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  • Sylvain Laporte
    Education     Master of Computer Engineering, RoyalMilitaryCollege of Canada Bachelor of Computer Science, RoyalMilitary College Saint-Jean Professional Experience Since April 2011 Commissioner of Patents and Registrar of Trade-marks, Canadian Intellectual Property Office, Industry Canada 2008 - 2011 Executive Director, Industrial Technologies Office, Industry Canada 2007 - 2008 Chief Informatics Officer, Industry Canada 2006 - 2007 Director, Logistics, Canada Post Corporation
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    Ottawa, Ontario - 27 February 2015
  • Outstanding Achievement Award
    The Government of Canada introduced the Outstanding Achievement Award in 1966. This award is considered the highest expression of recognition for senior public servants in the Public Service of Canada. It is presented to senior public servants whose leadership has been distinguished by a sustained commitment to excellence, with an emphasis on modernizing service delivery, building the public service as a vibrant national institution geared to future needs, or enhancing Canadian interests globally.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - 27 February 2015
  • The Government of Canada’s Response to the situation In Ukraine
    The Government of Canada is taking important steps to support Ukraine and impose sanctions against those responsible for the ongoing crisis. February 25, 2015 Rob Nicholson, Minister of Foreign Affairs, issued a statement calling on Russia to immediately end the detention of Nadiya Savchenko, who is on a hunger strike protesting her unlawful detention by the Russian authorities. February 23, 2015
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    Ottawa, Ontario - 27 February 2015
  • PM meets with Bill Gates to advance maternal, newborn and child health priority
    Today the world stands on the verge of being able to end the preventable deaths of women and children within a generation. This remarkable success story is rooted in the efforts of developing countries, backed by the unwavering commitment of international partners such as the Government of Canada and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - 25 February 2015
  • Accelerated capital cost allowance for liquefied natural gas
    The extraction, sale and use of natural gas is an important part of Canada’s economy. Natural gas can be cooled to a liquid state (liquefied natural gas, known as LNG), thereby reducing its volume and facilitating its transportation and storage. The liquefaction of natural gas is a capital-intensive activity that requires large upfront investments.
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    Surrey, British Columbia - 19 February 2015
  • Expanded sanctions list
    Canada is imposing economic sanctions and travel bans against the following Russian and Ukrainian individuals, and economic sanctions against the following Russian and Ukrainian entities:
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    Ottawa, Ontario - 17 February 2015
  • The Government of Canada's response to the situation in Ukraine
    The Government of Canada is taking important steps to support Ukraine and impose sanctions against those responsible for the ongoing crisis.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - 17 February 2015
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    Ottawa, Ontario - 16 February 2015
  • National Flag of Canada Day
    In celebration of the 50th anniversary of our national flag, our Government is giving this proud Canadian symbol to 50 Canadians and organizations who have contributed significantly to the well-being of our citizens. The flags are being given to:
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    Ottawa, Ontario - 15 February 2015
  • The 61st Québec Winter Carnaval
    The Government of Canada is committed to supporting marquee Canadian events that promote culture and tourism. To this end, on February 13, 2015, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced $614,800 in support for the 2015 Québec Winter Carnaval, which is taking place from January 30 to February 15, 2015. He made the announcement during a visit with Bonhomme Carnaval, the event’s official mascot.
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    Québec, Quebec - 13 February 2015

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