Statement on Diwali and Bandi Chhor Divas
The City of Vancouver will host a meeting between the Honourable Jane Philpott, Federal Minister of Health,
OTTAWA, ONTARIO – September 12, 2016 – The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, will deliver an address on Canada’s transportation system to the London Chamber of Commerce
So it wasn’t a randomized trial, but the results were interesting nonetheless.
In the UK, a number of supermarkets electively decided to stop the sale of impulse buy small pack checkout aisle junk food. Researchers curious about the impact had a peek at their sales date.
What they found was encouraging and they detailed their findings in their article Supermarket policies on less-healthy food at checkouts: Natural experimental evaluation using interrupted time series analyses of purchases. Plainly put, when compared with purchases from supermarkets still selling checkout aisle small pack junk, shoppers purchased 16% less small pack junk food from supermarkets that didn’t offer checkout aisle junk food temptations.
Given the ubiquity of junk food in checkout aisles, and here I’m not just talking about the supermarket, but pretty much any and every checkout aisle, cleaning them up is a very real target in improving our food environment. And before you say it can’t be done, it’s been done with tobacco’s “Power Walls” (but some irony here in that at least some of the new walls hiding cigarettes are being used to advertise junk food)
Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Jim Carr, will announce planned infrastructure projects for electric vehicle charging stations.
The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement: “I was outraged to learn of a series of brazen terrorist bombings across Afghanistan yesterday that took the lives of more than 50 people and injured m…
John McCallum, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, was in St. John’s today to sign the first bilateral framework immigration agreement between the Government of Canada and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.
The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, made the following statement today to launch Fire Prevention Week.
Members of the media are invited to join Colin Fraser, Member of Parliament for West Nova, on behalf of the Honorable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities…
Department of Finance Releases Legislative and Regulatory Proposals Relating to the Goods and Services Tax/Harmonized Sales Tax
David Lametti, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Trade, today announced that he will attend the inauguration of president Danilo Medina in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, on August 16, 2016.
Parks Canada’s places belong to all Canadians. They represent the very best that Canada has to offer and tell the stories of who we are, including the history, cultures and contributions of Indigenous Peoples.
A new study explains why high intensity interval training (HIIT) reverses ageing.
Don Rusnak, Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay Rainy-River, on behalf of the Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, will officially reopen the Veterans Affairs Canada office in Thunder Bay, Ontario
August 31, 2016 – Toronto, Ontario – The Government of Canada values the role of post-secondary institutions as they help equip young Canadians with the education and training they need for future careers that will help them join a strong, healthy middle class.
Scientists can now decipher the neural signals in the brain that codes for faces.
The Honourable Jane Philpott, Federal Minister of Health, will announce significant steps by the Government of Canada in assisting Canadians in making healthy food choices, and outline her vision for a healthy Canada.
Never watched it. Never had to. Mark Twain said, “You don’t have to eat an egg to know it’s rotten,” and that’s good enough for me. But still: A lot more whimsy got integrated into clutch design during the 1960’s, which allowed them to be both accessible for the common woman and, if not quite […]
Light rail vehicle (LRV) testing began on the track between Blair and Cyrville stations this week . . .
An Act to amend the Rouge National Urban Park Act, the Parks Canada Agency Act and the Canada National Parks Act
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is pleased to share some of the enforcement highlights for April from our border crossings in the Southern Ontario Region.
Can blood from young people really reverse ageing in the brain?
September 28, 2016 – Ottawa – Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada – The Arctic is a remote and delicate ecosystem that northern communities have relied on for centuries. These communities are facing serious environmental and social chal…
An Unforgettable Camping Experience on the Banks of the Chambly Canal
Working together to take action on climate change will give Canada an edge in building a clean-growth economy.
Announcement about the 150th Anniversary of Confederation in Montréal
James Fulford writes: Why does this sound so bizarre in today`s America? Why does sound like something that could only happen in a British detective story set in the Fifties—or possibly in a Robert B. Parker story about South Boston where both the police and the gangsters are Irish? Well, that`s the point—on that Central […]
The Honourable Judy M. Foote, Minister responsible for Canada Post, issued an interim order on May 26, 2016, to stop the distribution by Canada Post of the publication Your Ward News.
The Honourable Stéphane Dion, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that he will travel to Vientiane, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR), for the annual Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)-Canada Post-Ministerial Conference and the ASEAN Regional Forum, scheduled, respectively, for July 25 and 26, 2016.
The Genomics Research and Development Initiative (GRDI) was first implemented in 1999 to support genomics research in eight federal science departments and agencies and is now in its sixth funding cycle. In 2014, the Government of Canada committed $99….
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has been looking to find solutions to improve service to clients and reduce the uncertainty for Canadian citizens and permanent residents and for their spouses and partners who are being sponsored …
The Government of Canada wants to hear from as many Canadians as possible in a national conversation about electoral reform.
Investing in infrastructure is vital to strengthening the middle class and growing the economy for years to come. Modern, efficient community infrastructure contributes to a high quality of life by helping connect people to jobs, improve water systems,…
Minister Chagger and MP Bagnell to announce funding related to improving manufacturing capacity in Canada.
The 2015-2016 Annual Report of the Taxpayers’ Ombudsman, Sherra Profit, was tabled in the House of Commons today by Emmanuel Dubourg, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Revenue.
TSB releases final air investigation report.