WOMAN of ACTION – Jennifer Stoddart

  A Celebration of Women is honored to Celebrate the Life of one of Canada's Awesome women. The information on this feature comes straight from our Prime Minister's Office, celebrating the re-instatement of our Privacy Commissioner, Jennifer Stoddart. Please join us in the Celebration of a Woman with the ability, care, heart, and perseverence to Take Action and not only Run for Office, but, do the job so well that she is re-instated due to her exemplary performance. In these times when … [Read more...]

PMO(Canada) – Elimination of Racial Discrimination Day

  Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination   March 21, 2011 Ottawa, Ontario Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination: “On this day in 1960, police in Sharpeville, South Africa shot into an unarmed crowd and killed 69 anti-apartheid demonstrators, generating international alarm which led to the creation of this day. “Events … [Read more...]

PMO(Canada) – Canada celebrates Commonwealth Day!

    Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on Commonwealth Day   March 14, 2011 Ottawa, Ontario   Prime Minister Stephen Harper issued the following statement today to mark Commonwealth Day:   “Today, Canada celebrates a long and rewarding history with our Commonwealth partners around the world. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada – the head of the Organization – remains a symbol of the free association of independent countries. Together, we share mutual goals in the areas of … [Read more...]

PMO(Canada) – New Zealand earthquake relief confirmed

    PMO announces assistance to New Zealand earthquake recovery     March 3, 2011 Ottawa, Ontario   Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced Canada’s contribution to help New Zealand with relief and recovery efforts following the 6.3 magnitude earthquake that struck the Canterbury region on February 22, 2011. “Canadians were deeply saddened and shocked by the terrible toll this disaster has taken on the people of New Zealand,” Prime Minister Harper said. “Canada is happy to provide … [Read more...]

PMO (Canada) – Condolences for Pakistani Minister's Assassination

      Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on the assassination of Pakistani Minister Shahbaz Bhatti   March 2, 2011 Ottawa, Ontario Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement expressing his condolences after the assassination of Shahbaz Bhatti, Pakistan’s Minister of Minorities: “On behalf of our Government and Canadians across the country, I extend my deepest condolences to the family and friends of Minister Shahbaz Bhatti, and to the Pakistani people in the … [Read more...]

PMO(Canada) PMO's Statement on implementing sanctions against Libya.

              Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on implementing sanctions against Libya          February 27, 2011 , Ottawa, Ontario   Prime Minister Stephen Harper today made the following remarks announcing Canada’s implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1970 adopting sanctions on Libya:  “Once again, I want to take this opportunity to update you on Canada’s actions regarding the situation in Libya.“    Our priority remains the safe evacuation of Canadians from … [Read more...]

PMO(Canada) is Taking Action! – announcing The Citizen’s Arrest and Self-Defence Act

    PM announces The Citizen’s Arrest and Self-Defence Act     February 17, 2011 Toronto, Ontario     Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced the introduction of The Citizen’s Arrest and Self-Defence Act. The legislation will expand the circumstances in which citizens’ arrests can be made, and streamline and simplify the self–defence and defence of property provisions in the Criminal Code. “Our Government is committed to putting real criminals behind bars. Canadians who have been the … [Read more...]

PMO(Canada): Statement on the Royal Tour of Prince William and Catherine Middleton to Canada

  Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on the Royal Tour of Prince William and Catherine Middleton to Canada     February 16, 2011 Ottawa, Ontario Prime Minister Stephen Harper issued the following statement on the upcoming tour of His Royal Highness Prince William of Wales and Miss Catherine Middleton to Canada: “Canada is delighted that Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton will be travelling to Canada as they embark on their first overseas tour as a married couple. Their tour … [Read more...]

PMO(Canada) – Southern Sudan Referendum on Self-Determination

  Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on the results of the Southern Sudan Referendum on Self-Determination       February 8, 2011 Ottawa, Ontario Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement on the results of Southern Sudan’s Referendum on Self-Determination: “The people of Southern Sudan have voted overwhelmingly for self-determination in a referendum that was judged free and fair by the international community. This is a historic moment for the country and a … [Read more...]

PMO(Canada) – Canada was the catalyst in 2010

  PM announces new maternal, newborn and children health initiatives   January 26, 2011 Geneva, Switzerland Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced support for new development projects that will save the lives and improve the health of mothers and children in Bangladesh, Ethiopia and Mozambique. “Canada was the catalyst in 2010 for the renewed global effort to save the lives of mothers, children and newborns in developing countries,” said Prime Minister Harper. “The support being … [Read more...]

PMO(Canada) – 2011 the Year of the Entrepreneur

      Statement by Prime Minister Stephen Harper declaring 2011 the Year of the Entrepreneur     January 25, 2011 Ottawa, Ontario   Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement declaring 2011 the Year of the Entrepreneur: “Canada’s entrepreneurs are the backbone of our economy, creating jobs and driving economic growth in communities large and small across our country. They invest themselves completely in their businesses working countless hours on every aspect of their … [Read more...]

PMO(Canada) – Statement on upcoming Chinese New Year

    Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on Chinese New Year   January 21, 2011 Ottawa, Ontario   Prime Minister Stephen Harper issued the following greeting on Chinese New Year: “It is my pleasure, on behalf of the Government of Canada to extend my best wishes as you celebrate the New Year. The year of the rabbit is said to be a time of calmness and tranquility. I hope that is true for you and for your families. “Over the last year, the relationship between Canada and China has grown … [Read more...]

PMO(Canada) – January 11, 2011: Celebrating John A. MacDonald Day!

    Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on Sir John A. Macdonald     January 11, 2011 Ottawa, Ontario Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement in recognition of Sir John A. Macdonald Day:    “Today, Canadians celebrate the lasting legacy of our first prime minister, Sir John A. Macdonald.     “A principal architect of Confederation and of Canada’s Constitution, Sir John A. Macdonald was instrumental in laying the foundation of the Canada we know today, … [Read more...]

Celebrating PMO (Canada) Taking Action – Awards Program to recognize Canada’s Volunteers!

  PRIME MINISTER of CANADA Stephen Harper       PM announces new awards program to recognize Canada’s volunteers     January 7, 2011 Welland, Ontario   Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced a new volunteer awards program to recognize the outstanding contributions of Canadians who volunteer their time, energy and talents to helping others, as well as local business leaders and individuals from not-for-profit organizations that make a difference in their communities. “Our Government … [Read more...]

PMO(Canada) – Statement on Inauguation of Brazil's New President!

    Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on the Inauguration of Dilma Rousseff, as President of Brazil         January 1, 2011 Ottawa, Ontario   Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement congratulating Dilma Rousseff on her inauguration as President of Brazil: “On behalf of Canada, I would like to congratulate Dilma Rousseff on her inauguration today after her recent victory in the Brazilian presidential elections. Canada was represented at this important event … [Read more...]

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