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Northern Ontario First Nations receives $13M to reduce fossil fuel dependency
Indigenous Eastern Canada

Northern Ontario First Nations receives $13M to reduce fossil fuel dependency

Reading Time: 3 minutes First Nations communities have been paving the way for reduction of fossil fuels throughout the country Canada’s forest sector plays a central role in combating climate change, driving innovation and creating economic opportunities for rural and Indigenous communities. The best solutions for combating climate change in these communities come from the people who live there. Read More…

Canadians still mourn the death of Former Prime Minister Turner
Eastern Canada

Canadians still mourn the death of Former Prime Minister Turner

Reading Time: 2 minutes Prime Minister Turner was a modest man that served his country with honour Canadians still mourn the death of Canada’s 17th Prime Minister Turner. The out pouring of support from Canadians and world leaders is just a testament to how much he was respected and loved. Turner was Canada’s first Prime Minister born in the United Read More…

The Chosen One! Broadcast Royalty Marci Len Joins Team Trudeau
Eastern Canada

The Chosen One! Broadcast Royalty Marci Len Joins Team Trudeau

Reading Time: 2 minutes Marci Len, broadcast personality to run for Trudeau Liberals in Morneau’s old riding of Toronto Centre With the resignation of Liberal Finance Minister Bill Morneau, the Liberal party was left with a large task off filling a safe seat in Toronto Centre. A safe seat requires a high profile candidate with integrity and a solid Read More…

Transport Minister Marc Garneau announces $25M to upgrade rail safety
Eastern Canada

Transport Minister Marc Garneau announces $25M to upgrade rail safety

Reading Time: 2 minutes 165 new projects to receive a share of $25M rail safety fund Today, Canadian Transport Minister Marc Garneau announced funding of more than $25 million over three years for the Rail Safety Improvement Program. The investment will support 165 new projects and initiatives that will increase safety and Canadian’s confidence at grade crossings and along Read More…

Ontario Ramps Up Ventilator Production with another 10,000 units in production
Eastern Canada

Ontario Ramps Up Ventilator Production with another 10,000 units in production

Reading Time: 2 minutes Lifesaving ventilators will support front line health care, prepare province for future challenges GUELPH ― The Ontario government is investing $2.5 million through the Ontario Together Fund in Guelph-based Linamar Corp. to support the retooling of its assembly line to manufacture ventilator components to produce 10,000 Ontario-made e700 ventilators. O-Two Medical Technologies partnered with Linamar Read More…

FedNor investment created 1750 jobs for Rainy River youths
Eastern Canada

FedNor investment created 1750 jobs for Rainy River youths

Reading Time: 2 minutes FedNor has been investing in youths for more than three decades Thunder Bay, ON, Young Canadians have the talent and drive to succeed, and local employers are eager to benefit from their unique perspectives. Providing opportunities for young graduates to prove themselves and for organizations and businesses to access a skilled and enthusiastic workforce is Read More…

Anishnawbek first nation receives $1.1M to build new affordable housing
Indigenous Eastern Canada

Anishnawbek first nation receives $1.1M to build new affordable housing

Reading Time: 2 minutes Indigenous communities like Anishnawbek have seen a major increase in housing funding under the Trudeau Government A fundamental need for every individual is a safe and healthy home. The government of Canada is working in partnership with Indigenous Peoples to develop innovative housing initiatives to reduce overcrowding and enhance the quality of life and well-being Read More…

IAMGOLD Mining to create 1,000 jobs in Ontario
Eastern Canada

IAMGOLD Mining to create 1,000 jobs in Ontario

Reading Time: 2 minutes The IAMGOLD Mine project has gold reserves of more than seven million ounces Prime Minister Trudeau and members of the Ontario government was on hand to break ground for the IAMGOLD’s ribbon cutting of the new Côté Gold Mine, a project that will drive long-term economic growth and support a strong recovery in Northern Ontario. Read More…

Indigenous Eastern Canada

25 year anniversary of the killing of Dudley George by Ontario Provincial Police

Reading Time: 2 minutes Dudley George was shot and killed by Ontario Provincial Police while protesting Today, Carolyn Bennett Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, together with Greg Rickford, Minister of Indigenous Affairs Ontario, and Chief Jason Henry, Chief of Chippewas of Kettle & Stony Point First Nation, announced the addition of lands to Chippewas of Kettle & Stony Point First Read More…

Quebec's $5,000,000 to help victims of crime welcomed news
Eastern Canada

Quebec’s $5,000,000 to help victims of crime welcomed news

Reading Time: < 1 minute Quebec’s increasing need for victim protection spawned the new $5,000,000 funding On Saturday, Quebec’s Minister of Justice and Attorney General Simon Jolin-Barrette, announced the establishment of a $5,000,000 fund to support projects to intervene with people who are victims of crime. These sums will be used to finance various projects in favor of organizations that Read More…

$64,000 in Meth and contraband seized at Maximum security prison
Eastern Canada

$64,000 in Meth and contraband seized at Maximum security prison

Reading Time: 1 minute Another major drug bust at a Canadian penitentiary On September 2, 2020, as a result of routine searches by correction officials, two packages were seized on the perimeter of the Maximum security unit at Collins Bay Institution.  The contraband seized included 5 cell phones, an e-cigarette and oil, as well as various quantities of marijuana, Read More…

Quebec's Saint-Jérôme heading to a referendum amidst COVID-19
COVID-19 Eastern Canada

