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Big game draw set to open May 1 for hunters in Saskatchewan

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Saskatchewan’s big game draw opens online on May 1 and hunters have until midnight on May 25 to submit their applications. It was a record-setting year in 2020 with over 110,000 applications received from hunters in the province, according to the Ministry of Environment. Officials advised applying early as draws for several species receive a…

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Saskatchewan’s big game draw opens online on May 1 and hunters have until midnight on May 25 to submit their applications.

It was a record-setting year in 2020 with over 110,000 applications received from hunters in the province, according to the Ministry of Environment.

Officials advised applying early as draws for several species receive a high number of applications compared to the number of hunting licences available.

“The ministry continues to work with the hunting community to improve the process and encourages all hunters to apply early,” Environment Minister Warren Kaeding said in a press release on Monday.

“Game populations in many areas have been doing very well. This means that there will be increased hunting opportunities for elk, mule deer and white-tailed deer in certain zones.”

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The draw is administered through the Saskatchewan Hunting, Angling and Trapping Licence (HAL) system.  Results will be available through HAL web accounts by mid-June, with the exception of pronghorn, which will be available in mid-July.

While the draw opportunity is for the fall hunting season, ministry officials said applicants should be aware of the unpredictable circumstances around COVID-19 and should be prepared to follow all public health orders.

If hunters do not wish to be drawn for a particular species, they can select zone 99 and their application will be excluded but their pool status will be retained.

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Minister Ng announces launch of Canada’s Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement Model

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Today, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, introduced Canada’s modernized and inclusive Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA) Model, which will help provide a stable, rules-based investment environment for Canadian businesses investing abroad and for foreign businesses investing in Canada…. May 13, 2021 – Ottawa, Ontario -…

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Today, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, introduced Canada’s modernized and inclusive Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA) Model, which will help provide a stable, rules-based investment environment for Canadian businesses investing abroad and for foreign businesses investing in Canada….

May 13, 2021 – Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada

Canadian-owned firms that invest and operate abroad create good middle-class jobs in Canada and around the world that are contributing to our country’s economic growth and prosperity, as well as to a speedy recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Today, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, introduced Canada’s modernized and inclusive Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA) Model, which will help provide a stable, rules-based investment environment for Canadian businesses investing abroad and for foreign businesses investing in Canada.

The new FIPA model balances the interests of all Canadians, including women, Indigenous peoples and owners of small and medium-sized enterprises, so that the benefits of Canada’s investment agreements are shared broadly across society. The new model includes a number of innovations, clarifies core investment protections, and preserves the right to regulate in the public interest.

The new FIPA model is the result of extensive public consultations initiated in 2018 with a broad range of stakeholders, including from civil society and labour unions, legal experts, representatives of all sizes of Canadian business, representatives of provinces and territories, and Indigenous partners.

“Foreign investment is an important driver of Canada’s economy and will be critical in our economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Our government is committed to ensuring that Canadian businesses interested in investing abroad have the necessary protections to do so, including through robust and modernized FIPAs. Our modernized FIPA model will allow Canada to negotiate agreements that stimulate mutually beneficial business activities and economic cooperation with Canada’s international partners.”

    – Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade

Youmy Han

Press Secretary

Office of the Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade

Youmy.Han@international.gc.ca

343-551-0246

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Minister O’Regan and Minister McKenna to Make Climate Action Announcement

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The Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and Garth Frizzell, President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, will make a virtual announcement for greener cities. OTTAWA  — The Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and…

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The Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and Garth Frizzell, President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, will make a virtual announcement for greener cities.

OTTAWA  — The Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and Garth Frizzell, President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, will make a virtual announcement for greener cities.

A media availability will follow.

Date:                       May 14, 2021

Time:                      9:30 a.m. EDT

Location:                This virtual event will be held using LiveMeeting platform.

Notes:                      Accredited media are asked to pre-register to participate. 


Ian Cameron

Senior Communications Advisor

Office of the Minister of Natural Resources

613-447-3488

Ian.Cameron@canada.ca     

Media Relations

Federation of Canadian Municipalities

Ottawa

613-907-6395

media@fcm.ca

Steve Winkelman

Executive Director

Ottawa Climate Action Fund

613 216-9475

swink@ocf-fco.ca 

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Government of Canada taking steps with partners in Ontario to improve education for First Nations students

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Please note that the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, and Grand Chief Francis Kavanaughand of the Grand Council Treaty #3, will hold a media availability following a signing ceremony with the Grand Council Treaty #3 and the Province of Ontario. Ottawa, Ontario — Please note that the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous…

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Please note that the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, and Grand Chief Francis Kavanaughand of the Grand Council Treaty #3, will hold a media availability following a signing ceremony with the Grand Council Treaty #3 and the Province of Ontario.

Ottawa, Ontario — Please note that the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, and Grand Chief Francis Kavanaughand of the Grand Council Treaty #3, will hold a media availability following a signing ceremony with

the Grand Council Treaty #3 and the Province of Ontario.

Date: May 14, 2021

Time: 4:00 pm EDT

Where: Media will be able to view the media availability via Zoom

Meeting ID: 845 2744 6869

Passcode: 155426

Media should join 15 minutes prior to the event and identify themselves and their outlet when logging into Zoom.

Adrienne Vaupshas

Press Secretary

Office of the Honourable Marc Miller

Minister of Indigenous Services

adrienne.vaupshas@canada.ca

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