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50% reduction in child care fees for families in PEI

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Montague – For too long, families have faced high monthly child care fees, long wait lists and too few high-quality child care options. That is why the Government of Canada is supporting the implementation of a Canada-wide early learning and child care system, giving children the best possible start and making life more affordable for families across Canada. Minister of …

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Atlantic Canada experiences uptick in retaining skilled immigrants

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Ottawa – Tracking immigration settlement patterns within Canada is a key part of immigration policy development, especially in the context of a shrinking workforce and skills shortages in the five primary sectors concentrated in different parts of the country. The need for skilled workers to fill regional labour force gaps is especially critical in the Atlantic provinces. Using the 2021 Longitudinal Immigration Database (IMDB) released …

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Canada funds 67 new projects to protect species at risk 

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Charlottetown – Canada’s wildlife and its habitat are in crisis. The future of all living things depends on actions taken now. Efforts to protect biodiversity and habitat for species at risk are vital to the health of the planet, and are a priority for the Government of Canada. Heath MacDonald, MP for Malpeque, on behalf of Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment …

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BDC Small Business Week event

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Ottawa -Small businesses are the backbone of the Canadian economy and the heart of our communities. They support Canadians every day, and the Government of Canada will continue to be there to support them. Throughout BDC Small Business Week 2022, Mary Ng, Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development, highlighted how the Government of Canada continues to …

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Phase 2 of Regional Energy and Resource Tables launched  

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Ottawa- Canada’s abundant natural resources and its ability to develop them — sustainably and inclusively — are a significant comparative advantage in the global transition to a net-zero economy. That transition presents a generational economic opportunity for Canadians from coast to coast to coast. A key question on which Canada must collectively focus on is how to build on its …

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Minister commends quest for excellence at closing ceremony of Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games

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Ottawa – With the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games coming to an end yesterday, I invite Canadians to join me in congratulating the athletes, coaches, officials and everyone who supported them. Thank you also to the organizers and volunteers for the exceptional effort they put into holding this incredible event. Once again, the Canada Games have given everyone an unforgettable …

PEI invests in road upgrades 

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Kensington – Heath MacDonald, Member of Parliament for Malpeque, on behalf of Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities; Bobby Morrissey, Member of Parliament for Egmont; Cory Deagle, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, and Rowan Caseley, Mayor of the Town of Kensington, announced $13.2 million joint funding for road upgrades across the province. With this funding, Islanders will …

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Canadian economy lost 43,000 jobs in June

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Ottawa – Employment fell by 43,000 (-0.2%) in June. The unemployment rate fell 0.2 percentage points to a new record low of 4.9%, as fewer people searched for work. The employment loss was almost entirely due to a decrease among workers aged 55 and older. Across industries, a decline in the services-producing sector, particularly in retail trade, was moderated by gains in the goods-producing sector. …