Quebec’s Saint-Jérôme heading to a referendum amidst COVID-19

Reading Time: 2 minutes Saint-Jérôme residence unhappy with city councils $30M sports complex proposal The municipal council of the city of Saint-Jérôme has ruled, in the last few days, that it will leave its citizens until September 9 to express their opposition to the construction of a sports complex exceeding $ 30 million through the opening of a register Read More…

Safe Outings Now Possible for Long-Term Care Home Residents
COVID-19 Eastern Canada

Safe Outings Now Possible for Long-Term Care Home Residents

Reading Time: 2 minutes New Directive Enables Day Trip and Overnight Absences to Resume for long-term care homes Following the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health, effective immediately, residents can spend time away from their long-term care homes for day trips or overnight absences. For ‘short-stay’ absences — those that do not include an overnight stay — Read More…

WestJet mandatory face mask policy or face 1 year travel ban
Western Canada Eastern Canada

WestJet mandatory face mask policy or face 1 year travel ban

Reading Time: 3 minutes Westjet will implemens zero tolerance mask policy Today WestJet announced multiple safety updates including the potential for denied travel and a one-year travel ban for those who fail to comply with the airlines’ mask regulation. WestJet also announced the mandatory input of all guests’ contact information at online and kiosk check-in to help the Public Read More…

The Inconvenient Indian, World Premiere
Eastern Canada Indigenous

The Inconvenient Indian, World Premiere

Reading Time: 2 minutes World premiere for Michelle Latimer’s Inconvenient Indian at the Toronto International Film Festival Award-winning filmmaker, writer and activist Michelle Latimer’s feature documentary the Inconvenient Indian will have its world premiere as part of the Toronto International Film Festival’s for a week of September 10–19, 2020). Latimer’s is no stranger to award winning productions spanning the globe. Her 2017 eight-part Indigenous Read More…

Ontario brewery to produce 100,000 litres of hand sanitizer
COVID-19 Eastern Canada

Ontario brewery to produce 100,000 litres of hand sanitizer

Reading Time: 2 minutes Breweries throughout the country are retooling to produce hand sanitizers and to help fight COVID-19 New Ontario Brewery will become the latest craft brewery will shift production from consumable alcohol to Hand Sanitizer for Province’s Front-line Heroes Ontario is providing New Ontario Brewing Co. with $294,000 from the Ontario Together Fund to invest in the Read More…

CT-114 Snowbirds all clear for take off
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CT-114 Snowbirds all clear for take off

Reading Time: 2 minutes Canadian Snowbirds are Canada’s elite stunt flying aerial performing team The Commander of 2 Canadian Air Division, Brigadier-General Denis O’Reilly, has today lifted the operational pause on the CT-114 Tutor fleet. The operational pause was implemented following a Snowbirds CT-114 Tutor accidentin Kamloops, B.C. on May 17, which resulted in the death of Captain Jennifer Read More…

Canada congratulates "COVID Troop" Class of 2020
Eastern Canada COVID-19

Canada congratulates “COVID Troop” Class of 2020

Reading Time: 2 minutes Government of Canada congratulates fishery officer graduates who trained through pandemic Today, Fisheries and Oceans Canada welcomed the 30 graduates of troop 119 to the ranks of more than 600 fishery officers across the country. Canada’s fishery officers perform a crucial role in conserving and protecting Canada’s marine and coastal areas, as well as fisheries Read More…

Government extends Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy for four more weeks
Eastern Canada

Government extends Canada Emergency Wage (CEWS) Subsidy for four more weeks

Reading Time: 2 minutes CEWS furloughed employees to get four more weeks of wages Canadians have shown a significant amount of confidence in their government and the handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. Part of the reason the government has received such a high approval can be linked back to the swift actions they took early to put money in Read More…

Canada announces new ambassador to Lebanon
Eastern Canada Middle East

Canada announces new ambassador to Lebanon

Reading Time: < 1 minute Career diplomat to take the helps as new ambassador to Lebanon Today Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs François-Philippe Champagne, announced the appointment of Chantal Chastenay Canada’s new ambassador to the Lebanese Republic. Chastenay replaces Emmanuelle Lamoureux who has been serving as the ambassador since August of 2017. Chastenay will be replacing a long term Gulf diplomat. Read More…

Deadpool and Beatles Star Nominated to be Ontario's next First Nation Chief
Eastern Canada Indigenous

Deadpool and Beatles Star Nominated to be Warpole’s next First Nation Chief

Reading Time: 2 minutes Indian Act Loophole could see Deadpool or McCartney assume the role of next Warpole Chief Due to a loop hole in the Indian Act either Non-First Nations people Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool) or Sir Paul McCartney (Beatles) have been nominated as Chief for Walpole Island First Nation, a reservation nestled on an island bordering Michigan and Read More…

Quebec initiates 2020 back to school COVID-19 bubble
Eastern Canada COVID-19

Quebec initiates 2020 back to school COVID-19 learning bubble

Reading Time: 4 minutes If the bubble burst an emergency contingent plan is in place for learning Following new recommendations from public health authorities, the Quebec government is making adjustments to its game plan for the start of the school year in order to guarantee optimal learning conditions Quebec students in a safe environment for them and for school Read More…

Canada Developing Biodegradable COVID-19 Face Mask Filters
Western Canada Eastern Canada

