Federal Government

Deputy Prime Minister Outlines Government’s Affordability Plan for Canadians 

Inflation is a global phenomenon driven in large part by the lasting impacts of a once-in-a-generation pandemic, and amplified by China’s ongoing COVID-zero policies and Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine. Today, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, highlighted the government’s Affordability Plan⁠—a suite of measures totaling $8.9 billion in new […]

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New Laws to Strengthen Canadians’ Privacy Protection and Trust in the Digital Economy

Canadians increasingly rely on digital technology to connect with loved ones, to work and to innovate. That’s why the Government of Canada is committed to making sure Canadians can benefit from the latest technologies, knowing that their personal information is safe and secure and that companies are acting responsibly. Today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister […]

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Suspension of the Vaccine Mandates for Domestic Travellers, Transportation Workers and Federal Employees

Following a successful vaccination campaign, 32 million (or nearly 90%) of eligible Canadians have been vaccinated against COVID-19 and case counts have decreased. Canadians have stepped up to protect themselves and the people around them, and rates of hospitalization and deaths are also decreasing across the country, and Canada has one of the highest rates […]

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Government of Canada Releases Budget 2022

Today, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, released Budget 2022: A Plan to Grow Our Economy and Make Life More Affordable. Since the depths of the pandemic recession, the government’s focus on jobs—on keeping Canadians employed and on keeping their employers afloat—has ensured Canada’s economy has made a rapid and […]

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Health Canada Authorizes Use of the Moderna Spikevax (50 Mcg) Covid-19 Vaccine in Children 6 to 11 Years of Age

Today, Health Canada authorized the use of the Moderna Spikevax (50 mcg) COVID-19 vaccine in children 6 to 11 years of age. This is the second COVID-19 vaccine authorized in Canada for use in this younger age group. Health Canada received an application from Moderna to expand the indication of its Spikevax vaccine on November […]

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Government of Canada Will Remove Pre-Entry Test Requirement for Fully Vaccinated Travellers on April 1

Today, the Government of Canada announced that effective April 1, 2022 at 12:01 AM EDT, fully vaccinated travellers will no longer need to provide a pre-entry COVID-19 test result to enter Canada by air, land or water. Fully vaccinated travellers seeking to arrive in Canada before April 1, 2022, must still have a valid pre-entry […]

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Minister Ng Announces the Next Phase of the Women Entrepreneurship Strategy

The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development, celebrated International Women’s Day by announcing the Women Entrepreneurship Loan Fund, the next phase of the $6-billion Women Entrepreneurship Strategy. While progress has been made since the launch of the Women Entrepreneurship Strategy in 2018, access to capital, particularly in […]

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New Canada Digital Adoption Program to Help Small Businesses Thrive in the Digital Economy

Small businesses are the backbone of the Canadian economy and the heart of our communities across the country. As small businesses adapt to the digital economy and the lasting impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of Canada is working to help them continue to grow, thrive, and create good jobs. New Canada Digital Adoption […]

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Backgrounder – The Canada Digital Adoption Program

The Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP) has been established to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) realize their full potential by adopting digital technologies. Announced in Budget 2021, the $4 billion program is an investment of $1.4 billion in grants and advisory services to SMEs from the Government of Canada and up to $2.6 billion […]

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Government of Canada Lightens Border Measures as Part of Transition of the Pandemic Response

Today, the Government of Canada announced a series of adjustments to the current border measures, representing the beginning of a phased easing of travel restrictions. The ability of the country to transition to a new phase at the border is a result of the actions of tens of millions of Canadians across the country who […]

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