Ontario

Border Closure Extension "Gut Punch" to Tourism Industry

Vendredi, juin 18, 2021 - 11:22pm

* Media Statement Border Closure Extension

Key Points: 
  • Ottawa, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - June 18, 2021) - The Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) is today calling the extension of the Canada U.S. border closure a "gut punch" to the millions of Canadians working in the tourism industry.
  • This delay is a blow to the entire tourism economy and sends the message that Canada is closed for safe, vaccinated travel.
  • With the summer season now almost completely at jeopardy, morale in the tourism industry is at an all-time low.
  • Media Interviews: Beth Potter, President and CEO of the Tourism Industry Association of Canada is available for interviews by contacting:

Canada Proposes Making Quitting Smoking Harder for Adults

Vendredi, juin 18, 2021 - 10:24pm

"If the government's goal is to ensure that smokers keep smoking, then they couldn't have proposed a better set of regulations", said Allan Rewak, VITA Executive Director.

Key Points: 
  • "If the government's goal is to ensure that smokers keep smoking, then they couldn't have proposed a better set of regulations", said Allan Rewak, VITA Executive Director.
  • Increased enforcement and penalties are just a few of the options VITA believes that policy makers should consider.
  • "These regulations if enacted will make that harder and do little to address the real issue youth vaping", added Rewak.
  • In our efforts to responsibly grow and defend the category, the Association commits to collaborating with Health Canada and other regulatory bodies to identify best practices and to inform the development of evidenced-based regulations.

Cybin to Present at the Emerging Growth Conference on June 23rd

Vendredi, juin 18, 2021 - 9:22pm

Cybin is a leading biotechnology company focused on progressing psychedelic therapeutics by utilizing proprietary drug discovery platforms, innovative drug delivery systems, novel formulation approaches and treatment regimens for psychiatric disorders.

Key Points: 
  • Cybin is a leading biotechnology company focused on progressing psychedelic therapeutics by utilizing proprietary drug discovery platforms, innovative drug delivery systems, novel formulation approaches and treatment regimens for psychiatric disorders.
  • Certain statements in this news release related to the Company are forward-looking statements and are prospective in nature.
  • Any references to quality, consistency, efficacy and safety of potential products do not imply that Cybin verified such in clinical trials or that Cybin will complete such trials.
  • If Cybin cannot obtain the approvals or research necessary to commercialize its business, it may have a material adverse effect on Cybins performance and operations.

Government of Canada Approves the NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. Edson Mainline Expansion Project

Vendredi, juin 18, 2021 - 9:30pm

OTTAWA, ON, June 18, 2021 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Seamus O'Regan Jr., Minister of Natural Resources, announced that the Government of Canada has approved the NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. (NGTL) Edson Mainline Expansion Project with 25 conditions.

Key Points: 
  • OTTAWA, ON, June 18, 2021 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Seamus O'Regan Jr., Minister of Natural Resources, announced that the Government of Canada has approved the NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. (NGTL) Edson Mainline Expansion Project with 25 conditions.
  • These consultations followed a thorough review of the project by the Commission of the Canada Energy Regulator (CER).
  • The Edson Mainline Expansion Project provides natural gas producers diversified access to markets for their products and contributes toward the phase-out of coal-fired electricity in Canada by 2030.
  • The NGTL Edson Mainline Expansion Project will add 85 kilometres of new pipeline to the existing NOVA Gas Transmission system in two different sections and associated facilities in northwestern Alberta and will be built mostly parallel to existing pipeline.

Flavour Bans Will Drive Millions of Vapers Back to Smoking

Vendredi, juin 18, 2021 - 8:58pm

The new proposed regulations that will ban all flavoured vapour products will make these products less appealing to smokers looking for a reduced harm alternative to smoking and drive current vapers back to smoking.

Key Points: 
  • The new proposed regulations that will ban all flavoured vapour products will make these products less appealing to smokers looking for a reduced harm alternative to smoking and drive current vapers back to smoking.
  • Flavour bans are serious enough that there are currently three Charter challenges in Canada at different stages in the legal processes.
  • "Flavour bans make vaping less attractive to everyone and are proven to increase the smoking of deadly tobacco.
  • Flavour bans encourage those who vape to return to smoking.

