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The Daily Thursday, March 22, 2018

Employment Insurance, January 2018

The number of regular Employment Insurance beneficiaries fell by 5,800 or 1.2% in January to 494,200, continuing a downward trend that began in October 2016.

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Distributions of household economic accounts for income, consumption, saving and wealth of Canadian households, 2017

New estimates from Distributions of Household Economic Accounts indicate that in 2017, the top 20% of income earners held 49.0% of household wealth, down from 50.3% since 2010. The lowest two quintiles increased their share of household wealth between 2010 and 2017.

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Canada’s population estimates, fourth quarter 2017

According to preliminary estimates, Canada’s population was 36,963,854 on January 1, 2018, up 78,805 from October 1, 2017. In the fourth quarter, Canada’s population growth rate was 0.2%.

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Government Finance Statistics, fourth quarter 2017

Quarterly data for Government Finance Statistics (GFS), a system that presents fiscal statistics using the international standard GFS developed by the International Monetary Fund, are now available. This standard allows consistent aggregation and analysis between participating countries.

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Construction Union Wage Rate Index, February 2018

The Construction Union Wage Rate Index (including supplements) for Canada remained unchanged in February compared with the previous month. The composite index increased 1.0% in the 12 months to February.

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Canadian Agriculture at a Glance, census year 2016

The article “Innovation and healthy living propel growth in certain other crops” is now available. This is the third article from Canadian Agriculture at a Glance, a compendium of analytical articles based on 2016 Census of Agriculture data.

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Announcement regarding the January 2018 data on Travel between Canada and other countries

As part of its ongoing commitment to meeting the needs of its data user community, Statistics Canada is undergoing a series of transformation initiatives to enhance its Tourism Statistics Program.

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New products

Statistics Canada – Infographics: “Protein sources in the Canadian diet, 2015”

Catalogue number Catalogue number11-627-M2018004, (HTML | PDF)

Quarterly Demographic Estimates, Vol. 31, no. 4

Catalogue number Catalogue number91-002-X, (HTML | PDF)

Canadian Agriculture at a Glance, Census year 2016

Catalogue number Catalogue number96-325-X, (HTML | PDF)

New studies and articles

Income and Expenditure Accounts Technical Series: “Distributions of Household Economic Accounts, estimates of asset, liability and net worth distributions, 2010 to 2017, technical methodology and quality report”, No. 87

Catalogue number Catalogue number13-604-M2018087, (HTML)

Catalogue numberInnovation and healthy living propel growth in certain other crops

Canadian Agriculture at a Glance


Canada’s First Nations: A History of “Cultural Genocide?”

Credits: National Post

Published on Feb 28, 2018

Interview with Payam Akhavan, former UN war crimes prosecutor and professor of law at McGill. Akhavan speaks Thursday night at Glendon College about the “cultural genocide” of Canada’s First Nations.

Scientists offer glimpse of work being done at Health Sciences North Research Institute – CBC

A variety of cancer research being conducted, from nicotine vaccines to natural therapies

Mar 21, 2018

The Health Sciences North Research Institute (HSNRI) opened its doors in Sudbury on Tuesday for a tour of its new facility and a glimpse at some of the research being conducted within its walls.

The facility held an open house in conjunction with Laurentian University’s Research Week, which runs until March 23.

HSNRI moved into the new 15 thousand square foot space on Walford Road — formerly St. Theresa’s elementary school — last June.

“It’s been quite a nice move over to be in a beautiful physical place, to then make it easier to do good work,” Dr. Rob Lafrenie, one of the centre’s leading researchers, said.

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The Government of Canada proudly supports the Métis Nation Education Conference

March 21, 2018 – Ottawa, ON – Indigenous Services Canada

The Government of Canada recognizes that equity in education is critical to ensuring that Indigenous students receive the support and resources they need to reach their full potential. We will continue our important work with Métis Nation to advance their education priorities for the benefit of Métis Nation students and all Canadians.

Today, the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services, proudly participated in the Métis Nation Education Conference. The Métis Nation is an active part of the comprehensive review of all federal Post-Secondary programs for Indigenous students and this conference is an example of the work and input that will help advance this priority. It is an opportunity to better understand the needs of students, set priorities and approaches to quality education and develop policy that meets the unique needs of the Métis Nation.

As we continue working in partnership with the Métis Nation towards a renewed relationship, we understand that much more needs to be done to respond to concerns of Métis Nation on education. As an initial step, Budget 2018 announced an investment of $10 million in 2018-19 to support existing Métis Nation endowments for post-secondary education.


“I am pleased to take part in today’s conference towards quality education.  Our government remains committed to continue working in partnership with the Métis Nation to find the best approaches that will support and enable Métis Nation students to pursue their passions, find succeed and fully participate in the new global economy.”

