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  1. On April 9, 2021 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.
  2. Update on COVID-19 vaccine guidance
  3. On April 19, 2021, Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, issued the following statement on COVID-19.
  4. On April 18, 2021, Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, issued the following statement on COVID-19.
  5. On April 17, 2021, Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, issued the following statement on COVID-19.
  6. On April 15, 2021, an inmate from Drumheller Institution died while in our custody.
  7. Today, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, announced that the Government is taking a major step in rehabilitating the Québec Bridge, including the possibility of repatriation provided a fair agreement can be negotiated.
  8. Mr. Charest was appointed as special negotiator in the Pont de Québec file in the summer of 2019. He was tasked by the Government of Canada with recommending options for solutions that could ensure the rehabilitation and the long-term viability of the Pont de Québec. Mr. Charest is known for conducting several complex negotiations over the course of his career, notably regarding management of the new amphitheatre in Québec City.
  9. The Québec Bridge, originally built as a railway bridge, was designed to link the two shores of the St. Lawrence River and the railways in Quebec and the United States, which was then operated by 11 railroad companies.
  10. The only bridge of its kind in the world
  11. On April 10, 2021, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, a package containing contraband and unauthorized items was seized on the perimeter of Collins Bay institution, a multi-level security facility.
  12. Today, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced the reappointment of Serge Riendeau as Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Dairy Commission (CDC) for a one year-term, effective May 14, 2021.
  13. Serge Riendeau has over 40 years of experience in the Canadian dairy industry. He has been the co-owner of Riendeau et Gendron Inc., a 1000 acre farm with about 500 dairy cattle, since 1976.
  14. Today, The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Canada’s Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; The Honourable John Yakabuski, Ontario’s Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry, and Member of Provincial Parliament for Renfrew–Nipissing–Pembroke, on behalf of The Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; and His Worship Don Eady, Mayor of the Town of Renfrew, announced joint funding to expand and improve the Ma-te-Way Activity Centre in Renfrew.
  15. The importance of accessible, affordable and high-quality child care has never been more evident than during the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s why the Government of Canada and the Government of Nova Scotia worked together during a challenging year to ensure families continued to have access to the affordable, high-quality and safe early learning and child care opportunities their children need to succeed.
  16. Hog producers in Prince Edward Island (PEI) have been impacted by COVID-19 outbreaks and disease control measures at processing plants, and many producers are being forced to keep hogs on-farm beyond their standard lifecycle. This has resulted in extraordinary feed and maintenance costs which have put a financial strain on their operations.
  17. 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 for the Saskatoon area during this extraordinary time provide an opportunity to make public facilities and utility networks more sustainable, improve the environment and quality of life, and create jobs at a time where they are needed most.
  18. Funding through the Investing in Canada plan will support 11 infrastructure projects in Saskatoon and area. The Government of Canada is investing more than $41.1 million in these projects, with the Government of Saskatchewan providing over $34.3 million. The City of Saskatoon is providing $25.8 million to support seven of these projects. The remaining projects are funded by other recipients. In total, this represents a combined infrastructure investment of more than $102 million. Funding recipients are responsible for any additional project costs.
  19. 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 have remained relatively stable over the past week, with 643 active cases reported as of April 15, 2021.
  20. The health and well-being of Canadians are top priorities for the Government of Canada and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. Communities across Canada are on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic, and need immediate assistance to ensure public infrastructure is safe and reliable.
  21. Joint federal, provincial and municipal funding through the Investing in Canada infrastructure program will support 15 public building and public transit projects in the St. John’s Metropolitan Area.
  22. Thanks to a joint investment of $86.77 million made as part of Canada–Quebec Operation High Speed, more than 10,640 households in the Outaouais region will have access to Bell high-speed Internet services by September 2022. The announcement was made today by Will Amos, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry (Science) and Member of Parliament for Pontiac; Stéphane Lauzon, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Seniors and Member of Parliament for Argenteuil–La Petite-Nation; Mathieu Lacombe, Quebec Minister of Families and Minister Responsible for the Outaouais Region and Member of the National Assembly for Papineau; Gilles Bélanger, Parliamentary Assistant to the Premier (high-speed Internet) and Member of the National Assembly for Orford; and Robert Bussière, Member of the National Assembly for Gatineau.
  23. Today, Helena Jaczek, Member of Parliament for Markham-Stouffville, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; The Honourable Paul Calandra, Member of Provincial Parliament for Markham–Stouffville; and His Worship Iain Lovatt, Mayor of the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville, announced joint funding for the construction of a multi-season trail in Whitchurch-Stouffville that will be used for skating during winter.
  24. Today, Paul Lefebvre, Member of Parliament for Sudbury, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; The Honourable Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade and Member of Provincial Parliament for Nipissing, on behalf of the Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; and Her Worship Pauline Rochefort, Mayor of the Municipality of East Ferris, announced joint funding to rehabilitate and expand Corbeil Park Recreation Hub.
  25. Remarks from the Chief Public Health Officer on COVID-19, April 16, 2021
  26. DeNova develops low-cost aquafeed protein ingredient to meet growing demand
  27. Lane closure on Burlington Canal Lift Bridge
  28. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise cyclists and pedestrians that the boardwalk on the Alexandra Bridge will be reduced for tests and inspections.
