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Apr 16, 2019, 13:27 ET Improving access to Justice for minority language communities in Quebec

MONTREAL, April 16, 2019 /CNW/ - Canadians expect that language should not be a barrier to access to justice. That is why the Government of Canada is ...


Apr 15, 2019, 09:00 ET Canada-Wide Meetings on the Official Languages Act: Forum on Official Languages and Canada's Place in the World

The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Tourism, Official Languages and La Francophonie, participated in a forum on official languages in Sherbrooke ...


Apr 12, 2019, 11:15 ET Statement - A fundamental human right: CHRC welcomes national housing strategy legislation

OTTAWA, April 12, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Following the tabling of the Budget Implementation Act, which includes a proposed National Housing Strategy...


Apr 11, 2019, 08:00 ET Chamber of Shipping Applauds Amendments to the Pilotage Act

VANCOUVER, April 11, 2019 /CNW/ - With an emphasis on good governance and adapting with emerging technologies, the Government of Canada's proposed...


Apr 10, 2019, 11:50 ET Minister Joly Discusses Review and Modernization of the Official Languages Act and Government of Canada's Leadership in Supporting Official Languages

The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Tourism, Official Languages and La Francophonie, is proud to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Official...


Apr 10, 2019, 10:43 ET Municipalities outline concerning impacts of Bill C-69 to Senate Committee in Fort McMurray

FORT MCMURRAY, AB, April 10, 2019 /CNW/ - The Coalition of Canadian Municipalities for Energy Action shared their concerns on Bill C-69 at the...


Apr 10, 2019, 08:50 ET Marine Pilots Look Forward to Participating in the Process to Amend the Pilotage Act

OTTAWA, April 10, 2019 /CNW/ - The Canadian Marine Pilots' Association (CMPA) looks forward to actively and constructively participating in the...


Apr 10, 2019, 06:00 ET The Income Tax Act: 1.1 million words and counting!

MONTREAL, April 10, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - While hundreds of thousands of Canadians are completing their tax returns, a publication launched today by...


Apr 09, 2019, 12:35 ET Fisheries and Oceans Canada makes improvement to recreational fisheries reporting in B.C. sport fishing

OTTAWA, April 9, 2019 /CNW/ - Recreational fishing is an important part of British Columbia's culture, economy and identity. Sport fishing is also...


Apr 09, 2019, 12:33 ET Canada acts to eliminate barriers to interprovincial trade in alcohol

OTTAWA, April 9, 2019 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental and Northern Affairs and Internal Trade,...


Apr 05, 2019, 13:13 ET Canada and Red Earth Cree Nation sign Memorandum of Understanding to advance discussions on administration of justice

OTTAWA, April 5, 2019 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada's commitment to advancing a renewed nation-to-nation relationship with Indigenous peoples...


Apr 03, 2019, 15:06 ET Expulsion of Former Ministers from Liberal caucus must not impede great progress on Canada-Métis Nation reconciliation, says Métis National Council President Clément Charter

VANCOUVER, April 3, 2019 /CNW/ - At the conclusion of an important symposium on Métis Nation rights reconciliation in Vancouver April 2-3, 2019...


Apr 03, 2019, 13:59 ET Insurance Bureau of Canada welcomes the provisions of Bill 16 regarding the regulation of divided co-ownership

MONTREAL, April 3, 2019 /CNW/ - Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) welcomes the provisions of Bill 16, which was tabled today, aimed at improving the...


Apr 01, 2019, 11:04 ET Senators must be there for reconciliation - Indigenous peoples' organizations, human rights groups and faith communities urge Senate not to squander opportunity to pass UN Declaration implementation Bill

OTTAWA, April 1, 2019 /CNW/ - Tomorrow, April 2, is the next crucial opportunity to advance the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples...


Mar 27, 2019, 18:39 ET Renewable Natural Gas - Adoption of New Regulation to Support the Sector's Development

MONTRÉAL, March 26, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Énergir is pleased with the adoption of the Regulation respecting the quantity of renewable natural gas to be ...


Mar 26, 2019, 06:00 ET Poll: Canadians are Unequivocal, Want Trade Barriers Eliminated

MONTREAL, March 26, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Despite the Supreme Court's decision to maintain the status quo in the Comeau case, Canadians continue to...


Mar 19, 2019, 06:00 ET Chiefs Reject Canada's Child Welfare Law: Bill C-92 Fails to Address First Nations Jurisdiction

Treaty No. 6 Territory, March 19, 2019 /CNW/ - First Nations across Canada have reviewed Bill C-92 and have serious concerns as it is a direct threat ...


Mar 18, 2019, 23:21 ET Chiefs Will Not Endorse Legislation of Our Sacred Languages

Okimaw Lewis said, "We are the rights holders who are not giving our consent to Bill C-91." Treaty No. 6 Territory, March 18, 2019 /CNW/ - Our...


Mar 18, 2019, 08:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - CIBC experts available to comment on 2019 Federal Budget/

CIBC (TSX: CM) (NYSE: CM) experts will be available to provide insight and commentary on how the 2019 Federal Budget will impact the economy, taxes,...


Mar 18, 2019, 06:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Minister Joly to Take Part in the Second Forum as Part of the Review to Modernize the Official Languages Act in Ottawa/

The Honorable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Tourism, Official Languages and La Francophonie, will be in Ottawa to take part in the second of the...


Mar 15, 2019, 17:02 ET Media Advisory - Minister Joly to Take Part in the Second Forum as Part of the Review to Modernize the Official Languages Act in Ottawa

The Honorable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Tourism, Official Languages and La Francophonie, will be in Ottawa to take part in the second of the...


Mar 14, 2019, 13:27 ET MEDIA ADVISORY: Dominion Lending Chief Economist Dr. Sherry Cooper to Comment on Upcoming Federal Budget

VANCOUVER, March 14, 2019 /CNW/ - On March 19th, Dominion Lending Centres' Chief Economist, Dr. Sherry Cooper, will once again, be available for...


Mar 14, 2019, 08:00 ET Media Advisory - CIBC experts available to comment on 2019 Federal Budget

CIBC (TSX: CM) (NYSE: CM) experts will be available to provide insight and commentary on how the 2019 Federal Budget will impact the economy, taxes,...


Mar 11, 2019, 11:10 ET Health Canada announces proposed additional restrictions on marketing of opioids

New measures will further limit advertising to health care professionals OTTAWA, March 11, 2019 /CNW/ - Canada continues to experience an opioid...


Mar 08, 2019, 16:08 ET MEDIA ADVISORY - KPMG spokespeople available for commentary on upcoming 2019 federal budget

— KPMG calls for focus on Canadian competitiveness and innovation, in addition to measures to help individual Canadians succeed TORONTO, March 8,...