The Honourable Jane Philpott, M.D., P.C., M.P.
Minister of Indigenous Services

“The Métis Nation Education Conference was an important starting point for our work on education with the federal government. Education is the key to opening opportunity for our people. Minister Philpott recognizes this too and we look forward to working with her on tapping the full potential of the Métis Nation.”

Clément Chartier
President, Métis National Council

Quick facts

  • The Government of Canada contributed $450K, in February 2018, towards education priorities under the Canada-Métis Nation Accord, most of which went towards the Métis Nation Education Conference.

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Andrew MacKendrick
Office of the Honourable Jane Philpott
Minister of Indigenous Services

Media Relations
Indigenous Services Canada


MNO citizen wins gold at Junior Canadian Wrestling Championship – MNO

Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) citizen Rebekah Trudel is a National Junior Champion in wrestling after winning the gold medal match earlier this month.

“It’s a huge honour being a National Junior Champ, especially when achieving it before I turned 20 years old,” said Trudel to Trudel is from Sault Ste. Marie and attends Simon Fraser University (SFU) in British Columbia. “As for my future plans, I’m not entirely sure. Once again I just want to thank my coaches, teammates and my faith for my success.”

The championships were held in Montreal from March 16-18. Trudel represented the Burnaby (B.C.) Mountain Wrestling Club.

Trudel competed in the 76 kg Junior Women’s Freestyle Championship and she pinned her opponent, Mary Adarkwa of York Wrestling Club, during the match to claim the title.

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Cobalt Power Group Announces the Appointment of Mr. Joerg Kleinboeck, P. Geo. as Advisor to the Company

TORONTO, March 21, 2018 – Cobalt Power Group Inc. (“Cobalt Power” or the “Company”) (TSX.V: CPO, OTC Pink: CBBWF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Joerg Kleinboeck as Advisor to the Company with specific responsibilities for relations with First Nations and the local community in the Cobalt Mining Camp in and around Cobalt, Ontario.

Mr. Kleinboeck, who is from North Bay, Ontario, is a highly experienced geologist and has held management positions at several mining companies including LiCo Energy Metals Inc., Fletcher Nickel Inc., GoldTrain Resources Inc., Mineral Mountain Resources Ltd., and Benton Resources Corp. His past corporate responsibilities include Project Manager, VP Exploration and Project Geologist. Mr. Keinboeck has a Bachelor of Science – Geology from Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario and is a member of the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario.

“Our summer exploration programs will begin shortly. Having Joerg working out of Cobalt well in advance is an invaluable asset to the Company in developing and maintaining excellent relationships with all the local stakeholders, including First Nations,” stated Dr. Andreas Rompel, President & CEO of Cobalt Power.

About Cobalt Power Group Inc.

Cobalt Power Group Inc. is a publicly traded Canadian exploration company listed on the TSX-Venture Exchange and U.S. Pink Sheets (TSX-V: CPO, OTC Pink: CBBWF) focused on cobalt exploration and development. The Company has made a series of strategic property acquisitions over the past two years seeking cobalt mineralization near Cobalt, Ontario, a region with a long history of silver and associated cobalt production. Property holdings total approximately 8,736 hectares (21,600 acres) in contiguous and strategic claim blocks. There are several historic mining operations on the properties that are potentially accessible, including the Smith Cobalt shaft and its underground workings.

The TSX Venture Exchange Inc. has in no way passed upon the merits of the proposed transaction and has neither approved nor disapproved the contents of this press release.
We seek safe harbor.

For further information:, Glenda Kelly, Corporate Communications, 403 830-1436

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Indigenous voices come together at MIRI symposium – McMaster Daily News

Scholars and experts from across Canada gathered to talk about issues facing First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities at a joint symposium hosted by the McMaster Indigenous Research Institute.

When McMaster’s Indigenous Research Institute (MIRI) was established in the summer of 2016, its acting director at the time, Chelsea Gabel, and Hayden King, her counterpart at Ryerson University’s Centre for Indigenous Governance, started talking about organizing a gathering focused on Indigenous policy.

Last week, the plan came together: The two institutions brought together dozens of community members and experts on Indigenous issues at McMaster for the joint Symposium on Indigenous Governance and Settler Aboriginal Policy in an Era of “Real Change.”

“The idea was to call together a gathering of Indigenous scholars and community members involved in various capacities around First Nations, Métis and Inuit issues,” says Rick Monture, acting director of MIRI.