Canada Developing Biodegradable COVID-19 Face Mask Filters

Reading Time: < 1 minute Canada has invested hundreds of millions into made in Canada COVID-19 PPE Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, Seamus O’Regan, today announced a $1.3 million investment to FPInnovations for a COVID-19 response project to develop a biodegradable, sustainable filter for single-use face masks made from local, and eco-friendly solutions. Consistent with Natural Resources Canada’s work plan for personal Read More…

Toronto Urban Indigenous group receives $7M in funding
Indigenous Eastern Canada

Toronto Urban Indigenous group receives $7M in funding

Reading Time: 2 minutes Urban Indigenous groups are central to Toronto’s COVID-19 response Since the beginning of the pandemic, community-based organizations and community leadership have been on the front-lines to ensure the safety and well-being of Indigenous Peoples living in urban communities. Their work is paramount in protecting the health of this vulnerable population. They have been advocating and Read More…

Samuel De Champlain Bridge illuminated in colours of Lebanon
Eastern Canada

Samuel De Champlain Bridge illuminated in colours of Lebanon

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Samuel De Champlain Bridge Special Illumination in solidarity with the Lebanese People In a show of solidarity with the people of Lebanon, the Samuel De Champlain Bridge will be lit up last night in the colours of the Lebanese flag from 9:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. The bridge will remain lit on Friday and Read More…

Canada sends $1.5 million in humanitarian to Beirut
Eastern Canada Middle East

Canada sends $1.5 million in humanitarian aid to Beirut

Reading Time: 2 minutes Canada has committed $47 million in humanitarian aid for 2020 in the region François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Minister of International Development Karina Gould announced that Canada is providing up to $5 million in humanitarian assistance in response to the tragic explosion that occurred in Beirut, Lebanon, on August 4, 2020. “Canada stands Read More…

Canada expands Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation agreement
Asia Eastern Canada

Canada expands Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) agreement

Reading Time: 2 minutes Canada is a founding member of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC As the world continues to address the health and economic challenges of COVID-19, it is more important than ever that Canada works with its international partners to find solutions and sustain economic growth. As a founding member of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), Canada needs to Read More…

The immigration challenges facing Canada amid the COVID-19
Eastern Canada Western Canada

The immigration challenges facing Canada amid the COVID-19

Reading Time: 3 minutes Federal Ministers sets immigration road map for provincial counterparts Immigration was a Canadian advantage before the COVID-19 pandemic, immigrants are helping Canadians through the pandemic right now and immigration will be critical to Canada’s economic recovery. The Canadian federal ministers and their provincial counterparts agreed to continue building a strong immigration system Canadians value and Read More…

Ontario Legislature Adjourns, focus remains COVID-19 restart
Eastern Canada

Ontario Legislature Adjourns, focus remains COVID-19 restart

Reading Time: 3 minutes Ontario Legislature passed 18 pieces COVID-19 Legislation The Ontario Legislature adjourned after an unprecedented session that saw cross-partisan collaboration in the fight against COVID-19. Since reconvening in February, the legislature passed 18 pieces of legislation, including emergency measures needed to protect public health and prepare for economic recovery. The legislature has now risen until September Read More…

Canada's national COVID-19 positive rate down to 1%
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Dr. Theresa Tam – Canada’s COVID-19 Pandemic Update

Reading Time: 2 minutes Canada has flattened the curve of the Pandemic while countries struggle to combat its first wave “There have been 111,697 cases of COVID-19 in Canada, including 8,862 deaths. 88% of people have now recovered. Labs across Canada have tested over 3,616,000 people for COVID-19 to date. Over the past week, an average of 42,000 people Read More…

Montreal Chef Jérôme Ferrer to Join Air Canada's Mile High Club
Eastern Canada

Montreal Chef Jérôme Ferrer to Join Air Canada’s Mile High Club

Reading Time: 3 minutes Meals Developed by Air Canada’s Celebrated Culinary Panel Return to the Skies Air Canada announced a new partnership with prestigious Montreal-based Chef Jérôme Ferrer, who will design meals for the airline’s Premium Economy and Economy Class customers on all flights departing Canada for Europe and Asia, as well as Australia and South America once these flights resume. Chef Ferrer will join celebrated Canadian Chefs David Read More…

War of the Roads - Quebec and New Brunswick Feuding
Eastern Canada Atlantic Canada

War of the Roads – Quebec and New Brunswick Feuding

Reading Time: < 1 minute Provincial government strongly considering twinning with Quebec regional county municipalities The provincial government is strongly considering twinning with Avignon Regional County Municipality and Témiscouata Regional County Municipality in Quebec to allow residents from these regions to travel to New Brunswick without needing to self-isolate. “There is such a sense of community between the Campbellton region Read More…

Ontario Introduces Measures to Cap Payday Loan Interest Fees
Eastern Canada

Ontario Introduces Measures to Cap Payday Loan Interest Fees

Reading Time: 2 minutes Legislation To Help Payday Loan Borrowers in Default and Protect Vulnerable Consumers The Ford government is proposing changes that would provide additional protection for payday loan borrowers by capping interest rates and fees on defaulted loans, ensuring that workers and families who use payday loan services can keep more of their hard-earned money. The changes Read More…

Canada's national COVID-19 positive rate down to 1%
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Canada’s national COVID-19 positive rate down to 1%

Reading Time: 2 minutes Canada acted fast to contain the COVID-19 pandemic “There have been 109,669 cases of COVID-19 in Canada, including 8,839 deaths. 88% of people have now recovered. Labs across Canada have tested over 3,438,000 people for COVID-19 to date. Over the past week, an average of 40,000 people were tested daily, with 1% testing positive. As more Canadians go Read More…

