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  1. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise marine users that the LaSalle Causeway will operate on a reduced schedule for navigational traffic effective May 6 to May 15, 2021, inclusively.
  2. The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing more than $7 million to quickly increase production and efficiency in meat processing plants across the province. This initiative will help to address supply chain disruptions through the purchase and installation of equipment, such as coolers and freezers, and their associated costs.
  3. Members of the media are invited to an announcement with the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities regarding support for seniors in Ottawa.
  4. 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.
  5. Today, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, joined Irek Kusmierczyk, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, and Member of Parliament for Windsor–Tecumseh, for a round table with small and medium-sized enterprises in the Windsor-Essex region on Budget 2021: A Recovery Plan for Jobs, Growth, and Resilience.
  6. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise motorists of an alternating lane closure on the LaSalle Causeway for repair work.
  7. The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, will participate in a virtual event with the Vaughan Chamber of Commerce to discuss Budget 2021 investments in small businesses and entrepreneurs.
  8. Today, the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Federal Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development, and Member of Parliament for Peterborough—Kawartha, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure and Member of Provincial Parliament for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock; Jim McDonell, Parliamentary Assistant to Ontario’s Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing and Member of Provincial Parliament for Stormont—Dundas—South Glengarry ; and His Worship John Grant, Mayor of the Township of Brock, announced joint funding for 20 green, recreation, and community infrastructure projects in 15 communities across Ontario.
  9. Joint federal, provincial, and recipient funding through the Investing in Canada plan will support 20 infrastructure projects in 15 Ontario communities.
  10. Members of the media are invited to attend an important virtual infrastructure event with Bryan May, Member of Parliament for Cambridge, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; Amy Fee, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Children, Community and Social Services, and Member of Provincial Parliament for Kitchener South—Hespeler, on behalf of the Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; Mike Harris, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry and Member of Provincial Parliament for Kitchener—Conestoga; Mike Mann, Deputy Mayor of Cambridge; and Peter Sweeney, Chief Executive Officer of the YMCA of Three Rivers.
  11. Today, Majid Jowhari, Member of Parliament for Richmond Hill, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; Gila Martow, Member of Provincial Parliament for Thornhill, on behalf of the Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; and Rabbi Shmuli Nachlas, Executive Director of the Jewish Youth Network, announced joint funding to support the construction of the Robbins Family Centre, a youth community centre in Richmond Hill, Ontario.
  12. Budget 2021 is the Government of Canada’s plan to finish the fight against COVID-19 and ensure a robust economic recovery that is inclusive of all Canadians.
  13. 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.
  14. Members of the media are invited to attend an important infrastructure event with the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister of Labour and Member of Parliament for Hamilton West—Ancaster—Dundas, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; Bob Bratina, Member of Parliament for Hamilton East—Stoney Creek; Donna Skelly, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade and Member of Provincial Parliament for Flamborough-Glanbrook, on behalf of the Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; and His Worship Fred Eisenberger, Mayor of the City of Hamilton.
  15. Members of the media are invited to attend an important virtual infrastructure event with Majid Jowhari, Member of Parliament for Richmond Hill, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; Gila Martow, Member of Provincial Parliament for Thornhill, on behalf of the Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; and Rabbi Shmuli Nachlas, Executive Director of the Jewish Youth Network.
  16. Members of the media are invited to join the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development, as she highlights Budget 2021 investments in youth. The Minister will also participate in a media availability, before hosting a roundtable with post-secondary student leaders from the Golden Horseshoe.
  17. Members of the media are invited to attend an important virtual infrastructure event with the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; Neil Ellis, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, and Member of Parliament for Bay of Quinte; the Honourable Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, and Member of Provincial Parliament for Leeds–Grenville–Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes, on behalf of the Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; and His Worship Brett Todd, Mayor of the Town of Prescott.
  18. Throughout the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic response, the Government of Canada has been providing significant support to each province and territory.
  19. On April 25, 2021, Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, issued the following statement on COVID-19.
  20. The Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations met with social services providers to discuss COVID-19 and investments to support communities from Budget 2021: A Recovery Plan for Jobs, Growth, and Resilience.
  21. Today, Paul Lefebvre, Member of Parliament for Sudbury, on behalf of The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; The Honourable Victor Fedeli, Ontario’s 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; Bob Cunningham, President of the Camp Tillicum Board; John Miller, President and Governor of the Near North Trail Association; and His Worship Peter McIsaac, Mayor of the Municipality of Powassan, announced joint funding for three community and recreational infrastructure projects in North Bay, Callander, and Powassan.
  22. Joint federal, provincial, and recipient funding through the Investing in Canada plan will support three community and recreational infrastructure projects in North Bay, Callander and Powassan.
