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09/02/2014 - 10:58
The Honourable Peter MacKay, Regional Minister for Nova Scotia and Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, on behalf of the Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State (Social Development), will announce Government of Canada support to TEAM Work Cooperative for their projects to help people with disabilities in Halifax.
09/02/2014 - 10:36
Today, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Labour and Western Economic Diversification, Cathy McLeod announced, on behalf of the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, Canadian support to the International Committee of the Red Cross to help the most vulnerable in the Philippines.
09/02/2014 - 10:35
Today, Canada Post is issuing a new commemorative envelope to recognize the 150th anniversary of the Charlottetown Conference ¿ that began on September 1, 1864 ¿ a historic milestone in Canadian history, marking the discussions of representatives from the colonies of British North America. The envelope, available in select post offices and online, showcases a photograph of the conference delegates on the steps of the Government House in Charlottetown.
09/02/2014 - 10:34
The funding announced today - $500,000 to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) – is aimed at addressing the humanitarian needs of the the most vulnerable affected by conflict on Mindanao island of the Philippines.

National News

08/26/2014 - 06:30
Government of Canada provides financial support for CIMA, Arts & Crafts Productions and Last Gang Records
08/26/2014 - 06:00
The Government of Canada is helping equip young Canadians in New Glasgow with the skills and work experience needed to get jobs, today announced the Honourable Peter MacKay, Regional Minister for Nova Scotia, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, and Member of Parliament for Central Nova, on behalf of the Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State (Social Development).
08/26/2014 - 04:54
Speech by the Honourable Greg Rickford Canada's Minister of Natural Resources To the Energy and Mines Ministers Meeting
08/25/2014 - 20:00
Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced significant financial support to provide upgraded high-speed Internet access to approximately 12,000 households in Nunavut and the Nunavik region of northern Quebec. This investment advances the Government of Canada’s priority to promote social and economic development in the North, as outlined in Canada’s Northern Strategy. The announcement was made in Pond Inlet, Nunavut, during the Prime Minister’s ninth annual Northern Tour, taking place from August 21 to 26, 2014. He was joined by James Moore, Minister of Industry, and Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency and Minister for the Arctic Council.
08/25/2014 - 17:03
Media representatives are advised that Dr. Colin Carrie, Member of Parliament for Oshawa and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of the Environment, will make an announcement regarding funding for the conservation of habitat and species at risk in British Columbia and across the country.
08/25/2014 - 16:09
Canada condemns the targeted killings of Iraqi Shiite Muslim worshipers near Baghdad today and of Sunni Muslim worshipers in Iraq's eastern province of Diyala on Friday. These vicious attacks, which claimed the lives of several dozen innocent civilians, only serve to inflame sectarian tensions among Iraqis
08/25/2014 - 13:19
As part of the 2014 Search for Franklin Expedition, Prime Minister Stephen Harper spent two nights with members of Her Majesty's Canadian Ship (HMCS) Kingston, travelling from Pond Inlet to Arctic Bay in Nunavut. The HMCS Kingston is en route to Victoria Strait, as part of a broader 2014 team searching for the ill-fated 1845-46 Franklin Expedition vessels: HMS Erebus and HMS Terror.
08/25/2014 - 12:40
Parliamentary Secretary Colin Carrie, on behalf of the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency and Minister for the Arctic Council announced today $3.4 million in additional support of 16 new North American Waterfowl Management Plan (NAWMP) projects across Canada.
08/25/2014 - 12:30
Parks Canada plays a leading role in the Victoria Strait Expedition, securing the archaeological research permit from the Government of Nunavut and coordinating the search for Sir John Franklin's lost ships. The search effort will last up to six weeks and focus on two areas: Wilmot and CramptonBay, and VictoriaStrait. Four ships will serve as platforms: the Canadian Coast Guard Ship Sir Wilfrid Laurier; the Royal Canadian Navy's Her Majesty's Canadian Ship Kingston, the Arctic Research Foundation's Martin Bergmann and One Ocean Expedition's One Ocean Voyager. New this year will be Defence Research and Development Canada's state-of-the-art autonomous underwater vehicle, Arctic Explorer, which was developed in collaboration with private-sector partners.
08/25/2014 - 12:25
The North American Waterfowl Management Plan (NAWMP) is an international partnership to conserve waterfowl populations and sustainable landscapes through actions based on strong biological foundations.
08/25/2014 - 11:57
This summer, an unprecedented number of organizations from the public, private and non-profit sectors are collaborating on a series of complementary research projects in Canada's Arctic. The search for artifacts from the 1845 Sir John Franklin Expedition is certain to attract the interest of the general public. Also of importance is the wealth of important scientific information that will be collected in Canada's most remote region. By working together and deploying the latest technologies, the partners will deepen our understanding of the Arctic – and of working in the Arctic – in a cost-effective, efficient, and productive manner. The Project will also deliver tangible benefits to Arctic communities.
08/25/2014 - 11:42
Two Klein 3000 towed side scan sonars will be used to search for the two lost Franklin Expedition ships, including one from the Parks Canada survey vessel Investigator, and the other from the Arctic Research Foundation's research vessel Martin Bergmann. This type of sonar is the principal remote-sensing tool in use with Parks Canada's Underwater Archaeology Team that has been deployed in the search for Her Majesty's Ship (HMS) Erebus and HMS Terror every year since 2008, systematically surveying in excess of 1,200 km2 in the process.
08/25/2014 - 11:35
support to Summer Street Industries to assist local youth.
08/25/2014 - 11:29
On May 19, 1845, the Royal Navy ships Her Majesty's Ship (HMS) Erebus and HMS Terror departed Greenhithe, England, on a much-heralded Arctic expedition in search of a Northwest Passage. Under the command of Sir John Franklin, with Captain Francis Rawdon Crozier second in command, the expedition's two ships set out with a total complement of 134 officers and men.
08/25/2014 - 11:20
Event date: August 26, 2014 - The Honourable Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology), will tour Simon Fraser University's Machine Shop and 4D LABS.
08/25/2014 - 10:40
Canadian livestock producers will benefit from more export opportunities in the Americas. Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Minister of International Trade Ed Fast announced today that Jamaica has approved all imports of beef from Canada.

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