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  1. Statement from Minister Duclos on first cases of Omicron variant of concern in Canada
  2. Statement on the Omicron variant of concern found in Ontario
  3. The Government of Canada is working with the Province of Prince Edward Island (PEI) and industry to support PEI farmers following the recent suspension of certification of fresh potatoes from PEI to the United States. The newly formed Government-Industry Potato Working Group met on Wednesday, November 24 for initial discussions.
  4. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted a number of issues facing Canadians in their workplaces. Too many Canadians have been forced to choose between staying home when they are sick or being able to afford rent and groceries. Too many health care workers, those who assist them and Canadians seeking medical care have experienced or feared intimidation while attempting to provide or access health services.
  5. On November 26, 2021, the Government of Canada introduced amendments to the Criminal Code to enhance protections for health care workers and ensure everyone has safe and unobstructed access to health care.
  6. Amendments to the Canada Labour Code to provide ten days of paid sick leave
  7. On November 26, 2021, Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, issued the following statement on COVID-19.
  8. CBSA Metro Vancouver Marine Operations officers seize over 2000 kg of khat, an illegal stimulant
  9. Remarks from the Chief Public Health Officer on COVID-19, November 26, 2021
  10. On November 26, 2021, Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, issued the following statement on the importance of COVID-19 vaccination in pregnant, recently pregnant and breastfeeding people.
  11. Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) update to be given by the Minister of Health, the Minister of Transport and Public Health Agency of Canada officials at November 26, 2021 news conference.
  12. Today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, and Sean Casey, Member of Parliament for Charlottetown, announced an investment of $1.9 million in Charlottetown-based SENTRY Water Monitoring through Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC). This is the first SDTC investment in SENTRY Water Monitoring and part of a partnership that is advancing the company as an industry leader in wastewater treatment.
  13. Today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, announced an investment of $1.5 million in St. John’s-based Milk Moovement through Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC). This is the second SDTC investment in Milk Moovement and part of a continuing collaboration that is helping the company advance its cloud-based software to connect all players in the raw milk supply chain.
  14. Public Services and Procurement Canada wishes to advise pedestrians that the pathway behind the Centre Block and the stairway on the west escarpment of Parliament Hill are now closed for the winter.
  15. Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) update to be given by the Minister of Health and Public Health Agency of Canada officials at November 26, 2021 news conference.
  16. Media representatives are advised that Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Warning Preparedness Meteorologist, Armel Castellan, will provide an update on more significant weather approaching British Columbia.
  17. The Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., P.C., Minister of Labour and the Honourable David Lametti, P.C., Q.C., Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada will make an announcement.
  18. On November 20, 2021, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, a package containing contraband items was seized on the perimeter of Drummond Institution, a medium security federal institution.
  19. Canada Emergency Response Benefit Advance Payment
  20. The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, today issued the following statement.
  21. The Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, today issued the following statement on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women: “No one should face violence because of who they are. Yet, for far too many women, girls, youth, and people of diverse gender identities and expressions, this is their terrifying reality.
  22. The Government of Canada continues to take action to support the transportation system of British Columbia after the recent floods.
  23. On November 22, 2021, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, two packages containing contraband and unauthorized items were seized at Beaver Creek Institution, a multi-security facility. As a result, the Ontario Provincial Police investigated and recovered several more packages near the institution.
  24. The Government of Canada continues to take action to protect the endangered North Atlantic right whale. For the second year in a row, there have been no reported deaths of North Atlantic right whales in Canadian waters. However, with recent estimates that only 336 North Atlantic right whales remain in the world, the Government of Canada continues to work with scientific experts, industry, Indigenous and non-Indigenous harvesters, environmental groups, and the United States’ National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to protect and support the recovery of this species.
  25. As a result of the vigilance of staff members, contraband and unauthorized items were seized at the Regional Reception Centre, a federal multi-level security institution.
  26. As Canada recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, we need to continue to support community service organizations that help seniors stay active and engaged.
