Ontario News

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  1. On September 26, 2022, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, a package containing contraband and unauthorized items was seized on the perimeter of Springhill Institution, a medium-security federal institution.
  2. The Honourable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance, will be making an announcement about National Priorities Stream funding and the government’s work to support and advance the Canadian tourism sector.
  3. The Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown–Indigenous Relations; and Chief R. Donald Maracle of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte, to announce the conclusion of a partial settlement agreement regarding the Culbertson Tract Specific Claim.
  4. As September 27th marks the United Nations’ World Tourism Day, today the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services and Minister responsible for FedNor, is announcing FedNor investments totalling $9,654,641 to protect, strengthen, and grow Northern Ontario’s tourism sector. Funding has been made available through both the Tourism Relief Fund and FedNor’s Northern Ontario Development Program. These investments will support 74 tourism projects in municipalities and Indigenous communities across the region, and support the creation and maintaining of over 280 jobs.
  5. In recognition of the United Nations’ World Tourism Day, held each year on September 27, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services and Minister responsible for FedNor, announced FedNor investments totalling $9,654,641 to protect, strengthen and grow Northern Ontario’s tourism sector. Provided through the FedNor’s Northern Ontario Development Program (NODP) (identified below) and the Government of Canada’s Tourism Relief Fund (TRF), the investments will support 74 tourism projects in municipalities and Indigenous communities across the region.
  6. In recognition of the United Nations’ World Tourism Day, held each year on September 27, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services and Minister responsible for FedNor, announced FedNor investments totalling $9,654,641 to protect, strengthen and grow Northern Ontario’s tourism sector. Provided through the FedNor’s Northern Ontario Development Program (NODP) (identified below) and the Government of Canada’s Tourism Relief Fund (TRF), the investments will support 74 tourism projects in municipalities and Indigenous communities across the region.
  7. In recognition of the United Nations’ World Tourism Day, held each year on September 27, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services and Minister responsible for FedNor, announced FedNor investments totalling $9,654,641 to protect, strengthen and grow Northern Ontario’s tourism sector. Provided through the FedNor’s Northern Ontario Development Program (NODP) (identified below) and the Government of Canada’s Tourism Relief Fund (TRF), the investments will support 74 tourism projects in municipalities and Indigenous communities across the region.
  8. Julie Dabrusin, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, will participate in a fireside chat at Electric Mobility Canada’s annual Electric Vehicle Conference in Toronto. She will also make an important infrastructure announcement, followed by a media availability on electric vehicles.
  9. On September 21, 2022, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, a package containing contraband and unauthorized items was seized at Joyceville Institution, a multi-level security institution.
  10. Marcus Powlowski, Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay–Rainy River, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, will make a funding announcement at the Confederation College of Applied Arts and Technology to increase the college's capacity to achieve renewable energy, a net-zero facility and curriculum goals in Thunder Bay.
  11. Members of the media are invited to attend an announcement regarding broadband infrastructure with Arielle Kayabaga, Member of Parliament for London West, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, and the Honourable Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development, on behalf of the Honourable Lisa Thompson, Ontario’s Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.
  12. The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is committed to protecting Canadians by keeping prohibited firearms, weapons and narcotics out of our communities. The Agency announced today that an arrest has been made for firearms, weapons and smuggling offences as part of an investigation by the CBSA Northern Ontario Region Intelligence and Enforcement Operations Division.
  13. The Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development, together with the Honourable Nate Glubish, Minister of Service Alberta, and George Chahal, Member of Parliament for Calgary Skyview, will make an announcement about improving high-speed Internet access in rural Alberta. A media availability will follow.
  14. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise motorists of a lane reduction on the Des Joachims Bridge for maintenance work.
  15. The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) advises that 23 inmates at Beaver Creek Institution, in Ontario, 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.
  16. On September 8, 2022, an inmate was the victim of an assault at Beaver Creek Institution, a federal multi-level security institution. The injured inmate was evaluated by staff members and transported to an outside hospital to receive treatment.
  17. Public Services and Procurement Canada wishes to advise users that the Alexandra Bridge will be closed to motorists to accommodate inspection work.
  18. On September 3, 2022, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, a package containing contraband and unauthorized items was seized as a result of a suspected drone drop at Warkworth Institution, a medium-security federal institution.
  19. Today, Chad Collins, Member of Parliament for Hamilton East—Stoney Creek, on behalf of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Health, announced an investment of $870,000 to support a project in Hamilton, Ontario. The investment will focus on risk factors associated with unhealthy eating and physical inactivity among priority populations, including newcomers.
  20. Morson, Ontario, September 6, 2022—Today, Marcus Powlowski, Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay—Rainy River, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, and Lynn Indian, Chief of Big Grassy River First Nation, announced over $2.9 million to expand and upgrade the Pegamigaabo School to help meet the cultural, educational and environmental needs of Big Grassy River First Nation.
