The Honourable

Minister Guilbeault provides update with new design options for the Clean Electricity Regulations

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Friday, February 16, 2024

Finalizing the Clean Electricity Regulations later this year will support this commitment.

Key Points: 
  • Finalizing the Clean Electricity Regulations later this year will support this commitment.
  • Today, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, released an update on the consultations and on the design options being considered for the final Clean Electricity Regulations.
  • Before finalizing the Clean Electricity Regulations later this year, the Government of Canada will continue to engage on these options under consideration with interested stakeholders, including provinces and utilities.
  • Continued collaboration is essential to ensure that the Clean Electricity Regulations deliver significant emissions reductions while supporting reliability and affordability.

Government of Canada Champions Sustainable Jobs, Inclusivity, Innovation at GLOBE Forum

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Friday, February 16, 2024

This week, Parliamentary Secretary Julie Dabrusin represented the Government of Canada at GLOBE Forum 2024 in Vancouver, B.C., to advance action toward net-zero innovation and inclusive economic growth with partners.

Key Points: 
  • This week, Parliamentary Secretary Julie Dabrusin represented the Government of Canada at GLOBE Forum 2024 in Vancouver, B.C., to advance action toward net-zero innovation and inclusive economic growth with partners.
  • The Government of Canada is supporting clean technology innovation, the creation of good jobs and meaningful partnerships.
  • "At this year's GLOBE Forum, the Government of Canada connected with clean technology innovators including many Indigenous partners, young people and women leaders to advance discussions on our shared energy and resource future.
  • "The Government of Canada's investments in infrastructure across Canada are helping to protect homes, businesses and communities from climate-related risks like floods and wildfires.

SECOND ANNUAL ANTIGUA & BARBUDA RESTAURANT WEEK RETURNS MAY 4-19

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

ST. JOHN'S, Antigua, Feb. 15, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- The Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority has announced the list of celebrity chefs and culinary arts professionals participating in the second annual Antigua & Barbuda Restaurant Week (ABRW) starting May 4. During the two-week-long celebration, visitors and nationals can enjoy a variety of special and discounted dining and event experiences designed to showcase the twin-island nation's delicious and diverse food, restaurants, art, and culture. This year also makes the return of Chef Andi Oliver who will headline events at the "The Pepperpot Rum Shop," a100-day food and cultural pop-up.

Key Points: 
  • "Building on the success of 2023, Antigua & Barbuda Restaurant Week will continue to raise the visibility of our culinary excellence in the region and around the world, and we are certain our guests will delight in immersing themselves into our food and our culture."
  • The schedule of events for Restaurant Week will include Prix Fixe menus and discounted dining packages ($25USD - $75USD) inclusive of lunch, dinner, wine, and cocktails from more than 20 restaurants.
  • Pepperpot is the national dish of Antigua & Barbuda, and the concept was born after the successful 2023 release of Oliver's recipe book, The Pepperpot Diaries: Stories From My Caribbean Table.
  • For the latest information on Restaurant Week menus and packages, visit www.antiguabarbudarestaurantweek.com .

ONYX INITIATIVE HOSTS INAUGURAL GALA TO CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH AND MILESTONES ACHIEVED IN SUPPORT OF BLACK POST-SECONDARY STUDENTS & GRADS

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

"I am truly excited and honoured to participate in this extraordinary gala celebrating Black History Month.

Key Points: 
  • "I am truly excited and honoured to participate in this extraordinary gala celebrating Black History Month.
  • WeShall Investments values diversity, innovation, and positive change, and joining hands with Onyx in this celebration reinforces our commitment to fostering a future where every voice is heard, every story is celebrated, and every dream is achievable," said Wes Hall.
  • "Let us come together, inspired by the richness of history, to create a legacy that transcends boundaries and shapes a brighter, more inclusive future for all."
  • One of Toronto's top DJ crews, D'Enforcas, will spearhead the entertainment at the gala after party.

Minister Petitpas Taylor to bring Veterans, women Veterans and stakeholders together for a week of engagement

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

During March 5-8, Minister Petitpas Taylor will host two events in Montreal, the National Stakeholder Summit and the Women Veterans Forum.