Trudeau gives $19B to Premiers to restart their economies
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Trudeau gives $19B to Premiers to restart their economies

Reading Time: 3 minutes Trudeau government doing everything possible to ensure the provincial economies do not fail Today Prime Ministers Trudeau announced a federal investment of more than $19 billion to help provinces and territories safely restart their economies and make our country more resilient to possible future waves of the virus. “With Canadians doing their part and following Read More…

Eastern Canada

Young Canadian Artists Take over Ottawa

Reading Time: 2 minutes Each year the Frankfurt Book Fair by exhibiting highlights top Canadian talent Canadian Heritage salutes the Frankfurt Book Fair by exhibiting two original artworks by three young Canadian artists on two prominent staircases in downtown Ottawa. The art installations represent the theme “Singular Plurality,” Canada’s slogan as Guest of Honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair Read More…

Federal Gov. Helps low income Canadians access fresh produce
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Federal Gov. Helps low income Canadians access fresh produce

Reading Time: 3 minutes $1.5 million in funding to support Community Food Centres Canada Maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including healthy eating, plays an important role in the well-being and quality of life of Canadians and helps prevent chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Unfortunately, there are some Canadians who do not fully enjoy the benefits of continued Read More…

Canada enacts new measures to help international students
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Canada enacts new measures to help international students

Reading Time: 2 minutes International students can now work longer hours with penalty Canada has implemented a number of temporary policy changes intended to support international students, learning institutions and other stakeholders in Canada’s education sector in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. International students who had a valid study permit, or who were approved for a study permit Read More…

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Indigenous Eastern Canada

30th Anniversary of the Oka Crisis

Reading Time: < 1 minute 30th Anniversary of the Oka Crisis. Indigenous Solidarity. The 78-day confrontation that took place throughout the summer of 1990 “Thirty years ago, on this day, an armed standoff began in Kanesatà:ke and resulted in the deployment of the Canadian Armed Forces to Kanesatà:ke and Kahnawà:ke. This conflict was rooted in a centuries old land dispute Read More…

Ontario Taking Bold Action to Address Racism in Schools
Eastern Canada

Ontario Taking Bold Action to Address Racism in Schools

Reading Time: 3 minutes Black, Indigenous and racialized students should see a change to curriculum New Changes to Advance Equal Opportunity for Black, Indigenous and Racialized Students Bold new changes to the Ontario education system that will help break down barriers for Black, Indigenous and racialized students and provide all students with an equal opportunity to succeed. As part Read More…

Prime Minister appoints Bob Rae as Ambassador to the United Nations
Eastern Canada

Trudeau appoints Bob Rae as Ambassador to the United Nations

Reading Time: 2 minutes Blanchard as he leaves his post as Canada’s Ambassador to the United Nations Today, Prime Minister Trudeau announced the appointment of the Honourable Bob Rae as the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Canada to the United Nations (UN) in New York. Rae brings a wealth of experience to the role, most recently serving as Canada’s Read More…

65% of Canada's Covid19 Cases have recovered
Eastern Canada

65% of Canada’s Covid19 Cases have recovered

Reading Time: 2 minutes 65% of Canada’s Covid19 Cases have recovered. Face masks and social distancing are still in effect In lieu of an in-person update to the media, Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, issued the following statement today: “There have been 105,091 cases of COVID-19 in Canada, including 8,663 deaths. 65% of people have now Read More…

Ontario commits $150M for Indigenous and homeless shelters
Eastern Canada

Ontario commits $150M for Indigenous and homeless shelters

Reading Time: 2 minutes New Investment Will Be Used to Develop Long-Term, Innovative Housing Solutions The Ontario government is providing municipalities and urban Indigenous community partners with an additional $150 million to continue to protect vulnerable people from COVID-19 by improving homeless shelters and creating opportunities for longer-term housing. This investment more than doubles the funding currently flowing to Read More…

Air Canada Cancels 30 Routes across Canada
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Air Canada Cancels 30 Routes across Canada

Reading Time: 2 minutes Air Canada Cancels 30 Routes across Canada. COVID-19 has wiped out a billion off the company’s balance sheet Today Air Canada announced the indefinite suspension of service to 30 domestic regional routes and closing eight stations at regional airports in Canada.  These structural changes to Air Canada’s domestic regional network are being made as a Read More…

Toronto makes masks mandatory in enclosed public spaces
Eastern Canada

Toronto makes masks mandatory in enclosed public spaces

Reading Time: 3 minutes Toronto makes masks mandatory in enclosed public spaces. The new bi-law goes into effect July 7, 20, 12:01 am With an abundant of COVID-19 cases spreading throughout Ontario, today, Toronto City Council voted unanimously in favour of requiring masks or face coverings in all enclosed public places as of July 7 to help stop the Read More…

Toronto City Council ratifies collective agreement with CUPE
Eastern Canada

Toronto City Council ratifies collective agreement with CUPE

Reading Time: 2 minutes Toronto City Council ratifies collective agreement with CUPE. Agreement includes A cap on erectile dysfunction drugs Toronto City Council unanimously ratified the four (4) five-year agreements with the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 79, the union representing the City’s 24,000 inside workers. This follows the ratification by CUPE Local 79 members on June Read More…

