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  1. The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) advises that four inmates at Okimaw Ohci Healing Lodge for Women in Saskatchewan have tested positive for COVID-19. The health and safety of our employees, inmates, and the public continue to be our top priority. We are closely monitoring the situation, and measures are in place to minimize spread of the virus within the institution.
  2. On February 4, 2023, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, a package containing contraband and unauthorized items was seized following a suspected drone drop at Warkworth Institution, a medium-security federal institution. The seized items included approximately 306 grams of marijuana, 164 grams of tobacco, 134 grams of shatter (cannabis concentrate), and 15 grams of MDMA.
  3. The Honourable Joyce Murray, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, and the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Canada and the Minister responsible for Parks Canada, will jointly announce new key elements that will help Canada safeguard areas of our oceans that need protection, and that will help us meet the ambitious target of conserving 25 per cent of Canada’s oceans by 2025 and 30 per cent by 2030.
  4. The Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion, Ahmed Hussen, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, Marci Ien, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion (Diversity and Inclusion), Paul Chiang and Member of Parliament for London West, Arielle Kayabaga, will be making an important announcement in Canada’s efforts to improve social and economic outcomes in Black communities.
  5. The Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Karina Gould, will announce Canada’s 2023 Voluntary National Review on the Sustainable Development Goals. The Minister will make this announcement at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Sustainable Communities Conference.
  6. Officials from the Government of Canada will hold a technical briefing on health system funding.
  7. Today, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, federal Minister of Indigenous Services, convened a meeting in Ottawa with the Honourable Marc Miller, federal Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, the Honourable Karina Gould, federal Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, many provincial and territorial Ministers of Indigenous Affairs, and leaders and representatives from the Assembly of First Nations (AFN), Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK), and the Métis National Council (MNC).
  8. On January 29, 2023, an inmate was found to have been victim of an assault at Atlantic Institution, a maximum-security federal institution. The injured inmate was evaluated by staff members and transported to an outside hospital to receive treatment. The inmate has since returned to the institution.
  9. On February 5, 2023, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, contraband and unauthorized items were seized at Archambault Institution, a federal multi-level security institution. The contraband and unauthorized items seized included 154 grams of hashish, 260 grams of tobacco, one cellphone, and one memory card. The total estimated institutional value of this seizure is $14,880.
  10. The Honourable Joyce Murray, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard together with Cloy-e-iis, Dr. Judith Sayers with the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council, President Gaagwiis Jason Alsop with the Council of the Haida Nation, Chief Jeff Jones with the Pacheedaht First Nation, James Wallas, Elected Councillor with Quatsino First Nation will jointly announce progress on the proposed Tang.ɢwan — ḥačxwiqak — Tsig̱is Marine Protected Area.
  11. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise users that the bridge at the St. Andrews Lock and Dam will be closed to vehicular traffic for deck replacement work.
  12. Together, with Indigenous partners, scientists are assessing the presence of contaminants and plastics pollution in Northern and Arctic communities. These partnerships will lead to solutions to reduce the presence of contaminants in local food sources, including traditionally harvested country foods integral to Indigenous culture and food security in the North and Arctic.
  13. The Honourable Joyce Murray, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, along with Kate Moran, President and CEO of the University of Victoria’s Ocean Networks Canada will make a funding announcement in support of ocean monitoring.
  14. Montréal, Quebec, February 4, 2023 — On February 5, the Samuel De Champlain Bridge will be lit up in red, green, and yellow from sunset to 1 a.m. to celebrate Black History Month.
  15. The Honourable Joyce Murray, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, Chief John Powell (Winidi) of the Mamalilikulla First Nation, and the Honourable Nathan Cullen, B.C. Minister of Water, Land and Resource Stewardship, will announce the establishment of a new marine refuge in the Gwaxdlala/Nalaxdlala area in Knight Inlet on the coast of British Columbia.
  16. The Honourable Joyce Murray, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, Chief Marilyn Slett of the Heiltsuk Nation, and Dallas Smith, Board President of Nanwakolas Council together with the Honourable Nathan Cullen, BC Minister of Water, Land and Resource Stewardship will jointly announce the completion of the Northern Shelf Bioregion Network Action Plan.
