Members of the media are invited to a virtual funding announcement for infrastructure in Northern Ontario with Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health and Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay–Superior North, on behalf of the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Canada’s Minister of Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development; Dave Smith, Parliamentary Assistant to Energy, Northern Development & Mines and Indigenous Affairs and Member of Provincial Parliament for Peterborough–Kawartha, on behalf of the Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; and his Worship John MacEachern, Mayor of the Township of Manitouwadge.
Paul Lefebvre, Parliamentary Secretary to the Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, will deliver opening remarks at an Electricity Human Resources Canada webinar and announce funding to support youth and Indigenous peoples in Canada’s clean energy transition.
Canada’s three oceans are an integral part of our national identity. They provide beauty and enjoyment to our citizens, serve as a refuge and ecosystem to millions of life forms and support a thriving ocean economy accounting for approximately $31.65 billion annually in GDP. From Pacific reefs that are over 9,000 years old, to important feeding grounds for fish stocks in the Atlantic, to critical habitats for beluga whales in the Arctic, Canada is taking action to protect our oceans and the life they sustain. The Government of Canada recognizes that, as our economy starts to open up, it will be more important than ever to chart a course to grow Canada’s Blue Economy
Eight new projects are receiving approximately $10.5M in funding through the British Columbia Salmon Restoration and Innovation Fund (BCSRIF). This brings the total number of projects funded to 38, accounting for $66.9M of $142.85M in total funding allocated. The latest projects that are receiving funding through BCSRIF include:
Members of the media are invited to a virtual funding announcement for public transit infrastructure in Timmins with Terry Sheehan, Member of Parliament for Sault Ste. Marie, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; Dave Smith, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Indigenous Affairs and the Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines and Member of Provincial Parliament for Peterborough-Kawartha on behalf of the Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; and his Worship George Pirie, Mayor of the City of Timmins.
The Competition Bureau announced today that it has entered into a consent agreement with Elanco Animal Health Incorporated (Elanco) to address concerns related to the company’s proposed acquisition of Bayer Animal Health (BAH). Elanco has also committed to forego acquiring Bayer AG’s (Bayer) Canadian distribution rights to several poultry insecticides.
The governments of Canada and Ontario recognize the different ways that the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted smaller and rural communities across the province. Both governments are making strategic investments in infrastructure to meet the specific needs of rural and northern Ontario municipalities and help them strengthen their local economies.
Joint federal, provincial, as well as municipal and First Nation funding through the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan will support eight road and bridge projects in Northern, Central and Eastern Ontario. These investments will strengthen rural communities and support economic growth.