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#WELCOMEREFUGEES Government of Canada 2015-2016 Expenditures

Posted  June 9, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

The Government of Canada committed to resettling 25,000 Syrian refugees by the end of February 2016. To support that effort, the Government announced in November 2015 that it would invest up to $678 million over six years toward expediting the resettle…

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Historic contract signed with Bangladesh Agricultural Development Corporation (BADC)

Posted  June 9, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

In May, the Canadian Commercial Corporation signed an historic $40 million USD contract with the Bangladesh Agricultural Development Corporation (BADC) for Canadian potash from Canpotex Ltd. This contract will include the one millionth tonne of Canadia…

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Lunenburg War Memorial Community Centre Auditorium Receives Upgrades

Posted  June 9, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

The War Memorial Community Centre Auditorium in the Town of Lunenburg is undergoing upgrades following a non-repayable investment of $30,250 by the Government of Canada through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP150).

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Rimouski Swings to the Rhythm of Jazz for the 31st Year

Posted  June 9, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

The Government of Canada supports the Festi Jazz international de Rimouski

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Minister Chagger to Announce Support for Female Entrepreneurs

Posted  June 9, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Event date: June 10, 2016-The Honourable Bardish Chagger, Minister of Small Business and Tourism, along with Raj Saini, Member of Parliament for Kitchener Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic D…

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Federal and Provincial Governments to Announce Investment in Le Pays de la Sagouine

Posted  June 9, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Members of the media are invited to join the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard and Member of Parliament for Beauséjour, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency; and Benoît Bourque, MLA for Kent South on behalf of the Honourable Donald Arseneault, Minister responsible for the Regional Development Corporation, for a funding announcement on Friday, June 10, 2016.

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Government of Canada welcomes new eco-friendly electric boat service on the Rideau Canal National Historic Site

Posted  June 9, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

For the 2016 season, Ottawa Boat Cruises will be offering a new, eco-friendly and unique cruising experience on the downtown Ottawa portion of the Rideau Canal National Historic Site. The Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Minister responsible…

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2016 Rideau Canal National Historic Site – New Boat Cruises Offers

Posted  June 9, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

The Rideau Canal is a chain of beautiful lakes, rivers and canals winding 202 km from Kingston, at the head of Lake Ontario, to Ottawa, Canada’s capital city. The Rideau Canal is a national historic site, a Canadian Heritage River, and a UNESCO designa…

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Canadian Army Reservists prepare for Exercise GOLDEN COYOTE 2016

Posted  June 9, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Some 240 Canadian Army Reservists from 41 Canadian Brigade Group (41 CBG) will participate in Exercise GOLDEN COYOTE 2016 in South Dakota, from June 11 to 23, 2016.

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International Trade Minister will be in Toronto to consult on Trans-Pacific Partnership

Posted  June 9, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade, will be in Toronto, Ontario, where she will host a town hall meeting on the Trans-Pacific Partnership at the University of Toronto, open to the public.

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Minister Qualtrough to Speak at the BC Sports Hall of Fame Banquet of Champions

Posted  June 9, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities…

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The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos celebrates the recipients of Canada’s Volunteer Awards including the return of the Thérèse Casgrain Lifelong Achievement Award

Posted  June 9, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

The recipients of Canada’s Volunteer Awards were honoured today at a special ceremony in Ottawa. The exceptional contributions of businesses and individuals from across Canada were acknowledged in various categories including the return of the Thérèse Casgrain Lifelong Achievement Award.

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Let’s Talk Adult Vaccinations

Posted  June 9, 2016  by  Marijke Vroomen-Durning

There’s a lot of talk about vaccinating children, but we don’t hear a lot about vaccinations for adults. The conversation drops off the map, as if once a child has finished his or her scheduled vaccines, that’s it, that’s all. But that’s not it, and th…

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Public Consultation on Last In, First Out Policy for Northern Shrimp

Posted  June 9, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Halifax, Nova Scotia – The Ministerial Advisory Panel is holding a public consultation meeting in Halifax to gather public opinion on the Last In, First Out (LIFO) policy for the Northern shrimp fishery.

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The Chief of the Defence Staff announces additional Canadian Armed Forces General and Flag Officer senior appointments, promotions, and retirements

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

General Jonathan Vance, Chief of the Defence Staff, is pleased to announce additions to the list of Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) General and Flag Officer senior appointments, promotions and retirements that will occur in 2016.

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Government of Canada Moves to Address Yukon First Nations’ Concerns about Environmental Assessment Rules: Introduces a bill to amend the <cite>Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Act</cite> (YESAA)

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

Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, introduced a bill in the House of Commons today that would amend the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Act (YESAA).

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Bill C-17 – Amendments to the <cite>Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Act</cite> (YESSA)

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

In 2015, as part of a wider initiative to modernize and streamline the northern regulatory regime, changes were made to the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Act (YESAA).

