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Minister Wong celebrates National Seniors Day as Canada gets one of top rankings worldwide on well-being of seniors

October 1, 2014

Canadians across the country are celebrating National Seniors Day today to show their appreciation and to honour the seniors in their communities. Click here to read full article


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National Arts Centre and PSAC conclude new collective agreement

September 30, 2014

The Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, congratulated the National Arts Centre and the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) today on reaching a new collective agreement for some 70 employees responsible for security, parking and property management at the Ottawa performing arts centre. Their previous collective […]


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The Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors), will celebrate National Seniors Day with the launch of HelpAge Canada's report ranking Canada's support of seniors among the world

September 30, 2014

The Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors), will celebrate National Seniors Day with the launch of HelpAge Canada's report ranking Canada's support of seniors among the world. Click here to read full article


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Collective agreements reached between the Algoma Tankers and the Canadian Merchant Service Guild

September 30, 2014

The Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, congratulated Algoma Tankers and the Canadian Merchant Service Guild today on reaching two new collective agreements. The two collective agreements cover a unit of 30 engineering officers and a unit of 38 navigation officers working on Algoma Tankers vessels. Click […]


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Old Age Security benefit amounts

September 30, 2014

Employment and Social Development Canada announced today the quarterly amounts for Old Age Security (OAS) benefits for October to December 2014. Click here to read full article


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Government of Canada Helps Canadians With Disabilities Get Jobs

September 17, 2014

Mike Lake, Member of Parliament for Edmonton–Mill Woods–Beaumont, on behalf of the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister for Multiculturalism, highlighted the Government of Canada's contribution to the creation of Canadian Business SenseAbility and participated in the organization's launch today, in Toronto. Click here to read full article


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Government of Canada will announce the launch of an organization to help more Canadian companies recognize the benefits of hiring people with disabilities.

September 16, 2014

The Honourable Mike Lake, Member of Parliament for Edmonton–Mill Woods–Beaumont, on behalf of the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, will announce the launch of an organization to help more Canadian companies recognize the benefits of hiring people with disabilities. Click here to read full article


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Minister Leitch discusses strategies to foster positive mental health in the workplace

September 16, 2014

The Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Status of Women, today participated in a mental health roundtable, hosted by the Economic Club of Canada. Minister Leitch was joined by fellow panelists:Dr. Karen R. Cohen, Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Psychological Association;Chris Anderson, President of Medaca Health Group; and Mike Schwartz,Senior Vice-President […]


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Status of Women Canada: Government of Canada releases Action Plan to Address Family Violence and Violent Crimes Against Aboriginal Women and Girls

September 15, 2014

Today, the Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, released the Government of Canada's Action Plan to Address Family Violence and Violent Crimes Against Aboriginal Women and Girls. Click here to read full article


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Replacement of Outfall Underway at Greater Nanaimo Pollution Control Centre

September 12, 2014

Upgrades at the Regional District of Nanaimo's Greater Nanaimo Pollution Control Centre are currently underway, with the replacement of the underground section of the Departure Bay outfall. Multiple areas of weakness and deterioration will be addressed, including the replacement of pipes, which will reduce the potential for effluent leaks causing negative environmental impacts to both […]


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