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07/30/2014 - 17:05
Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister for Multiculturalism, completed a successful visit to Lebanon where he met community, business, & political leaders, promoted trade, and met Canadian aid workers who are helping victims of the Syrian Civil War.
07/30/2014 - 15:45
Pierre Lemieux, Parliamentary Secretary to Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, and Dean Allison, member of Parliament for Niagara West-Glanbrook, attended an open house at the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre's Victoria Farm and announced two investments worth over $2.5 million from the Government of Canada.
07/30/2014 - 15:17
The Honourable Deepak Obhrai, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and for International Human Rights, will travel to Koror, Palau, to participate in the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) Post Forum Dialogue plenary session on August 1, 2014. This will be the Parliamentary Secretary's sixth consecutive Post Forum Dialogue meeting, demonstrating Canada's commitment to the Pacific Islands.
07/30/2014 - 14:00
Today, the Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors) and Member of Parliament for Richmond, on behalf of the Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State (Social Development), announced over $1.3 million in funding to the Neil Squire Society to help Canadians with disabilities enter the workforce.

National News

07/23/2014 - 13:30
On July 24, 2014, on behalf of the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe MP Robert Goguen will share details about the Harper government's plans to repair and improve the small craft harbours in Eastern New Brunswick.
07/23/2014 - 13:00
Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade and Member of Parliament Randy Kamp (Pitt Meadows - Maple Ridge - Mission) announced today an investment of over $117,000 to the British Columbia Blueberry Council to help high-bush blueberry growers showcase their world-class blueberries abroad and increase export sales
07/23/2014 - 13:00
Export Development Canada (EDC) today announced financing of USD 48.5 M to Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp. (TSX: PRE) (BVC: PREC) (BOVESPA: PREB), renewing its partnership with the largest private sector publicly traded oil and gas producer operating in Colombia.
07/23/2014 - 13:00
The Government of Canada and its partners today celebrated two significant road projects in the South Shore Trade Area (SSTA) of Burrard Inlet, which are in their final stages and will enhance truck, rail, and port operations while reducing impacts to local communities
07/23/2014 - 13:00
Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement to mark the opening of the XX Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland from July 23 to August 3, 2014:
07/23/2014 - 12:42
Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today issued the following statement after the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) once again singled out Israel while not even mentioning Hamas and its continued terrorist operations
07/23/2014 - 12:30
Media are invited to join the Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, and Patrick Brown, Member of Parliament for Barrie, for an announcement.
07/23/2014 - 12:02
Today, on behalf of the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, Nina Grewal, Member of Parliament for Fleetwood-Port Kells, announced humanitarian assistance funding to support the efforts of UNICEF in Somalia. The support will help improve the health, well-being and protection of children, women and their families.
07/23/2014 - 12:00
Members of the media are invited to attend an important infrastructure event with Ryan Leef, Member of Parliament for Yukon, and the Honourable Brad Cathers, Yukon Community Services Minister.
07/23/2014 - 11:55
Today's announcement of $5 million to UNICEF is addressing the humanitarian needs of people, especially children, affected by the crisis in Somalia.
07/23/2014 - 11:50
Through the Great Lakes Sustainability Fund (GLSF), the Government of Canada supports projects to clean up each of Canada's 14 remaining Areas of Concern or "degraded areas" within the Great Lakes Basin. 
07/23/2014 - 11:35
"Canada welcomes news that an agreement has been reached between the ruling Cambodian People's Party and opposition Cambodian National Rescue Party [CNRP] to end the political deadlock following the July 2013 national elections.
07/23/2014 - 11:05
Today, the Honourable Steven Blaney, Canada's Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, announced the coming-into-force of an expanded Order Declaring an Amnesty Period (2014).
07/23/2014 - 10:03
Today Minister Aglukkaq and Nova Scotia Environment Minister Randy Delorey announced the renewal of a cooperative water monitoring agreement between Environment Canada and Nova Scotia Environment. The Memorandum of Agreement for Water Quantity Surveys ensures the on-going collection, processing, publication and distribution of water quantity data in Nova Scotia.
07/23/2014 - 10:00
The Government of Canada is providing the Corporation of the Town of New Tecumseth with $4,591 through the Museums Assistance Program to support improvements to the Museum on the Boyne's collections management and environmental monitoring practices.
07/23/2014 - 09:00
Today, the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, together with the Honourable Mike Lake, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Industry and Member of Parliament for Edmonton-Mill Woods-Beaumont, announced an investment of $150,000 in support of a pilot program that is providing Information Technology (IT) skills training and career opportunities for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

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