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Government ensuring access to justice through increased legal aid support

Posted  June 8, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring that our justice system is fair, relevant and accessible to all Canadians.

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Legal Aid

Posted  June 8, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

The Government of Canada currently contributes $128 million a year towards legal aid.

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Government of Canada to make an announcement regarding Parks Canada infrastructure investments in Yukon

Posted  June 8, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Larry Bagnell, Member of Parliament for Yukon, on behalf of the Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, Catherine McKenna, will make an announcement regarding new infrastructure investments f…

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Minister Qualtrough to Attend the 2016 Conference of Federal-Provincial-Territorial Ministers of Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation

Posted  June 8, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

The 2016 Federal-Provincial-Territorial Conference…

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Biographical notes

Posted  June 8, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Behzad Babakhani (BSc, McGill University, 1992; LLB, University of Manitoba, 1996) practised law before joining the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade in 1999.

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Diplomatic Appointments

Posted  June 8, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Stéphane Dion, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced the following diplomatic appointments.

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The anatomy of a perfect butter tart

Posted  June 8, 2016  by  Anonymous

Canadians don’t often get feisty, but when we do, you can bet it’s got something to do with butter tarts.

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Speaking Notes for the Honourable Patty Hajdu, P.C., M.P., Minister of Status of Women, for the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Panel Discussion on Overcoming Barriers for Women in Municipal Government

Posted  June 8, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

I am thrilled to be here for this workshop to discuss some of the issues women face when they consider entering public life as a career option. I’d like to begin by recognizing that we are gathering on Treaty One territory.

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Media Opportunity, Operation REASSURANCE Maritime Task Force

Posted  June 8, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Media are invited to participate in a one-on-one telephone interview with the Commanding Officer of Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Fredericton currently deployed on Operation REASSURANCE Maritime Task Force, Canada’s support to NATO assurance measu…

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Canadian becomes Chair of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS)

Posted  June 8, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) is proud to announce that one of its former executives, Dr. David Kendall, has been appointed to chair the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UN COPUOS) for the next two years. This is the firs…

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Government of Canada Celebrates Oceans Day and Announces Plan for Marine Conservation Targets

Posted  June 8, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, accompanied by the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change and the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and North…

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Minister Dion to welcome Bolivia’s Foreign Affairs Minister

Posted  June 8, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Stéphane Dion, Minister of Foreign Affairs, announced that he will meet David Choquehuanca Céspedes, Bolivia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, today, Wednesday, June 8, 2016, in Ottawa.

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The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos will celebrate Canadians who make a difference in people’s lives and in their communities during the Canada’s Volunteer Awards ceremony

Posted  June 8, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, will celebrate Canadians who make a difference in people’s lives and in their communities during the Canada’s Volunteer Awards ceremony.

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Port of Liverpool, Nova Scotia transferred to the Province of Nova Scotia

Posted  June 8, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Member of Parliament for South Shore–St. Margarets, Bernadette Jordan, on behalf of the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, today announced the transfer of the Port of Liverpool to the Province of Nova Scotia under the Government of Canada Ports Asset Transfer Program.

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Map your pathway towards buying an affordable car: FCAC releases new online guide to help consumers navigate car financing options

Posted  June 8, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

With long-term car loans boosting Canadian household indebtedness, the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) has published new online material to help consumers weigh the pros and cons of various car financing options.

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Canada’s Plan To Reach Marine Conservation Targets

Posted  June 8, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, announced the Government of Canada’s commitment to put in place a plan to reach its domestic and international marine conservation targets of protecting 5 perce…

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Government of Canada to make an announcement for Rideau Canal National Historic Site

Posted  June 8, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

The Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, Catherine McKenna, will make an announcement regarding the launch of a new visitor experience on the Rideau Canal National Historic Site in Ottawa.

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Minister Dion to meet European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy

Posted  June 8, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Stéphane Dion, Minister of Foreign Affairs, will hold a media availability with Federica Mogherini, European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission.

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Minister Morneau Promotes Growth for the Middle Class at The Economist’s Canada Summit

Posted  June 8, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Minister Morneau Promotes Growth for the Middle Class at The Economist’s Canada Summit

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Canada ratifies international convention, takes stand against child labour and exploitation

Posted  June 8, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Canada has officially ratified an international treaty that seeks to eliminate child labour and ensure children do not leave school to join the workforce full time.

The Honorable MaryAnn Mihychuk, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Lab…

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BIO 2016 Gowling WLG Luncheon

Posted  June 7, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Good afternoon, everyone, and thank you to James Buchan [Firm Managing Partner, External, Gowling WLG] for the kind introduction.

