Philippe Champagne

Ensuring long term safety of telecommunications infrastructure

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Ottawa – François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, made the following statement: “Today, the Government of Canada is ensuring the long term safety of our telecommunications infrastructure. As part of that, the government intends to prohibit the inclusion of Huawei and ZTE products and services in Canada’s telecommunications systems. “This follows a thorough review by our independent security …

Institut de recherche et de developpement en agroenvironnement Inc

Supporting sustainability in Canada’s apple industry


Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville – Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced an investment of up to $560,425 for Institut de recherche et de développement en agroenvironnement Inc. (IRDA) to develop a new, integrated system of precision fruit tree farming. Canadian apple growers operate in a competitive environment and face many challenges including threats from pests and disease, increased frequency of extreme …

Gudie Hutchings Minister of Rural Economic Development

$108m to improve high-speed Internet, mobile connectivity in BC


Up to 14,000 households to benefit from improved access to high-speed Internet and seven communities to benefit from mobile connectivity Ottawa – Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development, together with Lisa Beare, British Columbia Minister of Citizens’ Services, announced up to $108 million in combined federal and provincial funding to bring high-speed Internet access to up to 14,000 households …

Marie Claude Bibeau scaled

Investing over $1.7m to expand seafood exports 


Vancouver – Canada’s high-quality, sustainable fish and seafood products are known worldwide. Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced more than $1.7 million in funding for six projects to help expand seafood exports to international markets. Producers rely on exporting to remain sustainable and well positioned for the future. The fish and seafood sector is integral to the economic …

Randy Boissonnault

Renewal of Federal Tourism Growth Strategy


Montréal – Tourism tells our story to the world, and the workers in that industry make possible the memorable experiences people carry with them for the rest of their lives. Today at an event with the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal, Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance, announced the launch of the formal engagement period …

Jason Kenney

Jason Kenney resigns after leadership review


Alberta – Jason Kenney quit as leader of his party, and premier of Alberta, yesterday after receiving a slight majority. Kenney told people gathered at Spruce Meadows in Calgary: “While 51 per cent of the vote passes the constitutional threshold of a majority, it clearly is not adequate support to continue on as leader. I’m sorry, but friends, I truly …

New EV Chargers Coming to British Columbia

New EV Chargers Coming to British Columbia 


Victoria – Reducing pollution from the transportation sector is critical to Canada achieving its climate targets. That’s why the Government of Canada is making it easier for Canadians to purchase, charge and drive electric vehicles (EVs) in British Columbia and across the country. Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, announced a $3.54-million investment to the Government of British Columbia’s Ministry …

Toronto strategic capital projects

Funding strategic capital projects


Toronto  – City of Toronto issued its second debenture in 2022 for $365 million to help finance key capital projects 7. This debenture issuance has an all-in cost of 4.354 per cent. This conventional bond issue, with a 30-year maturity and a coupon interest rate of 4.30 per cent, will mature on June 1, 2052. It was issued on May …

Brampton Transit

BT Safe app for Brampton Transit riders


BRAMPTON – The City of Brampton has launched the BT Safe app for Brampton Transit riders. The BT Safe app is a Transit Safety Mobile Reporting Solution available for iOS and Android. The app offers Brampton Transit riders a convenient, user-friendly and discreet method for reporting harassment, safety concerns or suspicious activity directly to Brampton Transit. In the event of …

Jonathan Wilkinson

Investing in Indigenous Wind Energy Project 


Saint John- The Government of Canada is investing in renewable energy across the country and working with Indigenous partners to get major projects built. Wayne Long, MP for Saint John–Rothesay, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, announced nearly $50 million for the Burchill Wind Limited partnership between Wolumseket, owned by Neqotkuk (also known as Tobique …