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Canada Joins the International Renewable Energy Agency

Canada Joins the International Renewable Energy Agency
OTTAWA – As a world leader in the production and use of renewable energy, Canada recognizes the power of international partnership to accelerate the global transition to a low-carbon economy. The Minister of Natural Resources, Amarjeet Sohi, announced Wednesday that Canada has officially become a member of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), joining 159 countries in an intergovernmental organization devoted to providing clean, sustainable energy for the... Read More

Government of Canada on track to deliver on the creation of up to 40,000 more affordable child care spaces

Government of Canada on track to deliver on the creation of up to 40,000 more affordable child care spaces
Federal investments in early learning and child care are helping children and families in Canada HAMILTON – For Canadian families, high-quality, affordable child care is more than a convenience—it’s a necessity. Helping hard-working middle-class families provide the best start in life for their children is a top priority for the Government of Canada. By 2020, historic investments through the Early Learning and Child Care... Read More

Statement by the Prime Minister on Orthodox Christmas

Statement by the Prime Minister on Orthodox Christmas
Ottawa – The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Orthodox Christmas: “Today, Orthodox Christians in Canada and around the world will come together to celebrate Christmas. “Christmas is an opportunity to be thankful for the many blessings in our lives and to share our good fortune with others. These celebrations remind us of the importance of promoting... Read More

Dairy producers concerned over revisions to the Canada Food Guide

Dairy producers concerned over revisions to the Canada Food Guide
OTTAWA – Health Canada is set to publish a revised Canada Food Guide later this month. Indications are that the document would de-emphasize the scientifically proven nutritional value and health benefits of dairy products by eliminating the Milk and Alternatives group and actively advocating that Canadians shift towards consuming more plant-based sources of protein. Not only could this be detrimental to the long-term health... Read More

Tim Hortons Celebrates Canadians’ Love for the Classic Double Double Coffee with New Double Double™ Timbits®

Tim Hortons Celebrates Canadians’ Love for the Classic Double Double Coffee with New Double Double™ Timbits®
New coffee baked goods and sweet beverage treats are available starting today TORONTO – For a limited time only, you can now order your Double Double as delicious bite-sized Timbits®. A full line up of new coffee flavoured baked goods and hot beverages have arrived at Tim Hortons® and they’re sure to warm you up this winter season. “With many cold winter days... Read More

Canadians are spending more time with the company of a screen than with friends and family sharing a meal

Canadians are spending more time with the company of a screen than with friends and family sharing a meal
President’s Choice® is encouraging Canadians to pledge to make eating together a top resolution in 2019 BRAMPTON – As Canadians finalize their New Year’s resolutions, President’s Choice® is calling for ‘eating together’ to be added to their lists. With the PC Eat Together™ movement, the brand continues its journey to inspire more Canadians to get back to the table, demonstrating the social power of sharing a... Read More

Bold Approach to Warning Labels Could Butt Out Cigarettes In Canada By 2035: Rothmans, Benson & Hedges Inc.

Bold Approach to Warning Labels Could Butt Out Cigarettes In Canada By 2035: Rothmans, Benson & Hedges Inc.
TORONTO – A bold new approach to warning labels on tobacco could help make Canada smoke-free by 2035, a leading tobacco company said today. Warning labels have not kept pace with innovation and the introduction of new products such as vaping and electronically-heated tobacco that have different health risks than cigarettes, Rothmans, Benson & Hedges Inc. (RBH) said in a submission to Health Canada.... Read More

Less is more: Majority of Canadians want to simplify their lives, poll finds

Less is more: Majority of Canadians want to simplify their lives, poll finds
Canadians say their top time sucks are chores, groceries and clutter TORONTO – Canadians from coast-to-coast agree: it’s time to simplify their lives, finds a new survey from Simplii Financial.  Whether it’s clearing up clutter, getting a handle on email, or reducing the time spent on routine tasks such as laundry or grocery shopping, the vast majority of Canadians (87 per... Read More

Bell Let’s Talk Day is January 30: National awareness campaign begins with Canadians from around the country sharing their stories about mental illness

Bell Let’s Talk Day is January 30: National awareness campaign begins with Canadians from around the country sharing their stories about mental illness
MONTRÉAL – Bell Let’s Talk Day 2019 is coming up on Wednesday, January 30, and this week marks the start of the mental health initiative’s national awareness campaign leading up to the world’s biggest conversation about mental health. The campaign features 41 Friends of Bell Let’s Talk, Canadians from around the country telling their personal stories of living with mental illness and inviting everyone... Read More

Price of a domestic stamp rises to 90 cents from 85 cents on January 14 in the first postage rate increase since 2014

Price of a domestic stamp rises to 90 cents from 85 cents on January 14 in the first postage rate increase since 2014
OTTAWA  – Postage rates rise on January 14, with the price for stamps purchased in a booklet, coil or pane for domestic LettermailTM items weighing 30 grams or less increasing to $0.90, up from $0.85. The price of a single domestic stamp will increase to $1.05, up from $1.00. While usage varies, Canada Post estimates the impact of the price increases to be less than a dollar a... Read More