Improving working of nurses in Canada

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Mississauga – As Canada’s largest group of regulated health professionals with more than 450,000 members, nurses are critical to Canada’s health care system. However, nurses are currently facing increased workloads, high rates of burnout, stress, anxiety and depression, and, in some cases, abuse. To help support and retain members of the nursing workforce, Mark Holland, Canada’s Minister of Health joined …

Canadian minsters talk on World AMR Awareness Week

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Ottawa – This week is World Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Awareness Week. This year’s theme is “Preventing Antimicrobial Resistance Together”, which builds on the momentum from previous years and calls for united and coordinated action to protect the effectiveness of antimicrobials and address this global health challenge. In Canada and around the world, microbes that cause infections are becoming increasingly resistant …

Canada invests in services for Veterans

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Charlottetown – VAC works to serve Veterans and their families by offering targeted services and benefits to improve their well-being. The Minister of Veterans Affairs, Ginette Petitpas Taylor met with Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) employees in Charlottetown and across the country to outline a new investment that will result in more effective and timely service to Veterans and their families. …

Improving Access to Sexual, Reproductive Health Services in Prairies

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Prairies – The Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) Fund was established to support a wide range of evidence-informed and innovative projects that address the pressing needs of people in Canada who are at increased risk for poorer SRH outcomes, such as members of 2SLGBTQI+ communities, Indigenous and racialized people, women, youth and newcomers to Canada. Budget 2021 committed $45 million …

Online consultation for Safe Long-Term Care Act launched

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Ottawa – Every senior in Canada deserves to live in dignity, safety, and comfort, regardless of where they live. While a majority of Canadians want to age closer to home and their family, they also expect and deserve long-term care—if it is needed—to be high quality and safe. Budget 2023 outlined the Government’s plan to provide close to $200 billion …

Health Ministers talk on rising Overdose Crisis in Canada

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Ottawa – Recent release of the national data on opioid and stimulant-related harms is evidence that the overdose crisis, and the increasingly toxic illegal drug supply, continue to have a devastating impact on individuals, communities and families across Canada. Our hearts go out to all those who have lost loved ones to this crisis. Tragically, between January and December 2022, an average …

National Police Week commences

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OTTAWA – Marco Mendicino, Minister of Public Safety, issued the following statement to recognize the start of National Police Week: “On the occasion of this National Police Week, I would like to salute the service and sacrifice of law enforcement across this country. Every day, police officers show incredible bravery in protecting Canadians – knowing that all too well it …

3rd-Party Audit Process of Municipal Finances, Development Fees

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Province working with select municipalities to ensure municipal finances support increased housing supply TORONTO — Ontario is moving forward with the audit process for the finances of six select municipalities, including the City of Toronto, by initiating the procurement of third parties to conduct the reviews. At a time when Ontario, like the rest of North America, is experiencing challenging headwinds …

Supporting millions of Canadians with rising cost of groceries

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Ottawa – With grocery prices going up, too many Canadians are struggling to make ends meet. In the face of global inflation and rising costs, the Government of Canada is providing much-needed relief to Canadians to ensure they can continue to put food on the table and pay the bills. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau highlighted the new one-time Grocery Rebate …

Minister Ng highlights budget investments to support small businesses 

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St Catharines – Mary Ng, Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development, concluded her tour in the York and Niagara regions, where she highlighted Budget 2023’s investments to support small businesses. Budget 2023 is focused on making life more affordable, building a strong and resilient health care system, and investing in a green and sustainable future …