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Statement by the Prime Minister on Raoul Wallenberg Day

Statement by the Prime Minister on Raoul Wallenberg Day
Ottawa – The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Raoul Wallenberg Day: “Today, we pay tribute to Raoul Wallenberg, a humanitarian and hero who saved tens of thousands of Hungarian Jews during the Holocaust. “Working as a Swedish diplomat in Budapest, Mr. Wallenberg issued ‘protective passports’ to thousands of Hungarian Jews. Known as the Schutz-Pass, these documents... Read More

Transport Canada introduces new Arctic Shipping Safety and Pollution Prevention Regulations

Transport Canada introduces new Arctic Shipping Safety and Pollution Prevention Regulations
OTTAWA – Canada’s Arctic is a vast and diverse region that is an integral part of this country. Marine transportation in the Arctic connects Canada to other countries and provides an essential lifeline for northern communities. To uphold the Government of Canada’s high standards for marine shipping in the north, Transport Canada has introduced new Arctic Shipping Safety and Pollution Prevention... Read More

Coast-to-Coast Investments Help Canadians Drive Clean

Coast-to-Coast Investments Help Canadians Drive Clean
OTTAWA – Electric, hybrid and alternative fuel vehicles are the future of transportation. As Canadians continue to make greener choices, our government is giving them more options to drive clean while supporting a cleaner environment. The Honourable Jim Carr, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, today announced a $120-million investment to expand the network of electric vehicle charging and alternative refuelling stations... 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, we join Orthodox Christians in Canada and around the world to celebrate Christmas. “Christmas commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ and is a time to reflect on his message of hope and compassion. It is also an opportunity to appreciate the many blessings we enjoy... Read More

Statement by the Prime Minister to mark the New Year

Statement by the Prime Minister to mark the New Year
Ottawa – The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement to mark the New Year: “Happy New Year, Canada! “This past year, we marked the 150th anniversary of Confederation, and looked back on the remarkable achievements Canadians have made throughout our history. We recommitted ourselves to our shared values, and we celebrated the diversity that makes us strong. Millions of people – of... Read More

Ontario Wraps Up 150th Year with Legacy of Community Engagement

Ontario Wraps Up 150th Year with Legacy of Community Engagement
Province Celebrated Milestone Year with Over 2,000 Events and Initiatives Community engagement was at the heart of Ontario’s 150th anniversary celebrations, with more than 2,000 events and initiatives that built pride, celebrated inclusivity, promoted innovation and opportunity and boosted local economies. Throughout 2017, the province supported 698 community groups, municipalities, Indigenous communities and other organizations in marking the 150th anniversary, generating unique... Read More

Canadians more worried than ever about texting and driving

Canadians more worried than ever about texting and driving
OTTAWA – A Canadian Automobile Association poll finds an overwhelming majority of Canadians think texting and driving is getting worse, despite moves by law enforcement to crack down and extensive public education efforts. More than four out of five Canadians (83%) believe texting while driving is a bigger problem today than it was three years ago. “Despite anti-texting and driving laws in... Read More

The Government of Canada concludes two procurement arrangements to support the Canadian Coast Guard

The Government of Canada concludes two procurement arrangements to support the Canadian Coast Guard
OTTAWA – The Government of Canada is taking steps to ensure the safety of mariners and to support economic growth by increasing its capability to deliver critical services on Canada’s waterways. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) and the Canadian Coast Guard have concluded two supply arrangements (SAs) for additional marine services such as icebreaking and aids to navigation. Starting this winter, the Coast Guard will... Read More

The CBSA launches investigations into certain dry wheat pasta from the Republic of Turkey

The CBSA launches investigations into certain dry wheat pasta from the Republic of Turkey
OTTAWA – The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced today that it is launching an investigation into whether or not certain dry wheat pasta (DWP) originating in or exported from the Republic of Turkey (Turkey) is being sold at unfair prices in Canada. It will also investigate whether or not subsidies are being applied to certain DWP originating in or exported from Turkey. The investigations are the result of a complaint filed by the... Read More