Statement of the Equal Rights Coalition on Human Rights Violations in Chechnya

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Ottawa – In December 2018, OSCE Moscow Mechanism rapporteur’s independent report on the situation in Chechnya found ‘clear evidence of the successive purges against LGBTI persons’ in Chechnya as well as of numerous other grave Human Rights violations. The report documented that LGBTI persons in Chechnya had been subjected to systematic harassment, persecution, arbitrary arrests and detentions, torture, enforced disappearances …

Theresa Tam: Through Wellness Together Canada online portal people can access immediate mental health service

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Ottawa – The COVID-19 pandemic continues to create stress and anxiety for many Canadians, particularly those who do not have ready access to their regular support networks. Through the Wellness Together Canada online portal, people of all ages across the country can access immediate, free and confidential mental health and substance use supports, 24 hours a day, seven days a …

Gun salute to honour His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh today

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Ottawa – Members of the 30th Field Artillery Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery (30 RCA) will conduct a gun salute near the intersection of Sir George-Étienne Cartier Parkway and Princess Avenue to honour the recent passing of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh. The gun salute will commence immediately after the Canadian Heritage national commemorative ceremony being held at Christ …

Canada and Ontario take steps to make long-term care homes safer, more secure

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Ottawa — The Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario are investing over $99.4 million in 95 projects to improve long-term care homes across Ontario. Details were provided by Catherine McKenna, Federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; Deb Schulte, Federal Minister of Seniors; Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; and Dr. Merrilee Fullerton, Ontario’s Minister of Long-Term Care. Communities …

Trudeau congratulates Israel on Independence Day

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Ottawa – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today issued the following statement on Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel Independence Day: “Today we join Israelis, Jewish communities, and others in Canada and around the world to celebrate the 73rd anniversary of the establishment of the State of Israel. “For over 70 years, Canada and Israel have been close friends, steadfast allies, and partners in …

Canada Invests Nearly $16M to Expand Virtual Health Care Services in Alberta

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Ottawa – Canada’s universal, publicly funded health care system is a source of pride for Canadians. The Government of Canada is working closely with provincial and territorial governments to strengthen health care and adapt the system to the challenges of delivering health care during the COVID-19 pandemic and as we move into recovery. Today, Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, announced …

Prime Minister Trudeau congratulates Muslims on Ramadan

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Ottawa – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Ramadan: “Tonight at sunset, Muslims in Canada and around the world will mark the start of Ramadan. “This month-long religious journey is a time of spiritual contemplation, and an opportunity to show gratitude for the many blessings we share, through fasting, prayer, and charitable giving. “Over the coming …

Canada invests in technology, innovation to help businesses start up, scale up, commercialize new products

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FedNor invests more than $5.3 million to support recovery efforts, grow the economy and help create up to 870 jobs in Thunder Bay—Superior North and across Northern Ontario Thunder Bay – Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario – FedNor Businesses and communities across the country are working hard to recover from the effects of COVID-19 and the Government of …

$19.8m to provide high-speed Internet access to over 1600 households in Mauricie by Sep 2022

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Québec City – Thanks to a $19.8-million joint investment made as part of Canada–Quebec Operation High Speed, more than 1600 households in the Mauricie region will have access to Cogeco high-speed Internet services by September 2022. The announcement was made today by the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Canada’s Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry and Member of Parliament for Saint-Mauricie–Champlain; Jean …

Trudeau saddened on death of Prince Philip

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Ottawa – The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the passing of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh: “It was with deep sadness that I learned of the passing of The Duke of Edinburgh. “A man of great service to others – first as a decorated naval officer and later as a dedicated leader in …