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Consultations have opened earlier this week to help inform the modernization of EI. You are invited to share your input and help the Government of Canada build an EI program that is better responsive to the needs of today’s workers. 👉canada.ca/en/employment-…AR
The recent agreement between Halifax and Parks Canada puts us one step closer to creating a new urban national park here in our city. #BlueMountainBirchCoveLakes cbc.ca/news/canada/no…
Another strong month for job growth! @StatCan_eng is reporting 94,000 jobs were created in July. These numbers bring us much close to restoring employment to pre-pandemic levels. We’re on our way to finishing the fight against COVID & safely reopening. www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/daily-quoti…
Today on #IndigenousDay, we celebrate the rich culture & heritage of Indigenous Peoples all across the world, including Canada. Let us also take a moment to reflect on the injustices that Indigenous people have suffered, & recommit to the important work of reconciliation.
Grosso scores to win the shootout for Canada. Our women’s soccer team, led by the highest in soccer history, Christine Sinclair, takes gold!! #GoCanadaGo
Exciting news! Halifax is one of 7 cities selected for the newly launched National Urban Parks Program. This new program will support the creation of a network of new national urban parks. 🏞️🌳 See here for more detailscanada.ca/en/parks-canad…bo7
If you’re interested in reading more today about the history of Black enslavement in Canada or the Slavery Abolition Act, @HistoricaCanada & @CdnEncyclopedia have many resources available online: ➡️thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/.../black-ensl… ➡️thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/chl… ➡️thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/sla… 3/3
This year, the House of Commons voted unanimously to designate Aug 1st as Emancipation Day. This is a significant date in the history of slavery in Canada, as the Slavery Abolition Act, which took effect on Aug 1, 1834, marked the end of slavery across most British colonies. 2/3
On August 1, as we mark Emancipation Day, we acknowledge the history of slavery in Canada, the awful injustices that were forced upon people of African descent, and the many contributions that people of African descent have made and continue to make in Canada. 1/3
Congratulations to Penny Oleksiak who became the most decorated Canadian summer Olympian of all time after her bronze medal win in the 200-metre freestyle. 🥉She truly is an inspiration to us all. You have made Canada proud.7
If you have not received your first or second dose, the Bayers Lake Community Vaccine Clinic is accepting walk-ins for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. No appointment needed! twitter.com/HealthNS/statu…
The federal government has announced a special program to resettle the Afghans, now in fear for their safety, who supported our armed forces in Afghanistan. Operational teams from IRCC, GAC & DND are on the ground to support these resettlement efforts. canada.ca/en/immigration…
The #Tokyo2020 Olympic Games have officially begun. Our Olympic athletes are a source of pride and inspiration to all Canadians for their determination, courage, and resilience. The entire country is behind you, Team Canada. Go Canada Go!
It’s Week 42 of the Square Roots Produce Bundles initiative. Purchases support local farmers & help provide free farm fresh vegetables to families in need in surrounding areas. Details in the post below – and you can follow this link to place an order: forms.gle/cU1uinVT6qLh2N…
As of today, the Canada Child Benefit (CCB) will be increased to keep up with the rising cost of living. Since the federal government introduced the CCB, it has supported 9 out of 10 families in Canada and dramatically reduced child poverty across the country.
It was very moving to hear the THR!VE Children's Choir performing at Sunnyside Mall today. A great initiative that gives voice to young women and girls in Halifax.
60 electric buses are coming to the new, expanded Ragged Lake Transit Centre - the first of their kind in Atlantic Canada. With a joint federal, provincial, & municipal investment, we’re building better, greener more livable communities across #NovaScotia.
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Canada’s tourism sector has been among the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic but supports like the Tourism Relief Fund will play a key role in helping the sector bounce back. 2/2 See more details here: canada.ca/en/atlantic-ca…
Earlier this week, the federal government announced that the Tourism Relief Fund is now open for applications. The Tourism Relief Fund will invest $500M directly to support tourism-related businesses & organizations severely impacted by the pandemic. 1/2
For today only, all donations will be matched for the Jordan Boyd Celebrity Golf Challenge. #JBCGC2021 Proceeds will support the prevention of sudden death from cardiac arrest through the QEII’s Inherited Heart Disease Clinic. To contribute, visit fundraise.jbchc.ca/fundraisers/Ge… today!
