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07/28/2014 - 14:42
Andrew Bennett, Canada's Ambassador for Religious Freedom, today issued the following statement: "It is with sorrow that I have learned of the death of Hira, seven years old, Kainaat, eight months old, and their grandmother, Bushra Bibi, all Ahmadiyya Muslims, who fell victim to an attack by a local mob in the area of Kachi-Pump in Gujranwala, Pakistan. They and other members of the local Ahmadi community were attacked simply because of their Ahmadiyya Muslim faith.
07/28/2014 - 11:00
The Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State (Social Development), will announce an investment by the Government of Canada to support skills training and job opportunities for youth in Winnipeg.
07/28/2014 - 10:52
Minister of State (Finance) Kevin Sorenson and Canada's first Financial Literacy Leader Jane Rooney will announce the members of the newly formed National Steering Committee on Financial Literacy at an event to be held at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at the Grosvenor Room, Central YMCA, 20 Grosvenor Street, Toronto, Ontario.
07/28/2014 - 10:46
At this meeting, Minister Valcourt announced that the Government of Canada is taking further action to help advance treaty negotiations

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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