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Seabridge Gold Files 2017 Year End Audited Financial Statements and MD&A

March 20, 2018

Toronto, Canada…Seabridge Gold announced today that it has filed its Audited Consolidated Financial Statements and its Management’s Discussion and Analysis for the year ended December 31, 2017 on SEDAR ( To review these documents on the Company website, please see

Seabridge Gold holds a 100% interest in several North American gold resource projects. The Company’s principal assets are the KSM and Iskut properties located near Stewart, British Columbia, Canada and the Courageous Lake gold project located in Canada’s Northwest Territories. For a breakdown of Seabridge’s mineral reserves and resources by project and category please visit the Company’s website at

Neither the Toronto Stock Exchange, New York Stock Exchange, nor their Regulation Services Providers accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

“Rudi Fronk”
Chairman and CEO

Rudi P. Fronk, Chairman and CEO
Tel: (416) 367-9292   ·  Fax: (416) 367-2711


Candidates battle it out at CUSA executive debate – The Charlatan

March 21, 2018

The Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) held their executive byelection debate on March 19 in the University Centre atrium. While only three executive positions were being debated over, the audience was much larger and louder than it was for the January debate when all six positions were looking to be filled.

Vice-president (internal)

Ryan St-Jean, an independent candidate, opened the debate for the vice-president (internal) position by talking about his conflict-of-interest policy.

“I want to cut down on a little bit of the perceived nepotism and cronyism,” St-Jean said.

He said that CUSA’s current clubs and programming could be improved with this policy and promised to personally recuse himself in instances when he can’t be impartial.

Throughout the debate, St-Jean continued to build on this policy, saying, “If you guys want to get the best people hired, then you have to be fair.”

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Hatch: Helping transform Canadian infrastructure

March 20, 2018

Toronto, Canada – As reported by ReNew Canada magazine, Hatch has once again achieved Platinum Elite status as part of the 2018 Top 100 Projects Report, playing a meaningful and strategic role in 30 or more of the top 100 projects on the list.

The top 100 public sector infrastructure projects under development in Canada have broken the $199 billion barrier, according to the annual report released by ReNew Canada magazine.

Below, in order of ranking, are the Hatch projects featured on this year’s list.

Hatch is involved in 6 of the top 10 projects valued at over $65.6 billion

Projects by Hatch
Rank Project Project Value
1 Bruce Power Refurbishment $13,000,000,000
2 Darlington Nuclear Refurbishment $12,800,000,000
3 Muskrat Falls Project $12,700,000,000
4 Site C Clean Energy Project $9,385,000,000
5 Eglinton Crosstown LRT $9,100,000,000
6 Keeyask Hydroelectric Project $8,700,000,000
8 Réseau électrique métropolitain $6,040,000,000
11 Green Line LRT $4,500,000,000
16 Scarborough Subway Extension $3,350,000,000
20 Montreal Metro Car Replacement $2,191,300,000
22 Confederation Line $2,130,000,000
25 Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project $2,000,000,000
27 Edmonton Valley Line – Stage 1 $1,800,000,000
28 Vancouver International Airport Upgrades $1,800,000,000
30 Maritime Link Project $1,577,000,000
31 Kitchener Corridor GO RER $1,534,000,000
32 Barrie Corridor GO RER $1,506,000,000
33 York Viva Bus Rapid Transit (vivaNext) $1,500,000,000
36 Hurontario LRT $1,400,000,000
47 Finch West LRT $1,200,000,000
53 Deep Geological Repository $1,000,000,000
57 Giant Mine Remediation Project $903,500,000
60 Region of Waterloo ION LRT – Stage 1 $818,000,000
63 Capital Region District Wastewater Treatment Project $765,000,000
61 Union Station Infrastructure Renewal Program $800,700,000
71 Trans Labrador Highway Widening and Hard Surfacing $683,000,000
77 East-West Tie Transmission Project $600,000,000
80 Southwest Rapid Transitway (Stage 2) and Pembina Highway Underpass Project $587,300,000
83 Annacis Island Wastewater Treatment Plant Expansion $550,000,000
85 Wilson Facility Enhancement and Yard Expansion $506,390,000
90 Côte-Vertu Station Underground Garage $440,000,000

“We are honoured to be recognized for our role in key infrastructure projects across Canada. We thrive on solving the world’s toughest challenges and creating positive change for our clients and for the communities in which we work.” says Michael Schatz, Global Managing Director, Infrastructure at Hatch.

For more information, please contact:

Glenn Sakaki
Global Director, Marketing and Communications
Tel: +1 905 403 4241

About Hatch

Whatever our clients envision, our teams can design and build. With over six decades of business and technical experience in the mining, energy, and infrastructure sectors, we know your business and understand that your challenges are changing rapidly. We respond quickly with solutions that are smarter, more efficient and innovative. We draw upon our 9,000 staff with experience in over 150 countries to challenge the status quo and create positive change for our clients, our employees, and the communities we serve.


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