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Canada 150 Research Chairs: A Brain Gain for Canada

Canada 150 Research Chairs: A Brain Gain for Canada
Scientists from top international universities such as Harvard, Imperial College London, recruited as Canada 150 Research Chairs OTTAWA – The Government of Canada understands that if we want to build a country that is bold and innovative, we must rely on the breakthroughs of Canadian scientists and their counterparts around the world. It’s their discoveries and inventions, along with the hands-on training they provide to new... Read More

CBSA Introduces Technology to Speed up Border Crossings and Improve Security

CBSA Introduces Technology to Speed up Border Crossings and Improve Security
Radio Frequency Identification Technology Now Operational at Select Ports of Entry across Canada OTTAWA – Ensuring an efficient, secure border is important to Canadians and our economy. Almost $2.5 billion dollars’ worth of two-way trade passes between Canada and the United States every day, in addition to more than 400,000 travellers. Today, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced that radio frequency identification (RFID) technology... Read More

Helping Families Save Money and Fight Climate Change At Home

Helping Families Save Money and Fight Climate Change At Home
Green Ontario Fund Offering Rebates for Energy-Efficient Renovations Ontario families can now access rebates to complete low-carbon, energy-efficient renovations to their homes through a new program from the Green Ontario Fund, a non-profit provincial agency funded by proceeds from the province’s cap on pollution and carbon market. New GreenON Rebates will cover: Up to $7,200 off new insulation and a $100 rebate... Read More

Deregistration of the National Advancement Party of Canada

Deregistration of the National Advancement Party of Canada
GATINEAU – The Acting Chief Electoral Officer of Canada, Stéphane Perrault, has accepted a request for the voluntary deregistration of the National Advancement Party of Canada, effective December 31, 2017. The request was submitted to the Acting Chief Electoral Officer in a letter filed in accordance with section 414 of the Canada Elections Act, dated December 9, 2017, and signed by the party’s leader and two party... Read More

Statement by the Prime Minister on the birthday of His Highness the Aga Khan

Statement by the Prime Minister on the birthday of His Highness the Aga Khan
Ottawa – The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement marking the birthday of His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan: “Today, we celebrate the birthday of His Highness the Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslims – a community that includes tens of thousands in Canada and millions around the world. “The Aga Khan is a... Read More

Statement by the Prime Minister on the first day of Hanukkah

Statement by the Prime Minister on the first day of Hanukkah
Ottawa – The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, issued the following statement today marking the first day of Hanukkah: “At sunset today, Jewish communities in Canada and around the world will welcome the beginning of Hanukkah – one of the oldest traditions in the world. “For eight nights, families and loved ones will celebrate the Festival of Lights by lighting the candles... Read More

Ontario Passes Legislation to Ensure Safe Transition to Federal Cannabis Legalization

Ontario Passes Legislation to Ensure Safe Transition to Federal Cannabis Legalization
Provincial Rules Will Help Protect Youth, Keep Communities and Roads Safe Ontario passed legislation today that will regulate the lawful use, sale and distribution of recreational cannabis by the federal government’s July 2018 legalization deadline.Ontario’s safe and sensible approach was informed by the province’s experience managing tobacco and alcohol, advice from public safety and health partners, and lessons learned from... Read More

Ontario Passes Legislation to Strengthen Transparency in Health Care

Ontario Passes Legislation to Strengthen Transparency in Health Care
Changes Include Greater Oversight of Long-Term Care Homes, Pharmaceutical Companies Ontario has passed legislation to enhance transparency, accountability and the quality of care across the health care sector, including greater oversight of long-term care homes and pharmaceutical companies. The Strengthening Quality and Accountability for Patients Act, 2017 will ensure that the province’s health system continues to put patients and their families first... Read More

Ontario Passes Legislation to Build Better Communities and Conserve Watersheds

Ontario Passes Legislation to Build Better Communities and Conserve Watersheds
Ontario Overhauling the Land Use Planning Appeal System and Strengthening Conservation Today, Ontario passed legislation that will give communities a stronger voice in land use planning and better preserve our natural environment. The Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act, 2017 will replace the Ontario Municipal Board with the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal, and help ensure that proceedings before the tribunal are... Read More

Prime Minister names the Honourable Richard Wagner as new Chief Justice of Canada

Prime Minister names the Honourable Richard Wagner as new Chief Justice of Canada
Ottawa – The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced the Honourable Richard Wagner as the new Chief Justice of Canada. Justice Wagner was called to the Quebec Bar in 1980 and practiced law until being appointed to the Quebec Superior Court in 2004. He sat in the Civil Division, the Commercial Division, and the Criminal Division of the Quebec Superior Court... Read More