The Office québécois de la langue française
Eastern Canada

Quebec fines company $1,500 for having an English website

Reading Time: < 1 minute Quebec fines company $1,500 for having an English website. Quebec’s Language is offensive to Anglophones The Office québécois de la langue française announces that, on January 13, 2020, the company Exeter Construction inc. was found guilty of an offense under section 52 of the Charter of the French language. The company was fined $ 1,500. The company, located Read More…

Chief Coroner for Quebec investigating CHLSD COVID-19 Deaths
Eastern Canada

Chief Coroner for Quebec investigating CHLSD COVID-19 Deaths

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chief Coroner for Quebec investigating CHLSD COVID-19 Deaths. Over 31 seniors died at the CHLSD senior’s home The Chief Coroner for Quebec, Pascale Descary, has ordered a large public inquiry into certain deaths that occurred during the COVID-19 pandemic in CHLSDs, private residences for seniors and other accommodation for vulnerable or loss of autonomy people. This entirely Read More…

Ontario Eases Restrictions on Wedding and Funeral Ceremonies
COVID-19 Eastern Canada

Ontario Eases Restrictions on Wedding and Funeral Ceremonies

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ontario Eases Restrictions on Wedding and Funeral Ceremonies. Covid-19 has temporarily halted celebrations Ontario is easing the restriction on the number of attendees permitted at indoor and outdoor wedding and funeral ceremonies, in recognition of the importance of being with loved ones during the moments that matter most. Based on positive public health trends the Read More…

Toronto becomes the fastest growing city in Canada and U.S
Eastern Canada

Toronto becomes the fastest growing city in Canada and U.S

Reading Time: 2 minutes Toronto becomes the fastest growing city in Canada and U.S. Cultural diversity makes Toronto appealing The city of Toronto is the fastest growing city and the Toronto CMA is the fastest growing metropolitan area in all of Canada and U.S. in terms of population growth, according to the latest research  from the Centre for Urban Research and Read More…

Quebec Minister Blais introduces historic caregiver bill
Eastern Canada

Quebec Minister Blais introduces historic caregiver bill

Reading Time: 2 minutes Quebec Minister Blais introduces historic caregiver bill. The province has seen high numbers of seniors death Quebec’s Minister for Seniors and Caregivers, Marguerite Blais, tabled today in the National Assembly a bill to recognize and support caregivers. This historic legislative change for Quebec aims to bring to the fore the issue of caregivers in government actions, regardless Read More…

Federal Government invests $57M into Ontario small businesses
Breaking News Eastern Canada

Federal Government invests $57M into Ontario small businesses

Reading Time: 2 minutes Federal Government invests $57M into Ontario small businesses. Small businesses going digital with Google Today, the federal and provincial governments announced a $57 million investment to help small businesses across Ontario go digital by building on Toronto’s investments into Digital Main Street and, most recently, ShopHERE powered by Google. This announcement represents an investment of Read More…

Disconnected! Quebec tables Bill 492, aimed at employers
Eastern Canada

Disconnected! Quebec tables Bill 492, aimed at employers

Reading Time: 2 minutes Disconnected! Quebec tables Bill 492, aimed at employers. Working at home has blurred the lines of work-life balance At a time when a record number of Quebecers have to work from home, it is time more than ever to regulate the right to disconnect, insists the manager for Québec solidaire in matters working, Alexandre Leduc . The member Read More…

Ontario Takes Steps to Protect Seniors in Care Homes
Eastern Canada

Ontario Takes Steps to Protect Seniors in Care Homes

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ontario Takes Steps to Protect Seniors in Care Homes. Seniors remain the most vulnerable to catching COVID-19 Province Makes Regulatory Amendments in Response to Pandemic Today, the Ontario government made amendments to the Retirement Homes Act, 2010 regulation, enabling the Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority (RHRA) to better support seniors living in retirement homes during the COVID-19 outbreak.  Read More…

Quebec Ombudsperson investigating COVID-19 death to seniors
Eastern Canada COVID-19

Quebec Ombudsperson investigating COVID-19 death to seniors

Reading Time: 2 minutes Quebec Ombudsperson investigating COVID-19 death to seniors. Over 31 Deaths At Quebec’s CHSLD Seniors Home Quebec Ombudsperson Marie Rinfret has announced an impartial and independent investigation into the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux and certain public health institutions. With CHSLDs seniors home being hammered by COVID-19, the Québec Ombudsman expressed her concerns Read More…

Quebec launches COVID-19 Confidential workers initiative
Eastern Canada

Quebec launches COVID-19 Confidential workers initiative

Reading Time: 2 minutes Quebec launches COVID-19 Confidential workers initiative. Workers can now anonymously voice their concerns Today Health and Social Services Minister Danielle McCann launched the We Listen to You initiative, which will allow all workers in the health and social services network to express themselves with complete confidentiality. The establishment of the onvousecoute@msss.gouv.qc.ca mailbox will create a new communication channel to share what Read More…

A Sence Of Urgency To Protect Ontario's Children With COVID-19
Eastern Canada

A Sence Of Urgency To Protect Ontario’s Children With COVID-19

Reading Time: 2 minutes A Sence Of Urgency To Protect Ontario’s Children With COVID-19. Kawasaki Syndrome In Kids Similar To COVID-19 Recent reports in Canada and internationally indicate that there may be an increase in multisystem inflammatory vasculitis, a rare but serious multisystem inflammatory illness which appears to be similar to Kawasaki Syndrome that impacts children who have been Read More…

