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  • Elizabeth Dowdeswell, O.C.
    Elizabeth Dowdeswell is an executive whose career has spanned provincial, federal and international borders and transcended traditional disciplinary lines. She is currently the President and CEO of the Council of Canadian Academies and a management consultant. Ms. Dowdeswell serves as the chair of the board of directors of the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario and contributes in an advisory capacity to a number of Canadian and international not-for-profit organizations.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - 26 June 2014
  • Gas Tax Fund Administrative Agreement with Quebec
    The Government of Canada is committed to helping Quebec municipalities build and revitalize their public infrastructure with a view to generating jobs, growth and prosperity and well-being in the province. To this end, Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced with Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard the finalization of the renewal of the Gas Tax Fund Administrative Agreement with Quebec.
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    Roberval, Quebec - 25 June 2014
  • Expanded Sanctions List
    Canada is imposing economic sanctions against the following Russian and Ukrainian individuals and an entity who bear responsibility for the crisis: Russian Individuals Vladimir Shamanov, commander of the Russian Airborne Troops. Ukrainian Individuals
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    Ottawa, Ontario - 21 June 2014
  • Government of Canada’s response to situation in Ukraine
    The Government of Canada is taking important steps to support Ukraine and to impose sanctions against those responsible for the ongoing crisis. January 26, 2014 Andrew Bennett, Canada’s Ambassador for Religious Freedom, led a successful visit to Ukraine, during which he expressed Canada’s ongoing concern about violations of basic freedoms and reinforced Canada’s commitment to the Ukrainian people. February 14, 2014
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    Ottawa, Ontario - 21 June 2014
  • Biographies
    Serge Dupont Education     International Diploma, Public Administration, École Nationale d’Administration, Paris Master of Management Sciences, University of Waterloo Bachelor of Management Sciences (Operational Research), University of Ottawa Professional Experience Since October 2010 Deputy Minister of Natural Resources 2009 - 2010
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    Ottawa, Ontario - 20 June 2014
  • Prime Minister Stephen Harper helps Canadian start-up companies to grow and prosper
    Our Government is committed to creating jobs and opportunities, and strengthening Canada’s economy. That means helping small- and medium-sized enterprises make competitive gains and create high-quality jobs. Canada requires a strong, sustainable venture capital industry to support promising young businesses and ensure they are able to drive job creation, innovation and economic growth.
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    Waterloo Region, Ontario - 20 June 2014
  • The Government of Canada Marks the 150th Anniversary of the Charlottetown Conference
    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. Each of these anniversaries represents an opportunity to celebrate the events that have shaped our history and made Canada what it is today: Strong, Proud, and Free.
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    Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island - 19 June 2014
  • Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships
    Canada celebrated the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the Throne in 2012. To mark this Diamond Jubilee, the Government of Canada implemented special initiatives to honour Her Majesty’s reign, her service and her dedication to this country, and to celebrate Canadian achievements of the last 60 years.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - 13 June 2014
  • MARY ELIZABETH DAWSON, C.M., Q.C.
    Ms. Dawson holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours Philosophy) and a Bachelor of Civil Law from McGill University, a Bachelor of Laws (Common Law) from Dalhousie University, and a Diplôme d’études supérieures en droit (droit public), from the University of Ottawa. She is a member of the Nova Scotia and Ontario Bars and retained her membership in her original Bar, the Barreau du Québec, until her retirement from the Department of Justice. Mary Dawson was appointed Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner under the Parliament of Canada Act on July 9, 2007.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - 12 June 2014
  • Commemorating D-Day and the Battle of Normandy
    Our Government is committed to honouring the pivotal role that the Canadian Armed Forces played in D-Day and the Battle of Normandy.
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    Normandy, France - 6 June 2014

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