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05/05/2015 - 10:44
Human civilization is changing the biosphere of the planet on an unprecedented scale, causing species extinction and climate change. How will humanity, in turn, be transformed by the crisis we have created? That's the profound question at the heart of the upcoming Canadian feature documentary Metamorphosis, co-produced by Chrysalis Pictures, Clique Pictures and the National Film Board of Canada (NFB), and starting production May 8 in Vanuatu in the wake of Cyclone Pam, the worst climate disaster to ever hit the South Pacific country.
05/05/2015 - 10:25
The Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, today announced that Canada has provided training to help ensure Quebec First Nations are prepared in case of wildfires, floods and other natural disasters.
05/05/2015 - 10:20
Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and International Trade Minister Ed Fast today announced that Canadian wheat producers can now benefit from greater export opportunities in Colombia, Canada's 7th largest market for wheat.
05/05/2015 - 09:57
The Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, today announced that Canada has provided support to help reduce the impact of overland flooding in Indian Island First Nation, located in Kent County, New Brunswick, on the Northumberland Strait.

Strahl urges passage of Jobs, Growth and Long-Term Prosperity Act

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Ottawa- Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl, rose in the House of Commons today to speak in favour of Bill C-38: Jobs Growth and Long-Term Prosperity Act. The bill would implement key elements of the Government's Economic Action Plan 2012.

"Although the economy remains fragile, Canada continues to outperform our major trading partners. The measures contained in our Action Plan will further strengthen our economy and create jobs and long-term prosperity for all Canadians," said Strahl.

Strahl highlighted measures in the bill that would encourage responsible resource development, ensure the sustainability of social programs, and balance the budget in the medium-term through modest spending reductions.

"While other countries have slipped into recession in a rush to balance the budget and others see their credit ratings slashed, Canada is moving to a balanced budget at the right pace and our economy continues to grow."

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