Canada offers refuge to Afghans who assisted Canada

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Ottawa—Many brave Afghans made incredible contributions to Canada’s efforts in Afghanistan—often at great personal risk. While over 800 were able to resettle in Canada over the past decade, many are still in Afghanistan. With the situation in the country deteriorating rapidly, many have become Taliban targets due to their work. The Government of Canada is seized with the urgency of …

Canada congratulates PM Ariel Henry on forming new government in Haiti

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Ottawa – Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement regarding the formation of a new government in Haiti: “On behalf of the Government of Canada, I congratulate Prime Minister Ariel Henry on forming a new government in Haiti. “I encourage Prime Minister Henry to maintain an open dialogue with the Haitian people. I call on all …

Helping over 320 Canadian families find affordable homes in Ontario

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Hamilton – Every Canadian deserves a safe and affordable place to call home, yet many Canadians in Ontario and across the country continue to struggle with high housing costs. That is why the Government of Canada continues to invest in affordable, energy-efficient housing to build back better, grow the middle class, and tackle climate change, while working to end homelessness …

Easing border measures for fully vaccinated US travellers entering Canada from Aug 9

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Ottawa – On September 7, 2021, provided that Canada’s COVID-19 epidemiology remains favourable, the Government intends to open Canada’s borders for discretionary travel by travellers from any country who have been fully vaccinated with Government of Canada-accepted vaccines at least 14 days prior to entering Canada and who meet specific entry requirements. With the advent of increased vaccination rates in …

Afghanistan: Minister Garneau speaks with Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

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Ottawa – Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, spoke with Michelle Bachelet, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. Minister Garneau reiterated Canada’s commitment to promoting and upholding human rights both in Canada and around the world. He also highlighted and thanked High Commissioner Bachelet for the invaluable work of the UN’s Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights …

Canada invests over $3m in climate action, awareness for young Canadians

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Vaughan – Canadians want cleaner air and cleaner water for their children and grandchildren. When companies pollute our natural environment, they pay the price and the Government of Canada ensures that environmental good follows environmental harm by investing those fines in projects that benefit the environment. Francesco Sorbara, Member of Parliament for Vaughan–Woodbridge, behalf of Jonathan Wilkinson, Canada’s Minister of …

Canada invests in the next generation of world-class scientists

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Ottawa – Research trainees play a crucial role in scientific progress. They are helping to make the discoveries and innovations that will build a strong future for Canada: one that is healthier, more equitable, greener and more prosperous. Today, on behalf of François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, Ali Ehsassi, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Innovation, Science …

Canada imposes sanctions in wake of ongoing human rights violations in Nicaragua

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Ottawa – Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, announced sanctions against an additional 15 individuals under the Special Economic Measures (Nicaragua) Regulations in response to ongoing human rights violations in Nicaragua. Since 2018, the Government of Nicaragua has been committing gross and systematic human rights violations against its people, including campaigns of repression and state-sponsored violence against public protests and …

Canada provides $1.9b additional funding to invest in trade corridor projects

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Ottawa – The Government of Canada is committed to strengthening Canada’s trade corridors, which helps to grow our economy, ensure its recovery, as well as create good middle class jobs. Today, the Minister of Transport, Omar Alghabra, announced that the National Trade Corridors Fund has officially received additional funding of $1.9 billion and that projects can now be financed. Applications …