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Statement from the Minister of Health on Participation in AFN Youth Council Roundtable

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

Today, I met with an inspiring group of young people from the Assembly of First Nations National Youth Council to discuss their views on the many pressing challenges they and their peers are facing.

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Minister Dion to welcome Switzerland’s head of foreign affairs

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

The Honourable Stéphane Dion, Minister of Foreign Affairs, announced today that Switzerland’s Federal Councillor Didier Burkhalter, head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, will make an official visit to Canada on June 9, 2016.

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Supporting Local Indigenous Tourism in the Northwest Territories

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

Jean Marie River Development Corporation renovates historic log school to promote tourism in the community

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Minister McKenna and Minister Carr congratulate Ontario on climate action plan

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

Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, and Jim Carr, Minister of Natural Resources, today congratulated the Government of Ontario on releasing its climate change action plan.

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Free streaming at NFB.ca starting June 20, World Refugee Day. Somali-Canadian filmmakers Asha and Roda Siad take audiences inside Calgary’s Margaret Chisholm Resettlement Centre in new NFB documentary 19 Days.

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

Starting June 20, World Refugee Day, a new National Film Board of Canada documentary, 19 Days, will offer an inside look at Canada’s refugee resettlement process, and stream free of charge at NFB.ca.

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Seizure of contraband and unauthorized items at Donnacona Institution

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

Two seizures of contraband and unauthorized items were made in the last days at Donnacona Institution, a maximum security federal penitentiary. These seizures are the result of the efforts of security intelligence officers and correctional officers.

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Government of Canada to make an announcement regarding Rouge National Urban Park

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

Government of Canada to make an announcement regarding Rouge National Urban Park

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The CBSA launches investigation into gypsum board from the United States of America

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

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced today that it has launched an investigation into whether or not certain gypsum board from the United States of America is being sold at unfair prices into the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Sa…

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Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance to Address New England Economic Partnership’s Spring Conference in Boston

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

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance François-Philippe Champagne will be the keynote speaker at the New England Economic Partnership’s spring conference, on Thursday, June 9, 2016. Parliamentary Secretary Champagne is scheduled to speak at 1:00 p.m

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Co-created by Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson and Galen Johnson, and the NFB. HAUNTING GENERATIVE FILM PROJECT SEANCES COMES HOME TO MONTREAL’S PHI CENTRE FOR ITS CANADIAN PREMIERE, JUNE 14–AUGUST 21.

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

This summer, Montrealers will be able to experience a groundbreaking foray into data-driven storytelling as the film-generating installation Seances is showcased all summer long at the Phi Centre in Old Montreal as part of its Embodied Narrative: Senso…

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International Trade Minister signs landmark agreement with Pacific Alliance countries

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

Canada today became the first observer country to enter into a strategic partnership with the Pacific Alliance, one of the most important economic blocs in the Americas. The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade, and ministers o…

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Backgrounder – Canada-Pacific Alliance

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

The declaration is the first agreement of its kind to be signed by the Pacific Alliance and one of its observer nations. The signing of a joint declaration on partnership positions Canada as a privileged partner.

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PS Adam Vaughan makes funding announcement at the Great Lakes Fishery Commission’s Annual Meeting

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

Ottawa, Ontario – Adam Vaughan, Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister (Intergovernmental Affairs) and Member of Parliament for Spadina - Fort York, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, will deliver remarks and make a funding announcement at the Great Lakes Fishery Commission’s Annual Meeting.

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The Biosphere launches its new programming for 2016-2017

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

Today, in honour of Canadian Environment Week, the Biosphere unveiled its 2016–2017 programming, which includes five new exhibitions and scientific animations about weather forecasting, climate change, and the benefits of nature.

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Biosphere, new 2016-2017 Programming

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

Come discover this iconic museum in the heart of Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal, Quebec. The Biosphere is offering some brand new programming! Green technologies, interactive exhibits, scientific animations and outdoor circuits shine a light on today’s …

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TSB launches an investigation into a two-train collision near Carvel, Alberta

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

TSB deploys to rail collision.

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Minister McKenna to launch the EcoFair as part of Environment Week

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

Media representatives are advised that the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, will deliver short remarks and participate at the EcoFair on Sparks Street, Ottawa, for Environment Week.

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Northwestel delivers faster Internet speeds and higher usage caps for Nahanni Butte

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

New, faster Internet packages are arriving in the community of Nahanni Butte, Northwest Territories, allowing residents and businesses to connect with the world like never before.

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Address by Minister Dion to the Fifth Annual Canada-Korea Dialogue Series

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

I will start by making a few comments about the imperative of our engagement in Asia in the 21st century, as well as the special role that we see for our relationship with South Korea within the bigger picture.

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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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