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Jul 17, 2019, 13:37 ET Office of the Intelligence Commissioner: Canada's new oversight body for intelligence activities

OTTAWA, July 17, 2019 /CNW/ - On July 12, the Honourable Jean-Pierre Plouffe begins his new role as Canada's first-ever Intelligence Commissioner....


Jul 17, 2019, 12:20 ET Major Changes to EB-5 Program Approaching

While most people in the U.S. were planning their summer vacations in late June 2019, the EB-5 industry was jolted from its summer slumber by the...


Jul 15, 2019, 10:05 ET Airline passenger bill of rights comes into effect - CAA-Quebec publishes handy guide to help travellers exercise their air travel rights

QUEBEC CITY, July 15, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Airline passengers now have rights set out in black and white in the Air Passenger Protection Regulations,...


Jul 13, 2019, 13:48 ET President Trump Announces that the Significant Challenges Facing U.S. Uranium Mining Are a National Security Issue

Ur-Energy Inc. (NYSE American: URG; TSX: URE) ("Ur-Energy") and Energy Fuels Inc. (NYSE American: UUUU; TSX: EFR) ("Energy Fuels") are advised that...


Jul 10, 2019, 12:57 ET Rail Transportation Regulations are finalized

GATINEAU, QC, July 10, 2019 /CNW/ - The Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) today announced that Regulations Amending Certain Regulations made under ...


Jul 10, 2019, 12:22 ET Thorough review produces more inclusive official languages regulations

OTTAWA, July 10, 2019 /CNW/ - Canada's two official languages are at the heart of our national identity and the Government of Canada is committed to...


Jul 08, 2019, 14:30 ET Media Advisory - Technical briefing on the Government of Canada's plan to safeguard the election

OTTAWA, July 8, 2019 /CNW/ - Members of the media are invited to a not-for-attribution technical briefing regarding updates to Canada's plan to...


Jul 08, 2019, 09:27 ET Assembly of First Nations National Chief to Meet with Premiers and Territorial Leaders on Implementation of New Legislation Supporting First Nations Children and Families

OTTAWA, July 8, 2019 /CNW/ - Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde will attend a meeting tomorrow with Premiers,...


Jul 08, 2019, 06:45 ET /R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - One year later; are North Bay hospital patients faring better under Ford PCs? New report released Monday/

NORTH BAY, ON, July 5, 2019 /CNW/ - When the Doug Ford Progressive Conservatives (PCs) took office last summer, they made vague promises about ending ...


Jul 05, 2019, 13:30 ET Media Advisory - One year later; are North Bay hospital patients faring better under Ford PCs? New report released Monday

NORTH BAY, ON, July 5, 2019 /CNW/ - When the Doug Ford Progressive Conservatives (PCs) took office last summer, they made vague promises about ending ...


Jul 04, 2019, 16:17 ET "Everyone at the Table!" Minister Bibeau highlights actions on food waste through the Food Policy for Canada

VANCOUVER, July 4, 2019 /CNW/ - Today, Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, visited Quest Food Exchange where she highlighted...


Jul 04, 2019, 12:40 ET From Bad to Worse on Mining: Groups Urge B.C. Government to Reform Outdated Laws

VICTORIA, July 4, 2019 /CNW/ - As Taseko Mines once again attempts to force its way with an injunction to start drilling in Tŝilhqot'in ancestral...


Jun 26, 2019, 11:10 ET Health Canada announces new reporting requirements for hospitals

Regulations will require hospitals to report serious adverse drug reactions and medical device incidents to Health Canada OTTAWA, June 26, 2019 /CNW/ ...


Jun 25, 2019, 14:56 ET Bill C-262 Dead on the Order Paper: Partisanship Over the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

WENDAKE, QC, June 25, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - The Assembly of First Nations of Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL) deplores that Bill C-262 died on the order paper....


Jun 22, 2019, 12:25 ET Legislation advancing responsible co-management of natural resources in North receives Royal Assent

Bill C-88 cancels merger of land and water boards in the Northwest Territories, moves towards responsible co-management of Arctic offshore oil and...


Jun 21, 2019, 17:01 ET Poverty reduction in Canada will remain a priority in the years to come

Poverty Reduction Act now entrenched into law OTTAWA, June 21, 2019 /CNW/ - Every Canadian deserves a real and fair chance to succeed, no matter...


Jun 21, 2019, 16:39 ET Better rules for major projects become law in Canada - Canada's new approach to impact assessments is designed to protect the environment and grow the economy

OTTAWA, June 21, 2019 /CNW/ - A strong economy depends on a healthy environment. Today, the Government of Canada is enshrining in law better rules...


Jun 21, 2019, 16:00 ET An Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families receives Royal Assent

Co-developed with Indigenous, provincial, and territorial partners, Bill C-92, An Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and...


Jun 21, 2019, 15:56 ET Statement - A stronger, modernized Fisheries Act Becomes Law

OTTAWA, June 21, 2019 /CNW/ - This afternoon, Bill C-68 received Royal Assent by the Governor General and has officially become law. This is a...


Jun 21, 2019, 15:08 ET Measures to strengthen legal protections for children, vulnerable individuals, and animals pass Parliament and are now in place

OTTAWA, June 21, 2019 /CNW/ - Today Bill C-84, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (bestiality and animal fighting) received Royal Assent and came into ...


Jun 21, 2019, 14:05 ET Health Canada proposes new regulations to strengthen the requirements for labelling and packaging of vaping products

Regulatory proposal includes requirements for child-resistant packaging and toxicity symbols OTTAWA, June 21, 2019 /CNW/ - Clear, consistent product...


Jun 21, 2019, 10:09 ET Statement from Minister Goodale on the passage of Bill C-83 to strengthen federal corrections and keep communities safe

OTTAWA, June 21, 2019 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness issued the following...


Jun 20, 2019, 18:48 ET Statement from Minister Goodale on the passage of Bill C-93 in Parliament

OTTAWA, June 20, 2019 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, issued the following...


Jun 20, 2019, 12:12 ET Government of Canada bans shark finning

TORONTO, June 20, 2019 /CNW/ - Shark finning is a destructive practice that needs a strong and immediate response to stop the devastating impact on...


Jun 19, 2019, 09:26 ET Humane Canada Applauds Passing of Bill C-84 by Senate of Canada

Animal Abusers Now To Be Placed On National Sex Offenders Registry OTTAWA, June 19, 2019 /CNW/ - Humane Canada, the national federation of SPCAs and...