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2012-10-11 11:25:15

OTTAWA, Oct. 11, 2012 /CNW/ - The Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport), today announced the Government of Canada's contribution to Hockey Canada in support of the 2013 International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) Ice Hockey Women's World Championship. The event will be held from April 2-9, 2013, in Ottawa. "Today, on International Day of the Girl, the Harper Government is pleased to announce support for an event that will offer our Canadian women athletes the opportunity to...

2012-10-11 11:23:55

WINNIPEG, Oct. 11, 2012 /CNW/ -  The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada today announced on behalf of the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, investments in two projects to reduce the number of sports and recreation-related injuries among Canadian children and youth. "In Canada, forty percent of all children and youth injuries are sports and recreation-related," said Minister Nicholson. "Our...

2012-10-05 10:22:08

OTTAWA, Oct. 5, 2012 /CNW/ - The Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced the reappointment of Hubert T. Lacroix as President and Chief Executive Officer of CBC/Radio-Canada for a five-year term. Hubert T. Lacroix was first appointed as President and CEO of CBC/Radio-Canada on January 1, 2008, for a five-year term. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Lacroix practiced law for 30 years with three of Montréal's most prominent...

2012-10-05 06:23:07

OTTAWA, Oct. 5, 2012 /CNW/ - The Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport), today announced improvements to the Athlete Assistance Program (AAP), the Harper Government's sport funding program that assists athletes with living and educational expenses while they train and compete. "Our Government recognizes that Canada's top athletes make great sacrifices to compete for our country, and for this reason, we are pleased to continue our record-level support for the Athlete...

2012-09-12 10:25:24

Vaccine research integral to ending AIDS pandemic BOSTON, MA, Sept. 12, 2012 /CNW/ - Government of Canada delegates joined researchers, clinicians, private sector partners and public health experts in Boston, September 9-12, 2012, to work towards advancing HIV vaccine science at the AIDS Vaccine 2012 conference, the largest and most diverse meeting of its kind. "Developing a globally accessible HIV vaccine is a priority for our government," said federal Health Minister, Leona...

2012-08-15 02:28:51

WOODRIDGE, Ill., Aug. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Trudeau Corporation, a leading global supplier of quality kitchenware and tabletop accessories, announced today the launch of its reusable Red Party Cup. The Red Party Cup transcends the original form of a temporary, disposable cold liquid container. The iconic red cup stands alone as a symbol of American culture. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120815/CG56399) "We are very enthusiastic and proud to be manufacturing our new...

2012-08-13 10:24:38

VANCOUVER, Aug. 13, 2012 /CNW/ - On behalf of the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, the Honourable Tim Uppal, Minister of State (Democratic Reform), announced today funding to the University of British Columbia's Faculty of Medicine for a project to address the need for diabetes management and prevention programs in rural and high-risk communities in the province. "Diabetes is on the rise in Canada and worldwide," said Minister Uppal. "Our government is working with key...

2012-08-09 06:24:01

TORONTO, Aug. 9, 2012 /CNW/ - Business investment in Canada is picking up relative to its international peers, but underlying problems remain, according to a report released by the C.D. Howe Institute. In "From Living Well to Working Well: Raising Canada's Performance in Non-residential Investment," authors Benjamin Dachis and William B.P. Robson identify widely divergent performances by provinces and a surge in the flow of  funds  to the residential sector away from the...

2012-07-29 06:20:07

LONDON, July 29, 2012 /CNW/ - On behalf of the Government of Canada, I congratulate Émilie Heymans and Jennifer Abel on winning Canada's first medal at the London 2012 Olympic Summer Games today in London, England. Émilie Heymans, from St-Lambert, QC and Jennifer Abel, from Montréal, QC made their bronze medal podium finish in the women's 3m synchro diving event.  This is Emilie's fourth medal in Olympic competition and Jennifer Abel's...

2012-07-20 10:20:13

From Manitoba to British Columbia, Canada's competitive advantages through the Gateway are deepening Canada's ties throughout the fast-growing Asia-Pacific region, Minister says OTTAWA, July 20, 2012 /CNW/ - The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, today successfully concluded two weeks of consultations held throughout Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia on Canada's Asia-Pacific Gateway and the Government of...