Ontario Extends Electricity Rate Relief During COVID-19
Eastern Canada

Ontario Extends Electricity Rate Relief During COVID-19

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ontario Extends Electricity Rate Relief During COVID-19. Families, Farms and Small Businesses To Benefits Residential, farm and small business customers continue to benefit from temporary relief measure. Ontario is extending the emergency electricity rate relief to families, farms and small businesses until May 31, 2020 during the COVID-19 outbreak. Customers who pay time-of-use electricity rates Read More…

Ontario Increases Daily Testing And COVID-19 Contact Tracing
Eastern Canada

Ontario Increases Daily Testing And COVID-19 Contact Tracing

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ontario Increases Daily Testing And COVID-19 Contact Tracing. Ontario Increases Testing To 16,000 Per Day Ontario has significantly increased testing and contact tracing capacity, allowing health experts to identify cases of COVID-19 and support efforts to stop the spread of the virus in the community, long-term care homes, and other congregate settings. In partnership with Read More…

Arcand Sounds The Alarm On Quebec's COVID-19 Mismanagement
Eastern Canada

Arcand Sounds The Alarm On Quebec’s COVID-19 Mismanagement

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arcand Sounds The Alarm On Quebec’s COVID-19 Mismanagement. Legault Is Not Meeting WHO Recommendations Pierre Arcand, the Leader of the Official Opposition sounds the alarm about the worrying situation that affects Montreal in the fight for Covid-19. Hospital emergencies are overflowing, the situation in CHSLDs nursing homes is still not under control and community transmission continues. These Read More…

Ontario Unveils COVID-19 Guidelines To Reopen The Province
Eastern Canada

Ontario Unveils COVID-19 Guidelines To Reopen The Province

Reading Time: 4 minutes Ontario Unveils COVID-19 Guidelines To Reopen The Province. This Will Be Done In Safely In Three Phases Premier and Ministers Commit to New Phased Approach for a Safe Restart and Recovery The Ontario government released A Framework for Reopening our Province, which outlines the criteria Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health and health experts will use to Read More…

Quebec Grants $ 4M To Medicom Produce N95 And Surgical Masks
Eastern Canada COVID-19

Quebec Grants $4M To Medicom To Produce N95 Surgical Masks

Reading Time: 2 minutes Quebec Grants $ 4M To Medicom To Produce N95 And Surgical Masks. Medicom Will Expand Its Factory Creating 33 New Jobs Today, Québec Premier François Legault along with members of his cabinet announced a $4 million loan to the Medicom company, through Investissement Québec, to accelerate the establishment of a factory in Montréal which has Read More…

Ontario Investing $20 Million To Advance COVID-19 Research
Eastern Canada

Ontario Investing $20 Million To Advance COVID-19 Research

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ontario Investing $20 Million To Advance COVID-19 Research. Province Calls For Innovations To COVID-19 The Ontario government is investing $20 million to advance medical research and develop tools and resources to combat COVID-19 and other infectious diseases through the Ontario COVID-19 Rapid Research Fund. The government is calling on all of the province’s world-class research institutions, Read More…

Free Ipads, Free High-Speed Internet For Ontario Students
Eastern Canada

Free Ipads, Free High-Speed Internet For Ontario Students

Reading Time: 2 minutes Free Ipads, Free High-Speed Internet For Ontario Students. Rogers Also Offering Highspeed For $9.99 A Month Ontario Establishes Key Partnerships to Make Home Learning More Accessible iPad with Free Rogers Wireless Data Will Support Learning at Home The Ontario government has partnered with Rogers Communications and Apple to help meet the educational needs of students Read More…

161 New Confirmed Cases Of COVID-19 In Toronto, 269 Probable
Eastern Canada

161 New Confirmed Cases Of COVID-19 In Toronto, 269 Probable

Reading Time: 2 minutes 161 New Confirmed Cases Of COVID-19 In Toronto, 269 Probable, 208 Are In Hospital With 85 In ICU. The City of Toronto’s COVID-19 Enforcement Team – a partnership between Toronto Police Service and the City – continues to carry out enforcement blitzes in parks across the city, enforcing closures and physical distancing to protect the Read More…

Much Needed Tax Relief For Northern Ontarians, Totaling $15M
Eastern Canada

Much Needed Tax Relief For Northern Ontarians, Totaling $15M

Reading Time: 3 minutes Much Needed Tax Relief For Northern Ontarians, Totaling $15M In Wake Of The Deadly COVID-19 Pandemic. During the COVID-19 outbreak, the Ontario government is deferring $15 million in property taxes for people and businesses in parts of Northern Ontario located outside of municipal boundaries. This tax deferral builds on the $10 billion in cash flow Read More…

Eastern Canada

Bell Media’s $3M Investment Into Quebec Station

Reading Time: < 1 minute Bell Media acquires Quecbec’s V Interaction Today, the CRTC authorized Bell Canada’s application to acquire V Interactions and imposed conditions of licence to guarantee adequate levels of investments in local programming and original French-language Canadian programming. V Interactions is the licensee of a French-language television network named “V” and of five French-language local television stations Read More…

Eastern Canada

2 Convicted Felons Being Held In Supermax Penitentiary Test Positive For Coronavirus

Reading Time: 2 minutes Public health has confirmed that two inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 at Port-Cartier Institution in Quebec, a maximum-security facility. These are the first confirmed cases related to inmates in a federal correctional institution. Prior to the two inmates being diagnosed, nine employees who work at the same institution also tested positive for COVID-19. All Read More…

