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Government of Canada wraps up consultations on how to make a more accessible Canada for people with disabilities

Tue, 2017-02-07 16:00
Over the past five months, the Government of Canada has held public sessions across Canada as part of a consultation process to inform planned federal accessibility legislation. The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, is leading discussions on the barriers to accessibility that Canadians face in their daily lives.

Backgrounder: Canada and Quebec support 5 projects to improve water and wastewater systems across the Estrie region

Thu, 2017-01-26 09:15
Under this new federal funding program, the governments of Canada and Quebec are investing $5,332,059 million in 5 water and wastewater projects to ensure residents of the Estrie region have access to clean and reliable water sources. Funding for these projects was made possible by the signing of the bilateral agreement on July 5, 2016. The municipalities will provide the remainder of the funding.

Five projects will improve water and sewage systems across Estrie thanks to the Clean Water and Waste Water fund

Thu, 2017-01-26 09:15
The governments of Canada and Quebec are safeguarding public health and helping protect the province's waterways by investing in projects to ensure that water and wastewater systems in the province are up to date and efficient and meet communities' increasing capacity needs. These investments will also help create jobs and grow the economy.

Offender wanted by Kingston Police

Mon, 2017-01-23 13:46
On January 22, 2017, David Maracle walked away from the Henry Traill Community Correctional Centre (CCC), a federally operated community-based residential facility where he was being supervised under a Long-Term Supervision Order (LTSO).

Canada Summer Jobs 2017 application period for employers extended

Thu, 2017-01-19 13:00
Summer work experience for students helps them prepare for good, well-paying jobs as they start their careers-strengthening our middle class and keeping our economy growing.

Canada and Ontario invest in infrastructure at University of Windsor

Thu, 2017-01-12 10:55
The Government of Canada values the role of post-secondary institutions as they help equip young Canadians with the education and training they need for future careers that will help them join a strong, healthy middle class. Today, the Government of Canada is investing $14.95 million for a total combined investment of more than $30 million in the University of Windsor, which will help foster the training needed for the well-paying middle-class jobs of today and tomorrow.

Automotive Innovation Fund Investment Announcement—Honda of Canada Manufacturing

Mon, 2017-01-09 16:15
Introduction - The Government of Canada is committed to creating jobs, growth and long-term prosperity and to keeping Canada's automotive manufacturing sector globally competitive and innovative.

Minister Bains to announce funding in support of innovative automotive technologies

Mon, 2017-01-09 14:00
Windsor, Ontario, January 10, 2017-The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, will make an automotive innovation funding announcement.

Minister Bains and Minister Duguid to announce support for automotive manufacturing

Mon, 2017-01-09 06:00
Alliston, Ontario, January 9, 2017-The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, together with the Honourable Brad Duguid, Ontario Minister of Economic Development and Growth, will make an important automotive-related announcement.

Minister Bains concludes successful trip to Consumer Electronics Show

Fri, 2017-01-06 20:50
January 6, 2017 – Las Vegas, Nevada – Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada - Canada is a leading innovation nation that embraces innovative people, technologies and companies, and it offers a welcoming investment environment.

Minister Bains to showcase Montréal's Felix & Paul Studios at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas

Wed, 2017-01-04 19:00
Ottawa, January 5, 2017-The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, will take part in an announcement with Montréal-based virtual reality production company Felix & Paul Studios at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Statement by the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour

Wed, 2016-12-21 11:15
Today, the Honourable MaryAnn Mihychuk, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, made the following statement: "I am pleased to receive and share with Canadians the interim report of the Expert Panel on Youth Employment. Our government knows that prosperity for the middle class will increasingly depend on young Canadians getting the tools they need to access the jobs of today and of tomorrow. The Expert Panel on Youth Employment is examining the barriers young people face, including vulnerable youth, in finding and keeping jobs. They will be putting forward bold, innovative ideas to break down these barriers.

FedDev Ontario Helps Chatham Manufacturer Improve Productivity and Diversify Exports

Mon, 2016-12-19 11:40
December 19, 2016 - Chatham, Ontario - Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) Manufacturers need access to the right tools and equipment to grow and succeed.

MP Badawey to Announce Support for the Manufacturing Sector in the Golden Horseshoe

Thu, 2016-12-15 10:00
Thursday, December 15, 2016-Vance Badawey, Member of Parliament for Niagara Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for FedDev Ontario, will make an announcement to support collaboration and innovation in southern Ontario's manufacturing sector at Niagara College.

Government of Canada takes early action to improve the Temporary Foreign Worker Program

Tue, 2016-12-13 15:30
Improving access to job opportunities for Canadians and creating the conditions for growth will help families in the middle class and those working hard to join it. That's why today, the Honourable John McCallum, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, and the Honourable MaryAnn Mihychuk, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, announced first steps as part of the Government's commitment to bring forward a suite of meaningful changes to make the Temporary Foreign Worker Program work for workers, for employers and for the Canadian economy. These initial improvements are being taken now while the Government continues to work on the development of a more comprehensive policy.

2016 Canadian Aerospace Summit

Tue, 2016-11-22 11:45
Thank you very much, Jim [Jim Quick, President and CEO, Aerospace Industries Association of Canada], for that kind introduction and for inviting me today.

New resources to help skilled Veterans build meaningful new careers

Tue, 2016-11-15 09:50
Veterans will get the information and training they need to build meaningful new careers, today announced the Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence.

Ontario Economic Summit

Mon, 2016-11-14 17:25
Thank you very much, Allan [O'Dette, President and CEO, Ontario Chamber of Commerce], for that kind introduction.

Canada Celebrates Global Entrepreneurship Week

Mon, 2016-11-14 12:00
Ottawa, November 14, 2016-Global Entrepreneurship Week, which begins today, is celebrated around the world and runs through November 20. The Honourable Bardish Chagger, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister of Small Business and Tourism, is set to participate in a number of activities with partner organizations.

Minister Chagger to deliver opening remarks at Startup Canada's live stream panel event

Fri, 2016-11-11 10:00
Ottawa, November 14, 2016-As part of Global Entrepreneurship Week, the Honourable Bardish Chagger, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister of Small Business and Tourism, will deliver opening remarks at Startup Canada's live stream panel event on building an entrepreneurial and creative nation.