Quebec News

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  1. The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Public Services and Procurement, will make an announcement on housing.
  2. Media representatives are invited to an announcement in the Ville-Marie borough along with the Minister of Tourism and Minister responsible for CED, the Honourable Soraya Martinez Ferrada, on the Government of Canada’s efforts to make homeownership more accessible to Canadians. Addition: For the occasion, the Minister will be accompanied by Laurence Vincent, President of Prével.
  3. Grand Chief Jacques Tremblay of the Wolastoqiyik Wahsipekuk First Nation (WWFN) and the Honourable Gary Anandasangaree, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, today announced the signing of a Protocol Agreement on Consultation and Accommodation.
  4. On March 27, 2024, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, contraband and unauthorized items were seized at Cowansville Institution, a medium-security federal institution.
  5. Today, Élisabeth Brière, Member of Parliament for Sherbrooke and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and to the Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health, on behalf of the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced the 5 projects that will receive up to $1 million in funding each under Phase 2 of the Innovative Solutions Canada (ISC) program – Challenge Stream. The announcement was made at Exonetik Inc., one of the Phase 2 winners.
  6. Innovative Solutions Canada (ISC) helps Canadian innovators who want to start, grow, and get to market by funding research and development, and testing prototypes in real-life settings.
  7. The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, and Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronauts Jeremy Hansen and David Saint-Jacques, will participate in events in Montreal and Niagara Falls to highlight a rare celestial event, the total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024.
  8. Media representatives are invited to an announcement along with the Minister of Tourism and Minister responsible for CED, the Honourable Soraya Martinez Ferrada, and the Minister of Transport and Quebec Lieutenant, the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, on the Government of Canada’s efforts to implement innovative housing solutions.
  9. On March 26, 2024, the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) held a Change of Command Ceremony at Joliette Institution for Women in the Quebec Region. This occasion marked the change in command from the outgoing Warden Sonya Forget, to the incoming Warden Edith Isabelle.
  10. Élisabeth Brière, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health and Member of Parliament for Sherbrooke, on behalf of the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, will announce financial support for 5 projects as part of the Innovative Solutions Canada program to promote innovation in agriculture.
  11. Media representatives are invited to an announcement on housing and affordability by the Minister of Transport and Quebec Lieutenant, the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, and the Minister of Tourism and Minister responsible for the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, the Honorable Soraya Martinez Ferrada.
  12. The Canadian Coast Guard’s seasonal search and rescue stations in Cap-aux-Meules, Havre-Saint-Pierre, Kegaska, Québec City, Rivière-au-Renard and Tadoussac have now resumed operations. Our six search and rescue vessels in the Saint-Lawrence sector were deployed on Wednesday, March 27, and have reached their respective bases.
  13. 598 Vehicles recovered as a result of Project Vector
  14. Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure announcement with the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Member of Parliament for Quebec and Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Roseline Roussel, General Director of Le Pignon Bleu.
  15. OPP and CBSA announce the results of an ongoing interprovincial auto theft investigation
  16. The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Public Services and Procurement along with the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry and the Honourable Soraya Martinez Ferrada, Minister of Tourism and Minister responsible for Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions, will make an important announcement about affordable housing.
  17. Media representatives are invited to an announcement in the Hochelaga-Maisonneuve neighbourhood along with the Minister of Tourism and Minister responsible for CED, the Honourable Soraya Martinez Ferrada, announcement on housing and affordability.
  18. The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Public Services and Procurement, will make an announcement on housing.
  19. Media representatives are invited to an announcement in the Hochelaga-Maisonneuve neighbourhood along with the Minister of Tourism and Minister responsible for CED, the Honourable Soraya Martinez Ferrada, and the Minister of Transport and Quebec Lieutenant, the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, on the Government of Canada’s efforts to make life more affordable for Canadian families.
  20. On March 24, 2024, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, contraband and unauthorized items were seized at the Regional Reception Centre, a multi-level security federal institution.
  21. Today, the Honourable Mark Holland, Canada’s Minister of Health, announced the signing of two bilateral agreements to invest more than $3.7 billion in federal funding to improve health care in Quebec. These agreements represent the first funding under the government's commitment to invest $6.7 billion in Quebec over a ten-year period.
  22. The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Public Services and Procurement, will make an announcement on the Government of Canada’s investments in early education and child care.
  23. Public Services and Procurement Canada wishes to advise motorists that there will be an alternating lane closure on the Chaudière Crossing for repair work.
