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Remarks by Jane Rooney, Financial Literacy Leader at the launch of Credit Education Week 2014

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

Thank you for the opportunity to speak with you today. I’d like to start by thanking Credit Canada Debt Solutions and the many organizers of Credit Education Week. It’s my pleasure to be here today to help launch the week, which is an important compone…

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The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, along with the Honourable Ric McIver, Alberta Minister of Jobs, Skills, Training and Labour, will make an announcement about the Canada Job Grant

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

The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, along with the Honourable Ric McIver, Alberta Minister of Jobs, Skills, Training and Labour, will make an announcement about the Canada Job Grant.

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Government of Canada Announces Funding for Commemorative Project in Meaford, Ontario

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

Larry Miller, Member of Parliament for Bruce–Grey–Owen Sound, on behalf of the Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, today announced Government of Canada support for the Meaford Community Theatre’s production of Peace & War.

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Minister Kenney Talks Jobs and Skills Training at the 8th Annual State of the Island Economic Summit on Vancouver Island

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

The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, delivered a keynote speech today to the 8th Annual State of the Island Economic Summit on Vancouver Island. The Summit brought together hundreds of business, government, and co…

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Minister Rickford Concludes Successful Mission Promoting Canada’s Interests in Japan

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

The Honourable Greg Rickford, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, today concluded his first official visit to Japan, where he reinforced the economic and natural resource relationship between our countries.

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Ministers continue to take action to help Canadians get the skills they need for available jobs

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

Labour market ministers from across Canada met today to build on their efforts to resolve labour market challenges and ensure that all Canadians can take advantage of economic opportunities. The Forum of Labour Market Ministers (FLMM) is co-chaired by …

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The Government of Canada will announce an important initiative that will help Yukon residents get jobs

Posted September 3, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Ryan Leef, Member of Parliament for Yukon, on behalf of the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, along with the Honourable Elaine Taylor, Yukon Deputy Premier and Minister of Education, will announce an important init…

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Youth Justice Fund

Posted September 25, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Youth Justice Fund was established in the 1990s as part of the Youth Justice Renewal Initiative, and provides grants and contributions funding for projects across Canada. The Youth Justice Fund has a budget of approximately $4.5 million each year.

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G20 Labour and Employment Ministerial Meeting on Addressing Structural Unemployment

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

• I am honoured to be here today, on behalf of the Government of Canada, to talk about the many ways our government is helping to ensure Canadians have the skills and training they need in today’s economy

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Government of Canada to Announce Support for Heavy Equipment Operators in Manitoba

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

Brandon, Manitoba, December 11, 2014 – Members of the media are invited to attend an important event with Larry Maguire, Member of Parliament for Brandon-Souris, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, to support heavy equipment operator training.

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Malala Yousafzai Becomes Youngest Person To Receive Nobel Peace Prize

Posted October 10, 2014 by Anonymous

17-year-old Malala Yousafzai was awarded the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize Friday morning. She is the youngest person ever to receive the prestigious award, sharing it with fellow children’s rights activist Kailash Satyarthi. The two were honoured for their ongoing efforts to make […]

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Consultations continue on National Strategy for Financial Literacy

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

Minister of State (Finance) Kevin Sorenson, Canada’s Financial Literacy Leader Jane Rooney and Member of Parliament (Edmonton-Leduc) James Rajotte will hold a consultation on Thursday November 13, 2014 at the University of Alberta, Lister Centre, corne…

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Harper Government announces increased access to EI sickness benefits

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

The Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State (Social Development), on behalf of the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister for Multiculturalism, today announced enhanced access to Employment Insurance (E…

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Government of Canada will announce an important initiative that will help Saskatchewan residents get jobs

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

The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, and the Honourable Jeremy Harrison, Minister Responsible for Immigration, Jobs, Skills, and Training, will announce an important initiative that will help Saskatchewan resident…

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Member of Parliament Ted Falk to Make Announcement About Apprentissage Illimité

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

SAINT-ADOLPHE, Manitoba – Ted Falk, Member of Parliament (Provencher), on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, will make an announcement about Apprentissage Illimité on Friday.

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The Honourable Michelle Rempel to Speak at Rendez-vous économique 2014

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

Edmonton, AB, November 6, 2014 – On November 7, 2014, the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, will provide opening remarks at the Rendez-vous économique 2014, hosted by the Conseil de développement économique de l’Alberta (CDÉA) .

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Minister Paradis Supports Education and Employability in Morocco

Posted November 25, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Government of Canada is contributing to helping the most vulnerable Moroccan youth enter the labour market

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Canada’s Support to Canadian Red Cross Increases the Effectiveness and Timeliness of Assistance to Crisis-Affected People Across the World

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

In June 2012, Canada and the Canadian Red Cross established a strategic partnership to strengthen Canada’s humanitarian response capacity, help communities become more resilient and be better able to support local responses to emergencies. Under this p…

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Federal Government supports program to assist at-risk youth in Toronto

Posted September 25, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, Justice Minister Peter MacKay announced $499,805 in funding to the Agincourt Community Services Association. The funding will help the organization develop and deliver a series of workshops to assist youth in learning new skills and coping mech…

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Minister Kenney talks skills training and jobs with the Canadian Electricity Association

Posted November 5, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, delivered a keynote speech today at the Canadian Electricity Association’s Annual Occupational Health and Safety Awards.

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Harper Government Supports Training for Heavy Equipment Operators in Manitoba

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

Today, Larry Maguire, Member of Parliament for Brandon – Souris, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced $142,670 for Assiniboine Community College through the Western Diversification Program to provide mobile heavy equipment operator training.

