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Canada to assume command of new NATO training mission in Iraq

Canada to assume command of new NATO training mission in Iraq
Brussels, Belgium – As a founding member of NATO, Canada has demonstrated strong and active leadership in the organization. Our country has always answered the call to protect international peace and security. The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced that Canada will expand our leadership role by assuming command of a new NATO training and capacity building mission in Iraq for... Read More

A&W Canada and the MS Society of Canada Kick Off 10th Annual Burgers to Beat MS Campaign

A&W Canada and the MS Society of Canada Kick Off 10th Annual Burgers to Beat MS Campaign
Canadians Invited to Join Christine Sinclair on the Burgers to Beat MS Team and Help Take On Multiple Sclerosis VANCOUVER– A&W Food Services of Canada Inc. and the MS Society of Canada are teaming up with soccer superstar Christine Sinclair, two-time Olympic bronze medalist and Canadian women’s national soccer team captain, for the 10th annual Burgers to Beat MS campaign to take on multiple sclerosis (MS). Burgers to Beat MS kicks off Monday, July... Read More

Threat of trade war to shock Canadian economy

Threat of trade war to shock Canadian economy
OTTAWA – The Conference Board of Canada’s latest Canadian Outlook Bulletin calls for the national economy to grow by 1.8 percent in 2018–19 in the wake of a 3 percent gain last year. “An easing pace of consumer spending, potential breakup of NAFTA and daily threats of new tariffs across a wide range of goods, including in the automotive sector, will weigh on Canada’s economic growth prospects,” said Matthew... Read More

Minister of Veterans Affairs marks 75th anniversary of Operation Husky and the beginning of the Italian Campaign

Minister of Veterans Affairs marks 75th anniversary of Operation Husky and the beginning of the Italian Campaign
OTTAWA – The Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, issued the following statement today on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of Operation Husky and the beginning of the Italian Campaign: “Today marks the 75th anniversary of the Allied assault on Sicily—codenamed Operation Husky—which began on July 10, 1943. “Canadian troops bravely waded ashore shortly after dawn and began their fight... Read More

Statement by the Prime Minister on the fifth anniversary of the Lac-Mégantic tragedy

Statement by the Prime Minister on the fifth anniversary of the Lac-Mégantic tragedy
Ottawa – The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the fifth anniversary of the Lac‑Mégantic tragedy: “Five years ago, a terrible tragedy took place in Lac-Mégantic. During the night, a runaway train carrying a shipment of crude oil derailed and caught fire in the heart of the community. The explosion that followed destroyed close to half of... Read More

New investments to improve Calgary’s transportation infrastructure

New investments to improve Calgary’s transportation infrastructure
Calgary  – Good infrastructure connects our communities, helps create good jobs, and gets us to work on time and back home again – so Canadians have more time to do what they love. That is why the Government of Canada is committed to making significant investments in infrastructure – investments that improve commute times, strengthen our communities, and create good, well-paying... Read More

Statement by the Prime Minister on the death of Paul Gérin-Lajoie

Statement by the Prime Minister on the death of Paul Gérin-Lajoie
Ottawa – The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, issued the following statement on the death of Paul Gérin-Lajoie, a former Quebec minister and a pioneer of education: “Today, we pay tribute to former politician and pioneer of the Quebec educational system, Paul Gérin-Lajoie. “Having served as both the minister of youth and minister of education in the Legislative Assembly of Quebec, Mr. Gérin-Lajoie was... Read More

Statement by the Prime Minister on la Fête nationale du Québec and Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day

Statement by the Prime Minister on la Fête nationale du Québec and Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day
Ottawa – The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on la Fête Nationale du Québec and Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day: “Today, my family and I join Quebecers to celebrate Quebec’s unique culture, history, and heritage. On la Fête Nationale du Québec, we honour our province’s distinct history, which has shaped a Canada that is strong in its differences and proud... Read More

Prime Minister welcomes appointment of new Parliamentary Budget Officer

Prime Minister welcomes appointment of new Parliamentary Budget Officer
Ottawa – The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today welcomed the appointment of Yves Giroux as the new Parliamentary Budget Officer. This appointment is effective September 3, 2018. The Parliamentary Budget Officer provides independent, non-partisan analysis on the state of Canada’s finances, the Government’s estimates and trends in the economy; raises the quality of parliamentary debate; and promotes greater budget transparency and accountability. The Parliamentary... Read More