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  1. February 26, 2021 - The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, will deliver remarks at Canada’s first women-led virtual trade mission to Taiwan, which will be hosted by the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada.
  2. The Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, will make an important announcement in support of agriculture literacy in Canada.
  3. Members of the media are invited to attend an important virtual infrastructure event with Arif Virani, Member of Parliament for Parkdale—High Park, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; Christine Hogarth, Member of Provincial Parliament for Etobicoke—Lakeshore, on behalf of the Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; and Victor Willis, Executive Director of the Parkdale Activity Recreation Centre.
  4. The Government of Canada turned to the private sector to find ways to improve the end-to-end traceability of the steel supply chain in Canada. By doing so, the government is using its advantage as the country’s single-largest purchaser of Canadian goods and services to support the growth of homegrown innovators and entrepreneurs.
  5. Thanks to a combined investment of close to $2.5 million from the Government of Canada, the Government of Quebec and Bell, more than 1,650 households in the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region, specifically in the communities of L’Anse-Saint-Jean, Sainte-Rose-du-Nord, Saint-Félicien and Saint-Ambroise, now have access to a reliable, powerful high-speed Internet network. These infrastructure projects were carried out as part of a large intergovernmental initiative to provide connectivity to 24,000 households in 58 regions of Quebec.
  6. Remarks from the Chief Public Health Officer on COVID-19, February 26, 2021
  7. Members of the media are invited to join an important infrastructure event regarding phase two of the BC Transit Bus Shelters project.
  8. Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions grants $361,600 in support to Merinov as part of a project that could lead to the creation of 5 jobs.
  9. 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.
  10. Members of the media are invited to attend an important virtual infrastructure event with Marcus Powlowski, Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay—Rainy River, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; Dave Smith, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines and Indigenous Affairs, and Member of Provincial Parliament for Peterborough-Kawartha, on behalf of the Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; and Her Worship, Lucy Kloosterhuis, Mayor of Oliver Paipoonge.
  11. 34 Quebec businesses and organizations receive nearly $16 million from Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions to support promising projects.
  12. On February 26, 2021, Health Canada officials will hold a technical briefing on the authorization of the COVID-19 vaccines in Canada.
  13. Montréal business will acquire advanced equipment to increase production and meet growing demand on international and other markets.
  14. Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) update to be given by Ministers and Government of Canada officials at February 26, 2021 news conference.
  15. The Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Member of Parliament for Gaspésie–Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine and Minister of National Revenue, and the Honourable David Lametti, Member of Parliament for LaSalle–Émard–Verdun and Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, invite media representatives to a press conference regarding assistance from Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions for two projects led by Nergica.
  16. Youth and young farmers are the future of Canada's agriculture and agri-food sector. The Government of Canada recognizes that their fresh ideas and approaches will help build a stronger, more innovative sector ready to meet the needs of tomorrow.
  17. Lonny McKague has extensive leadership experience in the agricultural sector. He has operated a farm in south central Saskatchewan for over 40 years and has been serving as a Commissioner of the Canadian Grain Commission since 2017. This experience has enabled him to gain a deep understanding of the current social and economic issues facing producers and their businesses.
  18. Today, Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, issued this statement about the Office of the Auditor General’s 2021 audit of Transport Canada’s rail safety oversight:
  19. The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, will virtually attend the inaugural Greater Vancouver Board of Trade’s Business Reinvention Awards.
  20. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Government of Canada has strongly urged Canadians to stay home to stop the spread of COVID-19. As Canadians continue to make difficult but important sacrifices for their health and their communities, the Government of Canada has been there to support them every step of the way, including through the creation of three recovery benefits and a more flexible and accessible Employment Insurance (EI) program.
  21. “Indigenous Services Canada has received the Office of the Auditor General of Canada’s report on the important issue of safe drinking water in First Nations communities.
  22. Canadians everywhere are feeling the impact of COVID-19, on their families, their livelihoods and their way of life. Together, Canada and Ontario are working to reduce the impact of the pandemic, ensure health and safety, rebuild businesses, and promote job creation, growth and investment.
  23. Agriculture continues to be a strong driver of Canada’s economy, with our farmers playing a key role in ensuring Canadians have access to affordable, high-quality food. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada has completed an analysis of farm income for 2020 and 2021, and the results show that Canadian farm income and the value of farms is expected to be at an all time high. This puts many farmers and farm families on a stronger footing and positioned to contribute to Canada’s economic recovery.
  24. Following an initial review of its 2020 data, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is today providing a summary of preliminary transportation occurrence statistics. The 2020 data indicate an overall reduction in the number of accidents / incidents for the Air and Rail sectors, which were likely influenced by the impact of COVID-19 on the transportation industry and other disruptions in service.
  25. As Canadians turn to online services and rely on the digital marketplace more than ever, it’s important they have the tools and information they need to protect themselves from online fraud. This March, online scams will be at the centre of the Fraud Prevention Month campaign.
  26. Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions grants $1.5M in support to A3 Surfaces and helps create and maintain 25 jobs.
  27. On February 25, 2021, Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, issued the following statement on COVID-19.
