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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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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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