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View official background information that complements news releases from the Government of Canada that are listed from the newest to the oldest.

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12:53 AST (Monday, Feb 13, 2017) - Infrastructure Canada

Backgrounder: Interim members named to the Board of Directors of the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority

Ms. Campagna has over 30 years of progressive experience in the public and private sectors. Her career has been rooted in finance and operational support and spanned many sectors including healthcare, automotive, logistics and pharmaceuticals....

14:20 AST (Friday, Feb 10, 2017) - Health Canada

Proposed changes to the Personal Use Import Exemption in the Pest Control Products Regulations

Pesticides are registered in Canada only after a rigorous scientific evaluation determines that no harm to human health or the environment will result from exposure or use. Under the current Pest Control Products Act (PCPA), it is prohibited to manufacture, possess, handle, store, transport, import, distribute or use a pest control product (pesticide) that is not registered under the PCPA....

11:55 AST (Friday, Feb 10, 2017) - National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces

Light Armoured Vehicle (LAV) III Upgrade Project

The experiences of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and our allies in Afghanistan and other areas of operation continue to demonstrate the ongoing need for a highly protected, yet highly mobile Light Armoured Vehicle....

11:00 AST (Friday, Feb 10, 2017) - Infrastructure Canada

Backgrounder: Canada and Ontario announce funding for 29 public transit projects across Ontario

A new list of transit projects has been approved under the Canada-Ontario Public Transit Infrastructure Fund (PTIF) agreement, which is designed to address key infrastructure priorities with a focus on repairing and upgrading existing facilities and assets....

11:00 AST (Friday, Feb 10, 2017) - Infrastructure Canada

Backgrounder: Canada and Ontario announce funding for 50 public transit projects across Eastern Ontario

A new list of transit projects has been approved under the Canada-Ontario Public Transit Infrastructure Fund (PTIF) agreement, which is designed to address key infrastructure priorities with a focus on repairing and upgrading existing facilities and assets....

11:00 AST (Friday, Feb 10, 2017) - Parks Canada

Designated Heritage Lighthouses

Designated Heritage Lighthouses...

11:00 AST (Friday, Feb 10, 2017) - Parks Canada

Heritage Lighthouse Protection Act: Program Results and a Course for the future

Heritage Lighthouse Protection Act: Program Results and a Course for the future...

12:00 AST (Thursday, Feb 09, 2017) - Justice Canada

Combatting Human Trafficking and Supporting Victims

Human trafficking is intolerable in Canadian society, and represents a serious concern for the government, law enforcement and our partners in all orders of government nationally and internationally....

12:00 AST (Thursday, Feb 09, 2017) - Justice Canada

Proposed amendments to An Act to amend the Criminal Code (exploitation and trafficking in persons)

The Government is committed to strengthening its efforts to combat human trafficking and to better protect its victims, who are often among society's most vulnerable....

10:35 AST (Wednesday, Feb 08, 2017) - Global Affairs Canada

Backgrounder - Canada announces women and youth empowerment projects in Haiti

Canada has announced $91.2 million in development assistance funding for five projects to improve health, child protection, job opportunities and the justice sector in Haiti, especially for women, children and youth....

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