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08/22/2014 - 18:45
Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced measures to promote an economically viable, job-creating, commercial agricultural industry in Canada's North
08/22/2014 - 14:27
Connecting Canadian businesses to international markets boosts exports and creates jobs and opportunities
08/22/2014 - 13:30
The Federal Victims Strategy was created in 2007 and made permanent in 2011. The objective of the Strategy, which is led by the Department of Justice Canada, is to give victims a more effective voice in the criminal justice system. The Department of Justice works in close collaboration with other federal institutions, as well as victims, victim advocates, provincial and territorial governments, service providers, and others involved in the criminal justice system. The Department of Justice develops policy and criminal law reform, funds various programs to meet the needs of victims of crime, explores best practices to address victims' needs, and raises awareness about the concerns of victims of crime and their role in the criminal justice system.
08/22/2014 - 13:30
Today, Justice Minister Peter MacKay announced $318,745 in funding for the Action Coalition on Human Trafficking Alberta (ACT Alberta) to help the organization continue to provide a variety of services to victims of crime. Minister MacKay was joined by Laurie Hawn, MP for Edmonton Centre.

National News

08/19/2014 - 13:00
Public events for Prime Minister Stephen Harper for Wednesday, August 20th are:
08/19/2014 - 13:00
Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced that he will travel to Canada's North for the ninth consecutive year, from August 21 to 26, 2014. During his six-day tour, the Prime Minister will make stops in Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.
08/19/2014 - 13:00
Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement to mark the 72nd anniversary of the Raid on Dieppe:
08/19/2014 - 13:00
Canada's North is a fundamental part of our heritage, national identity, and a cornerstone of the Government of Canada's agenda. Since introducing Canada's Northern Strategy in 2007, our Government has made significant progress in all four priority areas: exercising our Arctic sovereignty, protecting our environmental heritage, promoting social and economic development, and improving and devolving Northern governance. Major Pan-Northern initiatives include:
08/19/2014 - 13:00
I would like to welcome all of you to Rideau Hall Movie Nights for this special presentation under the night sky!
08/19/2014 - 12:30
The Governments of Canada and Manitoba are helping equip young Canadians in Winnipeg with the skills and work experience needed to get jobs.
08/19/2014 - 12:25
The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) today recognized the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) for its history of collaboration on CAF health care with the presentation of the Canadian Forces Medallion for Distinguished Service.
08/19/2014 - 12:05
Harper Government Consulting With Small and Medium-Sized Businesses in Richmond Hill to Ensure Canada's Economy Remains Strong
08/19/2014 - 12:00
The Honourable Peter Van Loan announces Holland River Enhancement project
08/19/2014 - 11:55
funding to help people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in Waterloo.
08/19/2014 - 10:45
From August 19 to September 3, Canadian Space Agency (CSA) Astronaut David Saint-Jacques participates in a training mission in the Arctic to learn methods and techniques for conducting geological fieldwork that could be applied to future missions to the Moon or an asteroid.
08/19/2014 - 10:37
Deepak Obhrai, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and for International Human Rights, on behalf of the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, today announced Canada's support to create a better-trained, and qualified workforce in Bangladesh.
08/19/2014 - 10:34
Canada is contributing $19.8 million over four years to the Skills Training and Enhancement Project in Bangladesh. The project, implemented by the World Bank, began in 2011 with funding from the Government of Bangladesh and the World Bank.
08/19/2014 - 10:00
Members of the media are invited to attend an event with Cathy McLeod, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Labour and for Western Economic Diversification, and Member of Parliament for Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, to benefit two community infrastructure projects in British Columbia's Southern Interior.
08/19/2014 - 10:00
Today, Minister of Justice Peter MacKay met with victims, justice system advocates and members of the legal community to discuss several recent measures taken by the Federal Government to keep Canada's streets and communities safe. Minister MacKay was joined at the roundtable by Kerry-Lynne Findlay, MP for Delta-Richmond East and Minister of National Revenue.

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