• The Honourable Heather J. Holmes
    The Honourable Heather J. Holmes was appointed to the Supreme Court of British Columbia in 2001. Highly regarded for her expertise in criminal law, Justice Holmes has been actively involved in the Court’s administration and strategic planning over the course of her 17-year judicial career. She brings to her new role as Associate Chief Justice a strong sense of public service and a natural ability to bring people together.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - June 22, 2018
  • The Honourable Deborah E. Fry
    The Honourable Deborah E. Fry was appointed to the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador, Trial Division, in 2007. She has spent the last several years as a judge of the Family Division of the Supreme Court and most recently as the senior administrative judge of that Division.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - June 22, 2018
  • Reconciliation Framework Agreement for Bioregional Oceans Management and Protection
    Through the Reconciliation Framework Agreement for Bioregional Oceans Management and Protection, the Government of Canada and 14 First Nations committed to work together to develop and manage marine initiatives on the Pacific North Coast.
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    Prince Rupert, British Columbia - June 21, 2018
  • Yves Giroux
    Yves Giroux entered the federal public service in 1995. Mr. Giroux is a graduate of the Université de Montréal, where he earned a Master’s and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics.Mr. Giroux has in-depth fiscal, financial, and social policy knowledge and expertise. He also has considerable experience working with stakeholders, and managing large teams and multi-million dollar budgets.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - June 19, 2018
  • Colin Deacon
    Colin Deacon lives in Nova Scotia, where he has played an important role in leading and fostering technology start-ups and businesses in the province and across Atlantic Canada.During his career, he worked as a broker, helped found one of the largest life science venture funds in Canada, and commercialized technology that led to the creation of new job opportunities for Atlantic Canadians. In 2009, he founded BlueLight Analytics, a company that improved the quality of restorative dentistry using innovative technologies.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - June 15, 2018
  • New Members of the Prime Minister’s Youth Council
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, has selected ten leading young Canadians to join the Youth Council. Each one brings their own unique perspectives and strengths.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - June 13, 2018
  • Working together on climate change, oceans, and clean energy
    The effects of climate change are real. Extreme weather events, including droughts and floods, are more frequent and getting worse, affecting millions of people around the world. Rising sea levels, ocean acidification, and thinning sea ice are also threatening vulnerable regions and coastal communities, including the Arctic and Indigenous Peoples that live there.
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    Québec City, Quebec - June 10, 2018
  • Advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment
    Gender equality is a fundamental human right, and a top priority for Canada and its G7 Presidency. Gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls are critical to building peace, reducing poverty, and growing our economies.
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    Québec City, Quebec - June 10, 2018
  • Investing in growth that works for everyone
    We live in a world in which technological innovation is rapidly transforming the nature of work and globalization is increasingly perceived as a cause of inequality. Demographic shifts, the effects of climate change, and uneven growth have put pressure on countries all over the world, especially fragile and conflict-affected states.These challenges, however, also present tremendous opportunities, which we must seize together. All countries share a responsibility to focus on policies that encourage innovation, put people first, and deliver progress for everyone.
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    Québec City, Quebec - June 10, 2018
  • Building a more peaceful and secure world
    Building a more peaceful and secure world – founded on the values of inclusion, acceptance, and gender equality – is more important than ever to address the very real and persistent threats we face as a global community. These threats – including foreign actors trying to undermine our democratic institutions, terrorism, violent extremism, sexual violence, organized crime, weapons proliferation, as well as cybercrime – are wide-ranging and transcend all borders. Together, we need to act now to promote and protect the rights, freedoms, and safety of our citizens.
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    Québec City, Quebec - June 10, 2018