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January 13, 2021

Canada Announces New Measures to Address Human Rights Abuses in Xinjiang, China

The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion, and International Trade today announced measures related to the human rights…
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COVID-19News
January 12, 2021

How to File Taxes on COVID-19 Emergency or Recovery Benefits Payments

Canadians who received COVID-19 emergency or recovery benefits payments from the CRA will receive a slip called T4A Starting in early January 2021 and no later than March 10, 2021,…
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January 12, 2021

Federal Government Announces Extended Restrictions for Travelers Entering Canada

Canada and the United States have agreed to extend the temporary restriction of all non-essential travel across the Canada-U.S. border until at least February 21st, 2021. The Government of Canada’s…
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January 7, 2021

Federal Government Implements Mandatory Pre-Departure Negative COVID-19 Test

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a global crisis that is having a significant impact on the air industry and all travellers. The Government of Canada has multiple measures in place…
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COVID-19News
January 5, 2021

Canada’s Vaccine Rollout Strategy

Producing a vaccine: Producing a vaccine is complex. It requires significant investments to ensure it can be produced on a large scale with good quality and consistency. Our investments in…
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COVID-19News
December 18, 2020

The Prime Minister Provides a COVID-19 Update

Prime Minister provides an update on COVID-19 // Le premier ministre fait une mise à jour sur la COVID-19   Remarks in full // Remarques complètes Bon vendredi tout le…
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December 18, 2020

Federal Government Announces Gender-Based Violence Funding Agreement

Across Canada, organizations providing services to women and children experiencing gender-based violence (GBV) are dealing with extraordinary circumstances as violence against women and girls, particularly domestic violence, has intensified as…
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December 18, 2020

Federal Government to Phase out Existing Discovery Islands Fish Farms

Vancouver, British Columbia –  Aquaculture plays an important role in Canada’s economy and the Government of Canada is committed to managing it responsibly and sustainably.  To do so, there are…
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December 18, 2020

Canada Summer Jobs 2021 Employer Application Launches December 21st 2020

Canada Summer Jobs 2021 Employer Application Process Launches Next Week   The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on young Canadians who are trying to find work. Employers also…
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COVID-19News
December 17, 2020

Updates to Federal Government’s COVID-19 Response in British Columbia

Updated: December 15, 2020 Overview: Canada Over 12.5 million Canadians have been tested for COVID-19 to date. Over 5.6 million Canadians have downloaded the COVID Alert app. As of December…
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InternationalNews
December 17, 2020

An Update on Canada Immigration Statistics 2020

Despite the impacts that COVID-19 has had on immigration in 2020, IRCC has continued working hard to ensure that people can immigrate to Canada safely and responsibly respecting all health…
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December 15, 2020

Federal Government Launches Plan to Plant 2 Billion Trees

Today, the Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, launched the Government of Canada’s plan to plant two billion trees over 10 years, with an investment of $3.16 billion.…
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December 14, 2020

Hedy Fry Thanks Chef Amanda from Gordon Neighbourhood House for Preparing 5,000 Meals for Those in Need

Thank you to Chef Amanda Bacaleinick from Gordon Neighbourhood House who prepared 5,000 nutritious meals for isolated seniors and single-parent households during COVID-19. Her work was supported through the Government…
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COVID-19News
December 14, 2020

Important Information on CRA Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) Repayments

The Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) was introduced to provide financial support to employed and self-employed Canadians that were directly affected by COVID-19. The CERB helped over 8.9 million people…
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December 12, 2020

Federal Government Announces Strengthened Climate Plan

A Healthy Environment and a Healthy Economy Canada’s strengthened climate plan to create jobs and support people, communities, and the planet Background: As the Government of Canada continues to protect…
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December 11, 2020

2021 Summer Leadership Program Applications are Now Open

The Summer Leadership Program is a unique political opportunity that gives young people across Canada vital job experience serving in the offices of Members of Parliament, Ministers, the Prime Minister's…
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COVID-19News
December 10, 2020

Federal Government Announces Permanent Residence Pathway for Refugee Claimants That Worked in Canada Healthcare Sector During COVID-19

