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School programs help Afghan children thrive in Canada

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Ottawa – The Government of Canada continues to work hard to resettle at least 40,000 Afghan nationals as quickly and safely as possible. Since August 2021, Canada has welcomed a total of 16,270 Afghan refugees, including over 3,800 school-aged children. As we mark the end of the school year, we are proud that children of recent Afghan newcomers have access to …

New Brunswick invests in water and wastewater services

New Brunswick invests in water and wastewater services 

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Sussex – Wayne Long, Member of Parliament for Saint John–Rothesay, on behalf of Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities; Tammy Scott-Wallace, Minister of Tourism, Heritage and Culture and MLA for Sussex–Fundy–St. Martins; Mike Holland, Minister of Natural Resources and Energy Development and MLA for Albert; Marc Thorne, Mayor of the Town of Sussex and His Worship Jim Campbell, …

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Interest relief for agriculture producers announced

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Ottawa – Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced that the interest-free portion of the Advance Payments Program will increase from $100,000 to $250,000 for the 2022 and 2023 program years. As a result, participating producers will save on average $5,500 in interest costs over the next two years. This change will represent total savings of up to $61 …

Lane closures Burlington Canal Lift Bridge

Lane closures on Burlington Canal Lift Bridge

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Hamilton — Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise motorists of lane closures on the Burlington Canal Lift Bridge for maintenance work during the following period: Wednesday, June 29, from 9 am to 3 pm Thursday, June 30, from 9 am to 3 pm Monday, July 4, from 9 am to 3 pm During these periods, two lanes …

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Weekend events & road closures for June 25-26

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Toronto  – Starting this Friday, June 24, a number of road closures will be in effect across Toronto in support of special events, festivals and critical infrastructure work. Pride event closures Church Street from Dundas Street East to Hayden Street will be closed to vehicle traffic from 10 a.m., Friday, June 24 to 7 a.m., Monday, June 27 for the …

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Premier Ford Unveils New Cabinet to Build Ontario

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TORONTO — Today, Premier Doug Ford unveiled his new cabinet with an experienced team that will deliver on the government’s ambitious agenda to build the infrastructure necessary to unlock the full potential of the province’s economy, including highways, transit and the road to the Ring of Fire. “With big challenges ahead, including an uncertain global economic climate, now is the …

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Improving passport processing times

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Gatineau – Karina Gould, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development has shown sadness on the long waiting times in passport processing. She said: “I am deeply concerned about the delivery of passport services to Canadians, and the difficult and stressful situation too many Canadians are facing in getting passports in time for their travel plans. Improving this service is …

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Modelling projections for opioid-related deaths to Dec 2022

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Ottawa – The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) released new modelling projections of the number of opioid-related deaths that may occur over the course of the coming months. The results of the model suggest that, under some scenarios, the number of opioid-related deaths may remain high and may even increase through to December 2022. What would be the projected …

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Invests in Energy Efficiency for Buildings in Toronto

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Toronto – Improving energy efficiency in our communities is an important part of our ambitious plan to fight climate change in every region of Canada. It will help us exceed our climate goals, lower emissions where people live and work, create sustainable jobs and provide opportunities for Canadians to take the lead in building a clean and prosperous future that leaves …

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Legislation to establish National Council for Reconciliation

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Ottawa – Marc Miller, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, introduced Bill C-29, National Council for Reconciliation Act, in Parliament. In their Calls to Action, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) called upon the Parliament of Canada, in consultation and collaboration with Indigenous Peoples, to enact legislation to establish a National Council for Reconciliation. If passed, the Bill tabled today would enable …