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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.

Official Opening of New Section of Trans Canada Trail in Lake Ainslie

Fri, 2017-02-03 10:53
Rodger Cuzner, Member of Parliament for Cape Breton-Canso, along with provincial and municipal representatives will open a newly completed 50km section of The Great Trail in Lake Ainslie.

Government of Canada invests $9.2 million to bring more research to market

Thu, 2017-01-26 11:15
More entrepreneurs will collaborate with researchers at Atlantic universities and colleges to turn ideas into new products and services as a result of a $9.2-million investment from the Government of Canada.

Sport Facility Upgrades at Université Sainte-Anne to Benefit Community

Mon, 2017-01-23 13:15
Colin Fraser, Member of Parliament for West Nova, today announced a $500,000 non-repayable contribution through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)'s Innovative Communities Fund (ICF), to support Université Sainte-Anne as it upgrades several recreational facilities at its Church Point campus.

MP Colin Fraser to Make Announcement in Church Point

Fri, 2017-01-20 12:30
Colin Fraser, Member of Parliament for West Nova, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), will make an announcement in Church Point.

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.

Government of Canada invests in infrastructure at the University of Waterloo

Thu, 2017-01-12 14:00
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 $32.64 million for a total combined investment of nearly $88 million in the University of Waterloo, which will help foster the training needed for the well-paying middle-class jobs of today and tomorrow.

$5.28-million investment in infrastructure at Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue to improve research and innovation

Thu, 2017-01-12 11:55
The Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, along with Geoffrey Kelley, Quebec Minister responsible for Native Affairs, on behalf of Hélène David, Quebec Minister responsible for Higher Education, today announced a historic investment to help equip young Quebeckers with the quality post-secondary education that will help them achieve their goals.

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.

Minister Chagger to announce infrastructure funding at University of Waterloo

Wed, 2017-01-11 13:30
Ottawa, January 12, 2017-The Honourable Bardish Chagger, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister of Small Business and Tourism, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, will be at the University of Waterloo to announce infrastructure funding. Minister Chagger will highlight the benefits of the Government of Canada's Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund.

Minister Chagger and Minister McGarry to announce infrastructure funding at Wilfrid Laurier University

Wed, 2017-01-11 11:55
Ottawa, January 12, 2017-The Honourable Bardish Chagger, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister of Small Business and Tourism, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, along with the Honourable Kathryn McGarry, Ontario's Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry, will be at Wilfrid Laurier University to announce infrastructure funding. Minister Chagger will highlight the benefits of the Government of Canada's Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund.

Minister Bains to announce infrastructure funding at Georgian College

Fri, 2017-01-06 11:50
Ottawa, January 9, 2017-The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and Ann Hoggarth, MPP for Barrie, will be at Georgian College to announce infrastructure funding. Minister Bains will highlight the benefits of the Government of Canada's Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund.

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.

Government of Canada Announces $3.3 million for Innovative Saskatchewan Business

Fri, 2016-12-16 14:30
Vendasta Technologies Inc. will be the first company in North America to combine online marketing and sales technology with cloud marketplace technology thanks to a $3.34 million investment from the Government of Canada.

Government of Canada Supports Advancement in Digital Marketing Technology

Fri, 2016-12-16 14:30
The Government of Canada is committed to building Canada as a global centre of innovation; one that focuses on strengthening the middle class by creating jobs, driving growth across all industries and improving the lives of all Canadians. To this end, it is providing $3.34 million to Vendasta Technologies Inc. to advance digital marketing technology.

Government of Canada invests in new Tśzil Learning Centre

Tue, 2016-12-13 13:50
December 9, 2016 – Mount Currie, British Columbia – Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada - 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's $7.21-million investment in the Tśzil Learning Centre in Líl̓wat Nation will do just that by fostering the training needed for the well-paying middle-class jobs of today and tomorrow.

Statement by Minister Qualtrough on Human Rights Day

Sat, 2016-12-10 10:00
The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, today issued the following statement: "Stand up for someone's rights today. As Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, I am echoing the theme of Human Rights Day, which commemorates the United Nations General Assembly's adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948.

Statement by the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development on International Volunteer Day

Mon, 2016-12-05 09:00
In celebration of International Volunteer Day, I would like to recognize the 13 million Canadians who volunteer each year for their generosity, their dedication, and the selfless work they do in support of communities across Canada.

Newport District Rink Now Open

Fri, 2016-12-02 10:00
The Honourable Scott Brison, President of the Treasury Board of Canada and Member of Parliament for Kings – Hants, will be in Newport this evening to celebrate the grand opening of the newly constructed Newport and District rink. The 31,080 square foot facility will serve over 40,000 residents from West Hants, East Hants and the Kings County areas. Minister Brison is attending the opening on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA).

Backgrounder - Canada Research Chairs Program and Canada Foundation for Innovation

Fri, 2016-12-02 09:55
Canada Research Chairs; Canada Foundation for Innovation