2021-01-29

Joint Statement by Ministers Guilbeault, Bennett, Miller and Vandal on the Importance of Indigenous Languages

Statement OTTAWA, January 29, 2021 The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage, along with the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, and the Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, issued the following statement today on the final day of the Symposium on Indigenous Languages – Building on Strengths and …

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2021-01-29

Government of Canada supports first national guideline on high-risk drinking and alcohol use disorder

Health care providers will have information and resources needed to help patients January 29, 2021 | Ottawa, Ontario | Health Canada High-risk drinking and alcohol use disorder (AUD) can have significant health, social and economic consequences for individuals and communities. However, a lack of research, limited access to substance use specialists, and insufficient training resources mean that AUD can frequently …

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2021-01-28

Public Service Commission of Canada publishes audit report on employment equity representation in recruitment

News release January 28, 2021– Gatineau, Quebec The Public Service Commission of Canada (PSC) has published its audit report on the representation of employment equity groups in recruitment processes in the federal public service. This audit shows that employment equity groups did not remain proportionately represented at the same rate they applied throughout the recruitment process. Women were the only …

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2021-01-28

Tamara Vrooman appointed as new Chairperson of the Canada Infrastructure Bank

News release Ottawa, Ontario, January 28, 2021— Infrastructure plays a critical role in building our country and building our economy. The Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) is an important cornerstone in the Government of Canada’s long-term plan to get transformational public infrastructure built, create good jobs and grow our economy and move ambitiously to a net-zero future.  Since early 2020, the …

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2021-01-28

Extension of employer application period for Canada Summer Jobs 2021

News release January 28, 2021              Gatineau, Quebec              Employment and Social Development CanadaEnsuring that young people and Canadian employers have the supports they need to succeed and stay strong is key to driving our communities forward as we begin economic recovery. Today, the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and …

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2021-01-27

Canada launches a mobility working group with Ukraine to expand collaboration on migration between Canada and Ukraine

News release January 27, 2021—Ottawa—The Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, today announced the establishment of a new Canada–Ukraine Mobility Working Group, to identify and improve mobility opportunities for Ukrainians seeking to come to Canada, once COVID-19 restrictions are removed, while continuing to ensure the integrity of our respective migration and visa frameworks. This mobility …

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2021-01-27

Canadians invited to share their views on a National Strategy for High-Cost Drugs for Rare Diseases

News release January 27, 2021 | Ottawa, Ontario | Health Canada The Government remains committed to a national, universal pharmacare program and will accelerate steps to achieve this system including through a rare-disease strategy to help Canadian families save money on high-cost drugs. Approximately one out of twelve Canadians has a rare disease. Rare diseases are often genetic conditions that …

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2021-01-26

Minister of Foreign Affairs announces Canada’s contribution to the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund

News release January 26, 2021 – Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced Canada’s contribution of $15 million to the UN Peacebuilding Fund while co-chairing the virtual UN Peacebuilding Fund Replenishment Conference, along with the UN Secretary-General, Germany, Sierra Leone and Sudan. Canada has consistently been among the top donors of …

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2021-01-26

Government announces priorities for action to increase diversity and inclusion in the public service

News release January 26, 2021 – Ottawa, Ontario – Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat The public service has long made diversity and inclusion a core value and continuously reflects on the treatment of Black Canadians, Indigenous Peoples, and other individuals who face racial discrimination and other barriers in the workplace, and who are often underrepresented at the most senior levels …

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2021-01-26

Minister Ng announces launch of Highly Affected Sectors Credit Availability Program

News release January 26, 2021 – Ottawa, Ontario Today, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, announced the launch of the Highly Affected Sectors Credit Availability Program, or HASCAP. As first outlined in the 2020 Fall Economic Statement, HASCAP will provide financial support to businesses that have been hardest hit by the pandemic. Businesses across …

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