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  • Biographies
    John Forster Education Master of Business Administration, YorkUniversity Bachelor of Science, University of Toronto Professional Experience Since January 2012 Chief of Communications Security Establishment Canada 2009 - 2012 Associate Deputy Minister of Infrastructure 2006 - 2009 Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy and Communications, Infrastructure Canada 2004 - 2006
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    Ottawa, Ontario - 26 January 2015
  • Parliamentary Secretaries
    Parm Gill Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Trade Brampton-Springdale, Ontario Parm Gill was first elected to the House of Commons in 2011. He was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Trade in January 2015.  Previously, he was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs in September 2013.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - 23 January 2015
  • Canada Small Business Financing Program
    Small businesses face greater challenges accessing financing for a variety of reasons, including having little or no credit history, few tangible assets to use as collateral and more volatile sales and earnings. Recognizing this, on January 22, 2015, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the Government’s intent to make changes to the Canada Small Business Financing Program that will allow more small businesses to apply and will facilitate more loans for real property.
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    St. Catharines, Ontario - 22 January 2015
  • Backgrounder - Bicentennial of Sir John Alexander Macdonald’s birth
    The Government of Canada is committed to commemorating a number of nation-building milestones that will culminate in the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017.
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    Kingston, Ontario - 11 January 2015
  • Canada Apprentice Loan
    Our Government recognizes that apprenticeship training plays a key role in Canada’s post-secondary education system and provides vital skills and knowledge necessary to power and grow the Canadian economy. Our Government is also aware that a number of employers in Canada cannot meet demand for skilled labour in specific sectors. In fact the Conference Board of Canada predicts that Canada will need one million additional skilled workers by 2020. 
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    Delta, British Columbia - 8 January 2015
  • PM announces changes in the senior ranks of the Public Service - Biographies
    Richard Fadden Education Graduate Diploma of Law, University of Ottawa Bachelor of Laws, Université de Montréal Bachelor of Political Science, McGill University Professional Experience Since May 2013 Deputy Minister of National Defence 2009 - 2013 Director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service 2006 - 2009 Deputy Minister of Citizenship and Immigration 2005 - 2006
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    Ottawa, Ontario - 6 January 2015
  • Biographical Notes
    The Honourable Julian Fantino Associate Minister of National Defence Vaughan (Ontario)
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    Vaughan, Ontario - 5 January 2015
  • Government’s 2014 achievements
    Some of the Government’s most notable accomplishments this year include:
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    Ottawa, Ontario - 31 December 2014
  • Restrictions on technologies used in Russia’s oil exploration and extractive sector
    Canada, along with its allies, is committed to putting pressure on the Russian economy with a view to pressing the Putin regime to cease undermining the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine. To this end, on December 19, 2014, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced that Canada will introduce restrictions on the export of technology in relation to Arctic, deep water and shale oil explorations and extraction to Russia. These actions complement similar measures being undertaken by the European Union and the United States.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - 19 December 2014
  • Expanded Sanctions List
    Canada is imposing additional economic sanctions and travel bans against the following Russian and Ukrainian individuals: Russian
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    Ottawa, Ontario - 19 December 2014

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