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Universal Broadband Fund – Federal government announces funding for phase one of the Pictou County high-speed internet project

| Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada | news releases

Today, Sean Fraser, Parliamentary Secretary to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance and to the Minister of Middle Class Prosperity and Associate Minister of Finance, and Member of Parliament for Central Nova, on behalf of the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development, announced $4.46 million in funding for the Municipality of Pictou County to bring high-speed Internet to rural residents of the community. With a contribution from the municipality of Pictou County of $3.32 million, this project will connect many underserved households to high-speed Internet in Pictou County and may create the opportunity for improved cellular coverage in the area.


Government of Canada invests to bring high-speed Internet to 756 households in Halton region

| Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada | news releases

Today, Adam van Koeverden, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Diversity and Inclusion and Youth and to the Minister of Canadian Heritage (Sport) and Member of Parliament for Milton, on behalf of the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development, announced $441,200 in funding for Bell Canada to bring high-speed Internet to rural Ontario residents. Bell will contribute $1,286,200 toward this project that will connect 756 underserved households to high-speed Internet in the following communities and surrounding rural areas: Ashgrove, Campbellville, Carlisle, Cedar Springs, Freelton, Hornby, Morriston, Waterdown and other areas just outside Milton.


The Government of Canada makes historic investment to strengthen Canada’s biomanufacturing sector 

| Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada | news releases

Today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, together with the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, announced an investment of up to $415 million to support Sanofi Pasteur Limited (Sanofi) in building an end-to-end influenza vaccine manufacturing facility in Toronto, Ontario. This new facility will ensure drug product formulation, fill-and-finish and inspection. As part of this project, Sanofi will invest more than $455 million as well as create and maintain 1,225 highly skilled jobs in Canada. The Government of Ontario will also invest $55 million, making this a $925-million project. In addition, the company will also invest at least $79 million a year to fund Canadian research and development


Governments of Canada and Ontario, along with City of Toronto, to announce major investment

| Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada | media advisories

The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, together with the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health; the Honourable Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario; the Honourable Victor Fedeli, Ontario Minister of Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade; and His Worship, John Tory, Mayor of Toronto, will announce a significant investment to support Canada’s future pandemic preparedness.


Minister Monsef to announce high-speed Internet investments in southeastern Ontario

| Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada | media advisories

The Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development, will announce a federal investment to improve high-speed Internet access in southeastern Ontario. A media availability will follow the announcement.


Universal Broadband Fund–supported projects will bring high-speed Internet to 1,257 homes in Killarney, East Ferris, Redbridge and Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nation

| Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada | news releases

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted how much we rely on our connections. Now more than ever, Canadians across the country need access to reliable high-speed Internet as many of us are working, learning, and staying in touch with friends and family from home. Right now, too many Canadians living in rural and remote communities lack access to high-speed Internet. Through the Universal Broadband Fund (UBF) Rapid Response Stream, the Government of Canada is taking immediate action to get Canadians connected to the high-speed Internet they need.


Research Security Policy Statement – Spring 2021

| Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada | statements

Canada’s world-class research, and its open and collaborative research environment, are increasingly targeted by espionage and foreign interference activities.


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