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Oct 29, 2018 – Jan 4, 2019
Tobacco packaging is a powerful tool to promote noticeable, informative and credible health messages among tobacco users. New measures are being explored to help ensure their continued effectiveness at raising awareness of the health hazards and effects of using tobacco products. The purpose of this consultation is to gather comments on considerations for new requirements for health labelling for tobacco products, including: label design; label size and placement; labels on cigarettes; requirements across all tobacco products; label rotation; and other considerations. All interested organizations and individuals are invited to review the considerations and to provide their feedback by January 4, 2019.
Oct 11, 2018 – Nov 30, 2018
Keeping communities safe and reducing violent crime is a priority for the Government of Canada. This is why, in his Mandate letter, the Prime Minister has asked the Honourable Bill Blair, Minister of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction, to lead an examination of a ban on handguns and assault weapons in Canada, while not impeding the lawful use of firearms by Canadians. The Government of Canada would like to hear your views. This will provide an excellent opportunity to identify gaps, challenges, and ideas to help inform future measures aimed at reducing violent crimes in Canada.
Over the summer, roundtable consultations will take place in cities across Canada with business, academia, civil society and others. Because there is strength in our diversity, the roundtables will include women, Indigenous peoples and other under-represented groups. All Canadians are invited to have their say and participate in the Digital and Data Consultations online. Today, Minister Bains led his first roundtable with digital and data thought leaders on how to advance Canada’s competitiveness through the digital economy. To learn more, click here.
National Seniors` Strategy
Meeting the growing and evolving needs of our ageing population will require concerted coordination and effort between municipalities, provinces, with the federal government playing a key leadership role on this issue of significant national importance. Indeed, many are now seeing the need for an integrated approach where the federal government could help keep us all moving in the right direction. As a result, many see that implementing a National Seniors Strategy could provide us exactly the focus and commitment we need to ensure Canada can become the best country to grow up and grow old in.
To learn more visit: National Senior Strategy
The following report shares Burlington`s recommendations.
Poverty Reduction Strategy
The Government is committed to developing a Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy to reduce poverty and improve the economic well-being of all Canadian families so that they can have a real and fair chance to succeed. You are invited to participate in the online consultation that will run from February to June 2017.
For more information, please visit: Poverty Reduction Strategy
Canada has a strong and deeply rooted democracy. As Canadians, we are continuously seeking to improve the transparency and function of our democratic institutions.
Visit Canada.ca/democracy to learn more about Electoral Reform and how to participate in the consultation process.
Please click here to read the Special Committee on Electoral Reform final report: Strengthening Democracy in Canada: Principles, Process and Public Engagement for Electoral Reform.
Click here to read MP Gould’s submission based on the Climate Change Consultation that was held in Burlington on August 4.
National Housing Strategy
Click here to read MP Gould’s submission based on a roundtable discussion that held in Burlington on October 12.
The Government of Canada is committed to providing Canadians with quality service from Canada Post at a reasonable price. In keeping with this commitment, the Government will be conducting an independent review of Canada Post.
This review supports an informed discussion around Canada Post—a discussion with the public that clearly lays out the facts and viable options for the future of this important service.
I encourage you to join this discussion to share your views on the future of our postal services.
Read the discussion paper – Canada Post in the Digital Age.
Visit the Canada Post review website by clicking here.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)
The Government of Canada has committed to hearing from all Canadians on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) before it takes a decision on whether or not to ratify the agreement.
As part of its study, the House of Commons Trade Committee is inviting Canadian individuals and organizations to provide written submissions that express their views on the TPP agreement.
The committee is also inviting Canadians to request to appear as a witness before the committee, either as an individual or as a representative of an organization.
If you wish to share your views on the TPP: you may do so by sending an email to:
If you wish to appear as a witness, you can provide your name and contact info to the Committee Clerk by email to: email@example.com
Canadians from all walks of life are invited to share their ideas for building Canada as a global centre for innovation—one that strengthens the middle class by creating well-paying jobs, driving growth across all industries and improving lives.
The most important part of the Government’s Innovation Agenda starts with the launch of an interactive website.
The website, Canada.ca/Innovation, allows Canadians to share their ideas for positioning Canada as a world leader in turning ideas into solutions, science into technologies, skills into jobs and start-up companies into global successes. That’s what innovation is all about.
To achieve this vision, the Government of Canada will focus on six areas for action:
The feedback that the Government receives through the website will help shape an innovation action plan. Central to this plan will be a call for all sectors of society to take action. Clear outcomes and targets will be used to measure progress toward the vision of positioning Canada as a global leader in promoting research, accelerating business growth, and propelling entrepreneurs from the commercialization and start-up stages to international success. That’s how innovation will foster a thriving middle class and open the country to new economic, social and environmental possibilities.
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