  23. Lane closure on LaSalle Causeway
  24. Members of the media are invited to attend an important virtual infrastructure event with Paul Lefebvre, Member of Parliament for Sudbury, on behalf of The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; The Honourable Victor Fedeli, Ontario’s 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; Bob Cunningham, President of the Camp Tillicum Board; John Miller, President and Governor of the Near North Trail Association; and His Worship Peter McIsaac, Mayor of the Municipality of Powassan.
  25. On April 16, 2021, at approximately 7:00 p.m., due to the vigilance of staff members, packages containing contraband and unauthorized items were seized on the perimeter of Beaver Creek Institution, a multi-level security facility.
  26. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise motorists of an alternating lane closure on the LaSalle Causeway for repair work.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. The Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Natural Resources, today announced a more than $235,000 investment for SWTCH Energy Inc. to install 61 electric vehicle (EV) chargers in Ontario and Quebec to encourage the adoption of zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) and provide consumers with more green options to charge and drive their vehicles.
  31. Today, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, announced the signature of a bilateral agreement with Ontario to enhance the province’s virtual health services. Under the agreement, the province will invest federal funding in keeping with agreed-upon pan-Canadian priorities for accelerating virtual health care services during the pandemic.
  32. 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.
  33. 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).
  34. Members of the media are invited to attend an important virtual infrastructure event with 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 on behalf of The Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; and His Worship Iain Lovatt, Mayor of the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville.
  35. Today, Terry Sheehan, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages, on behalf of the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, announced funding to operate a safe voluntary isolation site in Sault Ste. Marie and Algoma District, Ontario.
  36. While ensuring that it enforces border measures associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) remains committed to keeping Canada safe. Today, the CBSA announced that Darryl Vanalstyne is facing 12 charges following the execution of a search warrant.
  37. Today, Maninder Sidhu, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Development and Member of Parliament for Brampton East, on behalf of The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; Amarjot Sandhu, Member of Provincial Parliament for Brampton West on behalf of The Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; and His Worship Patrick Brown, Mayor of the City of Brampton, announced joint funding for the construction of a new public transit maintenance and storage facility for the City’s bus fleet.
  38. Members of the media are invited to attend an important virtual infrastructure event with 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.
  39. Lloyd Longfield, MP for Guelph, on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for FedDev Ontario, will make an important announcement for Guelph.
  40. The Honourable Anita Anand, Minister of Public Services and Procurement, accompanied by the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry (Science), William Amos, will announce investments to support new laboratory space for the National Research Council and Natural Resources Canada’s centres of expertise for advanced materials in Mississauga and Hamilton.
  41. Members of the media are invited to attend an important virtual infrastructure event with Maninder Sidhu, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Development and Member of Parliament for Brampton East, on behalf of The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; Amarjot Sandhu, Member of Provincial Parliament for Brampton West on behalf of The Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; The Honourable Prabmeet Singh Sarkaria, Associate Minister of Small Business and Red Tape Reduction and Member of Provincial Parliament for Brampton South; and His Worship Patrick Brown, Mayor of the City of Brampton.
  42. CBSA and RCMP collaboration results in seizure of approximately 62 kilograms of suspected cocaine at Blue Water Bridge
  43. Canadians everywhere are feeling the impact of COVID-19, on their families, their livelihoods and their way of life. Together, the governments of 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.
  44. Joint federal, provincial, and recipient funding through the Investing in Canada plan will support recreational, cultural, and community infrastructure projects in five First Nation communities across Ontario.
  45. Terry Sheehan, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages, on behalf of the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, will announce support towards a safe voluntary isolation site for residents of Sault Ste. Marie and Algoma District.
  46. The Honourable Anita Anand, Minister of Public Services and Procurement, accompanied by the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry (Science), William Amos, will announce investments to support new laboratory space for the National Research Council and Natural Resources Canada’s centres of expertise for advanced materials in Mississauga and Hamilton.
  47. Public Services and Procurement Canada wishes to advise motorists that the alternating lane reduction on the Chaudiere Crossing scheduled to end on April 20, has ended earlier than anticipated. The bridge is now fully open to motorists and cyclists.
  48. Joint federal and provincial funding through the Investing in Canada Plan will support over 9,800 projects at almost 3,900 schools and co-located childcare facilities across 74 school boards throughout Ontario.
  49. The governments of Canada and Ontario announced $656.5 million in funding to provide critical infrastructure upgrades to protect students and staff from COVID-19 in the province’s schools.
  50. Members of the media are invited to an important infrastructure funding announcement with the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Canada’s Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; the Honourable Jill Dunlop, Associate Minister of Children and Women’s Issues and Member of Provincial Parliament for Simcoe North; and Wanda Smith, Executive Director of the Native Horizons Treatment Centre.