  17. Crisis hotlines are a lifeline to survivors of gender-based violence (GBV) and are critical support services. Today, Jenna Sudds, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, and the Honourable Natalie Jameson, Prince Edward Island’s Minister responsible for the Status of Women, announced $500,000 to support crisis hotlines across Prince Edward Island.
  18. The Government of Canada is taking meaningful action on its Greening Government Strategy commitment to power federal buildings with 100% renewable electricity by 2025 to help fight climate change and support local renewable electricity projects.
  19. Minister Vandal announces new PrairiesCan service location in Fort McMurray and more than $2.1 million in PrairiesCan funding for Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo area organizations.
  20. Jean Yip, Member of Parliament for Scarborough–Agincourt, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, was joined by MP Shafqat Ali and MP Julie Dzerowicz to announce federal investments totalling nearly $15 million for the installation of more than 2,350 EV chargers, 2,100 of which will be installed across the Greater Toronto Area.
  21. Jean Yip, Member of Parliament for Scarborough—Agincourt, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, Shafqat Ali, Member of Parliament for Brampton Centre, and Julie Dzerowicz, Member of Parliament for Davenport, announced a total investment of $14,863,599 to 32 organizations to install more than 2,350 EV chargers, 2,100 of which will be installed across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).
  22. Every Canadian deserves to fully participate in all spheres of society, regardless of their gender identity or sexual orientation. Through project funding, the Government of Canada is protecting 2SLGBTQI+ equality and continuing to address systemic discrimination.
  23. On February 2, 2023, during the 9:30 p.m. count in the minimum security unit at Saskatchewan Penitentiary, a multi-level security federal institution, staff members discovered that Brian Patrick Aubichon was not accounted for.
  24. The Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada, will kick off this year’s International Development Week (IDW) with a dialogue with Canada’s Refugee Education Council and a high-level discussion on marine nature-based solutions at IMPAC5 in Vancouver.
  25. The Canada Disability Benefit (CDB) has the potential to transform the lives of working-age persons with disabilities. In Canada, persons with disabilities are twice as likely to live in poverty and have trouble making ends meet. This cornerstone of the Government’s Disability Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP) is now one step closer to becoming a reality.
  26. Between January 24 and 29, 2023, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, several packages containing contraband and unauthorized items were seized at Collins Bay Institution, a federal multi-level security institution. The seized items included approximately 1.4 kilograms of marijuana, 244 grams of fentanyl, 256 grams of tobacco, stabbing weapons, as well as cell phones, and accessories.
  27. Today, the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada, announced $485,410 in PacifiCan funding for Community Futures North Okanagan to expand the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot in the Southern Interior of B.C.
  28. On January 30, 2023, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, a package containing contraband and unauthorized items was seized following a suspected drone drop at Warkworth Institution, a medium-security federal institution. The seized items included approximately 200 grams of tobacco, 192 grams of marijuana, and 250 grams of crystal methamphetamine.
  29. The Honourable Marco Mendicino, Minister of Public Safety, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, Maninder Sidhu, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Julie Dzerowicz, Member of Parliament for Davenport, Patrick Brown, Mayor of Brampton, and Jennifer McKelvie, Deputy Mayor of Toronto, will make an announcement to support electric vehicle charging infrastructure. A media availability will follow.
  30. The Honourable Dan Vandal, Minister for PrairiesCan, will officially unveil a new PrairiesCan service location in Fort McMurray and outline federal support for tourism, community infrastructure and business programs in the Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo Region.
  31. Targeted investments protecting the environment can preserve the land for future generations while encouraging economic growth. Nunavut's Belcher Islands in Hudson Bay are an important ecological part of Canada, and home to a variety of unique wildlife like the Eider Duck.
  32. On January 31, 2023, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, contraband and unauthorized items were seized at Cowansville Institution, a medium-security federal institution. The contraband and unauthorized items seized included 504 grams of hashish, 200 grams of tobacco, and eight grams of cocaine. The total estimated institutional value of this seizure is $57,690.
