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Government of Canada Is Taking Concrete Steps to Achieve Gender Equity in All Levels of Sport

Government of Canada Is Taking Concrete Steps to Achieve Gender Equity in All Levels of Sport
WINNIPEG – Strong and powerful female role models inspire Canadian girls and young women to remain in sport and motivate them to become leaders. Although the majority of girls participate in sport in their early years, adolescent girls tend to drop out of sport at a much higher rate than boys, and women remain underrepresented in leadership positions in sport. The... Read More

Helping Canadians Discover Their History: Funding Announced for Historica Canada

Helping Canadians Discover Their History: Funding Announced for Historica Canada
TORONTO – The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism, today announced funding of over $4 million for Historica Canada to support four projects that will help Canadians discover their history. The announcement was made at the headquarters of Historica Canada in Toronto. Funding is being provided through the Canada History Fund, which encourages Canadians to improve their knowledge about Canada’s history, civics... Read More

Opportunity for Canadians to help shape the way history is shared at Parks Canada places

Opportunity for Canadians to help shape the way history is shared at Parks Canada places
Public input will help ensure broader, more inclusive stories at Canada’s heritage places OTTAWA – Parks Canada places belong to all Canadians and tell the stories of who we are, including the history, cultures, and contributions of Indigenous peoples. Today, Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, Catherine McKenna, invited Canadians to share their views on Parks Canada’s... Read More

Statement by the Prime Minister on Commonwealth Day

Statement by the Prime Minister on Commonwealth Day
The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Commonwealth Day: “Today on Commonwealth Day, we join Commonwealth countries around the world to honour our ties of friendship and cooperation, and celebrate the values we share. “This year, we mark the 70th anniversary of the creation of the modern Commonwealth. The Commonwealth is a voluntary association of 53 countries,... Read More

The Prime Minister announces a change in the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians

The Prime Minister announces a change in the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians
Ottawa – The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced the following appointment to fill a vacancy in the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians: The Honourable Diane Finley P.C., M.P. becomes a member of the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians, effective March 7, 2019. The National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians is a multi-party committee that includes representatives from both... Read More

Royal Canadian Legion: Preliminary review of Pension For Life for injured veterans is alarming

Royal Canadian Legion: Preliminary review of Pension For Life for injured veterans is alarming
Ottawa – The findings in the recent Parliamentary Budget Officer Report, The cost differential between three regimes of Veterans Benefits, causes The Royal Canadian Legion great concern.  The report indicates Veterans, specifically those most seriously ill and injured, will receive less financial compensation than is provided under the current Veterans Well-being Act. The Legion has long said the most seriously ill and injured... Read More

According to new MTM report: 85% of online Canadians report having some level of concern surrounding the impact of fake news in the world today, plus other key findings

According to new MTM report: 85% of online Canadians report having some level of concern surrounding the impact of fake news in the world today, plus other key findings
OTTAWA – The Media Technology Monitor (MTM), a research product of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC/Radio Canada), today announced the release of its latest Sneak Peek Report. The Report, which provides trend information in the area of technology ownership and usage, is based on telephone interviews with 8,000 Canadians and is released twice annually. Key findings from the Sneak Peek include the following: Canadians are avid... Read More

Name the Puppy 2019: Help the RCMP name their newest puppies

Name the Puppy 2019: Help the RCMP name their newest puppies
Innisfail, Alberta – The Royal Canadian Mounted Police needs your help to name the next generation of police dogs. The chosen names will be given to 13 German Shepherd puppies born at the Police Dog Service Training Centre in Innisfail, Alberta. The 13 children whose names are selected will each receive a laminated 8×10-inch photo of the pup they name, a plush dog named Justice... Read More

Statement by the Prime Minister on the International Day Against the Use of Child Soldiers

Statement by the Prime Minister on the International Day Against the Use of Child Soldiers
OTTAWA – The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the International Day Against the Use of Child Soldiers: “Child soldiers experience what no human being should. They are denied their childhood and, all too often, a chance to reclaim their future and lead a normal life. “The use of child soldiers has no place in our world. On the... Read More