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  • Krista Outhwaite
    Master of Science, University of Manitoba. Bachelor of Science, University of Guelph.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - 24 October 2014
  • Canada at the Forefront of Global Polio Eradication Efforts
    The Government of Canada has been at the forefront of the fight against polio. Since 2006, Canada has disbursed $297 million to support polio eradication efforts, namely through the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI).
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    Toronto, Ontario - 18 October 2014
  • Question and answer session on rural issues
    On October 17, 2014, Prime Minister Stephen Harper participated in a moderated question and answer (Q&A) session in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, where he discussed the Government’s ongoing support for Canadian families living in rural areas and the hunting and angling communities in Northern Ontario and across the country.
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    Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario - 17 October 2014
  • World Class Tanker Safety System
    New Measures to Strengthen Oil Spill Prevention, Preparedness and Response, and the Polluter Pay Principle
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    Sept-Îles, Quebec - 14 October 2014
  • Canada-Quebec Accord
    Canada-Quebec Accord 2011
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    Sept-Îles, Quebec - 14 October 2014
  • Port of Sept-Îles
    Project Description The project, valued at $220 million, consists of building a new deep-water dock equipped with two ship loaders and two conveyor lines with an annual capacity of 50 million tonnes, meeting the global marine industry’s most recent standards and latest innovations. Next year, this will be the largest mineral port in North America and the only port on the continent that can accommodate Chinamax vessels. The dock is built on piles on the Pointe-Noire sector of the Port of Sept-Îles.
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    Sept-Îles, Quebec - 14 October 2014
  • Oxygen Technical Services Limited: the first recipient of the Canada Job Grant
    The Government of Canada is committed to helping Canadians get the training they need for available jobs and to putting skills training decisions in the hands of employers. To this end, Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced that Oxygen Technical Services Limited, an information technology service provider in Winnipeg, Manitoba, is the first recipient of the Canada Job Grant.
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    Winnipeg, Manitoba - 10 October 2014
  • Government of Canada actions to date to combat child sexual exploitation and cyberbullying
    Over the last 12 months, our Government has introduced two comprehensive pieces of legislation to combat child sexual exploitation and protect Canadians, and in particular youth, from online exploitation: the Tougher Penalties for Child Predators Act and the Protecting Canadians from Online Crime Act.
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    Winnipeg, Manitoba - 10 October 2014
  • Enhancing the Children’s Fitness Tax Credit
    Our Government intends to enhance the Children’s Fitness Tax Credit (CFTC) by increasing the maximum amount that may be claimed under the credit to $1,000 from $500, and by making the credit refundable. The doubling of the maximum amount will be effective for the 2014 tax year and subsequent tax years, and the credit will be made refundable effective for the 2015 and subsequent tax years.
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    Whitby, Ontario - 9 October 2014
  • Prime Minister’s Awards for Excellence in Early Childhood Education
    The Prime Minister’s Awards for Excellence in Early Childhood Education have honoured outstanding early childhood educators since 2002, with over 200 early childhood educators honoured to date. The awards recognize outstanding early childhood educators for their leadership, exemplary education practices, success in fostering the early development and socialization of the children in their care, and their help in building the foundation children need to meet life's challenges.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - 7 October 2014

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