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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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).
  4. The Government of Canada, through FedNor, is investing in technology to help large and small businesses become more innovative, competitive and successful, contributing to growth and the creation of quality jobs in Northern Ontario.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. The Honourable Anthony Rota, Member of Parliament for Nipissing–Timiskaming, will highlight FedNor support for innovation, job creation and economic growth in Northeastern Ontario.
  8. The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) are committed to preventing illicit narcotics from entering our communities.
  9. FedDev Ontario invests nearly $5.4 million to support 140 new companies, create and maintain 745 jobs and the commercialization of 40 new products, services or processes at Area X.O
  10. On January 25, 2023, an inmate from Bath Institution died while in our custody. At the time of death, the inmate had been serving a sentence of five years and seven months for sexual interference with a person under 16 and corrupting children, which commenced on December 8, 2021.
  11. On January 19, 2023, thanks to the monitoring and investigation activities of the preventive security and intelligence team and the vigilance of staff members, a package containing contraband was seized as a result of a suspected drone drop at Bath Institution, a medium security federal institution. The seized items included approximately 119 grams of marijuana and 343 grams of shatter..
  12. Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, Ontario, January 25, 2023—Today, Vance Badawey, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indigenous Services, and Chief Don Maracle, Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte, announced $30.25 million in federal funding for the construction of a new Elder Care Home in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory.
  13. Bolton, Ontario, January 24, 2023— Today, Maninder Sidhu, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Member of Parliament for Brampton East, and Her Worship Annette Groves, Mayor of the Town of Caledon, announced federal funding of up to $7.7 million to revitalize the Old Bolton Fire Hall.
  14. FedDev Ontario invests nearly $1 million for Evik Diagnostic Innovations Inc. to scale-up production and create 12 highly-skilled jobs
  15. Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, Ontario, January 24, 2023—Members of the media are invited to an announcement regarding new long-term care investments for the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte from both Infrastructure Canada and Indigenous Services Canada with Vance Badawey, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indigenous Services, and Chief R. Donald Maracle of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte.
  16. Today, the Honourable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance, on behalf of the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), announced a total investment of nearly $14 million for 45 projects in Barrie and the surrounding counties of Bruce, Grey and Simcoe.
  17. A strong supply chain is a priority for the Government of Canada to make life more affordable for Canadians. The government is therefore committed to ensuring that our supply chains are efficient and reliable to support Canada's economic growth, create good jobs, while ensuring they are resilient and adapt to the impacts of climate change.
  18. Jenna Sudds, Member of Parliament for Kanata–Carleton, on behalf of the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), will make an important announcement in support of economic growth and job creation for a Kanata-based biomanufacturer.
  19. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Government of Canada has helped millions of Canadians, including seniors, by providing them with supports and benefits related to COVID 19. As Canada emerges from the pandemic, the Government of Canada will continue to support community organizations that make a difference and create opportunities for seniors to stay active and involved in their communities.
  20. The New Horizons for Seniors Program is a federal grants and contributions program that funds projects that empower seniors in their communities and contributes to improving seniors’ health and well-being.
  21. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Government of Canada has helped millions of Canadians, including seniors, by providing them with supports and benefits related to COVID 19. As Canada emerges from the pandemic, the Government of Canada will continue to support community organizations that make a difference and create opportunities for seniors to stay active and involved in their communities.
  22. The New Horizons for Seniors Program is a federal grants and contributions program that funds projects that empower seniors in their communities and contributes to improving seniors’ health and well-being.
  23. the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services and Minister responsible for FedNor will make an important announcement to support innovation, job creation and economic growth in Northeastern Ontario.
  24. The Government of Canada understands that diverse and innovative economies support strong and self-sustaining regions. FedNor’s investments in a range of sectors including agri-food, education, and innovation help people in Northern Ontario experience the high quality of living for which Canada is recognized globally.
  25. The Government of Canada understands that diverse and innovative economies support strong and self-sustaining regions. FedNor’s investments in a range of sectors including agri-food, education, and innovation help people in Northern Ontario experience the high quality of living for which Canada is recognized globally.
  26. On January 17, 2023, thanks to the vigilance of staff members, several packages containing contraband and unauthorized items were seized as a result of a suspected drone drop at Joyceville Institution, a federal multi-level security institution. The seized items included approximately 328 grams of tobacco, 260 grams of marijuana, and 106 grams of shatter (cannabis concentrate).
