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Protecting, restoring ocean ecosystems in developing countries

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Vancouver – Around the world, healthy ocean ecosystems, which are a key source of food and livelihoods for coastal communities and beyond, are under threat. The effects of climate change and biodiversity loss have caused coastal erosion and infertile wetlands that jeopardize the economic, social and environmental viability of coastal regions and communities, particularly those in developing countries where the …

Minister Sajjan signs $120m sovereign loan agreement for projects in Jordan

eAwaz Canada News

Ottawa – Jordan is a long-standing partner of Canada in the Middle East. The 2 countries work together to promote regional peace and stability, refugee protection, women’s economic empowerment and education. Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada, met in Ottawa with Jordan’s Ayman Safadi, Minister of Foreign Affairs and …

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Canada offers additional funding to help with flood recovery in Pakistan

eAwaz Local News

Ottawa – In 2022, Pakistan experienced unprecedented rains and devastating floods that caused the deaths of more than 1,700 people and affected the lives of 33 million people across the country. Homes, roads, schools, health facilities and other critical infrastructure were destroyed, and livelihoods, livestock and crops were also severely affected. Canada participated in the International Conference on Climate Resilient Pakistan, …

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Invests in active transportation in Fraser Valley

eAwaz Local News

British Columbia – Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada, announced a federal investment of $99,907 to support two active transportation projects in the Fraser Valley The City of Mission will receive funding to complete the planning and design of a key portion of the Experience the Fraser (ETF) …

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Minister Sajjan to visit Barbados and Jamaica

eAwaz Canada News

Ottawa – Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada, announced that he will travel to Barbados and Jamaica from January 9 to 14, 2023. During his visit, Minister Sajjan will hold discussions with regional officials on shared priorities such as justice, human rights and gender equality, health, including the …

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Investing in active transportation in BC’s Lower Mainland

eAwaz Local News

Mission – Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada and Member of Parliament for Vancouver South, announced a federal investment of over $1.6 million to support two active transportation projects in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. The City of Mission is receiving funding to construct 1.6 km of …

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Canada, Kuwait sign deal to enhance development cooperation

eAwaz Canada News

Kuwait City – Canada and Kuwait have enjoyed strong bilateral ties since they established diplomatic relations almost 60 years ago. The 2 countries have common global priorities, including increasing food security and promoting education, and they already engage closely in several key multilateral institutions. The Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development …

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Regional Quantum Initiative launches in British Columbia 

eAwaz Local News

$14 million over six years available through PacifiCan to commercialize quantum technologies Vancouver – Quantum technology is at the leading edge of science and innovation, and will have a transformative impact on fields ranging from life sciences and defence to communications and computing. To ensure Canadian entrepreneurs are well-positioned to take advantage of these opportunities, the Government of Canada is …

Canada gives 30m to World Food Programme

Canadian funds to address global food security crisis

eAwaz Local News

Ottawa – Global food insecurity has been increasing dramatically over the past several years, and it is now being further and directly exacerbated by Russia’s illegal and unjustifiable invasion of Ukraine. Countries around the globe are experiencing the effects of insecurity on global and local food systems, and these effects are felt most strongly by the poorest and most vulnerable …

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New PacifiCan service on Vancouver Island 

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New PacifiCan offices and expanded footprint will better support local economic development for British Columbians Victoria – From Saanich to Port Hardy and Pender Island to Cortes, British Columbians across Vancouver Island and the Coast are coming together to build their businesses and create vibrant communities. PacifiCan is here to help. PacifiCan is the new federal economic development agency dedicated …