2021-02-12

Backgrounder: A Plan to Permanently Fund Public Transit and Support Economic Recovery

Backgrounder Historic investments made since 2015 Since 2015, the Government of Canada has invested more than $13 billion for public transit projects through the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund, the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program and the Canada Infrastructure Bank. These historic investments in public transit have resulted in over 1,300 projects right across the country. Thanks to these investments, more …

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2021-02-12

Government of Canada expands restrictions to international travel by land and air

News release February 12, 2021 | Ottawa, ON | Government of Canada Canada has some of the strictest travel and border measures in the world, including a mandatory 14-day quarantine for everyone returning to the country. With new COVID-19 variant detections increasing in the country, the Government of Canada is announcing today further testing and quarantine requirements for international travellers …

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2021-02-12

Canada negotiates accelerated delivery schedule for Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine

News release February 12, 2021 – Gatineau, Quebec – Public Services and Procurement Canada The Government of Canada continues to work to ensure that Canadians have access to safe, effective COVID-19 vaccines as soon as possible. Successful efforts to expedite this access demonstrate Canada’s commitment to ensure more people in Canada have access to vaccines even sooner. Today, the Honourable …

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2021-02-11

Government of Canada to Invest $100 Million to Support Women Impacted by the Pandemic

News release Funding for projects helping those in greatest need to ensure a more inclusive response and recovery February 11, 2021 – Ottawa, Ontario – Women and Gender Equality Canada The COVID-19 pandemic has magnified systemic and longstanding inequalities, with women and girls disproportionately affected by the crisis. The Government of Canada is taking strong action to prevent the pandemic …

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2021-02-09

Federal, provincial and territorial ministers work together to continue improving early learning and child care for Canadian families

News release February 9, 2021              Ottawa, Ontario The current COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the importance of affordable, accessible, inclusive, and high-quality child care for Canadian families. While much progress has been made in recent years, there is more to be done to meet the needs of children and families. Today, federal, provincial and territorial (FPT) ministers* most responsible for early …

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2021-02-09

Ongoing Support for Research and Media Literacy Projects as Canada Continues to Fight Online Disinformation

News release OTTAWA, February 9, 2021 As these past months have shown, media literacy and critical thinking are crucial tools that all Canadians—and especially vulnerable communities—need to combat online disinformation and related harms. As we continue to face all sorts of disinformation, including that related to COVID-19, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage, and the Honourable Dominic Leblanc, …

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2021-02-09

Minister McKenna and Community Foundations of Canada launch intake for COVID-19 resilient projects under the Canada Healthy Communities Initiative

News release Ottawa, Ontario, February 9, 2021—Canadians continue to do their part to protect the most vulnerable during the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Local governments and community partners across the country are adapting their spaces and services to keep residents safe and healthy, support economic recovery, create jobs and build vibrant, resilient communities. Today, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, …

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2021-02-08

Minister Jordan launches engagement on Canada’s new Blue Economy Strategy

News release February 8, 2021 Ottawa, Ontario – With the world’s longest coastline and connected to three oceans, Canada is well positioned to be a global leader in the blue economy – an economy that creates good, middle-class jobs, while ensuring healthy oceans and sustainable ocean industries. Building a blue economy that benefits Canadians from coast to coast to coast requires …

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