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2014-09-12 12:25:19

Partnership with Brain Canada boosts innovative research to advance knowledge on neurological and mental illnesses. TORONTO, Sept. 12, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, along with Inez Jabalpurwala, President and CEO of Brain Canada, today announced 32 projects being funded under the Canada Brain Research Fund. The projects announced today will accelerate innovative research that will fundamentally change our understanding of nervous system...

2014-09-12 08:22:37

MILTON, ON, Sept. 12, 2014 /CNW/ - On the day that the Canadian Postal Service Charter opens up for review, representatives from the Canadian Union of Postal Workers and other concerned groups are rallying at Minister Lisa Raitt's office in Milton to send a strong message to the federal Conservatives that they should be talking to the public about postal service. Over 10,000 signed "Make the Review Public" postcards were delivered to Raitt's office, calling for the government to...

2014-09-11 12:26:44

Leading researchers and industry experts discuss how to accelerate the development of new treatments and technologies to improve the lives of people with dementia and their families and caregivers OTTAWA, Sept. 11, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Canada's Minister of Health, and Mr. Philippe Zeller, Ambassador of France to Canada, today welcomed leading dementia researchers and industry experts from G7 countries to Ottawa for the Canada-France Global Dementia Legacy Event....

2014-09-11 08:34:23

International Panel to discuss how Smart ICT Investments can Build Successful Future-ready Digital Governments OTTAWA, Ontario, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GTEC, Canada's largest government technology event, today announced Corinne Charette, CIO, Government of Canada, will address delegates as she helps kick-off the 22(nd) edition of the conference. Her keynote presentation will set the stage for the event's agenda and key themes this year, including a focus on government from the 'Outside...

2014-09-10 12:29:19

HAMILTON, ON, Sept. 10, 2014 The Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State for Seniors, unveiled today the new Government of Canada Action for Seniors report, a comprehensive information resource highlighting federal programs and services that can be accessed by seniors, their families, and caregivers. Minister Wong made the announcement with officials who developed McMaster University's Optimal Aging Portal, a website that offers information about healthy aging and which can now be accessed...

2014-08-27 20:20:16

MONTREAL, Aug. 27, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Paul G. Smith, Chairman of the Board of VIA Rail Canada (VIA Rail) announced this morning to the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Lisa Raitt, his decision to leave his role at Canada's passenger rail operator, effective August 31(th). Mr. Smith had been in this position since December 2010. "For the past eight years I've had the privilege to work with a talented and dedicated team who taught me to appreciate the great qualities of the...

2014-08-27 08:21:36

The Corporation remains focused on its Five-point Action Plan amid declining mail volumes OTTAWA, Aug. 27, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canada Post segment reported a profit before tax of $53 million for the second quarter of 2014 compared to a loss before tax of $104 million in the same quarter of 2013. For the first two quarters of 2014, the segment reported a profit before tax of $26 million, compared to a loss before tax of $36 million for the same period in 2013. The results were...

2014-08-13 00:21:16

Treatment may help ongoing outbreak response in West Africa OTTAWA, Aug. 12, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, today announced that the Government of Canada will donate doses of an experimental Ebola vaccine developed by the Public Health Agency of Canada to the World Health Organization (WHO) in its role as an international coordinating body in responding to the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The WHO will help to facilitate distribution of...

2014-08-12 12:23:14

OTTAWA, Aug. 12, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment and Minister Responsible for Parks Canada, today announced that the Government of Canada has taken the final step to create and protect Ukkusiksalik National Park of Canada by enshrining it in the Canada National Parks Act through an Order-in-Council. The formal establishment of Ukkusiksalik National Park under the Canada National Parks Act will result in greater ecological protection for important...

2014-08-04 16:21:06

WINNIPEG, Aug. 4, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, and Joyce Bateman, Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South Centre, met today with Mr. Vic Gerden, CEO of WestCanitest R&D (WestCaRD) and Mr. Ken Webb, Executive Director of Manitoba Aerospace, to discuss the Government of Canada's actions to ensure Canadians have the skills in demand in today's economy. Minister Kenney, MP Bateman, Mr. Gerden and Mr. Webb were touring the...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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