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  1. Vaudreuil-Dorion business receives nearly $1M in financial assistance from CED.
  2. The Government of Canada is investing over $5.87 million through the Green and Inclusive Community Building (GICB) program to support three recreational and community centre retrofit projects across the City of Markham, Ontario. In addition, the Government of Canada is also supporting the Mount Joy Community Centre through an investment of more than $590,000 through the Canada Community-Building Fund (CCBF). The City of Markham is contributing more than $1.55 million towards these three projects.
  3. — Community centres in Markham will get retrofits to assist the City in reaching net-zero greenhouse gas emissions. The federal government and City of Markham will invest more than $6.4 million and $1.5 million, respectively, towards energy efficient upgrades for the Mount Joy Community Centre, Thornhill Community Centre, and the RJ Clatworthy Arena.
  4. Today, the Honourable Anita Anand, President of the Treasury Board, announced the first initiatives of the Action Plan, which will continue to be refined through meaningful input from Black public servants.
  5. The Government of Canada committed close to $50M through Budgets 2022 and 2023 to creating career development programs and a mental health fund for Black public servants. In June 2023, the Office of the Chief Human Resources Officer established the Task Force for Black Public Servants (task force) to oversee the development and implementation of the Action Plan for Black Public Servants (Action Plan).
  6. Canada has strong business and people-to-people ties across the Indo-Pacific region, and the Government of Canada will continue working to create new opportunities for Canadian farmers, producers, and the agri-food sector with key trading partners.
  7. The Honourable Anita Anand, President of the Treasury Board of Canada, joined by Lisa Campbell, President of the Canadian Space Agency, will announce new Greening Government Fund projects that demonstrate innovation in greening federal operations.
  8. Matsqui First Nation and Canada to make an announcement on an important settlement
  9. The Manitoba Theatre for Young People (MTYP) will receive accessibility and environmental upgrades after an investment of more than $1.3 million from the federal government.
  10. Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure announcement with the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Export Promotion, International Trade and Economic Development and Member of Parliament for Markham—Thornhill; the Honourable Helena Jaczek, Member of Parliament for Markham—Stouffville; and His Worship Frank Scarpitti, Mayor of the City of Markham.
  11. Québec business receives $1M in financial assistance from CED.
  12. Media representatives are advised that the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, will make a funding announcement to support affordable heating for the City of Peterborough.
  13. The federal government is investing $1.7 million through the Green Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP) to support ten adaptation projects across Newfoundland. The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is investing $2 million in these projects and the municipalities are contributing a combined $520,000 spread across their respective projects.
  14. Eight communities across Newfoundland will have improved shoreline protection and erosion controls after a combined investment of $4.3 million from the federal government, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, and municipalities across the province.
  15. Canada's pork industry is an economic powerhouse, employing tens of thousands of Canadians and contributing billions to Canada's GDP. As the global demand for pork continues to increase, producers need access to the latest research and technologies to ensure they can get their high-quality products to grocery store shelves in Canada and around the world.
  16. The Honourable Anita Anand, President of the Treasury Board of Canada, will announce new initiatives as part of the government’s ongoing work to deliver an action plan for Black public servants.
  17. Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure announcement with the Honourable Gary Anandasangaree, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations; Nicholas Simons, Member of the Legislative Assembly for Powell River-Sunshine Coast; and John Hackett, Hegus (Chief) of the Tla’amin Nation.
  18. Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure announcement with the Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, the Honourable John G. Abbott, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, and the Honourable Gerry Byrne, Minister of Immigration, Population Growth and Skills.
  19. The Government of Canada has reached a tentative agreement with the Association of Justice Counsel (AJC) for the Law Practitioner (LP) group.
  20. People visiting and living in and around Banff will be better served with improvements to transit services as well as to notable local cultural and essential service buildings after a combined investment of more than $13 million from the federal government and municipal partners.
  21. The federal government is investing $8,789,777 through the Public Transit Infrastructure Stream (PTIS) and COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream (CVRIS) of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP), the Rural Transit Solutions Fund (RTSF), as well as the Green and Inclusive Community Buildings (GICB) program to support five projects for public transit and active transportation improvements as well as ventilation and lighting infrastructure upgrades in Banff, Alberta.
  22. The Government of Quebec is investing $12,482,553 to support five public transit projects in Sherbrooke. The federal government is investing $8,963,126 in these five projects under the Public Transit Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program.
  23. Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Transport and Quebec Lieutenant, and Geneviève Guilbault, Deputy Premier and Minister of Transport and Sustainable Mobility, announce an investment of $21,445,679 to modernize the Société de transport de Sherbrooke (STS) and electrify its vehicles. The governments of Quebec and Canada are investing $12,482,553 and $8,963,126 respectively.
  24. Laval business receives $200,000 in financial assistance from CED.
  25. The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of National Revenue and Member of Parliament for Compton—Stanstead, on behalf of the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, will announce significant financial support to strengthen Canada's leading position in the pork sector through strategic research initiatives that will advance sustainability, resilience and growth opportunities.
  26. The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Public Services and Procurement, on behalf of the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, will make an important announcement regarding the Canadian Coast Guard fleet.
  27. Saint-Laurent business receives $450,000 in financial assistance from CED.
  28. Media representatives are invited to tour technological SME Laserax along with the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, and Joël Lightbound, Member of Parliament for Louis-Hébert. Minister Guilbeault will take the opportunity to highlight a financial contribution from CED for the business. He will be available to answer the media’s questions.
