Canada News Centre - National News Canada and Alberta fund 89 projects to improve public transit across the province 2016-12-03T17:30:00.000000Z Investing in public infrastructure supports efficient, affordable and sustainable transit services that help Canadians and their families get to work, school and essential services on time and back home safely at the end of a long day. Backgrounder: New transit projects across Alberta 2016-12-03T17:30:00.000000Z The governments of Canada and Alberta have approved a new list of transit projects under the new Public Transit Infrastructure Fund (PTIF), which is designed to address key infrastructure priorities with a focus on repairing and upgrading existing facilities and assets. Statement by Minister Qualtrough on International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2016-12-03T15:00:00.000000Z The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, today issued the following statement. Canada's Minister of Environment and Climate Change leads clean-technology business delegation to China and meets with the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development 2016-12-03T14:05:00.000000Z Canada's Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, will travel to China from December 5-8, 2016 to lead a clean-technology sector business delegation with Canadian and Chinese companies, will have high-level meetings with her counterparts, and will serve as the in... Joint statement by ministers Dion and Bibeau regarding The Gambia's presidential election 2016-12-02T21:49:00.000000Z The Honourable Stéphane Dion, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, today issued the following statement regarding The Gambia's presidential election. International Trade Minister to attend WTO environment ministerial meeting 2016-12-02T20:25:00.000000Z The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade, will be in Geneva, Switzerland, on December 3 and 4, 2016, to represent Canada at the Ministerial Meeting on the World Trade Organization (WTO) plurilateral environmental goods agreement (EGA). Government of Canada proposes stronger regulations to protect children from exposure to lead and cadmium 2016-12-02T20:20:00.000000Z Young children are curious, always learning and constantly exploring new objects and environments. As they do so, they need to be protected from the possibility of exposure to toxic substances in children's products. HMCS Edmonton assists in seizures, disruptions of over 2 tonnes of cocaine in Eastern Pacific 2016-12-02T20:15:00.000000Z Her Majesty's Canadian Ship (HMCS) Edmonton assisted the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) in the disruption of three separate illicit drug shipments from November 15 to 18, 2016, in international waters off the Pacific Coast of Central America. The combined weight of the disrupted drug shipments, confirmed t... Backgrounder - Proposed amendments to the Children's Jewellery Regulations 2016-12-02T20:15:00.000000Z Health Canada is proposing the introduction of a 130 mg/kg total cadmium limit under the Children's Jewellery Regulations for children's jewellery items small enough to be swallowed by a child. The Department is also proposing to reduce the current total lead limit for children's jewellery from 600 ... Backgrounder - Proposed Consumer Products - Containing Lead Regulations 2016-12-02T20:15:00.000000Z The current Consumer Products Containing Lead (Contact with Mouth) Regulations under the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA) have a lead content limit of 90 milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg) for the following product categories.