August 27, 2020

Post-Graduation Work Permit Changes

To help international students who would like to study in Canada this fall as they are facing uncertainty due to travel restrictions, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada continues to ensure…
August 26, 2020

Safe Return to Class Fund

We know the past few months have been especially hard on students who have been physically separated from their friends and classmates, and on parents who have had to juggle…
August 26, 2020


An update from the Government of Canada on Canada’s Plan to Mobilize Industry to Combat COVID-19: To date, over 6,000 Canadian firms from across the country have offered their expertise…
August 25, 2020

Support for Mental Health

As part of Canada’s rapid research response to COVID-19, the Government of Canada is providing $115 million to support mental health research in relation to COVID-19 through the: Knowledge Synthesis…
August 20, 2020

New EI Program

Today, the Government of Canada announced changes to the Employment Insurance (EI) program and new income support benefits that will better support all Canadians. Our government also announced that in…
August 17, 2020

Vancouver Centre CYC

Vancouver Centre Constituency Youth Council 2020-2021: An opportunity to have your voices heard on policy and issues facing Canada. I am reaching out to you as your local Member of…
August 14, 2020

Support for International Students

As Canadian Universities usher in a new school year this fall, the Government of Canada is taking action to support international students through new measures, listed below: International students who…
August 6, 2020

Safe Third Country Agreement

The Safe Third Country Agreement between Canada and the United States (U.S.) states that refugee claimants are required to request refugee protection in the first safe country they arrive in,…
July 26, 2020

Census 2021

The 2021 Census content has been made public through the Canada Gazette. During the last mandate, one of our first actions as Government was to restore the mandatory long-form census.…
July 21, 2020

Industry Canada Update

Today, Minister Bains announced continued investments of close to $230 million to support national research facilities through the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI)’s Major Science Initiatives (MSI) Fund. This funding…
July 17, 2020

CEWS Expansion

Today, #GOC announced proposed changes to the CEWS that would broaden the reach of the program, providing better-targeted support and enabling more workers to their jobs quickly as the economy…
July 16, 2020

Violence Along Armenia-Azerbaijan Border

Canada's statement: The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement: “Canada is concerned by the violence along the Armenia-Azerbaijan border. “Alongside the Organization for Security…
July 9, 2020

Updates to Vaping Regulations

On July 1st, Health Canada’s new labelling requirements for vaping products came into force. These requirements are pursuant to the Vaping Product Labelling and Packaging Regulations and are intended to…
July 6, 2020

Infrastructure Funding

Last week, #GOC announced $170 million in funding for Community, Culture and Recreation infrastructure in BC. These investments will play a key role in strengthening local economies, and helping ensure…
June 29, 2020

Canada Student Service Grant

I am pleased to announce the launch of the Canada Student Service Grant (CSSG) and the I Want to Help platform to support students, youths and non-for-profit organizations. CSSG will…
June 26, 2020

Students Update

Yesterday, the Government of Canada announced comprehensive supports of nearly $9 billion for post-secondary students and recent graduates. This plan will help provide support they need this summer, help them…
June 21, 2020

OSCE PA: World Refugee Day

COPENHAGEN/STRASBOURG, 19 June 2020 – On the eve of World Refugee Day, parliamentarians from the OSCE and Council of Europe participated in a high-level discussion organized by the British House…