  29. The Tibetan Canadian Cultural Centre will undergo renovations to create additional space for their programs while making the facility more energy efficient, after a joint investment of more than $1.4 million.
  30. Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure announcement with the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Transport and Quebec Lieutenant, and MP for Honoré-Mercier, and Geneviève Guilbault, Deputy Premier for Quebec and Minister of Transport and Sustainable Mobility.
  31. While we work closely with First Nations and provincial partners for this year’s winter road season, we are also having discussions on multiple long-term solutions such as building of all season-roads.
  32. Media representatives are invited to attend a press conference during which the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Transport; Christopher Skeete, Minister for the Economy, Minister Responsible for the Fight Against Racism and Minister Responsible for the Laval Region; and Élisabeth Brière, Member of Parliament for Sherbrooke and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and to the Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health, will officially inaugurate Café William’s new facilities and announce the funding that has been granted.
  33. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada has completed its farm income forecast for 2023 and 2024, with results showing that overall Canadian farm income is expected to have reached a new record in 2023.
  34. Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure announcement and Losar celebration with James Maloney, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada and Member of Parliament for Etobicoke—Lakeshore, and Sonam Lankar, President of the Tibetan Canadian Cultural Centre.
  35. The Government of Canada and the Government of Quebec have announced 34 million to support farm businesses committed to improving their farming practices.
  36. Improvements to local roads will benefit Islanders and their businesses, with work taking place thanks to the combined investment of more than $21.4 million from the federal and Prince Edward Island governments.
  37. Annie Koutrakis, Member of Parliament for Vimy and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Tourism and Minister responsible for CED, will announce Government of Canada financial assistance to support the growth of life sciences business RNA Technologies & Therapeutics (RNA).
  38. Media representatives are invited to tour Diacarb Tools, a manufacturing business that specializes in the mass machining and manufacturing of small components that are complex and precise, along with Annie Koutrakis, Member of Parliament for Vimy and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Tourism and Minister responsible for CED, and Emmanuella Lambropoulos, Member of Parliament for Saint-Laurent. Ms. Koutrakis will take the opportunity to highlight a financial contribution from CED for the business. She will be available to answer the media’s questions.
  39. Media representatives are invited to visit FilSpec along with the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Transport and Quebec Lieutenant, Élisabeth Brière, Member of Parliament for Sherbrooke and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and to the Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health; Christopher Skeete, Minister for the Economy, Minister Responsible for the Fight Against Racism and Minister Responsible for the Laval Region; and Geneviève Hébert, Member for Saint-François.
  40. During the Canada-UK Industrial Decarbonization Forum, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, joined by Mike Crabtree, President and CEO of the Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC), announced an investment of $4,990,000 to SRC through the Critical Minerals Research, Development and Demonstration (CMRDD) program.
  41. The President of the Treasury Board, Anita Anand, Minister of Citizens’ Services, Terry Beech, and the Minister of National Revenue, Marie-Claude Bibeau, today issued the following statement in response to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner’s Report on the 2020 Cyber Attacks.
  42. Communities in the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) will receive five upgraded and new transit exchanges and other system upgrades to improve transit access and safety, thanks to a combined investment of more than $8.8 million from the federal and provincial governments along with the Comox Valley Regional District.
  43. The Lytton Business Restart Program provides contribution funding to support the restart and revitalization of local businesses in Lytton, B.C.
  44. At GLOBE Forum 2024, Julie Dabrusin, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change and to the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, and Scott Pearce, President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), announced a federal investment of $917,050 through the Green Municipal Fund (GMF) to support local projects which will advance transit access and enhance sustainability at public facilities in six communities across British Columbia.
  45. The existing transit exchange in Trail, within the West Kootenay Transit System, will undergo refurbishment and expansion thanks to a combined investment of more than $3.07 million from the governments of Canada, British Columbia, and the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary.
  46. Today, Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament for the Northwest Territories, on behalf of the Honourable Dan Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, PrairiesCan and CanNor, announced that the Government of Canada is investing $99,999 towards Diamonds de Canada Ltd.’s purchase of a CT scanner-equipped Synova laser diamond cutting machine, which assists this NWT-based business in offering finished diamonds from raw diamonds mined in the territory, and help maximize the economic benefits this sector can give Northerners by keeping advanced stages of diamond refinement within the Northwest Territories.
  47. Measures are being put in place to stabilize the shoreline in Lax Kw’alaams after an investment of more than $5 million from the federal government. Announced by Minister Jonathan Wilkinson, this project will protect the community’s critical infrastructure and preserve the precious habitats of important fish species, such as surf smelt and herring.
  48. Accessibility is a key component of communities that thrive and an economy that grows. Since the significant milestone of passing the Accessible Canada Act, the Government of Canada has been fully engaged in creating a barrier-free country and ensuring the full participation of all Canadians in society, particularly persons with disabilities.
  49. Stormwater and wastewater infrastructure in Oak Bay will undergo significant upgrades thanks to a combined investment of more than $8.8 million from the federal and provincial governments along with the District of Oak Bay.
  50. Today, the Honourable Anita Anand, President of the Treasury Board of Canada, tabled Supplementary Estimates (C), 2023–24, in the House of Commons.