  21. The Canadian Coast Guard’s Inshore Rescue Boat stations in Ontario are winding down their seasonal maritime search and rescue service.
  22. Chad Collins, Member of Parliament for Hamilton East—Stoney Creek, on behalf of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Health, will announce funding to help increase physical activity levels and encourage active communities in Hamilton.
  23. The Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development, together with Patrick Weiler, Member of Parliament for West Vancouver–Sunshine Coast–Sea to Sky Country, will make an announcement about improving high-speed Internet access in British Columbia. A media availability will follow.
  24. Media Advisory: Infrastructure Announcement in Big Grassy River First Nation
  25. Pickering, Ontario, September 2, 2022—Today, Jennifer O’Connell, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities and Member of Parliament for Pickering—Uxbridge, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, announced federal funding for two green community infrastructure projects in Pickering.
  26. Today, Vance Badawey, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indigenous Services and Member of Parliament for Niagara Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, and Chris Bittle, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Member of Parliament for St. Catharines, announced $5.4 million in federal funding for the construction of a new library in Pelham.
  27. Media Advisory: Infrastructure Announcement in Pickering
  28. Pelham, Ontario, September 1, 2022—Members of the media are invited to an announcement regarding public infrastructure with Vance Badawey, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indigenous Services and Member of Parliament for Niagara Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities; Chris Bittle, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Member of Parliament for St. Catharines; and His Worship Marvin Junkin, Mayor of the Town of Pelham.
  29. Today, Irek Kusmierczyk, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion and Member of Parliament for Windsor—Tecumseh, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, and His Worship Drew Dilkens, Mayor of the City of Windsor, announced federal funding for the construction of a new retention treatment basin for the Lou Romano Water Reclamation Plant in Windsor.
  30. Between August 25 and 26, 2022, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, several packages containing contraband and unauthorized items were seized as a result of a suspected drone drop at Warkworth Institution, a medium-security federal institution.
  31. FedDev Ontario supports four regional airports in Kingston, Cornwall, Huronia and Arnprior
  32. On August 26, 2022, Clifford Gale, an inmate from Warkworth Institution, died while in our custody.
  33. Canadians have been clear that they want faster, greener passenger rail service - and the Government of Canada is committed to making this a reality.
  34. Media Advisory: Infrastructure Announcement in Windsor, Ontario
  35. Mark Gerretsen, Member of Parliament for Kingston and the Islands on behalf of the Honourable Helena Jaczek, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), will make an important announcement supporting regional air transportation in southern Ontario.
  36. The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, and the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion and Member of Parliament for Windsor—Tecumseh, Irek Kusmierczyk, will make an announcement on the Government of Canada’s commitment to improve passenger rail service in Southwestern Ontario.
  37. FedDev Ontario supports six projects to drive community revitalization, tourism and local economic growth
  38. West Elgin, Ontario, August 25, 2022—Members of the media are invited to attend an infrastructure announcement regarding broadband infrastructure with Peter Fragiskatos, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Revenue and Member of Parliament for London North Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, and Rob Flack, Member of Provincial Parliament for Elgin-Middlesex-London, on behalf of the Honourable Lisa Thompson, Ontario’s Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.
  39. The Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Member of Parliament for Hamilton West–Ancaster–Dundas, on behalf of the Honourable Helena Jaczek, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), will make an important announcement in support of tourism and community infrastructure for the City of Hamilton.
  40. FedDev Ontario supports two projects with the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville to drive community revitalization, tourism and local economic growth
  41. FedDev Ontario supports seven projects to drive community revitalization, support local tourism and economic growth
  42. Today, the Honourable Helena Jaczek, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) and Member of Parliament for Markham–Stouffville, announced over $3.1 million for seven projects in Markham.
  43. Mitaanjigamiing First Nation, Canada and Ontario announce Treaty 3 Flooding Claim settlement agreement.
  44. The Honourable Mona Fortier, President of the Treasury Board and Member of Parliament for Ottawa–Vanier, on behalf of the Honourable Helena Jaczek, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), will make an important announcement in support of a major southern Ontario sporting event.
  45. FedDev Ontario invests over $6 million to support tourism recovery in the Niagara Region
  46. The Honourable Helena Jaczek, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) and Member of Parliament for Markham -Stouffville, will make an important announcement supporting community infrastructure and tourism for Whitchurch-Stouffville.
  47. FedDev Ontario invests over $2.6 million to reduce the aerospace sector’s environmental footprint and help SMEs be globally competitive
  48. FedDev Ontario invests $150,000 in Capital Pride to celebrate 2SLGBTQ+ artists and support tourism
  49. On behalf of the Honourable Helena Jazcek, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), Chris Bittle, Member of Parliament for St. Catharines, will make an important announcement supporting a major festival and the tourism sector in the Niagara Region.
  50. The Honourable Helena Jaczek, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), will make an important announcement in support of the aerospace sector.