  29. Today, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, announced funding for the Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency to operate a number of safe, voluntary isolation sites across Saskatchewan.
  30. The health and safety of Canadians are top priorities for all levels of government. Communities across Canada are on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic, and need immediate assistance to ensure their public infrastructure is safe and reliable.
  31. The Government of Canada continues to make investments so that First Nations, Inuit and Métis have the support they need to keep their communities safe in response to COVID-19.
  32. Today, Gudie Hutchings, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development, and Member of Parliament for Long Range Mountains, on behalf of the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development, announced over $481,000 in federal funding to bring high-speed Internet to rural residents of Newfoundland and Labrador, with an additional investment of nearly $183,000 from Aldera Communications. This project will help connect 1,230 underserved households in the communities of Glenburnie, Birchy Head, Shoal Brook, Woody Point, St. Paul’s, Cow Head, Three Mile Rock, Parsons Pond, Portland Creek, Daniel’s Harbour and Bellburns.
  33. Details were provided by the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Deb Schulte, Federal Minister of Seniors; the Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; and the Honourable Dr. Merrilee Fullerton, Ontario’s Minister of Long-Term Care.
  34. Joint federal and provincial funding through the Investing in Canada Plan will support improvements to 95 long-term care homes across Ontario.
  35. Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) update to be given by the Prime Minister, Ministers and Government of Canada officials at April 16, 2021 news conference.
  36. The Federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Marie-Claude Bibeau, and Quebec’s Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, André Lamontagne, announced the creation of the Canada-Quebec Livestock Assistance Initiative, $21.8 million in financial assistance intended to mitigate the consequences of COVID-19 in 2020-2021.
  37. The Honourable Wayne Easter, Member of Parliament for Malpeque, on behalf of the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau,
  38. Members of the media are invited to attend an important virtual infrastructure announcement with 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 Don McMorris, Saskatchewan’s Minister of Government Relations, and His Worship Charlie Clark, Mayor of Saskatoon.
  39. Members of the media are invited to an important virtual announcement regarding public transit and COVID-response infrastructure with the Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Natural Resources, and Member of Parliament for St. John's South—Mount Pearl, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Elvis Loveless, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, and His Worship Danny Breen, Mayor of the City of St. John’s.
  40. The Workforce Integration Fund is one of the targeted measures implemented by the Government of Prince Edward Island as a result of investments through the Workforce Development Agreements. To date, 14 innovative projects have been supported by the Fund. These include:
  41. Members of the media are invited to attend an important virtual announcement regarding COVID-19 response infrastructure with the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Deb Schulte, Minister of Seniors; the Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; and the Honourable Dr. Merrilee Fullerton, Ontario’s Minister of Long-Term Care. Lisa Levin, CEO, AdvantAge Ontario will also be in attendance.
  42. The CBSA launches an investigation into small power transformers from Austria, the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu (Chinese Taipei), and South Korea
  43. Today, funding to build a new multi-purpose community building in the Kaska Dena community of Lower Post and to demolish the former residential school building was announced during a virtual event attended by Deputy Chief Harlan Schilling of Daylu Dena Council, the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services Canada, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and the Honourable John Horgan, Premier of British Columbia. They were also joined by President Chad Norman Day of Tahltan Central Government, John D. Ward, Spokesperson for Taku River Tlingit First Nation, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, the Honourable Murray Rankin, British Columbia’s Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, the Honourable Josie Osborne, British Columbia’s Minister of Municipal Affairs, and the Honourable Nathan Cullen, Minister of State for Lands and Natural Resource Operations and Member of the Legislative Assembly for Stikine.
  44. The Government of Canada is investing $11.5 million to build the new multi-purpose community building, including $10 million from Infrastructure Canada’s Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program, and $1.5 million from Indigenous Services Canada. The Government of British Columbia is investing $1.5 million, and Daylu Dena Council is contributing $538,960.
  45. The workforce of Canada’s fish and seafood processing sector is an economic driver in coastal and rural communities, and is vital to the national food supply chain. The sector faced immense challenges due to COVID-19, and the Government of Canada worked quickly to ensure it had the support it needed during this unprecedented time.
  46. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) continues to address risks and threats at the border to keep our communities safe. On April 15, 2021, the CBSA announced that border services officers seized 64 bricks of suspected cocaine in the Pacific Highway District.
  47. Correctional Service Canada (CSC) advises that 13 inmates recently tested positive for COVID-19 at the Regional Mental Health Centre (RMHC), located in the Archambault Institution in Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines, Quebec. We are closely monitoring the situation and measures are in place to minimize spread of the virus within the institution.
  48. Please be advised that the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, Valerie Gideon, Associate Deputy Minister of Indigenous Services Canada, and Dr. Tom Wong, Chief Medical Officer of Public Health, will hold a news conference to provide an update on coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
  49. On Monday, April 12, 2021, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, a package containing unauthorized items was seized at Joyceville Institution, a multi-level security facility.
  50. Today, Lloyd Longfield, Member of Parliament for Guelph, announced a non-repayable FedDev Ontario investment of nearly $5 million for the City of Guelph to develop Canada’s first circular economy test platform and accelerator, the Circular Opportunity Innovation Launchpad (COIL). The announcement was made on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario).