Alberta update on COVID-19 – February 17, 2021

Alberta update on COVID-19 – February 17, 2021

In Edmonton, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, provides an update on the province’s response to the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) pandemic.

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announces support for small businesses – February 17, 2021

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announces support for small businesses – February 17, 2021

At press conference in Edmonton, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announces financial support for small businesses amid the COVID-19 pandemic. He is joined by Doug Schweitzer, minister of jobs, economy and innovation, Martin Long, parliamentary secretary for small business and tourism, as well as by Lynda Armstrong, executive director of the North Edmonton Gymnastics Club.

City of Toronto update on COVID-19 – February 17, 2021

City of Toronto update on COVID-19 – February 17, 2021

In Toronto, Mayor John Tory, Dr. Eileen de Villa, Toronto’s medical officer of health, and Matthew Pegg, the general manager of Toronto’s Office of Emergency Management, provide an update on the city’s response to COVID-19 (coronavirus disease).

Federal ministers discuss new border measures – February 12, 2021

Federal ministers discuss new border measures – February 12, 2021

In a virtual news conference, federal ministers Dominic LeBlanc (intergovernmental affairs), Anita Anand (public services and procurement), Bill Blair (public safety), and Patty Hajdu (health) discuss details of new measures being implemented at the Canadian border in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus disease). Mandatory testing at airports and supervised quarantine at … Read more

Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole addresses Greater Vancouver Board of Trade – February 11, 2021

Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole addresses Greater Vancouver Board of Trade – February 11, 2021

Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole delivers remarks in a virtual event hosted by the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade.

COVID-19 in Newfoundland & Labrador: 30 new cases; more restrictions in St. John's – Feb. 9, 2021

COVID-19 in Newfoundland & Labrador: 30 new cases; more restrictions in St. John's – Feb. 9, 2021

In St. John’s, Dr. Janice Fitzgerald, Newfoundland and Labrador’s chief medical officer of health, Andrew Furey, premier of N.L., and John Haggie, minister of health, provide an update on the province’s response to the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) pandemic. Dr. Fitzgerald announces that as of 12:00 a.m. on February 10, the province will implement a … Read more

New workplace harassment and violence prevention training launched in British Columbia’s maritime sector

February 9, 2021              Gatineau, Quebec               Employment and Social Development Canada Canadians know that safe, healthy and respectful workplaces are good for everyone. That is why the Government of Canada continues to support workers, unions and employers to advance the goal of achieving harassment … Read more

COVID-19 in Ontario: Stay-at-home order to be extended in most parts of province – February 8, 2021

COVID-19 in Ontario: Stay-at-home order to be extended in most parts of province – February 8, 2021

In a news conference at Queen’s Park, Ontario Premier Doug Ford provides an update on his government’s response to the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) pandemic. He is joined by provincial Health Minister Christine Elliott, Ontario Solicitor General Sylvia Jones, and Dr. David Williams, Ontario’s chief medical officer of health. The premier announces that the province … Read more

More support for tourism and other small businesses experiencing COVID-19-related losses across Western Canada

More support for tourism and other small businesses experiencing COVID-19-related losses across Western Canada

The expanded Regional Relief and Recovery Fund now offers up to an additional $20,000 for eligible small businesses needing continued financial support February 5, 2021 – Edmonton, Alberta – The Government of Canada has been supporting small businesses and protecting jobs since the pandemic began, and will continue to do so for as long as … Read more

Government of Canada explores new approaches to regional economic development in Western Canada

Government of Canada explores new approaches to regional economic development in Western Canada

Minister Joly launches virtual engagement with community and business stakeholders in British Columbia January 22, 2021 – Vancouver, British Columbia – Western Economic Diversification Canada Canada’s diverse regional economies require tailored support that helps businesses and communities to thrive. This is a job done by the Government of Canada’s six regional development agencies, including Western … Read more

Government of Canada announces support for innovation in clean technology and sustainable materials

Government of Canada announces support for innovation in clean technology and sustainable materials

Funding will enable the establishment of a cleantech hub at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus that will develop and commercialize clean technologies January 15, 2021 – Kelowna, British Columbia – Western Economic Diversification Canada The Government of Canada is committed to supporting a competitive, green economy by leveraging opportunities to promote sustainable technologies. … Read more

WD 2020 Year in Review: Focus on protecting Western Canadian businesses and saving jobs

WD 2020 Year in Review: Focus on protecting Western Canadian businesses and saving jobs

Western Economic Diversification Canada helped keep businesses solvent through the pandemic, providing more than $433 million and protecting over 26,000 jobs. December 22, 2020 – Edmonton, Alberta – Western Economic Diversification Canada In 2020, a year of unprecedented challenges, the Government of Canada has turned to the regional development agencies (RDAs) to support as many … Read more

National Research Council of Canada partners with Simon Fraser University to collaborate on artificial intelligence research and training

Collaboration brings together researchers, governments, industries and communities to transform Canadian industry December 16, 2020 – Burnaby, British Columbia – National Research Council of Canada The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) is pleased to announce a partnership with Simon Fraser University (SFU) to establish a West Coast collaboration to increase capacity in artificial intelligence … Read more

Government of Canada provides targeted support for business to help maintain over 11,000 jobs in British Columbia

Funding provides BC entrepreneurs with the advice and tools they need to mitigate COVID-19 impacts on their businesses. November 13, 2020 – Quesnel, British Columbia – Western Economic Diversification Canada From the outset, the Government of Canada has taken action to support businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and to protect their contributions to the … Read more

Backgrounder: Funding for British Columbia business support services

November 13, 2020 – Vancouver, British Columbia – Western Economic Diversification Canada Today, the Honourable Joyce Murray, Minister of Digital Government and Member of Parliament for Vancouver Quadra, announced over $1.7 million for business support services across BC. This Western Economic Diversification Canada funding comes from the Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF) and supports … Read more