Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today issued the following statement: "Our government always stands up for Canada. That's why I am pleased to say the passage of Bill C-383 into law is an expression of that commitment.
The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Minister for Status of Women, announced today the re-appointments of Robert Presser as Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Defence Construction Canada, Shirley McClellan as Director as well as the new appointment of John Boyd as a Director.
Minister Kenney issues statement on the passing of Brian Goodman, Chairperson of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, issued the following statement on the passing of Brian Goodman:
The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today welcomed the passing in the House of Commons of Bill C-54, the Not Criminally Responsible Reform Act. This legislation would ensure that public safety is the paramount consideration in the decision-making process with respect to accused persons found Not Criminally Responsible on Account of Mental Disorder (NCR). Bill C-54 will now move to the Senate for further study.
Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Gulf Region, announced today that a resident of New Brunswick has had his lobster fishing licence suspended for the 2013 season by Judge Camille Vautour for violating the Fisheries Act.
Responsible, balanced approach for the future of the Pickering Lands ends decades of uncertainty: Lands are being committed for an airport, economic development and a national urban park
PICKERING, ONTARIO - responsible, balanced approach was unveiled today by the Harper government for the development of the federally-owned Pickering Lands, which sets aside land for a future airport, some economic development and the creation of Rouge National Urban Park
His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will visit the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador on June 12 and 13, 2013. This visit will be an occasion to recognize community building, to honour acts of volunteerism through the Governor General's Caring Canadian Award and to meet with Canadian Forces members.
TSB releases final rail investigation report.
Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec, wants to inform the Lower North Shore population that, in accordance with the prohibition order mentioned below, and pursuant to subsection 3(1) of the Management of Contaminated Fisheries Regulations, harvesting of blue mussel is now forbidden in the following shellfish area. It should be noted that harvesting of Atlantic Razor Clam and Arctic Wedge Clam remains closed in this area
Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec, wants to inform the Upper North Shore population that, in accordance with the prohibition orders mentioned below, and pursuant to subsection 3(1) of the Management of Contaminated Fisheries Regulations, harvesting of blue mussel is now forbidden in the following shellfish areas. It should be noted that harvesting of Atlantic Razor Clam and Arctic Wedge Clam remains closed in those areas
Public event for Prime Minister Stephen Harper for Tuesday, June 11th
More than two years after the general elections, the situation in Iraq remains volatile. The relationship between the central government and the Kurdistan regional government remains strained. Tens of thousands of refugees and displaced persons in Iraq are in need of food, water, shelter, and basic healthcare.
Minister Blaney Announces Historic Appointment to the Veterans Review and Appeal Board Parkhouse to Add Years of Military Experience and OSISS Expertise to the Board
The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Minister for La Francophonie, today announced a new and highly qualified appointment to the Veterans Review and Appeal Board (VRAB) in Veteran Owen Parkhouse, CD, MA. In addition to his duties as a Member, Mr. Parkhouse will also serve as the Board's Vice Chair. This marks the first time in the history of the Board that a member with his military credentials has held a senior leadership position.
On behalf of the Honourable Peter Kent, Canada's Environment Minister and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, the Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., Member of Parliament for Niagara Falls, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the construction contract for a four-season multi-use shelter known as Project Agora has been awarded to K2 Design/Build.
Statement by the Honourable Tony Clement, President of the Treasury Board Modernizing Disability Management
Modernizing Disability Management
The Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of National Revenue and Minister for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, announced today that the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has received information from international allies that relates to persons resident in Canada with assets offshore.
More than seven thousand people a day, from all around the globe, are using the Come to Canada Wizard to conjure up answers to their immigration questions. The Wizard has now seen more than four million visits since it was launched in August 2011.
June 10, 2013 Ottawa: The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has suspended the licence to operate of Establishment 0233, IMO Foods Limited, effective June 7, 2013. IMO Foods Limited is a federally registered fish cannery located in Yarmouth, NS.
Today, Parliamentary Secretary Chris Alexander, on behalf of Christian Paradis Minister of Industry and Minister responsible for the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), took part in an event celebrating Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield's return to Canada following his successful five-month mission aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Chris Hadfield also used the opportunity to announce his plans to pursue new professional challenges.
Ottawa, June 10, 2013 - The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, issued the following statement to mark Portugal Day.