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05/21/2015 - 15:00
On behalf of the Honourable Erin O'Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, Parliamentary Secretary Pierre Lemieux will deliver remarks at "A Night for Heroes" Gala hosted by Honour House
05/21/2015 - 14:30
Minister Findlay meets with leaders of the Chinese business community in the Greater Vancouver Area
05/21/2015 - 14:10
Today, the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency, and Minister for the Arctic Council, announced funding to support new projects under the National Wetland Conservation Fund (NWCF).
05/21/2015 - 13:55
The Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors) along with the Honourable Julian Fantino, Associate Minister of National Defence and Member of Parliament for Vaughan, will make an announcement regarding Government of Canada support through the New Horizons for Seniors Program.

National News

05/19/2015 - 10:14
Canada's Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander announced at the Vancouver International Airport the expansion of the China Transit Program (CTP). This program allows eligible Chinese travellers to fly to and transit through Canada visa-free when they are en route to and from the United States.
05/19/2015 - 10:00
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, on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Public Works and Government Services, today broke ground on the reconstruction of the Voltigeurs de Québec Armoury.
05/19/2015 - 09:30
Scott Armstrong, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister of Labour and Member of Parliament for Cumberland–Colchester–Musquodoboit Valley, on behalf of the Honourable Pierre Poilievre, Minister of Employment and Social Development, today announced funding, through the Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy (ASETS), to the Native Council of Nova Scotia. This federal investment will provide Aboriginal people with training and work experience, including in the skilled trades.
05/19/2015 - 09:30
On Wednesday, May 20th, 2015, the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification will make an announcement in support of innovation in British Columbia's agriculture and aquaculture industries, as well as other industries in the natural resource sectors.
05/19/2015 - 09:26
EAST SELKIRK, MANITOBA - James Bezan, Member of Parliament for Selkirk–Interlake and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Defence, on behalf of the Honourable Greg Rickford, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources, and the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs, will make an important announcement related to supporting water and wastewater improvements.
05/19/2015 - 08:30
The China Transit Program (CTP) allows eligible citizens from China, who normally need a visa to enter Canada, to transit through the country visa-free when travelling to or from the United States (U.S), if they meet certain conditions.
05/19/2015 - 08:28
Member of Parliament for Oak Ridges-Markham, Paul Calandra on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, announced today an investment of $785,660 to the Canada Organic Trade Association (COTA) to help promote the Canadian organic sector and increase the visibility of the Canadian organic brand in international markets.
05/19/2015 - 08:00
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05/19/2015 - 07:30
The Honourable Rob Moore, Regional Minister for New Brunswick and Minister of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency), 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, was joined today by Mike Allen, Member of Parliament for Tobique¿Mactaquac, the Honourable Brian Gallant, Premier of New Brunswick, Chuck Chiasson, Member of the Legislature for Victoria¿La-Vallée, and Richard Keeley, Mayor of Grand Falls, to announce $1,413,535 in federal funding for important storm sewer upgrades in Grand Falls.
05/19/2015 - 07:30
The Honourable Greg Rickford, Minister of Natural Resources and Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario, on behalf of Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, today celebrated with Kasabonika Lake First Nation the awarding of the contract and start of construction for a new wastewater lagoon for its community.
05/19/2015 - 07:30
The Honourable Greg Rickford, Minister of Natural Resources and Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario, on behalf of the Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, today announced infrastructure investments for 19 First Nations in Ontario, most of which are remote communities. Minister Rickford made the announcement while visiting Kasabonika Lake First Nation today.
05/19/2015 - 07:15
Good morning. I'd like to begin by thanking Peter Braid for that introduction. And, of course, I'd like to thank OpenText for hosting us here today.
05/19/2015 - 07:15
Today, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and International Trade Minister Ed Fast, alongside Canadian cattle and hog producers in Ottawa, reaffirmed Canada's longstanding position that the United States (U.S.) must repeal its protectionist and harmful COOL policy or face retaliatory measures.
05/19/2015 - 07:15
The Honourable Tony Clement, President of the Treasury Board of Canada, on behalf of the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for FedDev Ontario, today announced up to $3 million for Communitech Corporation to establish the Open Data Exchange (ODX), which will be located in Waterloo, Ontario. Joining Minister Clement to make the announcement was local Kitchener-Waterloo Member of Parliament Peter Braid.
05/19/2015 - 07:13
The Honourable Greg Rickford, Minister of Natural Resources, Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario and Member of Parliament for Kenora, on behalf of the Honourable Pierre Poilievre, Minister of Employment and Social Development, will announce an investment to Lake of the Woods Brewing Company to help local youth find jobs.
05/19/2015 - 07:00
Government of Canada supports the Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation of Canada

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