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2014-01-22 12:20:31

OTTAWA, Jan. 22, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, attended the Federation of Canadian Municipalities' National Municipal Rail Safety Working Group meeting to hear their views on improving risk assessments, emergency planning and response capability, as well as increasing insurance requirements for railways and shippers. This meeting is one in a series of ongoing discussions with representatives of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities as...

2014-01-09 23:01:08

Rubin Recognized for Going ‘Above and Beyond’ in Advancing Food Standards, Society Novato, CA (PRWEB) January 09, 2014 The Republic of Tea, leading purveyor of premium teas, is proud to announce Ron Rubin, Minister of Tea, has been selected as the 2014 Leadership Award Winner by the Specialty Food Association. A panel of specialty food professionals and industry influencers chose Rubin out of 66 nominees across the three categoris for going ‘above and beyond’ in advancing food...

2013-12-20 12:23:11

OTTAWA, Dec. 20, 2013 /CNW/ - Mr. Michael Tims, Chair of the Board of Trustees of the National Gallery of Canada, warmly welcomed the reappointment of Marc Mayer as the Director of the National Gallery of Canada for a second term of five years. Mr. Mayer's reappointment was announced yesterday by the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages. "I am honoured by this opportunity to continue to serve the Canadian people in this capacity and I...

2013-12-10 16:24:33

OTTAWA, Dec. 10, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, today joined Brian Forbes, Chairman of the War Amps Executive Committee and of the National Council of Veterans Associations in Canada (NCVA), to announce new Cutting Red Tape measures to help Canada's most seriously disabled Veterans and their families. The announcement was made following a meeting between Minister Fantino and Brian Forbes at the War Amps National Headquarters, and reflects...

2013-12-04 16:21:27

MONGOLIAN CABINET MINISTER DISCUSSES INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN MONGOLIA WASHINGTON, Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- WHEN: Monday, December 9th, 10am-11am WHERE: The National Press Club, 529 14th Street, NW The Zenger Room, 13th Floor WHO: Mongolian Cabinet Minister...

2013-12-04 12:24:22

OTTAWA, Dec. 4, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, in collaboration with Manulife Financial, is pleased to invite members of the public to the launch of the 29(th) edition of the Christmas Lights Across Canada program. The official illumination ceremony will take place on Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 6 p.m. on Parliament Hill and will be hosted by two inspirational Canadians: Benoit Huot, Paralympic gold medalist,...

2013-12-01 16:20:05

MONTREAL, Dec. 1, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, today announced a new accelerated timeline for the construction of the new bridge for the St. Lawrence. "We will deliver the new bridge for the St. Lawrence in 2018, three years earlier than originally planned," said Minister Lebel. "In fact, concrete actions to move...

2013-11-28 12:20:54

GATINEAU, QC, Nov. 28, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today welcomed the arrival of the Ice Hog family, Winterlude's official mascots, to Canada's Capital Region. Papa and Mama Ice Hog and their twins Nouma and Noumi arrived at Jacques-Cartier Park in Gatineau, accompanied by a group of young athletes. "As Canadian athletes prepare to compete on the world stage, the theme of winter sports and games will be...

2013-11-26 20:20:34

EDMONTON, Nov. 26, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, today met with leading Canadian and international researchers, academics and experts at the fourth annual Canadian Military and Veteran Health Research Forum in Edmonton, Alberta. The Forum brings together leading Canadian and international researchers on military and Veteran health. "Our Government is proud to be a supporter of the 2013 Military and Veteran Health Research Forum," said...

2013-11-20 12:20:52

OTTAWA, Nov. 20, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today issued a protective direction directing rail companies to share information with municipalities. By issuing the protective direction, the Minister has acted to further enhance safety in the transportation of dangerous goods and facilitate an ongoing dialogue between railways and municipalities "We recognize the responsibilities of all parties involved in maintaining safe railway transportation...