The Métis Nation Applauds the Passage of An Act respecting the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Vendredi, juin 18, 2021 - 8:56pm

OTTAWA, ON, June 18, 2021 /CNW/ - The Mtis Nation applauds the Senate's passage at 3rdreading on June 16thof Bill C-15,An Act respecting the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (theAct).

Key Points: 
  • OTTAWA, ON, June 18, 2021 /CNW/ - The Mtis Nation applauds the Senate's passage at 3rdreading on June 16thof Bill C-15,An Act respecting the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (theAct).
  • TheUN Declarationaffirms the right of self-determination of the Mtis Nation, First Nations and Inuit.
  • The Mtis Nation's homeland includes the 3 Prairie Provinces and extends into the contiguous parts of British Columbia, Ontario, the Northwest Territories and the United States.
  • There are approximately 400,000 Mtis Nation citizens in Canada, roughly a quarter of all Aboriginal peoples in the country.

Minister of Transport provides update on Safer Skies Initiative at ICAO Council meeting

Vendredi, juin 18, 2021 - 8:37pm

Today, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, virtually joined the 223rd session of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Council to discuss the latest developments on the downing of Flight PS752 and Canada's Safer Skies Initiative.

Key Points: 
  • Today, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, virtually joined the 223rd session of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Council to discuss the latest developments on the downing of Flight PS752 and Canada's Safer Skies Initiative.
  • Minister Alghabra announced that Canada will host another Safer Skies Forum in late 2021 or early 2022.
  • Canada, through its Safer Skies Initiative, took swift action alongside allies to protect civilian aircraft flying over Belarusian airspace.
  • "I wish to extend my gratitude to the ICAO Council for their support and to this organization for all the work that has been undertaken since March 2020 on Safer Skies.

Proposed amendments to the Grade Crossings Regulations will help focus efforts to improve safety at grade crossings

Vendredi, juin 18, 2021 - 8:13pm

That is why the Government of Canada continues taking action to address the risks related to grade crossings and improve rail safety across the country.

Key Points: 
  • That is why the Government of Canada continues taking action to address the risks related to grade crossings and improve rail safety across the country.
  • are more effective in focusing the efforts of railway companies, public road authorities and private crossing owners on grade crossings that present the greatest risks to community safety.
  • "Railway companies, public road authorities and owners of private crossings share the responsibility for managing safety at grade crossings, and ensuring that they meet the requirements of the
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  • Grade crossings can pose a higher risk to safety based on indicators such as traffic volume, track complexity and history of accidents.

KWG Grants Options and Proposes Private Placement of $5 Million Convertible Debenture

Vendredi, juin 18, 2021 - 7:56pm

20,667 options were awarded to the Company's four executive officers, 51,164 to its three non-executive directors and 26,986 to seven consultants.

Key Points: 
  • 20,667 options were awarded to the Company's four executive officers, 51,164 to its three non-executive directors and 26,986 to seven consultants.
  • The options may be exercised at any time prior to their expiry on June 18th, 2026.
  • The Company also announces that it proposes to complete a private placement of debentures convertible at the holder's option at any time or Company's option after the first anniversary date into treasury units at $15 each (a "Unit"), for total proceeds of $5 million.
  • The debentures will bear interest at 12% payable in Units at maturity on June 30, 2023, or upon earlier conversion.

Sporting Goods retailer retains Taylor Reach to support e-commerce experience

Vendredi, juin 18, 2021 - 7:30pm

TORONTO, Ontario, June 18, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- A major sporting goods retailer is scheduled to launch an outdoors-focused retail brand in 2021, and has retained The Taylor Reach Group, Inc. (TRG) to support the setup, and implementation, for its ecommerce contact center operations.

Key Points: 
  • TORONTO, Ontario, June 18, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- A major sporting goods retailer is scheduled to launch an outdoors-focused retail brand in 2021, and has retained The Taylor Reach Group, Inc. (TRG) to support the setup, and implementation, for its ecommerce contact center operations.
  • About The Taylor Reach Group, Inc.
    A global Contact Center, Call Center, and Customer Experience consulting firm.
  • Established in 2003, Taylor Reach is dedicated to assisting clients to solve customer experience, contact center, and customer service challenges.
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