Canadians to witness National Public Alerting System test

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Ottawa – Emergencies can happen at any moment and with little warning. Timely information is critical to ensure that Canadians can take the necessary steps to protect themselves, their families and their communities. Today, a test of the National Public Alerting System (NPAS) will be conducted in most provinces and territories over television, radio, and wireless devices. Harjit S. Sajjan, …

Newfoundland and Labrador on Path to Net Zero

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Newfoundland and Labrador – The Government of Canada and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador have developed a Collaboration Framework to accelerate the province’s path to net-zero emissions by 2050. This work has included collaboration with Indigenous groups as well as input from industry and other stakeholders. The Collaboration Framework outlines four opportunity areas identified by Newfoundland and Labrador and …

Supporting electrification of school bus fleets in Atlantic Canada

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Halifax — A feasibility study supporting the electrification of provincially owned school bus fleets in Atlantic Canada is underway after a combined investment of $495,000 from the federal government and the governments of New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Nova Scotia through the Council of Atlantic Ministers of Education and Training. This was announced by Minister Sean Fraser, Minister Bill Hogan, Minister Krista …

Freeland talks on Finance on Bill C-56, Affordable Housing, Groceries Act

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Ottawa – Deputy prime Minister Chrystia Freeland has said: “Mr. Chair, it is my pleasure to appear before you and Members of the committee to discuss Bill C-56, the Affordable Housing and Groceries Act. This legislation is part of our government’s economic plan, which is about building an economy that works for everyone—with good jobs that people can count on. And …

Investing in Newfoundland and Labrador’s growing film industry

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Governments of Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador invest over $2 million combined to support independent filmmaking organizations St. John’s – With Newfoundland and Labrador providing the ultimate cinematic backdrop and an international reputation for production excellence, the province’s film industry is poised for long-term success. The federal and provincial governments are investing to help industry grow, compete and reach new …

Newfoundland & Labrador invest in social enterprise to promote green initiatives

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Federal and provincial funding helps Broadening Horizons renovate its recycling facility and pre-employment centre Gander – Social enterprises, non-profits, charities and co‑operatives are key contributors to the economy in Atlantic Canada. They are at the forefront of tackling Canada’s persistent social and environmental challenges and create a positive space for the communities they serve. The Government of Canada, and Newfoundland …

Investing in community orgs to help seniors to age at home

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Scarborough = After a lifetime of hard work, seniors want to live healthy, safe and independent lives. They should have the choice to age at home, in their communities. The Government of Canada is investing in organizations that are making this choice possible for more Canadians. Minister of Seniors, Seamus O’Regan Jr., announced $13.95 million in funding for 11 projects …

Strengthening Newfoundland and Labrador’s tourism industry

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Newfoundland & Labrador- The governments of Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador invest more than $2.7 million in province’s tourism industry to stimulate the local economy, create jobs, support the tourism sector, and improve the quality of life for Canadians. CLIENT NAME PROJECT GOVERNMENT OF CANADA TOTAL PROVINCE OF NL TOTAL Gros Morne Co-operating Association Support the development and implementation of …

Raising Awareness of Dementia in Canada

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Understanding dementia, overcoming stigma, and reducing risk factors Placentia – About four in ten Canadians indicate that they would feel uncomfortable telling their employer, neighbours, or others within their community, about a dementia diagnosis. This finding highlights the stigma surrounding dementia, which can influence the way others see people living with dementia and how they see themselves. With almost 474,000 …

People in Atlantic provinces now eligible for pollution pricing rebates

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Gatineau – Putting a price on carbon pollution is the most efficient means to fight climate change, while making life more affordable for Canadians. Not only does carbon pollution pricing ensure it is no longer free to pollute anywhere in Canada, but in provinces where the federal pollution pricing system applies, 8 out of 10 Canadians get more money back …