COVID-19 Eastern Canada

Buy Canadian Policy In Force

Reading Time: 2 minutes The COVID-19 outbreak continues to evolve rapidly which is why the Trudeau government is mobilizing Canadian businesses and manufacturers to help fight the spread of the virus and protect the health and safety of all Canadians. Prime Minister Trudeau announced Canada’s Plan to Mobilize various industries to fight COVID-19, which will create pathways to deploy Read More…

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No In, No Out; Canada/US Border Shut Down

Reading Time: < 1 minute The U.S.-Canada land border serves as an economic engine that supports over $2.4 billion dollars in daily trade. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States and Canada are temporarily restricting all non-essential travel across its borders. In each of our countries, we are encouraging people to exercise caution by avoiding unnecessary contact with Read More…

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Canada Expedite Covid-19 Tests In Wake Of Pandemic

Reading Time: 2 minutes Early diagnosis and isolation of patients infected with COVID-19 are essential to slowing the spread of the novel coronavirus across Canada. Since the symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to those of a cold or flu, diagnostic testing is important for clinical care and public health management. “COVID-19 is a rapidly evolving global health crisis, and Read More…

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Provincial Parks Closed, Camping Season In Jeopardy

Reading Time: 2 minutes Parks Canada announced under the advice of public health experts, they are taking all steps necessary to support the Government of Canada’s efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19 and reduce risks to visitors, employees, and other users of Parks Canada spaces. Effective at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, March 19, 2020, Parks Canada is temporarily Read More…

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Emergency Covid-19 Loans For Canadians Abroad

Reading Time: < 1 minute François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, highlighted the COVID-19 Emergency Loan Program for Canadians Abroad, as announced by the Prime Minister today. In light of the multiple measures implemented by governments throughout the world to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the Canadian Government is advising all Canadians to avoid non-essential travel outside Canada until Read More…

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Trudeau Government Steadfast Handling Covid-19 Pandemic

Reading Time: 4 minutes On March 13th, 2020 the Public Health Agency of Canada advised Canadians to avoid all non-essential travel outside Canada in view of the worldwide pandemic and the rapidly evolving situation globally, and to self- isolate for 14 days upon returning to Canada. Today the Federal Government has imposed stricter guidelines for travelling in and out Read More…

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Director of Military Prosecutions Withdraws All Charges Against Chief Military Judge

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Director of Military Prosecutions announced that he has withdrawn all charges filed against the Chief Military Judge, Colonel Mario Dutil. Colonel Mario Dutil was originally charged under the National Defence Act by the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service on January 25, 2018 with one count each of an act of a fraudulent nature, willfully making a Read More…

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Warm Welcome For Bosnian Chairman To Canada

Reading Time: < 1 minute Prime Minister Trudeau met with Željko Komšić, Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina.  Prime Minister Trudeau and Chairman Komšić spoke about the positive bilateral relationship between Canada and Bosnia and Herzegovina, including a long history of friendship and significant people-to-people ties. The Prime Minister and the Chairman discussed their shared interest in sustaining Read More…

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Canadians Return Home From Infected Grand Princess Cruise Ship

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Government of Canada repatriated Canadians who were trapped aboard the Grand Princess cruise ship back onto Canadian soil. Before boarding, passengers were screened for symptoms. Anyone exhibiting symptoms of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) was not permitted to board. At 6:15am ET Monday, 228 passengers arrived on the plane at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Trenton.  Upon landing, the returning passengers were Read More…

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Government Of Canada Evacuating Canadians On Board Grand Princess Cruise Ship

Reading Time: < 1 minute François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, and Harjit Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, announced that the Government of Canada has secured a plane to repatriate Canadians on board the Grand Princess off the west coast of the United States, following an outbreak of COVID-19 on the cruise ship. This decision was made following a Read More…

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Prime Minister Trudeau Celebrates International Woman’s Day

Reading Time: 2 minutes On International Women’s Day, we celebrate the accomplishments and leadership of women in Canada and around the world, and recommit ourselves to moving forward to a future in which everyone has an equal chance to succeed. We all have women in our lives who inspire us every day. This year’s theme, Because Of You, honours those who Read More…

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Trudeau Government To Reduce Wireless Cost By 25%

Reading Time: < 1 minute More than ever, Canadians are relying on wireless services for their everyday needs, making access to high quality and affordable wireless services absolutely essential. The Trudeau government is offering Canadian consumers more affordable options by helping to reduce the cost of mid-range wireless services by 25 percent and further increasing competition. To help Canadians get Read More…

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Government If Canada Investment $500,000 Into Indigenous Forestry Ventures

Reading Time: 2 minutes Canada’s forest sector continues to be an important source of employment across the country, including in rural, remote and Indigenous communities in Ontario. That is why Canada is investing in projects to equip Indigenous communities with the tools to build greener businesses and promote economic stability in the forest sector. Paul Lefebvre, Parliamentary Secretary to Read More…

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Trudeau Sets Date To Meet With National Indigenous Leaders And First Ministers

Reading Time: < 1 minute Prime Minister Trudeau will meet with leaders of the Assembly of First Nations, the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, and the Métis National Council on March 12, 2020. They will discuss how the Federal Government can work together to advance the priorities of First Nations, Inuit, and the Métis Nation. “Canadians have been clear about the importance Read More…

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Team Canada INVICTUS Games 2020 To Take Part In U.S. Marine Corps Trials

