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Minister Ng to announce additional support for Canadian small businesses

| Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada | media advisories

The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, and Rachel Bendayan, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade and Member of Parliament for Outremont, will make an announcement about support for small businesses.


Government of Canada announcing support to advance Canadian AI technologies

| Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada | media advisories

The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, together with Elisabeth Brière, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages, on behalf of the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, will announce investments to not only enhance Canada’s global leadership position in artificial intelligence but also support Canadian companies transitioning toward an AI-powered future.


Canadians invited to provide feedback on the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act

| Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada | news releases

Today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, launched a consultation seeking comments from the public and organizations on the provisions of the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act as part of the statutory review of the legislation.


Government of Canada invests over $1.6 million to bring high-speed Internet to more than 684 more homes in Northern Ontario

| Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada | news releases

Today, Paul Lefebvre, Member of Parliament for Sudbury, on behalf of the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development, announced over $1.6 million in federal funding for Bell. These investments will bring high-speed Internet to rural residents of Powassan and Hornell Heights. These projects will connect more than 684 underserved households to high-speed Internet. The Honourable Anthony Rota, Member of Parliament for Nipissing—Timiskaming, was also in attendance.


Investment to increase the resilience of Canada’s supply of critical personal protective equipment

| Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada | news releases

Today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, announced an investment of up to $28.99 million in Meltech Innovation Canada Inc., a newly established division of Medicom Group Inc. (Medicom). This investment will support a $38.754-million project, which includes the establishment of a new factory in Greater Montréal dedicated to manufacturing the specialized fabric required to produce life-saving respirators and surgical masks. As a part of this project, Meltech Innovation will establish a research and development (R&D) lab and testing facility to improve this material and develop innovative material options for PPE.


Minister Ng to speak at Gender and Racial Equality in the C-Suite event

| Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada | media advisories

The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, will deliver a keynote address and moderate a panel at the Diversio and Rosenzweig & Company “Gender and Racial Equality in the C-Suite: An International Dialogue” event.


Minister Ng announces appointment of Tania Clark and Vivek Jain to BDC Board

| Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada | news releases

The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, responsible for the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), today announced the appointment of Tania Clark and Vivek Jain to the BDC’s Board of Directors, effective June 11, 2021.


Government of Canada makes major investment in Canadian science, research and engineering

| Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada | news releases

Today, at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, announced investments of more than $635 million in science, research and engineering to support more than 4,800 lead researchers and their teams.


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