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Calling on Canadian Innovators: Fisheries and Oceans Canada has a challenge for you!

Calling on Canadian Innovators: Fisheries and Oceans Canada has a challenge for you!
OTTAWA – It is estimated that more than eight million metric tons of plastic end up in the oceans each year. These products never actually break down, except into smaller and smaller pieces that endanger marine life, pollute ecosystems and litter our beaches. Fishing nets and other fishing gear also contain several kinds of plastic, and abandoned, lost or otherwise discarded... Read More

Minister O’Regan announces appointment of new Ombudsperson for the Department of Veterans Affairs

Minister O’Regan announces appointment of new Ombudsperson for the Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Affairs Canada – Veterans Affairs Minister Seamus O’Regan today welcomed the appointment of Mr. L. Craig Dalton as the new Ombudsperson for the Department of Veterans Affairs, and thanked Mr. Guy Parent for his service to the Veteran community as Ombudsperson since 2010.With over 25 years in the Canadian Armed Forces, Mr. Dalton served in a number of key positions,... Read More

Registered electors in Leeds–Grenville–Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes should receive their card by Friday, November 16

Registered electors in Leeds–Grenville–Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes should receive their card by Friday, November 16
GATINEAU –  Elections Canada is mailing a personalized voter information card to each registered elector in Leeds–Grenville–Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes (Ontario). The card tells electors when and where to vote and whether their polling place is wheelchair-accessible. Electors in Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes who do not receive a card by Friday, November 16, or whose card shows the wrong address, can update their address... Read More

Canada’s official overseas delegation mark the 100th anniversary of Canada’s Hundred Days and the end of the First World War

Canada’s official overseas delegation mark the 100th anniversary of Canada’s Hundred Days and the end of the First World War
OTTAWA – The Government of Canada will mark the 100th anniversary of Canada’s Hundred Days and the end of the First World War by sending an official delegation to Belgium to take part in ceremonies and events from November 9 to11, 2018. The delegation will include Canadian Veterans, youth, and parliamentarians, as well as ceremonial support from the Canadian Armed Forces and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. A contingent of... Read More

Statement by Minister Goodale on the Correctional Service of Canada’s Review of Offender Transfers

Statement by Minister Goodale on the Correctional Service of Canada’s Review of Offender Transfers
OTTAWA – The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, made the following statement today on the Correctional Service of Canada’s Review of Offender Transfers: “At my request, the Commissioner of the Correctional Service of Canada conducted a review of the transfer of an inmate to a multi-level healing lodge for women to examine whether all relevant policies had been properly followed and whether those... Read More

Statement from the Commissioner of the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) on CSC’s Policy Review of Transfers to Multi-level Healing Lodges

Statement from the Commissioner of the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) on CSC’s Policy Review of Transfers to Multi-level Healing Lodges
OTTAWA – Anne Kelly, Commissioner of the Correctional Service of Canada issued the following statement today: “On September 26, the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness asked me to undertake a complete review of the facts surrounding the case of an offender who was transferred to a healing lodge as well as a review of the long-standing policies which led to her transfer. The... Read More

Veterans Ombudsman 2017-18 Annual Report tabled today

Veterans Ombudsman 2017-18 Annual Report tabled today
OTTAWA – The Veterans Ombudsman’s 2017-18 Annual Report was tabled today in the House of Commons by the Minister of Veterans Affairs. The report covers all activities of the Office of the Veterans Ombudsman (OVO) from April 1, 2017, to March 31, 2018, and highlights the OVO’s accomplishments in 2017-18. The Annual Report highlights the support that the OVO provided to Veterans and their... Read More

Governor General of Canada to visit Belgium to honour Canadians’ service and sacrifice in First World War

Governor General of Canada to visit Belgium to honour Canadians’ service and sacrifice in First World War
Ottawa – The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced that Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, will visit Mons, Belgium, on November 10, 2018. During her visit, the Governor General will attend commemoration events for the 100th anniversary of the First World War Armistice. As Commander-in-Chief of Canada, she will attend a remembrance ceremony at the... Read More

Statement on Veterans’ Week from the Mental Health Commission of Canada

Statement on Veterans’ Week from the Mental Health Commission of Canada
OTTAWA – 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the Armistice that ended the First World War. Since 1919, we have taken the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month to remember those who have served their country, in times of conflict and in peace. Just as important as honouring the past, remembrance is a time to acknowledge and recognise those... Read More

87 percent of inspected packages seized or refused due to suspected counterfeit and/or unlicensed health products in week-long international operation

87 percent of inspected packages seized or refused due to suspected counterfeit and/or unlicensed health products in week-long international operation
Ottawa – From October 9-16, 2018, Canada seized or refused over 3,000 packages of suspected counterfeit and/or unlicensed health products, such as illegal prescription drugs, as part of Operation Pangea XI, an international operation targeting illicit online pharmaceutical networks. In Canada, Operation Pangea is a joint effort between the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), Health Canada and INTERPOL Ottawa.... Read More