2021-05-06

Supporting the TRIPS waiver

I joined colleagues from all parties in signing a letter to call our government to endorse the proposed TRIPS waiver and support global vaccine equity. The TRIPS waiver suspends intellectual property on vaccines, and is a step forward in prioritizing public health over profit, so we can all get through this pandemic.

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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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