Government of Canada

Pole access: CRTC rules in favour of Videotron and rebukes Bell

Friday, April 16, 2021 - 11:07pm

b'MONTRAL, April 16, 2021 /CNW Telbec/ -The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) issued a decision this morning in response to Videotron\'s representations concerning the unscrupulous tactics Bell is using to block access to its support structures.

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  • b'MONTRAL, April 16, 2021 /CNW Telbec/ -The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) issued a decision this morning in response to Videotron\'s representations concerning the unscrupulous tactics Bell is using to block access to its support structures.
  • https://crtc.gc.ca/fra/archive/2021/2021-131.htm The federal regulator\'s response is unequivocal: Bell has contravened numerous regulations and deliberately violated the Telecommunications Act.
  • The CRTC directed Bell to complete, at its own cost, the make-ready work required under applications for access permits.\nThe CRTC found that the preference Bell Canada has granted itself and the disadvantage it has imposed on Videotron are undue and unreasonable.
  • 85)\n"The Commission finds that Bell Canada failed to demonstrate that the preference it granted itself is not unjust or undue."(par.

Minister Bibeau announces reappointment to the Canadian Dairy Commission

Friday, April 16, 2021 - 9:59pm

b'OTTAWA, ON, April 16, 2021 /CNW/ - Today, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced the reappointment of Serge Riendeau as Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Dairy Commission (CDC) for a one year-term, effective May 14, 2021.\nMr.

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  • b'OTTAWA, ON, April 16, 2021 /CNW/ - Today, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced the reappointment of Serge Riendeau as Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Dairy Commission (CDC) for a one year-term, effective May 14, 2021.\nMr.
  • Prior to his appointment, he operated a dairy farm for over 40 years and served 26 years on the Board of Directors at Agropur, Canada\'s largest dairy processor, including 15 years as president.
  • Please visit the Governor in Council appointments webpage to learn more and to apply to these opportunities.\n"The Canadian Dairy Commission plays an important role in keeping the dairy sector competitive, productive and innovative.
  • Riendeau has been employed as the Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Dairy Commission (CDC) since 2018.

Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on the passing of The Duke of Edinburgh

Friday, April 9, 2021 - 2:17pm

OTTAWA, ON, April 9, 2021 /CNW/ - The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the passing of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh:

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  • OTTAWA, ON, April 9, 2021 /CNW/ - The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the passing of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh:
    "It was with deep sadness that I learned of the passing of The Duke of Edinburgh.
  • "Prince Philip maintained a special relationship with the Canadian Armed Forces and over the years became ColonelinChief of six Canadian units.
  • In 2011, he was named honorary general of the Canadian Army and the Royal Canadian Air Force, as well as honorary admiral of the Royal Canadian Navy.
  • "Prince Philip was a man of great purpose and conviction, who was motivated by a sense of duty to others.

Former Lieutenant-Governor invested into the Order of Canada

Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 9:00pm

(Ret'd), was invested virtually into the Order of Canada today.

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  • (Ret'd), was invested virtually into the Order of Canada today.
  • His Excellency the Right Honourable Richard Wagner, P.C., Administrator of the Government of Canada, presented him with the insignia of the Order of Canada during the private virtual ceremony, which was attended by a small gathering of family and friends.
  • Nominations for the Order of Canada are accepted on an ongoing basis throughout the year.
  • Nominate someone who has made outstanding contributions to their field of endeavour to the Order of Canada.

NetCents Technology Reports Transaction Volume Exceeding $19,000,000 in March

Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 8:23am

The Company has processed over $19,000,000 in transaction volume in March, increasing over February volume by 172% and surpassing January volume by over 122%.

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  • The Company has processed over $19,000,000 in transaction volume in March, increasing over February volume by 172% and surpassing January volume by over 122%.
  • "Our 2021 momentum keeps building with another record month of transaction volume," stated Clayton Moore, Founder and CEO of NetCents Technology.
  • NetCents Technology Inc, the transactional hub for all cryptocurrency payments, equips forward-thinking businesses with the technology to seamlessly integrate cryptocurrency processing into their payment model without taking on the risk or volatility of the crypto market.
  • NetCents Technology is registered as a Money Services Business (MSB) with FINTRAC.