Reading Time: < 1 minute Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces Members of Team Canada INVICTUS Games 2020 are set to take part in the 10th annual U.S. Marine Corps Trials being held February 28 to March 12, 2020 at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton near San Diego, California. The Marine Corps Trials is an adaptive sports competition for Read More…

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Over 1 million Canadians Have Been Lifted Out Of Poverty Under Trudeau Government

Reading Time: 2 minutes Leading up to the 2015 federal election, the leader of the Liberal Party Justin Trudeau made a campaign promise to grow the middle class and improve the standard of living for many Canadians living in poverty. Once elected, Prime Minister Trudeau implemented a Poverty Reduction Strategy and set measurable targets that are aligned with the Read More…

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Canada Locks Up Key CARICOM Allies In Bid For UN Security Council Seat

Reading Time: < 1 minute Bridgetown, Barbados – Global Affairs Canada François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs concluded a successful series of meetings with leaders of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in Bridgetown, Barbados on behalf of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Over the past two days, Minister Champagne and CARICOM leaders discussed solutions to the impacts of climate change and ways Read More…

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Oath Of Canadian Citizenship Will Recognize Rights Of First Nations, Inuit And Métis Peoples

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ottawa – The Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, today introduced a Bill to amend the Citizenship Act to change Canada’s Oath of Citizenship. The bill responds to the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission by inserting text that refers to the rights of Indigenous Peoples. The proposed amendment to the Read More…

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Canadian Flag Celebrated Its 55th Birthday

Reading Time: < 1 minute In 1964, Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson formed a committee to resolve the ongoing issue of the lack of an official Canadian flag, sparking a serious debate about a flag change to replace the Union Flag. Out of three choices, the maple leaf design by George Stanley, based on the flag of the Royal Military College of Canada, was selected. Wikipedia February 15, Read More…

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Hon. Mitzie Hunter On The Verge Of Political History

Reading Time: 2 minutes As the world celebrates Black History Month, there is one woman who hopes to make history as Canada’s first black woman to lead a provincial party and to bring that party into power by defeating Premier Doug Ford. Meet Mitzie Hunter, a 48-year-old Jamaican born, fearless woman who wants to lead Ontario’s Liberal Party.  “ Read More…

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Government Of Canada Launches School Bus Seatbelt Pilot Program

Reading Time: < 1 minute Each day, Canadian children travel to and from school every day on 51,670 school buses. In July 2018, Transport Canada published new requirements to support the voluntary installation of three-point seatbelts on school buses. Today, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Marc Garneau, announced that the Government of Canada is launching a pilot project introducing Read More…

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Prime Minister Concludes A Super Productive Visit To Senegal

Reading Time: 3 minutes Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today concluded a successful visit to Senegal. The visit focused on deepening the two countries’ already strong ties through trade and investment and advancing shared priorities like democracy and governance, gender equality, and fighting climate change. Both Canada and Senegal will benefit from a stronger relationship. Senegal’s young and growing population, Read More…

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Trudeau Wraps Meeting With African Leaders Then Heads To Kuwait To Meet Troops

Reading Time: 2 minutes Trudeau called for cooperation among international partners and governments to create economic opportunity and prosperity that is broadly shared ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau convened a meeting for African heads of state, foreign ministers and representatives of the United Nations and other multilateral bodies on Monday to discuss ways to secure peace Read More…

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Meets With President of Ethiopia Zewde Sahle-Work

Reading Time: < 1 minute Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today met with the President of Ethiopia, Zewde Sahle-Work. Prime Minister Trudeau and President Sahle-Work discussed opportunities to deepen trade and investment linkages, creating jobs and opportunities for people in Canada and Ethiopia. The Prime Minister expressed Canada’s interest in entering into negotiations on a Foreign Investment Protection Agreement with Ethiopia. Read More…

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Trudeau Announces Bi-Partisan National Security And Intelligence Committee

Reading Time: 2 minutes Canadians count on our security and intelligence community to respond to evolving threats in a way that protects their safety and security and upholds their rights and freedoms. The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced new members of the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians – a multi-party committee first established in 2017 that Read More…

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House Of Commons Finance Committee No Women Members For NDP, Bloc And Conservatives

Reading Time: < 1 minute Ottawa- The House of Commons is getting down to work with the establishment of various standing committees. The first to be called back to work is the important Finance Committee which met on Wednesday. This committee is mandated to conduct a wide-ranging consultation on the priorities of Canadians for the yearly Canadian government’s budget due Read More…

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MP Pat Finnigan Takes Leadership Role To Address Meth Crisis.

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Liberal Member of Parliament Pat Finnigan is raising eyebrows in Ottawa by increasing awareness about the terrible toll meth use is having in Miramichi. Recently a Community Advisory Committee has been formed and held their second meeting looking at how to address this growing problem. This is one of the most serious issues facing Read More…

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Canada Summer Jobs 2020: Employer Application Season Kicks Off

Reading Time: < 1 minute Investing in young people is key to ensuring Canada’s prosperity. Getting a good quality summer job is a great way to help young Canadians gain valuable skills and workplace experience toward starting a meaningful career – all while helping build our workforce. Today, the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, Read More…

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Canadian & UK Invests £2 Million In New Technology For Farmers

Reading Time: < 1 minute Farmers are confronting a significant test to sustain a worldwide populace of around 9 billion by 2050. They are being asked to produce more crops however in a manner that is environmentally efficient that will not diminish or contaminate soil conditions. Both the UK and Canada perceive the monetary significance of farming and have been Read More…