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Statement on the legalization of cannabis from the Mental Health Commission of Canada

Statement on the legalization of cannabis from the Mental Health Commission of Canada
OTTAWA – Today, Canada will become only the second country in the world, after Uruguay, to legalize the recreational use of cannabis. The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) recognizes this as an important opportunity for Canada to become a global research leader in this area. Our country has one of the highest cannabis consumption rates in the world, with more than 40 per cent of people in Canada reporting they have... Read More

Royal Canadian Mint commemorates the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War with $2 “Armistice” circulation coin

Royal Canadian Mint commemorates the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War with $2 “Armistice” circulation coin
WINNIPEG – In keeping with the tradition of issuing finely crafted coins remembering the sacrifices of Canadians who fought for our freedoms, the Royal Canadian Mint has proudly issued a two-dollar circulation coin commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Armistice. This coin recalls the signing of the historic peace treaty ending the First World War on November 11, 1918 and was unveiled at the Mint’s Winnipeg facility before invited guests,... Read More

Statement by the Prime Minister on Small Business Week

Statement by the Prime Minister on Small Business Week
Ottawa – The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement marking Small Business Week, which runs from October 14 to 20, 2018: “This week, we celebrate the backbone of Canada’s economy and the cornerstone of our communities – small businesses. “Small businesses provide the goods and services we all depend on and create millions of jobs across the country.... Read More

Statement by Minister Monsef on the occasion of International Day of the Girl

Statement by Minister Monsef on the occasion of International Day of the Girl
OTTAWA – The Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of Status of Women, today issued the following statement: “Today we honour International Day of the Girl, which was inspired by a group of girls who asked world leaders for their own day to raise awareness about the unique challenges and opportunities they face because of their gender. “In too many instances, girls still... Read More

Government of Canada takes steps to address high rates of HIV and hepatitis C among people who share drug-use equipment

Government of Canada takes steps to address high rates of HIV and hepatitis C among people who share drug-use equipment
Minister of Health announces funding for 28 community-based projects OTTAWA – Sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections, including hepatitis C and HIV, are largely preventable. However, there are communities in Canada that have high rates of infection. This is a significant public health concern. The Government of Canada is taking steps to prevent the transmission of these infections and thereby protect the health of Canadians. Today,... Read More

Government of Canada welcomes largest private sector investment project in Canadian history

Government of Canada welcomes largest private sector investment project in Canadian history
LNG Canada announces 40 billion dollar investment that will lead to 10,000 middle class jobs Canada is a country that understands that environmental leadership and economic growth go hand-in-hand. With modern infrastructure and cleaner technology to get our resources to new markets, we can diversify our trade, grow our economy, and create good, well-paying jobs for middle-class Canadians. The Prime... Read More

Statement by the Prime Minister on Donna Strickland winning the Nobel Prize in Physics

Statement by the Prime Minister on Donna Strickland winning the Nobel Prize in Physics
Ottawa – The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, issued Tuesday the following statement after learning that Canadian physicist Dr. Donna Strickland won the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics: “I join Canadians and the international science community to recognize the remarkable accomplishments of Canadian physicist Dr. Donna Strickland, a winner of this year’s Nobel Prize in Physics. “Dr. Strickland, an associate professor at... Read More

Prime Minister announces the appointment of three senators

Prime Minister announces the appointment of three senators
Ottawa – The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced that the Governor General appointed the following independent senators to fill vacancies in the Senate: Patti LaBoucane-Benson (Alberta) Paula Simons (Alberta) Peter Boehm (Ontario) Dr. LaBoucane-Benson is a proud Métis who has dedicated her life to helping Indigenous families. Her most recent work has focused on increasing Indigenous peoples’ awareness of their... Read More

Statement by the Prime Minister on National Seniors Day

Statement by the Prime Minister on National Seniors Day
Ottawa – The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on National Seniors Day: “Trailblazers, role models, and unsung heroes, Canada’s seniors have shaped our country in countless ways, and paved a better path for millions of Canadians. “They answered the call to serve and defended the freedom and democracy we enjoy today. They supported their families through the... Read More