• New measures to address housing affordability across Canada
    Every Canadian deserves a safe and affordable place to call home. But in some of our communities, too many people struggle to find an affordable place to live, because there are not enough houses to buy, or apartments to rent.The Government of Canada is working hard to meet these challenges. In 2017, we launched Canada’s first ever National Housing Strategy – and with Budget 2019, we are proposing significant new measures to make sure all Canadian families can find a good quality, affordable place to call home.
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    Maple Ridge, British Columbia - March 25, 2019
  • Prime Minister announces a by-election in Nanaimo–Ladysmith
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced that a by-election will be held on May 6, 2019, in the electoral district of Nanaimo–Ladysmith.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - March 24, 2019
  • New investments to help Canadians secure good jobs
    Our global economy is evolving and offering Canadians new opportunities to succeed, but it also means people may change jobs many times over the course of their careers. The Government of Canada is working to make it easier for Canadian students and workers of all ages to improve their skills, enjoy greater job security, and build a better future for themselves and their families.
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    Thunder Bay, Ontario - March 22, 2019
  • Budget 2019 doubles support for municipal infrastructure priorities this year
    In communities like Mississauga, people depend on every order of government to work together to deliver the infrastructure projects they need – from expanding highways, to improving public transit, to building new recreational centres.The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today visited Mississauga, Ontario, to highlight the Municipal Infrastructure Top-Up announced in Budget 2019. This top-up will double the amount of money that municipalities get through the gas tax transfer for 2018-19, and give much needed support for local priorities.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - March 21, 2019
  • New program to help 100,000 Canadian families buy their first home
    Many young Canadians dream of owning their first home. With rising house prices, and not enough homes to meet demand, it is getting harder and harder to make that dream a reality. That is why the Government of Canada is taking important steps to make housing more accessible and affordable in Canada, especially for first-time homebuyers.The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today visited Orléans, Ontario, to highlight the First-Time Home Buyer Incentive, a new program announced in Budget 2019 that will make it easier for more Canadians to buy their first home.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - March 20, 2019
  • Prime Minister announces former Deputy Prime Minister Anne McLellan as Special Advisor
    Canadians expect and deserve to have faith in their institutions and the people who serve within them. The events of the last few weeks have raised important questions about the relationship between the federal government and the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada.The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced that the Honourable Anne McLellan will serve as a Special Advisor to examine these questions and provide independent recommendations to the Prime Minister by June 30, 2019.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - March 18, 2019
  • Prime Minister announces a change in the leadership of the Public Service
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced his intention to name Ian Shugart as Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet. Mr. Shugart, who is currently the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, will assume the new role in the coming weeks.The Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet, Michael Wernick, earlier today announced his upcoming retirement following nearly 38 years of distinguished public service.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - March 18, 2019
  • Prime Minister announces a change to the Ministry
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today welcomed a new member to Cabinet:
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    Ottawa, Ontario - March 18, 2019
  • Governor General of Canada to visit New York City
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced that Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, will travel to New York City, from March 15 to 16, 2019.During the visit, the Governor General will meet with the Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres. This meeting will be a chance for Her Excellency to acknowledge the important work of the United Nations in responding to today’s most pressing global challenges.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - March 13, 2019
  • Prime Minister delivers apology to Inuit for the federal government’s management of tuberculosis epidemic from the 1940s-1960s
    Apologies cannot undo the wrongs of the past – but they play an important role in setting a commitment to do better, and helping communities heal. By acknowledging these wrongs, we can help renew Canada’s relationship with Inuit, create a more just future, and move forward together on our journey of reconciliation.
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    Iqaluit, Nunavut - March 8, 2019