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On September 23, 2021 SNC-Lavalin Inc. and SNC-Lavalin International Inc. were charged with a number of offences under the Criminal Code of Canada, including fraud on the government, forgery, and fraud, which are listed offences under the Integrity Regime. [Redacted]
Budget 2019 provided funding for the replacement of the Alexandra Bridge, the rehabilitation and ongoing maintenance of the Macdonald-Cartier Bridge, and the Chaudière Crossing. It also provided direction for refreshing technical studies on a potential 6th interprovincial crossing in the National Capital Region (NCR) and developing a Long-term Integrated Interprovincial Crossings Plan.
COVID-19 testing technologies have advanced quickly. On behalf of the Public Health Agency of Canada, Public Services and Procurement Canada continues to explore additional agreements to secure access to rapid tests.
Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) is publicly disclosing, to the fullest extent possible, information on contracting related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The global nature of supply chains puts procurements at potential risk of having been produced using forced labour and human trafficking.
Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) is implementing the Long Term Vision and Plan (LTVP) – a multi-decade strategy to restore and modernize the Parliamentary Precinct.
Note: Questions related to the Indigenous People’s Space should be directed to the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs as the federal lead on this initiative.
Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) is working with the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), Health Canada and Industry, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED), along with the COVID Vaccine Task Force to procure COVID-19 vaccines and related supplies.
Note: All questions regarding the rolling regulatory review of vaccines would be directed to Health Canada.
Canada continues to be ready to support provinces and territories in their response to COVID. After successfully deploying two Mobile Health Units (MHUs) to Ontario (Sunnybrook Health Sciences and Hamilton Health Sciences), Canada remains ready to answer the call with two additional MHUs ready to deploy.
This note focuses on the ongoing reduction of the overall queue and backlog, implementation of collective agreements, taxes, overpayments and underpayments.
- All questions related to Next Generation Human Resources and Pay solution should be directed to the Minister of Digital Government
- All questions related to the negotiation of collective agreements and compensation for Phoenix damages should be directed to the President of the Treasury Board
This note focuses on vendor support on the Phoenix file (IBM / Innovation Challenge) as well as the Phoenix pay system software upgrade (PeopleSoft 9.2).
Note: All questions related to Next Generation Human Resources and Pay solution and the pilot with the Department of Canadian Heritage should be directed to the Minister of Digital Government.