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National News

07/05/2015 - 19:30
The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) is preparing to send up to 1,400 personnel, including a firefighting force and integral logistics support, to help fight fires in Saskatchewan.
07/05/2015 - 17:15
Statement by Minister of State Gosal on the Closing of the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
07/05/2015 - 16:39
Andrew Bennett, Canada's Ambassador for Religious Freedom, today issued the following statement condemning a series of bombings in Iraq yesterday: "Canada strongly condemns the attacks that took place on Saturday in Baghdad, Mahmoudiya town and Balad Ruz, which killed and injured scores of people.
07/05/2015 - 14:34
The Honourable Greg Rickford, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources, and Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, India's Minister of State (Independent Charge) Petroleum and Natural Gas, today met in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, for the 2nd India-Canada Ministerial Energy Dialogue to discuss enhancing energy cooperation between the two countries in the areas of oil, natural gas, clean energy, power transmission and skill development. They highlighted Canada and India's growing energy partnership, by strengthening government to government and business to business relationships, to help create jobs and long-term economic prosperity for both countries.

National News

06/30/2015 - 05:00
Members of the media are invited to attend an important infrastructure event with Bryan Hayes, Member of Parliament for Sault Ste. Marie, on behalf of the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs, and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec; the Honourable David Orazietti, MPP for Sault Ste. Marie, on behalf of the Honourable Brad Duguid, Minister of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure; and Christian Provenzano, Mayor of Sault Ste. Marie.
06/29/2015 - 16:24
"Canada condemns today's terrorist attack in Cairo, Egypt, and the apparent targeting of Prosecutor General Hisham Barakat, who died from injuries sustained in the attack. On behalf of Canada, I extend my sympathies to the family and friends of the Prosecutor General and wish a speedy recovery to the injured."
06/29/2015 - 15:00
Event date: June 30, 2015 - The Honourable James Moore, Minister of Industry, Minister Responsible for British Columbia, and Member of Parliament for Port Moody-Westwood-Port Coquitlam, will make an important announcement about jobs in the Tri-Cities.
06/29/2015 - 14:30
The Honourable Claude Carignan, Senator and Leader of the Government in the Senate, on behalf of the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, today announced the designation of Saint-Eustache Church as a national historic site of Canada. With artillery scars still visible in its stonework, Quebec's Saint-Eustache Church remains a symbol of the 1837 Lower Canada Rebellion and the history of early Canada.
06/29/2015 - 14:30
Saint-Eustache Church is a Roman Catholic place of worship in the heart of the town of Saint-Eustache, Quebec, located at the confluence of the Mille Îles and Du Chêne rivers, northwest of the island of Montreal and Île Jésus. It played a central role in the decisive Battle of Saint-Eustache, which was fought on 14 December 1837 and marked the end of the 1837 Lower Canada Rebellion. In this colonial conflict, the rebels or patriotes rose up to challenge the powers of the British governor and his advisors.
06/29/2015 - 14:15
The Honourable Pierre Poilievre, Minister of Employment and Social Development, along with the Honourable Greg Rickford, Member of Parliament for Kenora, Minister of Natural Resources and Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario, today announced that 83 young Canadians will participate in meaningful summer employment through a Canada Summer Jobs investment.
06/29/2015 - 13:30
Residents of Winfield, Carr's Landing and Okanagan Centre will benefit from updated water meters thanks to joint funding from the governments of Canada and British Columbia through the Small Communities Fund.
06/29/2015 - 13:30
Residents of Port Coquitlam will benefit from the remediation of the Blakeburn Lagoons Sanitary Settling Pond thanks to joint funding from the governments of Canada and British Columbia through the Small Communities Fund.
06/29/2015 - 12:25
Following a public hearing, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) announced today its decision to renew SRB Technologies (Canada) Inc.'s nuclear substance processing facility operating licence. The licence will be valid from July 1, 2015 until June 30, 2022.
06/29/2015 - 12:16
The Honourable Pierre Poilievre, Minister of Employment and Social Development, and Rod Bruinooge, Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South (Manitoba), will visit the Winnipeg Production Centre, where Universal Child Care Benefit cheques are printed for a portion of the 4 million eligible families across Canada.
06/29/2015 - 12:15
The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs, and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the region of Quebec, on behalf of The Honourable Julian Fantino, Associate Minister of National Defence, today announced an investment of $3.7 million for renovations at the Drummondville and St-Hyacinthe armouries, in support of the Canadian Armed Forces.
06/29/2015 - 12:14
The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) will participate in Canada Day celebrations across the country on July 1, 2015.
06/29/2015 - 12:00
Mr. Robert Sopuck, Member of Parliament for Dauphin - Swan River - Marquette, on behalf of the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, will make an announcement regarding new investments for Riding Mountain National Park.
06/29/2015 - 12:00
Industry Minister James Moore, along with the Minister of State (Science and Technology) Ed Holder, today announced the appointment of Lynda Brown-Ganzert and Prem Singhmar as Directors of the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), effective June 18, 2015.
06/29/2015 - 11:45
The Department of National Defence has received $452 million for the repair and upgrade of Canadian Armed Forces facilities. Revitalized defence infrastructure across Canada will provide the Canadian Armed Forces with the facilities they need to provide support to troops and military families,
06/29/2015 - 11:45
Federally-funded crime prevention supports the Resiliency Education Leadership Adventure and Youth Service led by the Cape Breton Regional Police Service

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