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10/24/2014 - 10:30
Today, the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Public Works and Government Services, and the Honourable Pierre Poilievre, Minister of State (Democratic Reform) and Member of Parliament for Nepean-Carleton, announced the awarding of a $137.8-million contract to General Dynamics Canada of Ottawa for upgrades to the Canadian Armed Forces' combat net radios and vehicle interface units.
10/24/2014 - 09:40
October 24, 2014 - Ottawa, Ontario The Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, today announced that up to $6.8M was awarded to over 80 projects undertaken between 2014 and 2016 under the third round of the Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnerships Program (RFCPP). She also highlighted that a fourth round of applications was announced by the Prime Minister on October 17, 2014. Interested groups have until December 12, 2014 to submit their projects.
10/24/2014 - 09:31
OTTAWA – Our fallen comrade, Corporal Nathan Cirillo, will be departing Ottawa today for his return home to Hamilton, Ontario. The transportation route will include a trip down the Highway of Heroes, which will allow Canadians to pay respects to both Corporal Cirillo and Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent.
10/24/2014 - 07:00
Tom Hendry Awards Ceremony on Monday

In commemoration of the Persons Case Outstanding Canadians sought for Governor General’s Award

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Ottawa- Mark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon, is encouraging local residents to nominate outstanding Canadians for the Governor General's Awards in Commemoration of the Persons Case.

"The award recognizes Canadians who have made outstanding contributions to advance the equality, rights or opportunities of women. We're looking for another Dr. Jean Scott," said Strahl referring to local author, women's right activist and 1990 recipient.

The Governor General's Awards in Commemoration of the Persons Case were created in 1979 to mark the 50th Anniversary of the groundbreaking Persons Case which made it possible for women to serve in the Senate and paved the way for women's increased participation in public and political life.

Each year, five recipients are chosen from across Canada. In 2012, two of those recipients will be from the youth category (15-30 years old). This is in recognition of the world's first International Day of the Girl which will take place on October 11, 2012.

The deadline for nominations is July 15. Recipients will be invited to Rideau Hall in October to receive a medal from his Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada.

For more information about the awards and for full instructions, please visit the Status of Women Canada website at: www.women.gc.ca, email: communications [at] swc-cfc [dot] gc [dot] ca or call: 1-855-969-9922.

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