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PM committed to honouring defining moments in Canadian history leading into 150th Celebrations

Posted January 7, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today participated in a roundtable discussion in Fort Langley with community representatives to discuss regional, historical and cultural considerations on how to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017.

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60th Anniversary of the Québec Winter Carnival

Posted January 31, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

I am delighted to extend warm greetings on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Québec Winter Carnival, which opens today and runs through February 16, 2014. I would also like to express my admiration for an organization that works so hard to bring such enjoyment to Carnival-goers from across Canada and around the world.

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The Honourable Jason Kenney will announce an important initiative that will help British Columbians get jobs

Posted March 30, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister for Multiculturalism, the Honourable James Moore, Minister Responsible for British Columbia and the Honourable Shirley Bond, Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Tr…

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Minister MacKay Announces Funding to Assist Gang-involved Young Offenders Gain New Skills

Posted April 24, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, Justice Minister Peter MacKay announced $604,372 in funding to the Child Development Institute’s Centre for Children Committing Offences (CCCO). The funding is supporting their Stop Now and Plan (SNAP) for Youth in Custody project, which helps a…

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Statement from Minister Blaney on the induction ceremony of CBSA officer trainees

Posted June 12, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, today issued the following statement to congratulate trainees who have successfully completed the Officer Induction Training Program (OITP) at the Canada Border Service…

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Minister Leitch announces new program to help create jobs and opportunities for Canadians

Posted July 17, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister Responsible for the Status of Women, today introduced the Workplace Opportunities: Removing Barriers to Equity program.

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Canada Post congratulates winners of the 2013 Aboriginal Education Incentive Awards

Posted January 17, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Canada Post today announced the winners of the 2013 Aboriginal Education Incentive Awards. Launched in 2004, the Awards acknowledge the hard work and drive required to continue education following an absence from formal schooling.

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Minister Valcourt talks First Nations Control of First Nations Education and Investing in First Nations Youth at the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce

Posted February 18, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada – Today Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Minister Bernard Valcourt addressed the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce to discuss important reforms in First Nations elementary and secondary educat…

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Technical briefing and media availability on the First Nations Control of First Nations Education Act

Posted April 9, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Please be advised that departmental representatives from Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada will hold a technical briefing on the First Nations Control of First Nations Education Act.

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Minister Leitch addresses Canadian university alumni and wraps up successful visit to Los Angeles

Posted May 4, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Yesterday, the Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, joined by James Villeneuve, Consul-General of Canada in Los Angeles, recognized the successes of Canadian university graduates and their contributions t…

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Agreement with Respect to Mi’kmaq Education in Nova Scotia

Posted June 20, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

In 1997, nine of Nova Scotia’s 13 First Nations and the Governments of Canada and Nova Scotia signed

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Harper Government Investment in High Tech Equipment Advances Alberta’s Micro and Nanotechnology Industry

Posted July 21, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced an investment of $3.3 million toward the purchase and installation of specialized advanced manufacturing and product development equipment at the A…

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Harper Government Supports Top Researchers, Encourages Brain Gain at Canadian Post-Secondary Institutions

Posted March 28, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology), today announced support for 102 new and renewed Canada Research Chairs at 33 post-secondary institutions across the country, including 15 Chairs in Alberta.

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Skills Gap: A Call to Action for Employers

Posted January 23, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today at the Toronto Region Board of Trade, the Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, participated in a panel discussion emphasizing new employment opportunities for Canadians in the growing extractive ind…

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Launch of New College Program to Provide Training for Local Jobs at the Madawaska Maliseet First Nation’s Entertainment Centre

Posted March 11, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Harper Government supports new 15-week continuing education program launched by Collège communautaire du Nouveau Brunswick and Madawaksa Maliseet Economic Development Corporation

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Minister Kenney praises community colleges for preparing students for in-demand jobs

Posted May 26, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, spoke today at the Association of Canadian Community Colleges’ annual conference. Minister Kenney took the opportunity to highlight the important role that colleges play in pro…

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Government of Canada invests to help youth in Saskatchewan get jobs

Posted June 27, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Government of Canada is helping equip young Canadians in Saskatchewan with the skills and work experience needed to get high-quality jobs.

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Vancouver School Board’s idiotic gender policy

Posted June 19, 2014 by JR

Kelly McParland:

B.C., it is clear, does not view schools as a place in which children are taught the basic tools necessary to navigate life – math, science, geography – but as petri dishes for social experimentation in which teachers are lab technicians with unwitting children as their mice.

… On Monday, the Vancouver School Board approved a policy change aimed at accommodating gender identity and sexual orientation.

… Parents who questioned the change argued, quite reasonably, that six-year-olds aren’t qualified to understand all the intricacies of identity issues. … Nonetheless, the school board forged ahead, even deciding to adopt new pronouns

… A last-minute amendment mandated that “xe, xem and xyr” may be used in place of “he/she” or “him/her”.

B.C. teachers will presumably be the ones to add this social minefield to the other developmental issues they are already expected to shoulder … In this case it appears they may be expected to actively keep parents in the dark about a critical element of their child’s growth.  …

Sun News’ Anthony Furey and Ada Slivinsky:

Such idiocy follows naturally from the decades of indoctrination in radical social theory that many of these VSB members received in their UBC Women’s Studies and Gender Studies courses.