  28. Black Canadian business owners and entrepreneurs make important contributions to the Canadian economy, yet they continue to face systemic barriers in starting and growing their businesses. This has been further exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Government of Canada is working to address these long-standing, systemic barriers with its first-ever Black Entrepreneurship Program.
  29. Canadians everywhere are feeling the impact of COVID-19, on their families, their livelihoods and their way of life. Together, Canada and Ontario are working to reduce the impact of the pandemic, ensure health and safety, rebuild businesses, and promote job creation, growth and investment.
  30. The Government of Canada is investing more than $3.1 million toward these projects, with the Government of Ontario providing over $2.5 million through the Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure Stream (CCRIS) of the Investing in Canada plan. The recipients are contributing more than $1.8 million total toward their respective projects.
  31. On February 25, 2021, Government of Canada officials will hold a technical briefing to provide an overview on the roll-out of COVID-19 vaccines.
  32. Élisabeth Brière, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages (Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec), the Honourable Mélanie Joly, accompanied by Soraya Martinez Ferrada, Member of Parliament for Hochelaga and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, will announce Government of Canada financial assistance to support the growth of France Délices, an innovative business from the Greater Montréal region.
  33. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages, accompanied by Greg Fergus, Member of Parliament for Hull-Aylmer and Parliament Secretary to the President of the Treasury Board and to the Minister of Digital Government, by Steven MacKinnon, Member of Parliament for Gatineau and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Services and Procurement, and by William Amos, Member of Parliament for Pontiac and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry (Science), invites media representatives to a press conference regarding support for the Digital Identity Laboratory of Canada, the Cégep de l’Outaouais and Security Research and Innovation, In-Sec-M.
  34. On February 19 and 20, 2021, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, two packages containing contraband and unauthorized items were seized at Cowansville Institution, a federal medium-security facility.
  35. In addition to a $5 million penalty for FlightHub Group Inc., two company directors have agreed to penalties of $400,000 each after the Competition Bureau concluded that the online travel agency charged customers hidden fees, authored positive customer reviews to promote its services, and made numerous false or misleading claims about its prices and other flight-booking services.
  36. The Government of Canada is committed to protecting and serving Canadians through the challenge of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. That includes making sure our vital trade corridors and gateways remain open and functional and ensuring Canadians continue to receive the essential goods they need to remain safe while supporting Canada’s economy.
  37. In recent weeks, as the result of the vigilance of staff members, two packages containing contraband and unauthorized items were seized at Drummond Institution, a federal medium-security facility.
  38. The COVID-19 pandemic is the most serious public health crisis Canada has ever faced. It has highlighted fundamental gaps in our society and disproportionately impacted those who were already marginalized, vulnerable or struggling. Women have faced steep job losses or shouldered the burden of unpaid care work at home, and many have bravely served on the front lines of this crisis in our communities.
  39. On February 23, 2021, Serge Robin, an inmate from Archambault Institution, died while in our custody of apparent natural causes.
  40. Members of the media are invited to attend an important virtual infrastructure event with the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; Adam Van Koeverden, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Diversity and Inclusion and Youth and to the Minister of Canadian Heritage (Sport) and Member of Parliament for Milton; Parm Gill, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing and Member of Provincial Parliament for Milton, on behalf of the Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; and His Worship Gordon Krantz, Mayor of the Town of Milton.
  41. Today, federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Marie-Claude Bibeau and Saskatchewan Finance Minister Donna Harpauer announced enhancements to the 2021 Crop Insurance Program. This year, Crop Insurance coverage will reach a record level due to higher commodity prices and increased yield coverage.
  42. Health care continues to be one of the most important issues for Canadians, and digital solutions can be instrumental in meeting Canadians’ health care needs. Today, the Competition Bureau published summaries of the feedback it received from Canadians and industry stakeholders through a survey and public consultation.
  43. The Great Bear Lake Remediation Project consists of reclaiming a number of now-abandoned mining and exploration properties which are now the responsibility of the Government of Canada.
  44. The Government of Canada is renewing the relationship between the Crown and Indigenous people in Canada based on the affirmation of rights, respect, cooperation and partnership.
  45. The Governments of Canada and the Northwest Territories (NWT) are investing over $400,000 to increase the production of fresh, healthy and locally-grown food in the NWT’s agriculture sector.
  46. To continue to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment, the Government of Canada is investing in projects that focus on important issues like encouraging leadership and democratic participation among women and girls. Investments like these will help give them the tools they need to succeed.
  47. Ace Machining will boost production capacity and create jobs.
  48. In 2018, the Government of Canada made a historic commitment toward reducing poverty through Opportunity for All – Canada’s First Poverty Reduction Strategy. Yesterday, the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Ahmed Hussen, tabled in Parliament the first report on Canada’s progress, entitled Building Understanding: The First Report of the National Advisory Council on Poverty.
  49. On February 24, 2021, Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, issued the following statement on COVID-19.
  50. Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) is closely monitoring the number of COVID-19 cases reported in First Nations communities across the country. Overall, active case counts continue to decline, with 1,443 active cases reported as of February 23, 2021.