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Bank of Canada unveils new $10 bank note featuring Viola Desmond on International Women’s Day

A new Canadian $10 bill will be in circulation later this year. Once issued, it will mark the first time that an iconic Canadian woman is portrayed on a regularly circulating Bank of Canada note. Viola Desmond was selected for the new $10 bank note by Finance Minister Bill Morneau following an open call to […]

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‘Little Inventors: Inventions for Space’ project blasts off

In partnership with the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) has launched the next edition of Little Inventors: Inventions for Space. This is a Canada-wide initiative that challenges children to devise ingenious ideas that could be developed into an invention to make life in space easier and […]

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Former astronaut is Canada’s new Governor General

Canada’s new Governor General Julie Payette assumes her new role with an impressive résumé—astronaut, engineer, scientific broadcaster and corporate director. The 53-year-old trailblazer began her career as an astronaut in 1992, when she was selected from more than 5,000 applicants to become one of four astronauts chosen to join the Canadian Space Agency. Her preparation […]

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Airbus C295W selected for Canada’s Fixed-Wing Search and Rescue Program

The Government of Canada has selected the Airbus C295W aircraft for its Fixed-Wing Search and Rescue Program (FWSAR). As part of the FWSAR program, the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) will receive 16 C295Ws modified for Search and Rescue (SAR). The new planes are meant to replace the nearly 50-year-old CC-115 Buffalos and older model […]

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New trilateral travel agreement between Canada, U.S. and Mexico

Good news for frequent travellers between Canada, the U.S. and Mexico—a trilateral agreement between the three countries will make travel between the three countries more efficient. Public Safety Canada has joined the Department of Homeland Security and the Secretariat of Governance of Mexico in outlining the first steps toward the creation of a North American […]

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