A “drop-in” COVID-19 vaccine clinic is accepting walk-ins at Bayer’s Lake – 9 AM to 6 PM. No need for an appointment (but bring your health card number and ID). Anyone 18+ can visit the clinic and receive their first or second dose if eligible. twitter.com/HealthNS/statu…
Agreement between the Nova Scotia and federal governments to see child-care costs cut in half by the end of next year and drop to $10 a day by 2026. The $605M deal was announced today by PM Justin Trudeau and Premier Iain Rankin. cbc.ca/1.6100441
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This historic announcement marks a major step forward towards building an early learning & childcare system that is open, accessible, & affordable. $10 a day childcare will offer every child in Nova Scotia the best start in life. 2/2 pm.gc.ca/en/news/news-r…
PM @JustinTrudeau & Premier @IainTRankin announced a federal-provincial agreement today to: 👉 Lower childcare fees by 50% by next year for children under 6. 👉Introduce $10 a day childcare by 2026. 👉Invest in the creation of 9,500 new early learning & childcare spaces. 1Nue
Canada’s labour market gained 231,000 jobs in June, according to @StatCan_eng. Canada’s economic recovery is well underway. This new job growth brings us closer to restoring employment to pre-pandemic levels. Read the full update here: www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/daily-quoti…
Good news! Via Rail’s Ocean line will resume service on August 11 connecting Halifax with the rest of Canada. As with other VIA Rail services, the return to operation will occur progressively beginning with one weekly round trip. 🚆 halifaxtoday.ca/local-news/via…l
Congratulations to Mary Simon on her historic appointment as Canada's next Governor General. cbc.ca/news/politics/…
Rapid testing on today at the Bedford-Hammonds Plains Community Centre (attached to Charles P. Allen High School). Follow your nose and head on down!
The Government of Canada announced $500 million this week, via the new Reopening and Recovery Funds, to support the arts, culture, heritage, and sports sectors in their post-pandemic recovery. For more details, see: canada.ca/en/canadian-he…
This Canada Day, as we celebrate all the great things about Canada — its diversity, beauty, & democratic values — it's also important we acknowledge the work still ahead of us to make our country more inclusive and equitable and to advance reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.
A new production kitchen is helping @mymetroworks @stonehearthbkry access new markets. @geoffregan on behalf of @melaniejoly @ACOACanada announced a non-repayable contribution of $7 K to help with the reno. @nsgov through @NS_CCH also provided $75K. ow.ly/pOsk50Fm5lE
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Today, from 1- 2 PM AT, I will be joining the @PearsonCentre for a conversation on the state of politics in Canada. Register here to follow the discussion: register.gotowebinar.com/register/64714…
70% of Nova Scotians have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine to date – keep it up! 💪X
Thank you @geoffregan What an amazing opportunity to have @JustinTrudeau join #TeamBembridge for a virtual visit @RockyElementary and offer such worldly perspective and sage advice. We can’t wait to share the answers with our school community! #TheFutureofNS is so bright!
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Today is National Indigenous People’s Day. On this day, let us recognise Indigenous cultures & experiences. I encourage everybody living in Mi’kma’ki to participate in an Indigenous Peoples Day event & learn more about Indigenous cultures: canada.ca/en/canadian-he…
#HappyFathersDay to all the fathers and father figures in our lives! Your care, love, and support go beyond compare.
Fully vaccinated – as of today! ✅ There is light at the end of the tunnel. Thank you to all the frontline health workers helping to make Canada’s vaccination campaign a success!
This long-anticipated route will help connect Bedford & downtown Halifax and provide commuters with a new, affordable and green transit option.⚓️ It will also help Halifax reach its goal of net-zero emissions by 2050. canada.ca/en/office-infr… 2/2
I was very excited to join my colleagues today in announcing $3.3 million to support planning for the future Mill Cove ferry route that will connect a new Bedford terminal with Halifax. 1/2 twitter.com/AndyFillmoreHF…
⛴ A big day for transit in HRM: We’re investing in a new ferry route from #Bedford to downtown #Halifax — connecting communities across our municipality in ways we’ve been dreaming about for years. canada.ca/en/office-infr…
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Earlier today, I joined @HonAhmedHussen in announcing a $115.5 million insured loan to help construct a new mixed-use building on Joseph Howe Drive. The new building will host 324 new units of much needed affordable rental housing & retail space. newswire.ca/news-releases/… 👈C
Today’s investment will help support a stable supply of affordable rental housing in our city.🏡 The federal government’s involvement in this project demonstrates its commitment to tackling the housing crisis & ensuring every Canadian has a safe & affordable place to call home.
Join @HonAhmedHussen and me for an announcement regarding housing in Halifax West at 2:30 PM today 👇housingannouncement.can.chime.liveK
Royalties from the book will support mental health research & anti-stigma programs. 2/2
"Patchwork Society” is the second novel of prominent Canadian Sharon Johnston. A historical fiction based on her grandmother’s experiences, “Patchwork Society” casts light on systemic racism, discrimination, & the residential school system in Canada. /1 dundurn.com/books_/t22117/…
To make Canada safer for the LGBTQ2 community, the government is working on passing Bill C-6 – which will ban conversion therapy in Canada. 2/2 twitter.com/HoCChamber/sta…
Happy Pride! 🏳️‍🌈 Let us celebrate the LGBTQ2 community and reflect on what we can do to make Canada more inclusive for people of all sexualities and gender identities. 1/Lr
Rapid testing running today at DeWolf Park, Bedford Waterfront from 1-7 PM. Help stop the spread of COVID-19, get tested today👇nshealth.ca/coronavirus/co…9a
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