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Prime Minister welcomes start of full construction on the new Gordie Howe International Bridge

The Government of Canada continues to support large, transformative infrastructure projects across the country. The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced the start of full construction on the new Gordie Howe International Bridge, which will create thousands of new jobs during construction, and many permanent jobs once the bridge is operational.   The Windsor-Detroit trade corridor is the busiest commercial ...

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Statement from MP Erin O’Toole on NAFTA

The Honourable Erin O’Toole, Conservative Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement:   “Today’s news of a trade agreement between the United States and Mexico confirms that the Trudeau government has failed to advance Canada’s trade interests. For years, Conservatives have asked for a more serious approach from the Trudeau government on NAFTA, but the Liberals have ...

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Progress being made on NAFTA – US and Mexico

The United States and Mexico have made significant progress in discussions to revise key portions of the 24-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement, Minister Wilson made the following statement: “With hundreds of thousands of jobs at stake, it is imperative that our country has a voice at the table and that a deal on NAFTA is reached.  The threat of ...

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Ontario Announces Cannabis Retail Model

Following the federal legalization of cannabis on October 17, Ontario will immediately introduce an online retail channel for cannabis, to be followed by a private retail model by April 1, 2019. Minister of Finance Vic Fedeli and Attorney General Caroline Mulroney today shared details about how the province will manage cannabis retail following the federal government’s decision to legalize the ...

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Statement by Minister Wilson on the U.S. s. 232 National Security Investigation

Today, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, Jim Wilson issued the following statement: “Later this week, I will be travelling to Washington, D.C. during which time I will be vigorously advocating for the Canadian and American jobs that depend on our historic trading relationship.  I will be accompanied by Mr. Dean French, Chief of Staff to the Premier ...

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Joint Ministers’ Statement from Ontario and Saskatchewan on Immigration

The following statements were made today by Ontario and Saskatchewan at the conclusion of the Federal-Provincial-Territorial Meeting of Ministers Responsible for Immigration: “While Ontario fully supports legal immigration and continues to fund a wide range of services to refugees and newcomers of all backgrounds, we will not be signing on to this communiqué. Instead, the Government of Ontario continues to call ...

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Astronomy stamps showcase Milky Way, Northern Lights

Celestial events like meteor showers, solar and lunar eclipses, comets and asteroids make headlines because they inspire a sense of wonder. Canada Post’s latest stamps are sure to do the same. They showcase the majestic splendour of two spectacular phenomena: the Milky Way and the Northern Lights. The stamps feature stellar photographs from two Canadian night sky photographers who have ...

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Le premier ministre Justin Trudeau – Bonne fête du Canada!

Le premier ministre Justin Trudeau a fait aujourd’hui la déclaration suivante à l’occasion de la fête du Canada : « Bonne fête du Canada! « Peu importe où nous sommes, aujourd’hui, en tant que Canadiens, c’est le moment de célébrer le Canada et ceux qui ont bâti ce pays que nous aimons. « Nous sommes 37 millions de citoyens. Nous sommes forts de nos ...

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Prime Minister Trudeau – Happy Canada Day!

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Canada Day: “Happy Canada Day! “No matter where we are, today, as Canadians, we celebrate Canada and the people who have built the country we love. “We’re 37 million – strong in our differences, proud of our diversity, and united by our dreams. From one generation to the next, ...

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Déclaration du premier ministre à l’occasion de la Journée nationale des peuples autochtones

Le premier ministre Justin Trudeau a fait aujourd’hui la déclaration suivante à l’occasion de la Journée nationale des peuples autochtones : « Aujourd’hui, en cette Journée nationale des peuples autochtones, nous célébrons l’héritage unique et les cultures diverses des Premières Nations, des Inuits et de la Nation des Métis. Nous soulignons les contributions remarquables qu’ils apportent à notre pays. « Alors que nous ...

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Statement by the Prime Minister on National Indigenous Peoples Day

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on National Indigenous Peoples Day: “Today, on National Indigenous Peoples Day, we celebrate the unique heritage and diverse cultures of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples, and the tremendous contributions they make to this country. “As we celebrate Indigenous cultures and communities, we also acknowledge the oppression and discrimination Indigenous ...

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Déclaration de la ministre Joly à l’occasion de la Journée nationale des peuples autochtones

En ce jour du solstice d’été − la journée la plus longue de l’année, soulignée pour son caractère spécial par de nombreuses communautés autochtones −, nous nous réunissons afin de célébrer la culture, le patrimoine et la contribution des peuples autochtones. C’est aussi La Journée nationale des peuples autochtones, l’occasion pour nous d’en apprendre davantage au sujet des diverses cultures et langues ...

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Statement by Minister Joly on National Indigenous Peoples Day

Today, on the summer solstice—the longest day of the year and a special day marked by many Indigenous communities—we come together to celebrate the culture, heritage and contributions of Indigenous Peoples. It is also National Indigenous Peoples Day, a time for all of us to learn more about the diverse cultures and languages of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples ...

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Feelings Matter Most – A New Approach to Dementia Care Arrives in Canada

Giving priority and attention to the emotions of people living with dementia is the key to restoring people’s capacity to live a meaningful life and communicate with family and caregivers says Dementia Care Matters, which is owned by The Salvation Army (Australia), an international charity. Dementia Care Matters is set to expand in Canada in the fall, 2018. Leveraging evidence ...

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