kamal khera

National Seniors Council launches consultations on Aging at Home

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Gatineau – Canadians are living longer and healthier lives than previous generations and many want to live independently, in their homes they built, in the communities that support them, for as long as possible. Helping Canadians age closer to home and family by supporting access to home care is a priority for our government. Minister of Seniors, Kamal Khera and …

Gudie Hutchings Minister of Rural Economic Development

Investing $485m in Saskatchewan under 5-year Agricultural Partnership

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Regina – Gudie Hutchings, federal Minister of Rural Economic Development, on behalf of Marie-Claude Bibeau, federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, and David Marit, Saskatchewan Minister of Agriculture, announced $485 million for strategic agricultural initiatives in Saskatchewan under the new five-year Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (Sustainable CAP). The Sustainable CAP is a five-year $3.5-billion investment by federal, provincial and territorial …

Pascale St‑Onge

1st meeting of ministerial advisory committee on green shift held

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Montréal – Pascale St-Onge, Minister of Sport and Minister responsible for CED, gathered together for the first time, on March 13, 2023, the ministerial advisory committee on the environmental transition. This is a key step in CED’s action plan to promote the environmental shift and long-term competitiveness of Quebec’s businesses and regions. This advisory committee has a mandate to provide …

Sean Fraser

Supporting Turkish, Syrian temporary residents

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Mississauga —As part of Canada’s response to the situation in Türkiye and Syria, the Government of Canada has been processing temporary and permanent residence applications from people affected by the devastating earthquakes on a priority basis, including applications for refugee resettlement. Now, we are also taking steps to make it easier for Turkish and Syrian nationals already in Canada to …

Monte McNaughton

Introducing Fines for Withholding Worker Passports

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Businesses and people who take advantage of vulnerable workers could face millions in fines TORONTO — The Ontario government is introducing the Working for Workers Act, 2023, which would, if passed, continue to lead the country in providing ground-breaking protections for workers. Announced today as part of the legislation are changes that would strengthen protections for vulnerable and migrant workers by establishing …

Crosby Molasses Company Ltd

Improved operations at Crosby Molasses to help Saint John firm grow

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Saint John –  The food and beverage processing industry is the second largest manufacturing industry in Canada. Crosby Molasses Company Ltd., a leading Canadian food manufacturer based in Saint John, New Brunswick, is receiving an operational boost from the Government of Canada to support its continued growth and contribute to the economic well-being of the Atlantic region. Federal investment supports …

Carolyn Bennett

Investing $1.28M to support youth experiencing eating disorders 

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Funding is part of a commitment of $100 million to support the mental health of those most affected by COVID-19 Halifax – The Government of Canada understands that mental health is health, and is working to ensure that all people in Canada, regardless of where they live, have access to the vital mental health supports they need. This includes young …

Saskatoon Visitor Convention Bureau Inc

Minister Boissonnault announces investments for tourism in Saskatchewan

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Saskatchewan – PrairiesCan is providing over $5.8 million to support 14 tourism projects located in communities across Saskatchewan. These investments will help Saskatchewan tourism operators’ access the resources needed to expand or upgrade tourist attractions. This benefits residents and visitors, and supports local economies. Tourism Relief Program (TRF) – Investment of $5,814,879 The TRF supports tourism organizations to adapt their …


Toronto Public Health releases 2022 data for deaths of homeless people

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Toronto – Toronto Public Health (TPH) released data related to the deaths of people experiencing homelessness in 2022. Overall, homelessness continues to negatively impact health outcomes of individuals, resulting in 187 reported deaths in 2022. This total is lower than the 223 deaths reported in 2021 but remains higher than the 128 deaths reported before the COVID-19 pandemic in 2019. …

General Rick Hillier

Creating Job-Protected Leave for Injured Military Reservists

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Changes would guarantee reservists can return to their civilian careers after recovery and treatment from mental and physical injuries TORONTO – The Ontario government is working for workers by introducing new legislation that, if passed, would guarantee military reservists can return to their civilian jobs after deployment, even if they need additional time off to recover from physical or mental injuries. …