• Stage 2 expansion of Ottawa’s Light Rail Transit System
    The Ottawa Light Rail Transit (LRT) Stage 2 project builds on the Stage 1 construction of the Confederation Line and its 12.5 kilometres of electrified rail. Stage 1 extends from Tunney’s Pasture in the west to Blair Station in the east, including a tunnel through Ottawa’s downtown core.Through Stage 2, three main extensions will be built: Confederation Line East, Confederation Line West, and Trillium Line South. Once completed, these projects will support efforts to reduce urban congestion, increase transit ridership, and improve safety and mobility in the Ottawa region.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - June 16, 2017
  • Biographical Notes - Margaret M. Thom
    Ms. Margaret M. Thom was born and raised in Fort Providence in the Dehcho Region of the Northwest Territories.Ms. Thom is very active in the North as an educator, counselor, facilitator and volunteer with many years of service to the people of the Northwest Territories.  She has served the Dehcho Education Council as a School Community Counsellor at Deh Gah Elementary and Secondary School in Fort Providence for close to twenty years.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - June 14, 2017
  • Biographical Notes - The Honourable Arthur J. LeBlanc
    Justice Arthur Joseph LeBlanc was born in West Arichat, Nova Scotia in 1943 and attended primary and secondary schools in that region. He graduated from St. Francis Xavier University in 1964 with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree and he earned a Bachelor of Laws Degree from Dalhousie University in 1968.  Following graduation, he was admitted to the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society in November 1968. 
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    Ottawa, Ontario - June 14, 2017
  • Funding to advance peace, stabilization and humanitarian assistance in Myanmar
    Funding to advance peace, stabilization and humanitarian assistance in MyanmarThe Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, met with Her Excellency Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, State Counsellor of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, and announced $8.8 million in support for peace, stabilization and humanitarian assistance in Myanmar.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - June 7, 2017
  • Francis McGuire
    EducationMaster of Arts (International Studies, Trade and Economics), Johns Hopkins UniversityBachelor of Arts, Dalhousie UniversityDiploma in European Politics, Institut d’études politiques de ParisProfessional Experience2000 - 2015President and Chief Executive Officer, Major Drilling Group International Inc.1998 - 2000Vice-President, Marketing and Business Development, MITI Information Technology Inc.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - May 31, 2017
  • Guylaine Roy
    EducationBachelor of Law, Université Laval Professional ExperienceSince September 2011Assistant Deputy Minister, Cultural Affairs, Canadian Heritage2008 - 2011Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy, Transport Canada2007 - 2008Acting Assistant Deputy Minister, Programs, Transport Canada2006 - 2007Director General, Environmental Affairs, Transport Canada
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    Ottawa, Ontario - May 19, 2017
  • Chris Forbes
    EducationMaster of Arts, Economics, McGill UniversityBachelor of Arts, Economics (Honours), McGill UniversityProfessional ExperienceSince November 2016Associate Deputy Minister of Finance2015 - 2016Associate Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food2013 - 2015Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy Branch, Environment Canada2010 - 2013Assistant Deputy Minister, Finance Canada2009 - 2010Director General, Federal-Provincial Relations and Social Policy Branch, Finance Canada
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    Ottawa, Ontario - May 19, 2017
  • Andrea Lyon
    EducationBachelor of Arts, Political Science, University of ManitobaProfessional ExperienceSince April 2014Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food2011 - 2014Associate Deputy Minister of the Environment2009 - 2011Associate Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food2008 - 2009Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic and Program Policy, Citizenship and Immigration Canada2007Chief Trade Negotiator, North America, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
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    Ottawa, Ontario - May 19, 2017
  • Biographical Notes – Madeleine Meilleur
    Madeleine Meilleur is a well-known advocate of Ontario’s French language minority community, including through her accomplishments in elected office and her work in support of vibrant, Francophone community institutions.After working as a registered nurse at the Montfort Hospital in Ottawa, Ms. Meilleur earned a law degree at the University of Ottawa and practiced in the field of labour law.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - May 15, 2017
  • David Vigneault
    EducationMaster of Arts, Political Science, Université de MontréalBachelor of Arts, Political Science, Université LavalProfessional Experience2013 - 2017Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet, Security and Intelligence, Privy Council Office2010 - 2013Associate Vice-President, Programs Branch, Canada Border Services Agency2009 - 2010Assistant Director, Intelligence, Canadian Security Intelligence Service
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    Ottawa, Ontario - May 11, 2017