New Measures to Build on Canada's Proud History in Space
"Canada's aerospace and space sectors contribute more than 170,000 well-paid jobs and over $27 billion to our economy every year," said Minister Moore. "The new measures announced today are the result of our close work with the industry to ensure that our Canadian companies can continue to compete internationally and be global leaders." MORE
New Legislation Cracks Down on Cyberbullying
Our Government is committed to ensuring that our children are safe from online predators and from online exploitation. We have an obligation to help put an end to harmful online harassment and exploitation. Cyberbullying goes far beyond schoolyard bullying and, in some cases, can cross the line into criminal activity. With the click of a computer mouse, a person can be victimized before the entire world. As we have seen far too often, such conduct can destroy lives. It clearly demands a stronger criminal justice response, and we intend to provide one. MORE
Rail Safety Reform Announced
We recognize the responsibilities of all parties involved in maintaining safe railway transportation in Canada. Our government remains committed to two-way dialogue and information exchange with key transportation stakeholders in communities across Canada. We are demonstrating that today with the issuance of this protective direction.MORE
Commons Votes to Create Canadian Museum of History
On November 6, 2013, by a vote of 150 in favour to 121 opposed, legislation to create the Canadian Museum of History was approved by the House of Commons. Over the past year I have worked hard to get to this moment, and I am so very proud that this day has arrived. The legislation now moves on to the Senate for consideration and a vote, then forward for & Royal Assent.
Historic Canada-European Union Trade Agreement Reached
This is the biggest, most ambitious trade agreement that Canada has ever reached. It covers most aspects of the Canada-EU bilateral economic relationship, including trade in goods and services, investment, and government procurement. “This trade agreement is an historic win for Canada,” said Prime Minister Harper. “It represents thousands of new jobs for Canadians, and a half-billion new customers for Canadian businesses.”
10 New Coast Guard Ships To Be Built in Vancouver
“The Government’s National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy has played a key role in revitalizing British Columbia’s shipbuilding industry, creating thousands of long-term, skilled jobs,” said Minister Moore. “Today’s announcement will ensure that the job creation is sustained, and that British Columbia continues to be a leader in Canadian shipbuilding.”
Supporting Canada's Auto Industry
"Canada's auto sector is a world leader, employing hundreds of thousands of Canadians and contributing 12 percent of our total exports worldwide," said Minister Moore. "Our government is committed to strengthening our economy while creating and keeping high-quality jobs here in Canada.
Key Aerospace & Defence Program Launched
"Canada's aerospace and defence industries make important contributions to our economy, support high-skilled jobs across the country, and are leading investors in research and development," said Minister Moore. "Our government is proud to launch this new program that will support large-scale technology demonstration projects with strong commercialization potential and that will promote cross-industry collaboration."