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Canada to welcome European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy

Posted  June 7, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Stéphane Dion, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union (EU) for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission, will make an official visit to Canada on June 8 and 9, 2016. On June 8, Minister Dion will meet High Representative Mogherini for the first Transatlantic Dialogue conference since 2012. On June 9, High Representative Mogherini will meet with the Honourable John McCallum, Minister of Immigration, Citizenship and Refugees, and the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade, as well as with members of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development.

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International Trade Minister to attend Pacific Alliance meeting in Mexico

Posted  June 7, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade, today announced that she will travel to Mexico on June 8, 2016, to meet with the Council of Ministers of the Pacific Alliance to promote Canada’s progressive trade agenda. The Pacifi…

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Discover intriguing new works by emerging Canadian animators at NFB.ca. NFB’s Hothouse program brings together promising animation talent from across Canada.

Posted  June 7, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Now in its 11th season, the National Film Board of Canada’s Hothouse program for emerging animators has helped kick-start the careers of some of Canada’s most acclaimed animators.
Animation lovers can now discover six new short works from the latest c…

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Oromocto’s Improved Gateway Nature Trails Officially Open to Public

Posted  June 7, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Residents and visitors can now enjoy the conservation area with better access to trails and new boardwalk

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Ministers LeBlanc, McKenna and Bennett Celebrate World Oceans Day

Posted  June 7, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Ottawa, Ontario – The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change and the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs will deliver remarks and make an announcement at the Ocean Summit 2016 on World Oceans Day.

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Treaty Principals take action to improve treaty negotiations

Posted  June 7, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

The Government of Canada, the Province of British Columbia, and the First Nations Summit have developed a path forward to improve and expedite treaty negotiations with First Nations in British Columbia.

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Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna to deliver a keynote speech at Canada’s Forum on Hydropower

Posted  June 7, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Media representatives are advised that the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, will speak at the Canada’s Forum on Hydropower hosted by the Canadian Hydropower Association.

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Minister of Finance to Participate in The Economist’s Canada Summit in Toronto

Posted  June 7, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Minister of Finance to Participate in The Economist’s Canada Summit in Toronto

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Coteau-du-Lac National Historic Site Opens its Doors for a New Season

Posted  June 7, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Coteau-du-Lac National Historic Site Opens its Doors for a New Season

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Brooke Henderson: A Q&A with Canada’s next golf superstar

Posted  June 7, 2016  by  Anonymous

The young athlete, who will represent Canada at the Rio 2016 Olympics, talks family, being Canadian and her guilty pleasure.

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Address by Minister Dion at a workshop for civil society organizations

Posted  June 7, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Each and every one of you-members of more than 40 of Canada’s leading human rights and civil society organizations-works tirelessly to promote inclusion, pluralism and human rights.

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The Honourable MaryAnn Mihychuk will announce the Government of Canada’s ratification of the International Labour Organization’s Convention 138 Concerning Minimum Age for Admission to Employment

Posted  June 7, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable MaryAnn Mihychuk, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, will announce the Government of Canada’s ratification of the International Labour Organization’s Convention 138 Concerning Minimum Age for Admission to Employmen…

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You too can Dream your Country

Posted  June 7, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

You too can Dream your Country

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How to Forge Memories

Posted  June 7, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

How to Forge Memories

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ACCREDITATION: Media Passes for Canada Day 2016 in Canada’s Capital Region

Posted  June 7, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

ACCREDITATION: Media Passes for Canada Day 2016 in Canada’s Capital Region

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The best new sunglasses for your face shape

Posted  June 7, 2016  by  CanadianLiving.com / Latest

Protect your eyes in style with the most-coveted sunnies of the season.

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Bigger Wine Glass = More Wine Consumed. Duh Study Time?

Posted  June 7, 2016  by  Marijke Vroomen-Durning

Long-time readers of my blog know that I live for finding Duh Studies. Those are studies that make me wonder how on earth the researchers received approval and funding for certain types of research. I found another one this morning.Did you know that if…

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A daughter reflects on her final moments with her dad

Posted  June 7, 2016  by  Anonymous

Celebrating Father’s Day hasn’t been the same since losing her dad, but Kate Wells takes it as an opportunity to remember him and the lessons he taught her.

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Everything you need to know about fentanyl, the dangerous new drug on the block

Posted  June 7, 2016  by  Anonymous

A powerful painkiller that’s many times more potent than heroin, fentanyl is the reason music icon Prince is dead. It’s also a growing problem in Canada, where fentanyl-related deaths have spiked in the past five years. Here’s what you need to kn…

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