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Connecting Quebec to high-speed Internet with the Universal Broadband Fund

| Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada | news releases

Today, the Government’s Quebec Lieutenant, the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, highlighted the launch of the Universal Broadband Fund. This investment of $1.75 billion will help connect the regions of Quebec to high-speed Internet, faster. Originally announced in Budget 2019 as a $1 billion program, the Government is now providing additional funding to advance large, high-impact projects, which will leverage partnerships including with the Canada Infrastructure Bank broadband initiative. The program will include a $150 million Rapid Response Stream with an accelerated application process for projects that will allow shovel-ready projects that can be completed in the next year. The UBF will also allocate $50 million of its total budget for mobile Internet projects that primarily benefit Indigenous peoples. This investment will help connect 98 per cent of Canadians across the country to high-speed Internet by 2026 so that they can better participate in the digital economy.


Connecting British Columbia to high-speed Internet with the Universal Broadband Fund

| Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada | news releases

Today, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, highlighted an investment of $1.75 billion to help connect Canadians to high-speed Internet across the country. Originally announced in Budget 2019 as a $1 billion program, the Government is now providing additional funding to advance large, high-impact projects, which will leverage partnerships including with the Canada Infrastructure Bank broadband initiative. The program will include a $150M Rapid Response Stream with an accelerated application process that will allow shovel-ready projects to get started right away. The UBF will also allocate $50 million of its total budget for mobile Internet projects that primarily benefit Indigenous peoples. This investment will help connect 98 per cent of Canadians across the country to high-speed Internet by 2026 so that they can better participate in the digital economy.


Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada to hold technical briefing on Universal Broadband Fund, support for high-speed Internet in rural and remote Canada

| Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada | media advisories

Officials with Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada will hold a technical briefing for media on the Universal Broadband Fund and the Government of Canada’s efforts to support high-speed Internet access for Canadians in rural and remote communities.


Government of Canada invests in regenerative medicine, genomics research to support Canadians’ health

| Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada | news releases

As the Government of Canada focuses on responding to the challenges of COVID-19, the importance of investing in science and research is clearer than ever. These investments allow researchers to produce the breakthroughs that improve our daily lives, from delivering cutting-edge therapeutics for treating diseases and chronic conditions to developing new technologies that will help Canadian farmers better protect their crops and livestock.


Government of Canada invests in clean technology ecosystems 

| Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada | news releases

Canada’s oil and gas sector is an important part of Canada’s economy, and workers in the sector have been significantly affected by the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. By working together with the sector, the government can help it rebound, create good jobs for workers and reduce its carbon footprint.


Ministers Bains, O’Regan and Wilkinson to announce investment to accelerate clean technology adoption in the energy sector

| Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada | media advisories

The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, the Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Natural Resources, and the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, will announce an important investment in Canada’s oil and gas sector to foster innovation and reduce emissions. Ministers O’Regan and Wilkinson will participate in the event virtually. A media availability will follow the announcement.


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