  27. The New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) is a federal grants and contributions program.
  28. On November 22, 2021, Christopher Anderson, an inmate from Warkworth Institution, died while in our custody of apparent natural causes.
  29. On November 16 and 17, 2021, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, contraband and unauthorized items were seized at Drumheller Institution.
  30. The Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan are pleased to announce applications for the Next Gen Agriculture Mentorship Program (Next Gen) are now being accepted. Next Gen is delivered by Canadian Western Agribition (CWA).
  31. The Minister of Indigenous Services announced today that Indigenous Services Canada has received and approved a funding request through the Emergency Management Assistance Program for $4.4 million in additional funding to the British Columbia First Nations' Emergency Services Society.
  32. The governments of Canada and Ontario are protecting the mental health of farmers and their families by investing more than $7 million dollars through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership to launch two, new multi-year mental health initiatives that are specialized to support those in the agriculture sector.
  33. That is why the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, today announced a partnership between the Government of Canada and the European Commission to examine the use of digital credentials. A digital credential is a portable digital record of a claim made by a business, an organization or an individual. It can be held in and shared through a digital wallet, serving as a digital representation of traditionally physical certificates or information, like driver’s licences or business permits.
  34. Media representatives are advised that Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Warning Preparedness Meteorologist, Armel Castellan, will provide an update on more significant weather approaching British Columbia.
  35. At approximately 1:30 a.m. on November 21, 2021, inmate Norman Cardinal was apprehended by the Saskatoon Police Service.
  36. The Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, today issued the following statement: “Her name was Rita Hester. She was a Black transgender woman who was brutally murdered in her own apartment and still today her case remains unsolved.
  37. From sunset until 1 a.m. tonight, the Samuel De Champlain Bridge will be lit up in blue, echoing World Children’s Day.
  38. On November 19, 2021, Jesse Thomas, an inmate from Stony Mountain Institution, died while in our custody.
  39. Correctional Service Canada (CSC) advises that 34 inmates and three staff members from Dorchester Penitentiary medium-security unit in New Brunswick have tested positive for COVID-19 on either a rapid test or a PCR test. We are closely monitoring the situation, and measures are in place to minimize the spread of the virus within the institution.
  40. The governments of Canada and Manitoba are investing $2.2 million in three agricultural research projects, to be conducted by Topigs Norsvin Canada (TN), that will enhance the competitiveness of Manitoba pork producers by improving the precision feeding of sows and promoting higher welfare standards, federal Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau and Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development Minister Ralph Eichler announced today.
  41. The Government of Canada is committed to supporting those who need it when they need it most.
  42. Remarks from the Chief Public Health Officer on COVID-19, November 19, 2021
  43. Canadians have many reasons to show gratitude to our Veterans. Whether for the freedoms and peace that we enjoy at home today, or for the peace they helped establish and maintain around the world.
  44. On November 19, 2021, Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, issued the following statement on COVID-19.
  45. Today, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development, issued the following statement in celebration of Women’s Entrepreneurship Day:
  46. On November 10, 2021, Roderick Muchikekwanape was returned to the custody of the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC).
  47. The Honourable Bill Blair, President of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada and Minister of Emergency Preparedness, the Honourable Anita Anand, Minister of National Defence, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, Minister of Transport, and the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources will provide an update regarding the situation in British Columbia.
  48. On November 4, 2021, at approximately 7:30 p.m., correctional officers in the minimum-security unit at Dorchester Penitentiary intercepted an inmate who was attempting to bring contraband and unauthorized items into the institution.
  49. On November 11, 2021, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, a package containing contraband and unauthorized items was seized on the perimeter of Drummond Institution, a federal medium security institution.
  50. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise motorists that the Alexandra Bridge will remain open to vehicular traffic from Wednesday, November 17, to Friday, November 19, from 9:30 am to 3 pm following the cancellation of a planned closure.