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper consults Canadians on how to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017

Posted January 6, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Government of Canada is committed to promoting and celebrating Canada’s history in a manner that reflects a broad perspective. One of the biggest milestones in our country’s history will be the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017.

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The Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch will launch the It’s Your Job: Prevention Starts Here video contest, which focuses on workplace safety among young workers

Posted February 6, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, will launch the It’s Your Job: Prevention Starts Here video contest, which focuses on workplace safety among young workers.

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Governments of Canada and British Columbia take action to create jobs

Posted March 31, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, and the Honourable Shirley Bond, British Columbia Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Minister Responsible for Labour, today signed several agreements to help con…

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The Honourable Jason Kenney and the Honourable Stephanie Cadieux will announce an important initiative that will help British Columbia residents with disabilities get jobs

Posted April 24, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, and the Honourable Stephanie Cadieux, British Columbia Minister of Children and Family Development, on behalf of the Province of British Columbia, will announce an important in…

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Harper Government Congratulates Nak’azdli Band on Opening of New School

Posted June 13, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, today congratulates the Nak’azdli Band and celebrates their success

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Harper Government to Enhance Industry Access to Skilled Labour

Posted July 21, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Members of the media are invited to attend an important event with the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, and Chris Warkentin, Member of Parliament for Peace River, in support of business productivity an…

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Minister Kenney tours LiUNA Local 506 Training Centre to discuss apprenticeship and job creation

Posted January 17, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister for Multiculturalism, spoke today with participants and instructors at the Labourers International Union of North America (LiUNA) about the Government of Canada’s s…

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Government of Canada improves accessibility for Canadians with disabilities in Metro Vancouver

Posted February 20, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors), announced today that Canadians with disabilities will gain better access to programs and services offered through the Lookout Society, thanks to the Government of Canada’s Enabling Accessibility F…

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Bill C-33, First Nations Control of First Nations Education Act Introduced in the House of Commons

Posted April 10, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The proposed legislation will ensure First Nations students have access to a quality education, consistent with provincial education systems across Canada.

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Statement from Minister Blaney and Minister MacKay to mark Belonging – National Day to End Bullying

Posted May 7, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, the Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, and the Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, made the following statement to mark Belonging – National Day to End Bullying:

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Alberta’s Nanotechnology Sector Benefits from Harper Government Investment

Posted June 20, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced $1.1 million to help advance leading-edge atomic computing technologies.

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Harper Government to Enhance Industry Access to Skilled Labour

Posted July 21, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Members of the media are invited to attend an important event with the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, and Chris Warkentin, Member of Parliament for Peace River, in support of business productivity an…

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Governments of Canada and Ontario finalize agreements to help Ontarians get jobs

Posted March 28, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, the Honourable Brad Duguid, Ontario Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities, and the Honourable Ted McMeekin, Ontario Minister of Community and Social Services, signed …

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Announcement by Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister for Multiculturalism Jason Kenney benefiting apprentices across Atlantic Canada

Posted January 23, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

It’s good to see you again and I really appreciate all of you being here. It’s really a pleasure to be here for an important announcement. I want to recognize Premier Alward’s leadership, particularly in trying to make sure that young New Brunswickers,…

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The Honourable Jason Kenney delivered a speech about an initiative to help Northwest Territories residents with disabilities get jobs

Posted March 11, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister for Multiculturalism Jason Kenney holds a news conference to make an important announcement that will help Northwest Territories residents with disabilities get jobs.

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Winnipeg Benefits from Community Infrastructure Funding

Posted April 14, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Members of the media are invited to attend an important event with Joy Smith, Member of Parliament for Kildonan-St. Paul, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, to benefit community infrastr…

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Investment in Support of Saskatchewan’s Francophone Women

Posted May 27, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Government of Canada is providing $40,000 in funding to the Fédération provinciale des Fransaskoises (FPF) for its project “Formation, information et mise en valeur des femmes francophones.” This project aims to provide activities and services in French for over 300 French-speaking women in Saskatchewan and to recognize their contributions to the community.

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Collective agreement reached between the Québec Port Authority and the Public Service Alliance of Canada

Posted June 27, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Collective agreement reached between the Québec Port Authority and the Public Service Alliance of Canada

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Unfairness, unfairly applied

Posted June 24, 2014 by Norm Farrell

Christy Clark claimed teachers are greedy and that BC cannot afford to pay more for public education. Liberal social media retainers continue echoing the claims. We know that labour relations in BC schools have long been contentious but that will only …

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Campaign to Inform Travellers of Language Rights in Canada’s Airports Takes Wing

Posted January 8, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Commissioner of Official Languages Graham Fraser today launched a web-based campaign to better inform visitors to Canada’s largest airports of their right to be served in the official language of their choice for key services. The 12-week information c…

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Minister Jason Kenney celebrated a significant milestone for the Foreign Credential Recognition Loans Pilot Project at S.U.C.C.E.S.S. in Vancouver

Posted February 6, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Thank you very much. Why don’t you guys come up and stand over here, behind me here. Yes, stand behind me, sure, that would be great, because I’m going to be introducing you whether you know it or not. Thank you very much and thank you Queenie and than…

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