Recognizing the considerable contribution and sacrifice health-care workers have made in Canada throughout the pandemic, the Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, announced today that on December 14,…
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COVID-19News
December 8, 2020

Federal Government Awards Contracts for Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccine, Once Approved

The Government of Canada is protecting the health and safety of all Canadians, and will continue to do so by ensuring access to vaccines. The Honourable Anita Anand, Minister of…
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In the HouseNews
December 3, 2020

Hon. Hedy Fry speaks on Bill C-7: An Act to amend the Criminal Code (Medical Assistance in Dying)

Updated: On December 10, 2020 Bill C-7 got majority support in the House of Commons and now goes before the Senate. On October 21st, I spoke in the House of…
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COVID-19News
December 2, 2020

New Supports for Seniors – Fall Economic Statement 2020

On Monday, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance announced the next steps in our plan to support Canadians through the pandemic and rebuild our economy. I would like…
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COVID-19News
November 27, 2020

Update on Canada’s Vaccine Plan

Canada’s vaccine plan: Canada is well positioned to provide access to COVID-19 vaccines to all Canadians in 2021, having negotiated agreements with 7 promising vaccine manufacturers. The Public Health Agency…
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In the HouseNews
November 27, 2020

House of Commons Unanimously Passes Extended Moratorium on Student Loan Payments

On November 24th, 2020, the House of Commons passed the following motion unanimously:   “That the House recognize the significant financial hardship that COVID-19 has caused to post-secondary students across…
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November 25, 2020

Federal Government Takes Action to Protect Aquatic Species at Risk

November 25, 2020 The health of our marine and freshwater environments and the wildlife they sustain are critical to our country’s culture, well-being, and economies. Yet some of the species…
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InternationalNews
November 25, 2020

Foreign Affairs Committee: Hedy Fry Asks Minister Champagne about Rising Violence Against Journalists and Parliamentarians

On November 24th, 2020, I questioned Minister Champagne on the steps Canada is taking to address rising violence against journalists and parliamentarians around the world. Since 1992, 1,350 journalists have…
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November 24, 2020

Hon. Hedy Fry Speaks on Bill C-10: An Act to Amend the Broadcasting Act

Last week I rose in the House of Commons to speak on the importance of Amending the Broadcasting Act. "Madam Speaker, I will be sharing my time with the hon.…
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November 23, 2020

Federal Government Announces Aging in Place Challenge Program

The Government of Canada recently announced the new Aging in Place Challenge Program led by the National Research Council. It will partner with like-minded private, public, academic and other research…
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November 23, 2020

Federal Government Launches Black Entrepreneurship Program

Applications are now open as of November 23, 2020: Apply Here! In September, the Government of Canada announced Canada’s first-ever Black Entrepreneurship Program to support Black business owners and entrepreneurs and…
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BusinessCOVID-19News
November 23, 2020

Federal Government Launches New Commercial Rent Subsidy (CERS)

The new Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS) Applications are now open as of November 23, 2020: Apply Here! This innovative rent subsidy would support struggling businesses, charities, and non-profits by subsidizing…
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November 19, 2020

Canada Commits to Net-Zero Emissions by 2050

November 19, 2020 – Ottawa, Ontario As the Government of Canada continues to protect and support Canadians through the COVID-19 pandemic, we must continue working toward building a better future.…
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November 18, 2020

Federal Government Announces New Consumer Privacy Protection Act

Consumer Privacy Protection Act The new Consumer Privacy Protection Act gives Canadians more control and greater transparency over how companies handle their personal information. Canadians will have the freedom to…
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InternationalNews
November 18, 2020

Federal Government Makes Important Changes to the Secure Air Travel Act (SATA)

On November 4, the final provisions of the Secure Air Travel Act (SATA) regulations came into force. This allowed the launch of the new Canadian Travel Number (CTN) and centralized…
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COVID-19News
November 13, 2020

Reminder: Eligible Canadians Can Apply for Past CERB Monthly Payments until December 2, 2020

Applying Retroactively for the Canada Emergency Benefits Eligible Canadians can retroactively claim CERB for previous months of unemployment due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) and…
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November 12, 2020

Canada Takes Next Step Towards Transitioning Away from Open-net Pens in Coastal B.C. Waters

