Ulnooweg Development Group
  38. The Patented Medicine Prices Review Board published the second in a three part report series on Alignment Among Public Formularies in Canada
  39. Remarks from the Chief Public Health Officer on COVID-19, May 4, 2021
  40. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to inform pedestrians and cyclists that there will be sidewalk closures on the Chaudiere Crossing to conduct maintenance work.
  41. Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency to continue delivering financial support to businesses impacted by COVID-19.
  42. Today, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages, joined her international counterparts for the G20 Tourism Ministers Meeting, hosted by Italy. Recognizing a pressing need, ministers from the world’s largest economies, which also include the largest source markets for international tourism, met virtually to discuss the tourism sector’s transition to a sustainable and resilient recovery.
  43. Unstable approach led to 2020 hard landing and rear fuselage strike in Schefferville, Quebec
  44. Farmers across Canada are already hard at work planning this year's crops, with a little help from outer space. Information from satellites is used by farmers to maximize the use of their lands and produce healthier food more efficiently and sustainably.
  45. Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) update to be given by Ministers and Government of Canada officials at May 4, 2021 news conference.
  46. Today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, announced the publication of the latest quarter wireless pricing data on 2 GB to 6 GB data plans. After more than a year of tracking, the latest data show a majority of these data plans across Canada have seen price declines between 9 and 25 percent compared to benchmark prices collected in early 2020.
  47. The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing more than $7 million to quickly increase production and efficiency in meat processing plants across the province. This initiative will help to address supply chain disruptions through the purchase and installation of equipment, such as coolers and freezers, and their associated costs.
  48. Today, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, and the Member of Parliament for Châteauguay—Lacolle, Brenda Shanahan held a roundtable meeting with many seniors groups from across the Montérégie to discuss Budget 2021: A Recovery Plan for Jobs, Growth, and Resilience and the Government of Canada’s proposed investment of $90 million over three years to launch the Age Well at Home initiative.
  49. Today, the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) announced the winners of the 2021 National Focus on Safety Youth Video Contest.
  50. As Canadians, including seniors, continue to adapt to the realities of COVID-19, local governments and community partners across the country are adapting their spaces and services to keep residents safe and healthy, support economic recovery, create jobs, and build vibrant, resilient communities.