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2014-06-24 12:28:03

Dr. David Naylor named head of federal advisory panel that will explore how the Government of Canada can foster innovation, improve patient care and sustainability of the healthcare system TORONTO, June 24, 2014 /CNW/ - Health Minister Rona Ambrose today officially launched her new Advisory Panel on Healthcare Innovation. The Minister named Dr. David Naylor to chair the panel, which is made up of prominent Canadians from across the country providing a range of perspectives...

2014-06-20 12:21:07

Harmonized system better for emergency first responders TORONTO, June 20, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today announced that regulations for identifying the dangerous goods transported on Canadian roads and rails are being harmonized across Canada and with the United States and United Nations rules. The new regulations will bring cross border consistency to the way dangerous goods are identified, eliminating the need for interpretation and...

2014-06-07 12:20:16

Minister Fantino joins Veterans to honour those who served during D-Day and the Battle of Normandy NORMANDY, France, June 7, 2014 /CNW/ - It has been an emotional week for Canadian Veterans who returned to Normandy, France, to mark the 70(th) anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy. Almost 100 Canadian Veterans from the campaign visited former battlefields to pay their respects to fallen comrades, and reflect on their massive accomplishment that helped signal the...

2014-06-06 12:20:52

MISSISSAUGA, ON, June 6, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today announced an expanded Canada-Philippines Air Transport Agreement that allows for more flights between the two countries. Minister Raitt, joined by Senator Tobias Enverga, made the announcement at the Gateway Centre for New Canadians in Mississauga, Ontario, home to a growing Canadian-Filipino community. Reached under Canada's Blue Sky policy, which encourages long-term, sustainable...

2014-06-04 16:27:10

OTTAWA, June 4, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, today congratulated Seaspan ULC and the Canadian Merchant Service Guild on working together and agreeing to a mediation-arbitration process. The end result will be a new collective agreement that allows the employer and employees to pursue their work at Port Metro Vancouver and contribute to Canada's international competitiveness. A new collective agreement will...

2014-05-31 12:20:04

Highlights federal action and investments to maintain safety and enhance economic growth, job creation and productivity for municipalities and cities across Canada NIAGARA FALLS, ON, May 31, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today addressed the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) about aspects of transportation and infrastructure that are important across Canada and to the Canadian economy. Minister Raitt emphasized the importance of...

2014-05-26 16:21:31

Taking collaborative action on maternal and child health, violence prevention, antimicrobial resistance, and public health emergencies OTTAWA, May 26, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, participated in the 67(th) World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva this week. During the plenary sessions, committee meetings and events held on the sidelines of the WHA, Minister Ambrose pushed Canada's health and development goals with world health leaders. Minister...

2014-05-16 16:24:54

Bringing Canada's perspective to global health challenges like maternal and child health OTTAWA, May 16, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, will be in Geneva next week to participate in the 67(th) World Health Assembly (WHA). The WHA is an opportunity for World Health Organization Member States to discuss proposals to address global health challenges, review progress and share information. Minister Ambrose will deliver a statement to the plenary on...

2014-05-16 16:20:49

Introducing stronger enforcement tools to improve the safety of Canadians OTTAWA, May 16, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, is proposing regulations that will provide Transport Canada with new enforcement tools for railway companies that violate the Railway Safety Act. The proposed Railway Safety Administrative Monetary Penalties Regulations, which introduce fines of up to $250,000, will further enhance Transport Canada's ability to quickly enforce safety...

2014-05-12 08:21:44

Minister Raitt and Premier Alward applaud tentative agreement between VIA Rail and Canadian National FREDERICTON, May 12, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, and New Brunswick Premier, the Honourable David Alward, were pleased to announce today that a tentative agreement has been reached between VIA Rail and the Canadian National Railway (CN), which will allow VIA's passenger rail service to continue on the Newcastle subdivision. Under the tentative agreement,...


Word of the Day
omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.