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Education

“It is difficult to conceive a more retrograde idea …”

Posted November 30, 2014 by JR

Rex Murphy:

…. it is with more grief than anger that I caught the story of an Ottawa “vigil” this week, held after a Missouri grand jury said it would not charge police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Ferguson teenager Michael Brown. Organizers of the rally asked “white/non-black allies” to “refrain from taking up space” and “never be the centre of anything.” 

That last phase “never be at the centre of anything” is particularly troubling. It is so defiantly categorical and universally — “anything” — dismissive.

The phrase and the other gibberish attending it should serve as a motto for every meeting and seminar dedicated to diversity as the governing motto for how not to engage with social issues, how not to bridge the real differences that can exist between people.

Rex’s column is a very thoughtful take on a good example of what our universities are churning out these days.  Humanities faculties at virtually every university, against all logic, embrace  hare-brained, radical, po-mo social theories as if they were established scientific fact.  It has become what most “progressives” accept unquestioningly as mainstream thought.  The damage done to students’ brains, society at large and to tax payers’ wallets is enormous.

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Northern Organizations Partner to Improve Inuit Employment Skills

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

Innovative Inuit Learning and Development project provides valuable training to Nunavummiut.

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Governments of Canada and the Northwest Territories launch the Canada Job Grant to help people in the Northwest Territories get jobs

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

The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment and Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency, on behalf of the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, along with the Honourable Jackson Laf…

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Minister Moore to Make Funding Announcement in Wolfville

Posted August 25, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Members of the media are invited to attend an event where the Honourable Rob Moore, Minister of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency), will make an announcement regarding an investment in Wolfville.

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Minister Valcourt Congratulates Indspire Award Recipients

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

The Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, delivered the following statement today:

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Federal and provincial governments work together to help apprentices in Atlantic Canada

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

The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, and the Council of Atlantic Premiers today announced that apprenticeship requirements in six new trades will be harmonized across the Atlantic provinces: carpenter, welder, met…

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Remarks by Lucie Tedesco, Commissioner of the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada at Economic Club of Canada panel discussion on entrepreneurs and financial literacy

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

• As Minister Sorenson noted, the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) is at the centre of the national effort to improve the financial literacy of Canadians.

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Minister Paradis Reinforces Canadian Leadership in Response to Humanitarian Crises

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

Today, the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, was joined by Conrad Sauvé, Secretary General and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Red Cross, to announce increased support through the Canadian Red Cross , that will allow Canada to provide timely, efficient and effective support in response to humanitarian crises around the world.

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Preparing Today’s Students for Tomorrow’s Opportunities

Posted September 19, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Nova Scotia Community College and the Government of Canada are working together to strengthen the quality of post-secondary education provided in Cape Breton. Senator Michael L. MacDonald was at Marconi Campus in Sydney today on behalf of the Honou…

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Minister Leitch discusses strategies to foster positive mental health in the workplace

Posted September 16, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Status of Women, today participated in a mental health roundtable, hosted by the Economic Club of Canada. Minister Leitch was joined by fellow panelists:Dr. Karen R. Cohen, Chief Executive Off…

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Minister Shea, on behalf of Minister Kenney, along with Minister Docherty and Minister Roach will announce Government of Canada support to assist youth and help older workers and Islanders with disabilities get jobs

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

The Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and Member of Parliament for Egmont, on behalf of the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, alongside the Honourable Valerie E. Docherty, PEI Minister of Commu…

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Get out of town!

Posted December 2, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Now, over the past few days we have looked at an American Democrat with Republican leanings, and an American Republican who likes the Democrats. How about somebody who doesn’t like either? By Lance Freeman Americans, I have some bad news for you: You have the worst quality of life in the developed world – by […]

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Minister of State (Finance) and Financial Literacy Leader to participate in an announcement in support of financial literacy

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

Minister of State (Finance) Kevin Sorenson and Canada’s Financial Literacy Leader, Jane Rooney, will speak at an event organized by TD Bank Group and Prosper Canada to announce a new financial commitment to support the financial capability of vulnerabl…

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Support for Ojibway Language Lessons

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

Government of Canada provides funding for classes offered by the Waabinong Head Start Family Resource Centre

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Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan finalize agreements to help people in Saskatchewan get jobs

Posted August 25, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, and the Honourable Jeremy Harrison, Saskatchewan Minister Responsible for Immigration, Jobs, Skills, and Training, announced today that two agreements have been signed by the g…

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Minister Kenney addresses the Toronto Region Board of Trade about the Government of Canada’s plan to give the skills and training Canadians need for in-demand jobs

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

The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, delivered a keynote speech at the Toronto Region Board of Trade that focused on the Government of Canada’s Skills Agenda. This is the Government’s plan to give Canadians the sk…

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The Honourable Fabian Manning, Senator for Newfoundland and Labrador, on behalf of Minister of State for Social Development Candice Bergen, will announce investments to help people receive training and better access to jobs

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

The Honourable Fabian Manning, Senator for Newfoundland and Labrador, on behalf of the Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State for Social Development, will announce Government of Canada investments to three organizations in Newfoundland and Labrad…

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Education

Helping Your Kids Safely Commute To School Alone

Posted August 29, 2014 by Anonymous

Written by Alicia Kolenda There has been a lot of controversy about when kids should start commuting alone, and whether or not it’s safe to take public transit in the city. Most teachers recommend you allow your child to get […]

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