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New project under the Universal Broadband Fund to bring fast, reliable high-speed Internet to rural King Township

| Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada | news releases

The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored how too many Canadians living in rural and remote communities lack access to high-speed Internet. More than ever, Canadians need access to reliable high-speed Internet that helps us work, learn, and stay in touch with friends and family from home. Through the Rapid Response Stream of the Universal Broadband Fund (UBF), the Government of Canada is taking immediate action to connect all Canadians to high-speed Internet.


PS Hutchings Virtual Visit – Atlantic Provinces

| Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada | media advisories

As part of her two-day virtual tour in the Maritimes region, Gudie Hutchings, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development, on behalf of the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development, will meet with stakeholders in various local industries and organizations and make important funding announcements.


Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry holds first bilateral meeting with U.S. Secretary of Commerce

| Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada | readouts

Today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, met virtually with Gina Raimondo, United States Secretary of Commerce, to advance work on the Roadmap for a Renewed U.S.–Canada Partnership launched by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and President Joe Biden following their virtual meeting on February 23, 2021.


PS Hutchings Virtual Visit – Atlantic Provinces

| Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada | media advisories

As part of her two-day virtual tour in the Maritimes region, Gudie Hutchings, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development, on behalf of the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development, will meet with stakeholders in various local industries and organizations and make important funding announcements.


Government of Canada to announce investment in New Brunswick research cluster for small modular reactors

| Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada | media advisories

The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc President of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, on behalf of the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry and the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), will announce funding to support a research cluster for small modular reactors (SMRs) in New Brunswick.


Minister Schulte to announce high-speed internet project in Ontario

| Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada | media advisories

The Honourable Deb Schulte, Minister of Seniors and Member of Parliament for King–Vaughan, on behalf of 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 rural King Township, Ontario. A media availability will follow the announcement.


Universal Broadband Fund–supported projects will bring high-speed Internet to Alberta communities

| 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


Major investments in domestic firms to rebuild Canada’s biomanufacturing sector

| Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada | news releases

Canadians have demonstrated a remarkable ability to mobilize in response to the COVID 19 pandemic. Companies in the biomanufacturing space from coast to coast to coast have answered the call, and the government wants to recognize their work. To date, the Government of Canada has made investments of approximately $1 billion to advance industrial research and development in vaccines and pharmaceuticals, as well as biomanufacturing capacity. We will continue to partner with Canadian industry and businesses to protect Canadians from COVID-19 while building new biomanufacturing capacity as part of our recovery plan.


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