Minister of State (Seniors) highlights Awareness to Action project at elder abuse awareness conference in St. John’s

The Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors), officially opened the Awareness To Action: Training to Recognize, Report and Respond to Elder Abuse conference today in St. John’s, where people from across the province have an opportunity to connect with... Read More

Notice to the Media for the Launch of the Preventing Drug Abuse Media Campaign

The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, on behalf of the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Federal Minister of Health, will launch a campaign aimed at helping parents effectively talk with their teens about the harmful effects of marijuana use and prescription... Read More

Ebola Rapid Response Team practices deploying to a simulated case of Ebola

The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, today announced that the Government of Canada has begun to exercise its Ebola Rapid Response Teams to ensure Canada is ready to respond in the event of a first case of Ebola in... Read More

Harper Government Marks Small Business Week

Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, James Moore, Minister of Industry, and Maxime Bernier, Minister of State (Small Business and Tourism) (Agriculture), today marked the beginning of the Business Development Bank of Canada’s Small Business Week, which runs from October 19... Read More

Protecting Canadian Citizenship

As Citizenship Week draws to a close, Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister highlighted the government’s commitment to protecting Canada’s citizenship system from fraud and abuse. ... Read More

New Citizens Welcomed by Vancouver Canucks

Today, the Honourable Tim Uppal, Minister of State for Multiculturalism and Member of Parliament for Edmonton-Sherwood Park, welcomed 13 new Canadians at a special citizenship ceremony hosted by the Vancouver Canucks. ... Read More

Harper Government Consulting With Small and Medium-Sized Businesses in Melfort to Ensure Canada’s Economy Remains Strong

Harper Government Consulting With Small and Medium-Sized Businesses in Melfort to Ensure Canada’s Economy Remains Strong ... Read More

Update to Government of Canada Response to Drifting Foreign Vessel

October 18, 2014 – Ottawa, Ontario As of 9:30 a.m. PST efforts continue to assist the Russian-flagged cargo ship Simushir, with 10 crewmembers onboard, located off the south west end of Haida Gwaii.  ... Read More

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz to Address World Trade Organization Ruling on U.S. Country of Origin Labelling

On Monday, October 20, 2014, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz will be joined by representatives of Canada’s beef and pork sectors to speak to media about the WTO’s ruling on U.S. County of Origin Labelling. ... Read More

Government advances measures to make cosmetic contact lenses safer

Today, in a move widely supported by optometrists, ophthalmologists and opticians, the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, announced that Health Canada will be consulting on new guidance for industry that will lead to non-corrective or ‘cosmetic’ contact lenses being... Read More

Speaking Notes for the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health: On Canada’s response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa

Thank you for joining us today. I am joined by Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Gregory Taylor, as well as Dr. Judith Bosse, Assistant Deputy Minister at the Public Health Agency of Canada, and a representative from the Red... Read More

Government of Canada ships Ebola vaccine to World Health Organization

The Government of Canada will ship 800 vials of its experimental Ebola vaccine to the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, beginning with its first shipment on Monday, October 20, 2014. ... Read More

Speaking Notes for the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health: On Canada’s response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa

Thank you for joining us today. I am joined by Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Gregory Taylor, as well as Dr. Judith Bosse, Assistant Deputy Minister at the Public Health Agency of Canada, and a representative from the Red... Read More

Foreign Vessel M/V Simushir Adrift Off the Coast of British Columbia

October 17, 2014 – Ottawa, Ontario The Canadian Coast Guard and the Department of National Defence today issued the following statement: A Russian-flagged cargo ship Simushir is currently disabled and floating off the west coast of Haida Gwaii with 10... Read More

Canada Appalled by Attack on UN Peacekeepers

The Honourable Deepak Obhrai, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and for International Human Rights, today issued the following statement: “Canada is appalled by a deliberate attack that has resulted in the deaths of three peacekeepers from Ethiopia,... Read More

Statement from Minister Paradis: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

Our great nation of Canada is built upon generations of families who, through war and peace, struggled to preserve a free and open society–a society that provided an opportunity for all to advance, regardless of race, religion or economic status.... Read More

New Citizens Welcomed by Edmonton Oilers

Today, the Honourable Tim Uppal Minister of State for Multiculturalism and Member of Parliament for Edmonton-Sherwood Park welcomed 12 new Canadians at a special citizenship ceremony hosted by the Edmonton Oilers. ... Read More

New Citizens Welcomed by Toronto Maple Leafs and Canadian Tire

Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander welcomed 35 new Canadians at a special citizenship ceremony hosted by the Toronto Maple Leafs and Canadian Tire. ... Read More

Water Wall Turbine’s Dent Island Tidal Power Generation Project

The Government of Canada is committed to investing in innovative clean technologies that create high-quality jobs, generate new economic opportunities and protect the environment. ... Read More

Granville Island Arts Presenter Takes Centre Stage with Creative Upgrades

Member of Parliament Nina Grewal announces support for the Carousel Theatre Society ... Read More