Working with Young Canadians to build better, fairer future

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OTTAWA – The annual meeting of the Prime Minister’s Youth Council was held on May 27 and 28 in Ottawa. Young leaders from across Canada came together to share their perspectives and ideas to make Canada more inclusive, more dynamic and fairer for every generation. During the two days, Council members worked directly with government and civil society leaders on …

Funding Tender Fruit Growers to develop climate resilient varieties

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Vineland Station – Canadian farmers produce a wide range of fruits, including apples and tender fruit like peaches, pears, and apricots, that contribute steadily to Canada’s economy—with most of Canada’s tender fruit and apples grown in Ontario. To keep the sector strong, competitive, and resilient in the face of more extreme weather events, Vance Badawey, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister …

Major upgrades to Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario


Ottawa – Canadians are calling for ambitious climate action that keeps the air clean while building a strong and clean economy for the future. Adam van Koeverden, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, on behalf of Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, announced an investment of up to $1 million from the Low Carbon …

Minister Joly welcomes Nigeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs

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Ottawa – Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, met with Yusuf Maitama Tuggar, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, during his visit to Ottawa. During their meeting, Minister Joly commended Nigeria on its strong leadership in West Africa, including through its chairmanship of the Economic Community of West African States, which is helping to support stability, …

Investing in Toronto’s Keating Channel

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Toronto — Spanning the Keating Channel, the accessible Keating Channel pedestrian bridge will link Toronto’s mainland to what is currently known as “Villiers Island.” Parliamentary Secretary Julie Dabrusin announced an investment of $9 million by the federal government toward the design and construction of the bridge. PS  Dabrusin was also joined by the project partners, Toronto Mayor Olivia Chow, and Waterfront Toronto …

Parliamentary Secretary Sidhu advances Canada’s economic priorities at OECD

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Paris, France – Maninder Sidhu, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Export Promotion, International Trade and Economic Development was in Paris, France, to meet international partners and participate in the 2024 Ministerial Council Meeting of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Parliamentary Secretary Sidhu highlighted Canada’s approach to inclusive and sustainable economic growth. He also noted that Canada …

Taleeb Noormohamed led creative industries delegation to S. Korea

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SEOUL – The Indo-Pacific region is home to some of Canada’s most important creative export markets and holds great growth potential for Canadian creative firms. The South Korean market, in particular, holds enormous promise. Canada’s Creative Export Strategy is helping our creative industries to shine in this market and advance their international business development goals. Taleeb Noormohamed, Parliamentary Secretary to …

Parliamentary Secretary Oliphant travels to Kosovo

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Ottawa – Robert Oliphant, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, has travelled to Pristina, Kosovo, and be there from April 14 to 17. During his trip, Parliamentary Secretary Oliphant will attend the second International Forum for Women, Peace and Security (WPS Forum), where he will participate in various activities and panel discussions aimed at developing new strategies and …

Canada, Saint Kitts & Nevis form important partnership 

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Ottawa – Canada and Saint Kitts and Nevis have formed important partnership in the Caribbean. Rob Oliphant, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, sat down with newly accredited HC, HE Samuel Berridge. Together we discussed opportunities for growing trade, engagement with CARICOM and the Commonwealth, and our shared regional engagement.  

Supporting young women to build self-esteem, reach full potential


Toronto – Advancing gender equality involves having more women, girls, and gender-diverse individuals in positions of leadership. A young person’s sense of self-esteem and body confidence can significantly influence their ability to take on leadership and decision-making roles later in life. Lisa Hepfner, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, announced up to $1.5 million …