Minister Gail Shea Makes Significant Funding Announcement for Prince Edward Island Small Craft Harbours

By Fisheries and Oceans Canada CHARLOTTETOWN, PEI — The Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, Regional Minister for PEI and Member of Parliament for Egmont, today announced that an investment of approximately $16.3 million is being made at PEI commercial fishing harbours. Individual projects will be announced over the coming weeks. …read more

Source:: Government of Canada

      

‘Political will, steady action’ can end violence against children, UN envoy tells Indonesia

During her visit this week to Jakarta, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Violence against Children, Marta Santos Pais, stressed that violence against children is never justified and commended Indonesia for addressing the scourge. …read more

Source:: United Nations

      

Funding provided to keep Kelowna shelter open

The B.C. government is providing $22,000 in funding to allow the temporary winter shelter operated by Inn from the Cold to remain open until the end of March. …read more

Source:: Government of British Colombia

      

Humanitarian community must move quickly to halt cholera spread in Malawi – UN

With 39 cases of cholera in the last two weeks, including two deaths, the United Nations children’s agency in Malawi is on high alert for spread in southern border areas where highly-populated camps for people displaced by the floods are located, according to a press statement released today. …read more

Source:: United Nations

      

London trip highlights B.C.’s economy to investors

Finance Minister Michael de Jong travels to London, England, Feb. 27 – March 3, 2015, where he will meet with investors to discuss the Province’s triple-A credit rating, B.C.’s recently released third consecutive balanced budget and investor opportunities. …read more

Source:: Government of British Colombia

      

Harper Government and Province of Ontario to Announce Investment to Promote Economic Opportunities for Northwestern Ontario First Nation Communities

By FedNor The Honourable Greg Rickford, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources and Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario (FedNor), and the Honourable Michael Gravelle, Ontario’s Minister of Northern Development and Mines, will be at the Prospectors and Developers of Canada (PDAC) convention in Toronto on Sunday, March 1, 2015, to announce government funding to strengthen the economy and create jobs. This announcement will be made in partnership with the First Nations of Webequie, Eabametoong, Neskantaga and Nibinamik. …read more

Source:: Government of Canada

      

Ban reiterates condemnation of Boko Haram attacks, urges efforts to combat terrorist threat

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today reiterated his strong condemnation of the continuing indiscriminate and horrific attacks by Boko Haram against civilian populations in Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria. …read more

Source:: United Nations

      

Minister of Finance Announces Appointment to the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation Board of Directors

By Finance Canada The Honourable Joe Oliver, Minister of Finance, today announced the appointment of Susan Hicks to the Board of Directors of Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation (CDIC). …read more

Source:: Government of Canada