/R E P E A T — Media Advisory – Launch of Smart Cities Challenge/

/R E P E A T — Media Advisory – Launch of Smart Cities Challenge/

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VANCOUVER, Nov. 22, 2017 /CNW/ - Members of the media are invited to join the Honourable Harjit Sajjan, Minister of National Defence to kick off the Smart Cities Challenge in Vancouver.



November 24, 2017


3:00 p.m. PST


Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability
University of British Columbia
2260 West Mall
Vancouver, British Columbia


A technical briefing will be held on November 23, via teleconference. Media are asked to confirm their attendance Infrastructure Canada Media Relations and interest in receiving the briefing material in advance.



November 23, 2017


11:30 a.m.

Call-in information:

Toll free: 1-877-413-4790
Conference code: 5742401


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SOURCE Infrastructure Canada

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407 ETR celebrates 10-year anniversary of ETR Rewards

407 ETR celebrates 10-year anniversary of ETR Rewards

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Company to give away travel prizes including a year of free gas and travel on Highway 407 ETR

TORONTO, Nov. 23, 2017 /CNW/ – 2017 marks the 10-year anniversary of ETR Rewards, 407 ETR’s customer rewards program, where eligible customers earn free weekend kilometres on Highway 407 ETR as well as instant gas savings from Petro Canada. 

To celebrate this 10-year milestone, 407 ETR will be giving away 10 prizes of 1,000 free kilometres on Highway 407 ETR, 10 prizes of $100 Petro Canada gift cards, and a grand prize of one year of free gas along with a year of free travel on Highway 407 ETR.

Until December 31, each time a current ETR Rewards member uses their ETR Rewards gas card at Petro Canada, they will receive an entry in the draw. The draw will take place by January 24, 2018 and winners will be announced at www.407etr.com once all prizes have been awarded.

“We are extremely fortunate to have been able to extend these rewards to some of our most loyal customers over the past 10 years with Petro Canada as a great partner,” said President and CEO, Andres Sacristan, “It’s been an exciting year celebrating the 10-year anniversary and we are looking forward to announcing the winners of the ETR Rewards Sweepstakes contest in January.”

Since the inception of ETR Rewards in 2007, drivers in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) have been offered nearly $140 million in travel and fuel rewards. Today, there are approximately 110,000 drivers in the GTA that enjoy the benefits of ETR Rewards.

For more information about the ETR Rewards program and contest details, visit www.407etr.com.

407 International Inc. is owned by Cintra Infraestructuras S.A., a wholly owned subsidiary of Ferrovial S. A. (43.23%), by indirectly owned subsidiaries of Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (total 40%), and by SNC-Lavalin (16.77%).

SOURCE 407 ETR Concession Company Limited

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Lead Federal Fisheries Negotiator appointed for Indigenous negotiations in the Maritimes and Quebec

Lead Federal Fisheries Negotiator appointed for Indigenous negotiations in the Maritimes and Quebec

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OTTAWA, Nov. 23, 2017 /CNW/ - The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, issued the following statement today:

No relationship is more important to our government than the one with Indigenous Peoples from coast to coast to coast. We are committed to reconciliation and to an improved future for Indigenous Peoples.

It is in this spirit that I am pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. J.B. (Jim) Jones as Lead Federal Fisheries Negotiator to advance negotiations towards ‎the reconciliation of fisheries rights in the Maritimes and Quebec with Mi’kmaq and Maliseet First Nations and the Peskotomuhkati. These fisheries negotiations are part of a broader reconciliation effort led by the department of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs.

I have known Mr. Jones for over 20 years. He is a longtime public servant, having spent many years in senior positions with Fisheries and Oceans Canada. Mr. Jones is respected for his extensive work with Indigenous communities, and has a deep understanding of Indigenous fisheries rights and an extensive knowledge of the fisheries’ importance to coastal communities.

Fishing is an important cultural activity for Indigenous Peoples. Our government also recognizes that the fisheries can be a sustainable economic driver for these communities and, so, these negotiations present an opportunity for fish and seafood to be a focal point for growth. I will be personally meeting with Mr. Jones on a regular basis to follow up on his progress on this broad, new mandate I have given him.

Through these agreements, we will be seeking to establish a deeper relationship with the Mi’kmaq, Maliseet and Peskotomuhkati based on recognition of rights and greater self-determination. This approach will contribute to improving the quality of life for Indigenous Peoples while also providing for greater stability and predictability to the benefit of all those involved in the fisheries.

The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, P.C., Q.C., M.P.
Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard

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SOURCE Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) Canada

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