Key Points: 
  • During March 5-8, Minister Petitpas Taylor will host two events in Montreal, the National Stakeholder Summit and the Women Veterans Forum.
  • The National Stakeholder Summit and the Women Veterans Forum present a valued opportunity to listen and learn from Veterans and women Veterans to better help shape their future."
  • As women currently represent 16 percent of the Canadian Armed Forces, Veterans Affairs Canada continues work to support women Veterans by collaborating with researchers, partner organizations and women Veterans themselves.
  • Women Veterans have been engaged at the 2019 Women Veterans Forum, the 2020 Women and 2SLGBTQI+ Veterans virtual series, and the 2023 Women and 2SLGBTQI+ Forum.

Minister Champagne announces four new members of the Canadian Statistics Advisory Council

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, has announced the appointments of four new members of the Canadian Statistics Advisory Council for three-year terms.

Key Points: 
  • The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, has announced the appointments of four new members of the Canadian Statistics Advisory Council for three-year terms.
  • The independent advisory council has a mandate to advise the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry and the Chief Statistician of Canada on the overall quality of the national statistical system.
  • These new members join the existing council members: Dr. Howard Ramos (Chairperson), Annette Hester, David Chaundy, Jan Kestle, and Benoit Dostie, who was appointed on February 3, 2023.
  • – The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry
    "The Canadian Statistics Advisory Council has played an important role supporting Statistics Canada's modernization journey and in turn strengthening Canada's world-class statistical system.

Government of Canada invests $3 million in citizen science and open data for birds and biodiversity

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Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Today, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, announced an investment of $3 million to Birds Canada over five years.

Key Points: 
  • Today, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, announced an investment of $3 million to Birds Canada over five years.
  • The funding will support citizen science programs and open data, providing access to hundreds of millions of data records gathered by volunteers and professional biologists on the distribution, abundance, and population trends for birds in Canada.
  • These citizen science programs, and the dedicated people who contribute to them, form the backbone of bird conservation in Canada.
  • Birds Canada is a national non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to the protection of wild birds and their habitats.

Covenant Clearinghouse Engages Prominent Attorney Lawrence S. Robbins of Friedman Kaplan

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Wednesday, February 14, 2024

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 14, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Covenant Clearinghouse, the nation's largest trustee and servicer of real estate assessments, is pleased to announce that it has retained Lawrence S. Robbins, of the firm Friedman Kaplan, to represent the company in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Key Points: 
  • AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 14, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Covenant Clearinghouse, the nation's largest trustee and servicer of real estate assessments, is pleased to announce that it has retained Lawrence S. Robbins, of the firm Friedman Kaplan, to represent the company in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Larry clerked for the Honorable John Gibbons of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, an Assistant to the U.S.
  • Solicitor General, and an Associate Independent Counsel, and was a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Mayer Brown LLP.
  • His virtually unrivaled appellate experience includes arguing 20 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court (most recently Ruan v. U.S., No.

Government of Canada announces appointments to the Independent Advisory Board for Senate Appointments

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Wednesday, February 14, 2024

OTTAWA, ON, Feb. 14, 2024 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Public Safety, Democratic Institutions and Intergovernmental Affairs, announced the appointment of six new members to the Independent Advisory Board for Senate Appointments (the Advisory Board).

Key Points: 
  • OTTAWA, ON, Feb. 14, 2024 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Public Safety, Democratic Institutions and Intergovernmental Affairs, announced the appointment of six new members to the Independent Advisory Board for Senate Appointments (the Advisory Board).
  • The Advisory Board is an independent and non-partisan body mandated to provide the Prime Minister with merit-based, non-binding recommendations on Senate appointments.
  • The appointees will represent their respective provinces and territory on the Advisory Board for two years.
  • Established in 2016, the Advisory Board assesses applications based on public, merit-based criteria to identify Canadians who would make a significant contribution to the work of the Senate.

Government of Canada hosts National Summit on Combatting Auto Theft

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Thursday, February 8, 2024

Discussions held at the Summit focused on finding solutions to the growing challenge of auto theft in Canada.

Key Points: 
  • Discussions held at the Summit focused on finding solutions to the growing challenge of auto theft in Canada.
  • Transport Canada will modernize the Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standards to ensure they consider technological advancements to deter and prevent auto theft.
  • "I want to thank all participants in today's Summit for coming together with one objective in mind – combatting auto theft.
  • Canada has strong laws in place to address auto theft at various stages of the crime.