  33. On January 29, 2023, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, a package containing contraband and unauthorized items was seized at Drummond Institution, a federal medium-security institution. The contraband and unauthorized items seized included 210 grams of hashish, 200 grams of tobacco, a cell phone, accessories, and two SIM cards. The total estimated institutional value of this seizure is $29,200.
  34. Older Canadians are important and integral members of our communities. The Government of Canada is seeking advice to inform ongoing work that helps Canadians age with dignity, safety, comfort and respect and in the best possible health, while enjoying social and economic security.
  35. Marie Beaulieu has been appointed as a member of the National Seniors Council for a term of three years, beginning January 27, 2023.
  36. Today, a ceremony was held on traditional territory to celebrate the signing of the Louis Bull Tribe – Asikiw Mostos O’Pikinawasiwin Society – Canada Child and Family Services Bilateral Agreement. This will support the implementation of Louis Bull Tribe’s Asikiw Mostos O’Pikinawasiwin law. The agreement was signed by Chief Desmond Bull, Louis Bull Tribe; and Catherine Lappe, Assistant Deputy Minister at Indigenous Services Canada on behalf of Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services.
  37. The Government of Canada is taking steps to encourage innovative approaches to address persistent social inequalities and environmental challenges faced by Canadians. The Social Innovation and Social Finance Strategy aims to provide better support for community organizations working to achieve positive solutions to persistent social problems, including those faced by marginalized populations.
  38. Members of the media are invited to join the Honourable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance, on behalf of the Honourable Helena Jaczek, Minister of Public Services and Procurement, for an announcement on clean electricity.
  39. The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, along with Natacha Dupuis, Veteran representative, will visit an exhibit commemorating the 25th anniversary of Operation RECUPERATION, the Canadian Armed Forces response to the 1998 Ice Storm.
  40. Dr. Fatih Birol, the Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA) praised Canada’s strong climate actions and efforts to support global energy security during a fireside chat with the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, at the University of Ottawa.
  41. British Columbia is home to some of the most innovative clean tech companies in the world. By linking up innovators and adopters, this sector will be well-positioned to grow while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and tackling some of the toughest climate-related challenges we face.
  42. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise users that the Alexandra Bridge will be closed to motorists to accommodate inspection work.
  43. Building a strong economy means supporting businesses as they adapt, grow and seek out new economic opportunities. In the Northwest Territories (NWT), Indigenous and Northern businesses are building a path forward through creativity, new ideas and innovation, and diversifying our economy, and the Government of Canada is making targeted investments to support businesses and create good jobs Northerners can depend on.
  44. Today, Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament, Northwest Territories, on behalf of the Honourable Dan Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, Minister for PrairiesCan and Minister for CanNor, announced investments of over $210,000, delivered by CanNor, to support three projects that enhance economic development in the Northwest Territories (NWT) through innovation and diversification.
  45. The Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, met with representatives from 22 industry associations on January 30, 2023, to discuss the creation of the Indo-Pacific Agriculture and Agri-Food Office (IPAAO).
  46. The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) are committed to preventing illicit narcotics from entering our communities.
  47. Child care is not just a social policy—it is an economic policy, too. Access to high-quality, affordable, flexible and inclusive child care will grow the economy, allow more women to enter the workforce and help give every child in Canada the best start in life. That’s why, in Budget 2021, the Government of Canada made a transformative investment of nearly $30 billion to create a Canada-wide early learning and child care system with provincial, territorial and Indigenous partners.
  48. A new Patented Medicine Prices Review Board (PMPRB) report finds that prescription drug expenditures by Canadian public drug plans increased by 4.2% in 2020-21, bringing annual spending to $12.3 billion.
  49. Advance CBSA Declaration now available at Calgary International Airport Make your customs and immigration declaration in advance and save time at the airport
  50. Parm Bains, Member of Parliament for Steveston-Richmond East, on behalf of the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada, will announce a new network to create opportunities in B.C.’s clean technology sector.