November 12, 2020 Canada takes next step towards transitioning open-net pens in coastal B.C. waters The Government of Canada is committed to developing and delivering, a real and concrete solution…
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InternationalNews
November 12, 2020

Canada Opens Door to Hong Kong Students Through New Immigration Pathways

November 12, 2020 Canada announces immigration measures supporting Hong Kong residents and Canadians in Hong Kong Immigration is a key driver of Canada’s economic growth, and Canada continues to welcome…
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COVID-19News
November 10, 2020

Federal Government Announces Emergency Support to Veterans Organizations

November 10th, 2020 Veterans Affairs Canada announces $20 million to support Veterans Organizations Today, the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, announced $20…
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November 9, 2020

Federal Government Launches Plan to Connect All Canadians with High Speed Internet

November 9th, 2020 Connecting all Canadians to high-speed Internet: Consultations on a proposal to triple the licence-exempt spectrum available Wi-Fi to help Canadians gain access to a greater choice of…
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November 6, 2020

Federal Government Launches Historic Tidal Energy Project

November 5th, 2020 The Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, today announced one of Canada’s largest-ever investments in tidal energy — $28.5 million to Sustainable Marine in Nova…
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BusinessNews
November 4, 2020

Federal Government Introduces Amendments to the Broadcasting Act (Bill C-10)

A historic announcement for Canadian content: Bill C-10 Summary: The Broadcasting Act outlines Canada’s broadcasting policy, defines the role of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission and sets out the…
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November 4, 2020

Federal Government Calls for Early Learning and Childcare Innovation Proposals

ELCC Call for Proposals Background On October 30th, 2020, Minister Ahmed Hussen launched the Early Learning and Child Care Innovation Call for Proposals in order to find new and innovative…
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InternationalNews
October 31, 2020

Federal Government Announces 2021-2023 Immigration Plan

October 30, 2020—Ottawa—The Honourable Marco Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, tabled the 2021‒2023 Immigration Levels Plan today, which sets out a path for responsible increases to immigration targets…
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October 27, 2020

Canada Announces Emergency Funding to Support Those Experiencing Homelessness

Updated October 27, 2020 In September 2020, the Honourable Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), Ahmed Hussen announced a…
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COVID-19News
October 22, 2020

Updates to Employment Insurance Fishing Benefits

The Employment Insurance Fishing benefits now allow workers to establish a fishing benefit claim based on earnings in their current qualifying period or earnings used to establish a fishing claim…
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October 21, 2020

Dr. Hedy Fry is Blanketed on Mothers Matter Centre’s 20th Anniversary

Mother Matter Centre 20th Anniversary Event Background: The Mothers Matter Centre’s 20th Anniversary Celebration and presentation of its annual Because Mothers Matter Awards will take place, virtually, on October 21,…
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BusinessCOVID-19News
October 20, 2020

Federal Government Invests $12 Million in New Small Business Fund

Today, during Small Business Week, the Government of Canada, announced an investment of $12 million in the Canada United Small Business Relief Fund. Canada United is a national fundraising campaign…
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BusinessCOVID-19News
October 17, 2020

All Federal COVID-19 Relief Programs for Businesses

Updated October 20th, 2020   Canada United Small Business Relief Fund As we enter the second wave of COVID-19, small businesses continue to need our support. During Small Business Week,…
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October 16, 2020

Federal Government Calls for LGBTQ2+ National Monument Proposals

  Design Competition for LGBTQ2+ National Monument Launches   OTTAWA, October 16, 2020 A major step has been taken toward creating a national monument remembering the historic discrimination against LGBTQ2+…
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October 16, 2020

Federal Government Launches COVID-19-related PPE Challenges to Reduce Environmental Impacts

Government of Canada launches new COVID-19–related challenges to help reduce environmental impact of PPE in Canada October 16, 2020 – Ottawa, Ontario The Government of Canada is committed to protecting…
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October 13, 2020

Federal Government Opens Family Sponsorship for Parents and Grandparents

  Our government is happy to announce the opening of the 2020 Parents and Grandparents Program to build upon this commitment to family reunification. Family reunification is an important priority…
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