On behalf of hard-working Canadians, businesses and stakeholders that will not benefit from the economic growth, jobs and opportunities generated by the successful implementation of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA), I wish to express Canada's disappointment on the failure to reach an agreement. We believe this result is a loss for all WTO members.
As a result of a $44 million investment in Economic Action Plan (EAP) 2013 to reduce processing wait times, and recent changes to the Citizenship Act, citizenship applications are taking less time to process.
Members of the media are invited to attend an important event with the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification in support of skills training for the energy and mining industries.
The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, and the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular), today issued the following statement regarding the Ebola outbreak in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone
VANCOUVER The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, will make an announcement about commemoration of the First and Second World Wars on Wednesday.
Government of Canada Invests in Forestry Sector to Help Saskatchewan Companies Increase Market Access
Today, the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, and Fred Bradshaw, Legislative Secretary to the Minister of Environment for Forest Management, on behalf of the Honourable Bill Boyd, Minister of the Economy announced a combined investment of $1.1 million to the Prince Albert Model Forest Association (PAMF).
Bank of Canada publishes 2015 schedule for policy interest rate announcements and release of the Monetary Policy Report
The Bank of Canada today published its 2015 schedule of the key dates for policy interest rate announcements and release of the quarterly Monetary Policy Report, and reconfirmed the scheduled announcement dates for the remainder of this year.
More than 90 students in Vaughan will gain valuable skills and work experience this summer, today announced the Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Member of Parliament for Vaughan, along with the Honourable Kevin Sorenson, Minister of State (Finance), on behalf of the Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State for Social Development.
Minister Hears from Youth as They Progress Towards Employment
Windsor, Ontario, July 29, 2014 ¿ The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport and Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, will make an important announcement regarding the Detroit River International Crossing (DRIC) / New International Trade Crossing (NITC) between Windsor, Ontario and Detroit, Michigan.
Minister Gary Goodyear and MP Parm Gill Visit State-of-the-Art Swimming Facility at Heart Lake Conservation Area in Brampton
Today, FedDev Ontario Minister Gary Goodyear, accompanied by local MP Parm Gill, toured the Wild Wetland Splash and Pool facility at Heart Lake Conservation Area in Brampton, Ontario. Located in natural wilderness surroundings, the impressive swimming space utilizes state-of-the-art water conservation technology, is home to over 30 wetland-themed water features, and can accommodate up to 550 facility users at one time.
Minister of State Holder highlights support for eight science and engineering researchers and students at the Université de Moncton
The Honourable Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology), today highlighted the funding that scientists, engineers and students at the Université de Moncton received through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).
Government of Canada announces appointment of Ms. Kimberley Henney to the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety
Today, the Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, announced the appointment of Ms. Kimberley Henney as Governor representing Yukon on the Council of Governors of the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS).
Harpist Antoine Malette-Chénier is the recipient of the 2014 Canada Council Michael Measures Prize. A unique collaboration between the Canada Council for the Arts and the National Youth Orchestra of Canada (NYOC), this $25,000 prize recognizes promising talent in the next generation of Canadian classical musicians. This year, it will enable Antoine Malette-Chénier to pursue advanced studies in baroque harp at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Lyon, as well as in pedal harp with various European masters. The prize will be presented during a special NYOC performance at the National Arts Centre on July 31, 2014 at 8:00pm.
Government of Canada computer networks, like those of other governments and the private sector, are under increasing threat of cyber-attack.
Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird and the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular), today issued the following statement regarding the situation in Libya and the temporary withdrawal of Canadian staff from that country: "The Government of Canada takes the safety and security of our diplomats abroad very seriously. Due to operational challenges, including the unpredictable security environment in Tripoli, we have authorized the temporary suspension of operations at our office in Tripoli.
Andrew Bennett, Canada's Ambassador for Religious Freedom, today issued the following statement: "It is with sorrow that I have learned of the death of Hira, seven years old, Kainaat, eight months old, and their grandmother, Bushra Bibi, all Ahmadiyya Muslims, who fell victim to an attack by a local mob in the area of Kachi-Pump in Gujranwala, Pakistan. They and other members of the local Ahmadi community were attacked simply because of their Ahmadiyya Muslim faith.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement to mark Eid al-Fitr:
The Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State (Social Development), will announce an investment by the Government of Canada to support skills training and job opportunities for youth in Winnipeg.
Minister of State (Finance) Kevin Sorenson and Canada's first Financial Literacy Leader Jane Rooney will announce the members of the newly formed National Steering Committee on Financial Literacy at an event to be held at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at the Grosvenor Room, Central YMCA, 20 Grosvenor Street, Toronto, Ontario.
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