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Invest $40m in Saskatchewan’s infrastructure

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Martensville – Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, and Don McMorris, Saskatchewan’s Minister of Government Relations, announced more than $40 million in joint funding for nine infrastructure projects across Saskatchewan. The City of Martensville, just north of Saskatoon, will benefit from the construction of a new community recreation facility. The centre will feature one regulation-size ice surface …

Greg Rickford

Boosting Economic Development Opportunities in Indigenous Communities

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SCUGOG — The Ontario government is providing $25 million over the next three years to support economic development in Indigenous communities. This funding will help Indigenous businesses and communities recover after the COVID-19 pandemic, modernize business processes, remove barriers for Indigenous people pursuing an apprenticeship, and provide training opportunities. “Our government is proud to invest in Indigenous businesses, help create …

Omar Alghabra

Strengthening supply chain at ports

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Halifax – Canadian ports are an essential link in our supply chains to grow our economy, create good jobs for middle-class Canadians, and deliver affordable goods on time. It is a top priority for the Government of Canada to build the resilience, efficiency, and adaptability of Canada’s maritime supply chains to deal with the rising cost of living. Today, the …

Kids Help Phone project

$3m to support mental wellness of young people

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Funding supports Kids Help Phone project to scale and adapt community-based programs. Toronto – While many people in Canada struggle with mental health challenges, some young people are at a greater risk of developing a mental illness due to racism, discrimination, cultural stigma surrounding mental health care, their living conditions and overall lack of access to quality support and services. …

Doug Downey

Providing More Affordable Housing in Barrie

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Province’s investment will create safe and secure housing for Indigenous families at risk of homelessness Barrie — The Ontario government is providing more than $800,000 to help create two affordable housing units in Barrie. Through a partnership between the Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services and the Barrie Native Friendship Centre, this investment will help provide better, safer and secure access to housing to …

Gudie Hutchings Minister of Rural Economic Development

$1.9m to bring high-speed Internet access to 663 rural BC households

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Ottawa – Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development, together with Patrick Weiler, Member of Parliament for West Vancouver–Sunshine Coast–Sea to Sky Country, announced nearly $1.9 million in combined federal and provincial funding for two projects by CityWest to bring high-speed Internet access to 663 households on Keats Island and in New Brighton, British Columbia. These two projects are part of …

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Budget 2022 housing investments for Métis of Northwest Territories

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Yellowknife – Access to safe and affordable housing is critical to improving health and social outcomes for Indigenous Peoples and to ensuring a strong future for their communities and children. Today, the Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, announced historic new investments of $34 million over seven years from Budget 2022 that will be distributed to four Métis communities in the …

Marc Miller

Okemasis’ Cree Nation reach settlement agreement on treaty salaries

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Saskatchewan – Chief Edwin Ananas of the Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation and Marc Miller, Minister of Crown–Indigenous Relations, announced that the First Nation and the Government of Canada have negotiated a settlement agreement regarding the Beardy’s and Okemasis Treaty Salaries Specific Claim. The resolution of this claim addresses a longstanding historical grievance where Canada failed to provide the salaries …

24th international AIDS conference in Montreal

24th international AIDS conference in Montreal

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Montreal – The HIV cases are on the rise in Canada and are mostly impacting the Indigenous communities. So researchers at the 24th annual international AIDS conference, hosted in Montreal, are calling for a new approach to fighting the disease that is 50-year-old. Gaps in healthcare for the Indigenous communities living with HIV in remote and northern communities are more.

Priority Downtown Parks

Toronto Council endorses work plan to hasten expansion of major parks

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Toronto – Toronto City Council has endorsed an extensive work plan that advances the delivery of significant, new downtown parks and public realm initiatives along the waterfront at Bathurst Quay and University Avenue. The plan also prioritizes parks and public realm initiatives along the downtown rail corridor, and a planned expansion of public space underneath the Gardiner Expressway by The …