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Five Canadian authors named to the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize shortlist

The Scotiabank Giller Prize shortlist has been announced, celebrating five Canadian fiction writers and the 27th edition of the Prize. The authors named to the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize shortlist are: Gil Adamson, for her novel Ridgerunner, published by House of Anansi Press David Bergen, for his short story collection Here The Dark, published by Biblioasis Shani Mootoo, for her ...

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Report shows that Canada’s prosperity is tied to progress on climate, social goals

As Canadian governments work to revive the economy in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, a new report from the Canadian Institute for Climate Choices examines how economic, social, and climate objectives are connected. Drawing on various sources of data, the report demonstrates how progress on climate change and efforts to drive prosperity can be mutually reinforcing. The report, 11 ...

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Tax Tip – Warning to Ontarians: Don’t be fooled by the senior homeowners’ property tax grant

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is warning Canadians about getting involved in schemes where promoters, usually tax representatives or tax preparers, are claiming they can get a tax refund for taxpayers relating to the Ontario senior homeowners’ property tax grant (OSHPTG). What is the OSHPTG?The OSHPTG is a refundable tax credit that gives tax relief to eligible low- and moderate-income ...

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Joint Statement Regarding World Trade Organization’s Panel Report on Softwood Lumber Duties

Today, John Yakabuski, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry, and Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, issued the following statement in response to the World Trade Organization (WTO) panel’s decision: “Ontario welcomes the decision made by the WTO panel that the countervailing duties the U.S. placed on Canadian lumber exports violate the U.S.’s WTO trade obligations. ...

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Erin O’Toole announces senior staff appointments

Erin O’Toole, Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada and Leader of Her Majesty’s Official Opposition, has announced the following two appointments and one nomination: Tausha Michaud – Chief of Staff to the Leader of the Official Opposition Michaud is a long-time political veteran with over 10 years of experience working in municipal, provincial, and federal government.  She formerly served ...

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Erin O’Toole – New Leader of Canada’s Conservative Party

Erin Michael O’Toole is the new Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada, he represents the riding of Durham. He won the leadership race last night by  a margin of over 4,700 points. The convention held virtually – saw a record 174,849 ballots cast, with O’Toole ran against Peter MacKay, Leslyn Lewis and MP Derek Sloan. This is a transcript ...

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Statement by the Prime Minister on Black Ribbon Day

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the National Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Communism and Nazism in Europe, also known as Black Ribbon Day: “Today, we join people around the world to pay tribute to the victims of Communism and Nazism in Europe. We express our solidarity with the survivors and their descendants, ...

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Déclaration du premier ministre à l’occasion de la journée du Ruban noir

Le premier ministre Justin Trudeau a fait aujourd’hui la déclaration suivante à l’occasion de la journée nationale de commémoration des victimes du communisme et du nazisme en Europe, que nous appelons également la journée du Ruban noir : « Aujourd’hui, nous nous joignons aux gens de partout dans le monde pour rendre hommage aux victimes du communisme et du nazisme en Europe. ...

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Statement from the Office of the Chief Information Officer of the Government Canada on recent credential stuffing attacks

The Government of Canada, like every other government and private sector organization in the world, deals with ongoing and persistent cyber risks and threats. That is why the government has robust systems and tools in place to monitor, detect and investigate potential threats, and neutralize them as quickly as possible. The Government of Canada is taking action in response to ...

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Déclaration du Bureau du dirigeant principal de l’information du gouvernement du Canada au sujet de l’attaque de bourrage de justificatifs touchant le service CléGC

Le gouvernement du Canada, comme tout autre gouvernement et organisation du secteur privé dans le monde, doit faire face à des cyberrisques et des cybermenaces continus et persistants. C’est pourquoi le gouvernement a des systèmes rigoureux pour surveiller, détecter et enquêter des menaces éventuelles et les neutraliser dès que possible. Le gouvernement du Canada prend des mesures à la suite ...

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Statement from the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada on August 16, 2020

In lieu of an in-person update to the media, Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, issued the following statement today: “There have been 121,889 cases of COVID-19 in Canada, including 9,024 deaths. 89% of people have now recovered. Labs across Canada have tested 4,741,146 people for COVID-19 to date. Over the past week, an average of 43,000 people ...

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Conservatives Call for Emergency Meeting

Conservative members of the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics have called for an emergency meeting to discuss Justin Trudeau’s $900 million scandal and to review the safeguards that are in place to prevent conflicts of interest in government procurement. MPs Michael Barrett, Damien Kurek, and Jacques Gourde today sent a letter to the Clerk of the ...

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Le gouvernement du Canada prolonge la durée des exigences imposées à toute personne qui entre au Canada aux termes de la Loi sur la mise en quarantaine

La santé et la sécurité de la population canadienne constituent la priorité absolue du gouvernement du Canada. Afin de limiter l’introduction et la propagation de la COVID-19 au pays, le gouvernement a pris des mesures sans précédent, notamment des restrictions visant les voyages non essentiels. Aujourd’hui, le gouvernement du Canada a repoussé au 31 août 2020 la date de fin des exigences ...

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