  24. Residents of Laval and the surrounding area will have a new place to meet and enjoy their favorite activities, thanks to a joint investment of $25 million by the federal government and the Hellenic Community of Greater Montreal to support the construction of a new energy-efficient community centre in the heart of the Chomedey district.
  25. Minister Randy Boissonnault will be speaking at the Solutions to workforce challenges Forum in Montréal
  26. On March 18 and 20, 2024, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, contraband and unauthorized items were seized at the Regional Reception Centre, a multi-level security federal institution.
  27. CED focuses on regional economic development through innovation by investing $16M over four years to ensure start‑ups succeed.
  28. The Deputy Premier and Minister of Transport and Sustainable Mobility, Geneviève Guilbault, the federal Minister of Housing, Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Sean Fraser, and the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Minister responsible for the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean Region, Andrée Laforest, announce financial contribution of $7,704,060 for the Société de transport du Saguenay (STS). This amount will be used to extend the ecomobility corridor and make public transit more accessible, safer and more comfortable.
  29. The governments of Canada and Quebec are granting a total of over $3.5 million in financial assistance to Céréales Normandin to support the valorization of all grains processed at its conventional and organic grains centre in Normandin, in the Saguenay–Lac‑Saint‑Jean region. This project, valued at over $5.8 million, will enable the business to expand its range of cereal products.
  30. Public Services and Procurement Canada wishes to inform users that there will be lane closures towards Ottawa and Gatineau on the Macdonald-Cartier Bridge to accommodate repair work.
  31. Trois-Rivières SME receives a total of $350,000 in financial assistance from CED.
  32. Public Services and Procurement Canada wishes to advise motorists that there will be an alternating lane closure on the Chaudière Crossing for construction work.
  33. Media representatives are invited to visit Technifab GC, a manufacturing SME in the metal products sector, along with the Honourable Marie‑Claude Bibeau, Minister of National Revenue. Minister Bibeau will take the opportunity to highlight financial assistance from CED for the business. She will be available to answer the media’s questions.
  34. Chesterville business receives $825,000 in financial assistance from CED.
  35. The Minister of Transport and Quebec Lieutenant, Pablo Rodriguez, will make an important announcement on rail safety investments in the province of Quebec at St-Lazare. 
  36. Media representatives are invited to visit Anderson Group, a manufacturing SME in the agricultural machinery manufacturing sector, along with the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of National Revenue. Minister Bibeau will take the opportunity to highlight CED financial support for the business. She will be available to answer the media’s questions.
  37. Fisheries and Oceans Canada will hold virtual technical briefings on changing ocean conditions and impacts on Estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence Shrimp.
  38. CED grants $1,235,000 in financial assistance to the National Optics Institute to strengthen Quebec’s quantum ecosystem.
  39. J.L. Leclerc & Fils and Portes & Fenêtres Abritek, two businesses led or co‑led by women, receive a total of $1,500,000 in financial assistance from CED to improve their productivity and production capacity.
  40. Business founded and led by Lise Déziel receives $700,000 in financial assistance from CED to automate its activities.
  41. The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Transport and Quebec Lieutenant, and the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Member of Parliament for Québec and Minister of Public Services and Procurement, will announce Government of Canada financial support for optics-photonics centre of expertise National Optics Institute (INO) to strengthen its capacity to guide Quantino, its incubator specializing in high technology.
  42. The two women-led businesses receive a total of $549,000 in financial assistance from CED.
  43. Nordest, Ferme La Rose des Vents, Technologies Ecofixe and Kyra, all led or co‑led by women, receive a total of nearly $1.4M in financial assistance from CED.
  44. The two start-ups founded and led by women share a total of $330,000 in financial assistance from CED to accelerate their growth.
  45. The Carrefour St-Pierre expansion and renovation project will offer quality, accessible and affordable rental spaces to organizations committed to help marginalized people thanks to an investment of more than $7.9 million from the federal government.
  46. In connection with International Women’s Day, Élisabeth Brière, Member of Parliament for Sherbrooke and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and to the Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health, will announce Government of Canada financial support for Cordé Électrique, a woman‑owned business specializing in the production of custom‑made electrical harnesses.
  47. The two businesses managed by women share $278,000 from CED to enhance their tourism offering.
  48. In connection with International Women’s Day, Annie Koutrakis, Member of Parliament for Vimy and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Tourism and Minister responsible for CED, will announce Government of Canada financial support for Zorah biocosmétiques and Tengiva, two women owned businesses, to accelerate their growth.
  49. On March 3, 2024, Kevin Brisson Duquette, an inmate from the Regional Reception Centre, died while in our custody.
  50. Business receives $600,000 in financial assistance from CED to acquire production equipment.