Minister of Transport announces funding for design of recyclable boats

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 - 8:33pm

This includes the design and development of boats that are more respectful of our oceans and our environment.

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  • This includes the design and development of boats that are more respectful of our oceans and our environment.
  • That is why, through the Oceans Protection Plan, we are taking action to encourage greater use of recycled components for boats.
  • Today, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, announced that funding of $200,000 is being awarded to the organization Innovation Maritime, located in Rimouski, Quebec, for their design of a recyclable boat project.
  • Transport Canada's Abandoned Boats Program is providing $6.85 million for abandoned boats assessments, removal and disposal, and for research and education initiatives.

Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada announces a judicial appointment to the Federal Court

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 4:00pm

OTTAWA, ON, April 6, 2021 /CNW/ - The Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the following appointments under the judicial application process established in 2016.

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  • OTTAWA, ON, April 6, 2021 /CNW/ - The Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the following appointments under the judicial application process established in 2016.
  • Lobat Sadrehashemi, Senior Counsel and Clinic Lead at the Immigration and Refugee Legal Clinic in Vancouver, is appointed a Judge of the Federal Court.
  • I am confident she will serve Canadians well as a member of the Federal Court."
  • Federal judicial appointments are made by the Governor General, acting on the advice of the federal Cabinet and recommendations from the Minister of Justice.

The Royal Canadian Mint and Britain's Royal Mint Team Up to Celebrate The Queen's 95th Birthday

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 11:00am

OTTAWA, ON, April 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -Canadians and well-wishers across the United Kingdom can celebrate the 95th birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with a special coin set featuring fine silver keepsakes crafted by both the Royal Canadian Mint and Britain's Royal Mint.

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  • OTTAWA, ON, April 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -Canadians and well-wishers across the United Kingdom can celebrate the 95th birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with a special coin set featuring fine silver keepsakes crafted by both the Royal Canadian Mint and Britain's Royal Mint.
  • "We are especially pleased to have been able to collaborate with The Royal Mint on this special project."
  • The Royal Mint's CEO Anne Jessopp comments: "It is wonderful to work with the Royal Canadian Mint to celebrate the 95th birthday of HRH Queen Elizabeth.
  • The Royal Canadian Mint is the Crown corporation responsible for the minting and distribution of Canada's circulation coins.

The Royal Canadian Mint and Britain's Royal Mint Team Up to Celebrate The Queen's 95th Birthday

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 11:00am

OTTAWA, ON, April 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Canadians and well-wishers across the United Kingdom can celebrate the 95th birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with a special coin set featuring fine silver keepsakes crafted by both the Royal Canadian Mint and Britain's Royal Mint.

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  • OTTAWA, ON, April 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Canadians and well-wishers across the United Kingdom can celebrate the 95th birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with a special coin set featuring fine silver keepsakes crafted by both the Royal Canadian Mint and Britain's Royal Mint.
  • "We are especially pleased to have been able to collaborate with The Royal Mint on this special project."
  • The Royal Mint's CEO Anne Jessopp comments: "It is wonderful to work with the Royal Canadian Mint to celebrate the 95th birthday of HRH Queen Elizabeth.
  • The Royal Canadian Mint is the Crown corporation responsible for the minting and distribution of Canada's circulation coins.

Enforcement Notification - Charges laid - Surrey real estate developer charged with tax evasion

Thursday, April 1, 2021 - 6:13pm

The criminal charges laid against Mr. Dhillon allege that he failed to report and remit $371,735.52 in GST/HST collected from the sale of eight residential properties in North Vancouver and Surrey.

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  • The criminal charges laid against Mr. Dhillon allege that he failed to report and remit $371,735.52 in GST/HST collected from the sale of eight residential properties in North Vancouver and Surrey.
  • As director of Oakwood Homes Inc. and Elgin Oaks Homes Ltd., Mr. Dhillon was actively involved in the companies' purchase and development of real estate, and maintained the companies' books and records.
  • The CRA continues to aggressively pursue tax evasion and false claims with all tools available to them.
  • The CRA has set up a free subscription service to help Canadians stay current on the CRA's enforcement efforts.