Every October, our great country recognizes BDC Small Business Week ¿ as a national celebration of Canadian entrepreneurs and the contributions their small- and medium-sized businesses make to the economy.
Statement from the Governor General of Canada - Following the Recent Tragedy in Ottawa...
The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, along with the Honourable Wayne Drysdale, Minister of Transportation of the Province of Alberta; Councillor Mike Nickel of the City of Edmonton; and Dr. Glen Baker, Associate Vice-President (Research) of the University of Alberta, today announced the launch of the ACTIVE-AURORA project, a unique and innovative project to advance connected vehicle technology. The launch took place during the International Conference on Transportation Innovation (ICTI), being held at the University of Alberta.
The Bank of Canada today announced that it is maintaining its target for the overnight rate at 1 per cent. The Bank Rate is corr...
The humanitarian situation in Iraq continues to deteriorate due to the illegal seizure of territory by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and its barbaric practices of terrorizing religious and ethnic minorities; murdering, torturing and raping women and children; and its summary execution of persons who do not agree with its ideology. Since January 2014 an estimated 1.8 million people have been displaced throughout the country, which represents one of the largest cases of internal displacement in the world. The United Nations estimates that the current crisis has affected nearly 900,000 children who now face severe and multiple deprivations, exposure to violence and abuse, as well as the reality of losing educational and other important developmental opportunities.
Government of Canada consults on the national financial literacy strategy
The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, delivered a keynote speech today at the Canadian Club of Toronto that focused on the Government of Canada's plan to give Canadians the skills they need for available jobs, thus ensuring the prosperity of the Canadian economy for years to come.
The governments of Canada and British Columbia announce funding for a key component of the Asia-Pacific Gateway
Construction of the new Philip Avenue overpass south of West 1st Street in North Vancouver is now underway. The project was made possible through a partnership between the federal, provincial and municipal governments and private-sector partners.
At a ceremony at the Air Canada Centre hosted by the Toronto Maple Leafs and Canadian Tire, Canada's Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander welcomed 35 new citizens to the Canadian family. Alexander highlighted the government's changes to the Citizenship Act, which encourage new citizens to form a strong attachment to Canadian values and traditions.
The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today addressed Toronto business leaders to highlight the steps being taken by the Government of Canada to ensure Canada's transportation network is adapting and modernizing in order to support global trade now and in the years ahead
Minister of State Holder Delivers Address on Seizing Canada's Moment in Science, Technology and Innovation
The Honourable Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology), delivered a keynote address at the Canadian Science Policy Conference today, kicking off National Science and Technology Week celebrations.
OTTAWA-His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will present the Governor General's Awards in Commemoration of the Persons Case to five laureates during a ceremony at Rideau Hall, on Monday, October 20, 2014, at 10 a.m.
The Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State (Social Development), joined Don McRae, Minister of Social Development and Social Innovation of British Columbia, in marking Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) Awareness Month in the province. The Ministers announced the creation of a new provincial RDSP action group led by Norah Flaherty.
The year 2014 marks the centennial of the outbreak of the First World War-the war that was to end all wars.
Today, Minister of State (Finance) Kevin Sorenson, Canada's Financial Literacy Leader Jane Rooney and Member of Parliament (Saskatoon-Rosetown-Biggar) Kelly Block consulted on the development of a national strategy to strengthen the financial literacy of Canadians.
Minister Ambrose to Make an Announcement Regarding Canada's Response to the Ebola Outbreak in West Africa
The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, will make an announcement regarding Canada's response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
The Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State for (Seniors), will speak at the Newfoundland and Labrador Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (NLNPEA) conference
The Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State for (Seniors), will speak at the Newfoundland and Labrador Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (NLNPEA) conference.
The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, today announced that Wilfred Jephson and Mary Tobin Oates will join the Veterans Review and Appeal Board, which provides Veterans, Canadian Armed Forces and Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) members, and their families, with an independent avenue of appeal for disability benefit decisions made by Veterans Affairs Canada.
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