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2013-06-17 12:25:10

NEW YORK, June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC criticized Naftali Bennett, Israel's Minister of the Economy, for his call today, in a Jerusalem speech, for an end to the vision of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) "The attempt to establish a Palestinian state in our land has ended," said Bennett, leader of the Jewish Home party. "The most important thing in the Land of Israel is to build, build,...

2013-06-14 12:26:39

SAINTE-ANNE-DE-BELLEVUE, QC, June 14, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Minister for La Francophonie, and Dr. Réjean Hébert, Minister of Health and Social Services for the Government of Quebec, today announced that the Hospital will have an autonomous status when it is transferred to the Government of Quebec. "The Government of Quebec will be happy to acquire Ste. Anne's Hospital following the confirmation of a final...

2013-06-13 12:28:36

TORONTO, June 13, 2013 /CNW/ - On behalf of the Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Minister for La Francophonie, Eve Adams, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs and Member of Parliament for Mississauga-Brampton South, congratulated Mary Jo Haddad, President and CEO of Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children, on the Hospital's commitment to Canada's Veterans. "I commend the commitment that the Hospital for Sick Children is making today...

2013-06-11 20:24:09

KIEV, Ukraine, June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Three Ukraine cabinet ministers will present details of "The State Activation Program for the economic development of Ukraine for 2013 - 2014" to delegates of "ABC: Ukraine & Partners" on Thursday. The presentation will be made by Serhiy Arbuzov (First Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine), Igor Prasolov (Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine) and Mikhail Korolenko (Minister of Industrial Policy of Ukraine)....

2013-06-07 16:20:09

OTTAWA, June 7, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, today released a study by the Advisory Council on Rail Safety's Working Group on Locomotive Voice and Video Recorders (LVRs), which calls for the voluntary installation of voice/video recording devices on locomotives by railway companies. It should...

2013-06-07 08:21:51

ST. JOHN'S, NL, June 7, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Keith Hutchings, Minister responsible for the Research & Development Corporation will announce a significant investment into mining-related R&D as a preamble to the Annual Mining Conference in Baie Verte. The Minister will be joined by Glenn Janes, CEO, RDC. The press conference will take place on Friday, June 7, at the Baie Vista Inn, Town of Baie Verte, at 1:00 p.m. SOURCE Research & Development Corporation

2013-06-05 12:32:19

Nearly 500,000 People in Nigerian Cocoa Producing States Stand to Benefit WASHINGTON, June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) and Nigeria's Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development announce $1.2 million in new funding to provide assistance to 70,000 cocoa farming households in at least 10 Nigerian states by 2015. The program will focus on business skills trainings and support for diversification of rural economies in order to increase cocoa farm...

2013-05-31 12:23:17

TORONTO, May 31, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Canada's Labour Minister, today addressed occupational health and safety issues in her remarks at the Crane Rental Association of Canada's Annual General Meeting and Conference. In Canada, every year, close to 1 000 workers die as a result of work-related accidents. According to the Association of Workers' Compensation Boards of Canada, the construction industry accounted for close to a quarter (23.3 percent) of all workplace...

2013-05-29 16:20:49

Defence and security sector pleased with measures in implementation of Budget 2013 commitments to improve procurement OTTAWA, May 29, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI) welcomed the leadership shown today by Public Works Minister Rona Ambrose with regard to the implementation of commitments to improve defence procurement.  In a speech to delegates at CANSEC, Canada's foremost defence technology showcase, the Minister outlined...

2013-05-27 08:20:28

TORONTO, May 27, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Steven Fletcher, Minister of State (Transport) today addressed Canadian and international delegates and exhibitors at the Intelligent Transportation Systems Society of Canada's (ITS Canada) 16(th) Annual Conference and General Meeting, May 26-29. "ITS is a clear example of innovation in action," said Minister Fletcher.  "The new and emerging technologies showcased provide exciting solutions to help Canada's transportation sector...