  27. Terry Sheehan, Member of Parliament for Sault Ste. Marie, and the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services and Minister responsible for FedNor will announce funding to support innovation, tourism and agri-food projects in the Sault Ste. Marie area.
  28. Today, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) announced the Commission’s decision to renew the Class IB nuclear fuel facility licence held by Cameco Fuel Manufacturing Inc.
  29. Media are invited to join Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Francis Drouin, to tour the Toronto laboratory of Genecis Bioindustries.
  30. The Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Karina Gould, will be in Ajax to announce funding for projects pertaining to social inclusion and well-being of vulnerable children and youth through the Social Development Partnership Program.
  31. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Government of Canada has helped millions of Canadians, including seniors, by providing them with supports and benefits related to COVID- 19. As Canada emerges from the pandemic, the Government of Canada will continue to support community organizations that make a difference and create opportunities for seniors to stay active and involved in their communities.
  32. The New Horizons for Seniors Program is a federal grants and contributions program that funds projects that empower seniors in their communities and contributes to improving seniors’ health and well-being.
  33. Adam Van Koeverden, Member Of Parliament For Milton, and Rechie Valdez, Member of Parliament for Mississauga–Streetsville, on behalf of the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), will make an echo announcement supporting aerospace manufacturing in the Mississauga and Milton.
  34. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Government of Canada has helped millions of Canadians, including seniors, by providing them with supports and benefits related to COVID-19. As Canada emerges from the pandemic, the Government of Canada will continue to support community organizations that make a difference and create opportunities for seniors to stay active and involved in their communities.
  35. The New Horizons for Seniors Program is a federal grants and contributions program that funds projects that empower seniors in their communities and contributes to improving seniors’ health and well-being.
  36. Today, Arielle Kayabaga, Member of Parliament for London West, and Andrew Sloan, Mayor of the Municipality of Central Elgin, announced $17 million in joint funding to better protect Port Stanley’s shoreline areas from storm surges.
  37. FedDev Ontario invests more than $5.3 million for two manufacturers to expand and create 55 jobs
  38. Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure announcement with Kody Blois, Member of Parliament for Kings—Hants, Melissa Sheehy-Richard, Member of the Legislative Assembly for Hants West, Her Worship Wendy Donovan, Mayor of the Town of Wolfville, His Worship Peter Muttart, Mayor of the Municipality of Kings County, Michael Howell, Executive Director of Devour! Studios and Lia Rinaldo, Managing Director of Devour! Studios.
  39. Members of the media are invited to an announcement regarding climate-resilient infrastructure with Arielle Kayabaga, Member of Parliament for London West, and Andrew Sloan, Mayor of the Municipality of Central Elgin.
  40. Today, Ryan Turnbull, Member of Parliament for Whitby, and His Worship Jeff Leal, Mayor of the City of Peterborough, announced over $2.1 million in federal funding for infrastructure improvements that will help protect people and property from flooding.
  41. The Minister of Seniors, Kamal Khera, will be in Kitchener to announce measures to help Canadian seniors.The Minister will be accompanied by Tim Louis, Member of Parliament for Kitchener—Conestoga.
  42. The Minister of Seniors, Kamal Khera, will be in Cambridge to announce measures to help Canadian seniors.The Minister will be accompanied by Bryan May, Member of Parliament for Cambridge.
  43. From January 1 to January 6, 2023, following an exceptional search of the institution, staff members seized several contraband and unauthorized items at Warkworth Institution, a medium-security federal institution. The seized items included 108 unknown pills, tattoo paraphernalia, a stabbing weapon, as well as cell phones and accessories.
  44. The Canadian Coast Guard advises residents in Midland, Ontario that the CCGS Griffon will carry out icebreaking operations in the area.
  45. A well-functioning supply chain is critical for Ontario and Canada’s economy. The Governments of Canada and Ontario are committed to ensuring our supply chains are efficient and reliable to support economic growth, as well as resilient and adaptable to the impacts of climate change.
  46. FedDev Ontario investment to help eight GTA businesses scale-up and create over 230 jobs
  47. Eight GTA businesses receive over $14 million to enhance growth and create jobs
  48. On January 8, 2023, Victor James, an inmate from Millhaven Institution, died while in our custody following a serious assault.
  49. Le 2 janvier 2023, Sébastien Chamberland, un détenu de l’Établissement Archambault, est décédé sous notre garde.
  50. On January 2, 2023, Michael Graham, an inmate from Bath Institution, died while in our custody.