Yasir Naqvi

3 Ottawa organizations receive federal funds to improve Veterans’ well-being

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Veterans Affairs Canada provides support through the Veteran and Family Well-Being Fund Ottawa – Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, alongside Yasir Naqvi, Member of Parliament for Ottawa Centre and the Honourable David J. McGuinty, Member of Parliament for Ottawa South, announced that Helmets to Hardhats, Ottawa Innercity Ministries and Perley Health have been …

Philippe Champagne

Canada announces funding for innovative research to reduce underwater vessel noise

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Vancouver – Mitigating the impacts of human activities, including underwater vessel noise, is vital to the protection and recovery of Canada’s endangered marine mammals. Protecting our marine environment also ensures that Canada’s oceans economy can continue to grow in a sustainable, environmentally responsible way. Minister of Transport,  Omar Alghabra, and the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, François-Philippe Champagne, announced winners …

Raoul Wallenberg

Canada remembers selfless bravery of Raoul Wallenberg

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Ottawa – Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion in a statement said that Canada remembers the selfless bravery of Raoul Wallenberg, a Swedish diplomat who took the initiative to save thousands of persecuted Jews during the Second World War. In 1944, Wallenberg opened a Swedish embassy in Budapest, where 400,000 Jewish men, women and children had already …

Melanie Joly

Minister Joly travels to Ukraine, France, Belgium for global peace and security

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Ottawa – Throughout its history, Canada has played a significant role in the creation and upholding of the rules-based international order, which is instrumental to the preservation of global peace and security. When these rules are challenged, Canada must stand up and work with its allies to prevent their deterioration. Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that she will …

Carolyn Bennett

Canada improves digital access to mental health, substance use resources during pandemic

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Toronto – Supporting the mental health and well-being of Canadians, as we continue to face the uncertainty and challenges from COVID-19 and its variants, is a priority for our Government. In April 2020, in response to the significant rise in feelings of stress, anxiety and depression seen in the early months of the pandemic, a consortium of leaders in digital …

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Rules of origin for automotive goods under Canada-US-Mexico Agreement 

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Ottawa – Mary Ng, Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development, today issued the following statement regarding Canada’s intention to join Mexico as a complaining party against the U.S. interpretation of the automotive rules of origin under Chapter 31 of the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA): “The CUSMA rules of origin for passenger cars and light-duty trucks …

Sean Fraser

Afghan human rights defenders arrive in Canada

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Ottawa—For 2 decades, Canadians have worked side by side with Afghan nationals to improve security, democracy and human rights in Afghanistan. Now Canada is welcoming people who face risks as a result of this vitally important work. The Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, today announced the arrival in Canada of over 250 Afghan refugees, including 170 …

Mary Ng

Minister Ng establishes Canada-Vietnam Joint Economic Committee

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Ottawa, Ontario – To drive a strong, sustainable, and inclusive economic recovery, the Government of Canada is committed to strengthening the country’s international trade ties with fast-growing markets, such as Vietnam’s. Mary Ng, Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development, and Nguyễn Hồng Diên, Vietnam’s Minister of Industry and Trade, witnessed the signing of a memorandum of …

Carla Qualtrough

Feds implementing key measures for Quebec to address labour shortages  

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Gatineau – As Canada and countries around the world respond to the pandemic, key sectors in the economy continue to need more workers to build a strong workforce. This is particularly true in Quebec where the province continues to experience long-standing workforce recruitment challenges. Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, Carla Qualtrough, highlighted important progress made on the …

Marie Claude Bibeau

Helping farmers affected by US trade disruption

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Ottawa –  The Government of Canada is committed to restoring market access for PEI fresh potatoes to the United States and supporting PEI farmers impacted by trade disruptions. To that end, Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, today announced the creation of the new Federal Ministerial Coordinating Committee on PEI Potatoes with the objective of enhancing coordination and collaboration …