Together, Minister Freeland and the High Representative/Vice President Mogherini co-chaired the meeting of women foreign ministers in Montréal on September 21 and 22, 2018, to identify innovative ways to jointly address crucial foreign policy challenges and to enhance dialogue and cooperation in support of democracy, human rights and global peace and security.
Canada and its G7 partners recognize the need for urgent action to address the devastating impacts that plastic pollution and marine litter, overexploitation of fish stocks, and extreme weather events have on the health and sustainability of our oceans, seas, coastal communities and entire ecosystems.
The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Vice President of the Commission, will co-host the Women Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (WFMM) on September 21 and 22, 2018, in Montréal, Quebec.
Tourism is an economic driver and creates good, middle-class jobs in every community, from coast to coast to coast. The Government of Canada is committed to unlocking the full economic potential of tourism for Canadians and to making the country’s French-speaking communities shine around the world.
On September 17, 2018, the Honourable Jim Carr, Minister of International Trade Diversification, opened the second reading of Bill C-79 in the House of Commons by highlighting the CPTPP’s potential to significantly boost Canada’s GDP by supporting growth for businesses and workers in a range of economic sectors.
When Canadian small and medium-sized businesses expand into global markets, their innovative, high-quality products and services create well-paying jobs for middle-class Canadians. Canada and the United Kingdom have long enjoyed a strong commercial relationship with close cooperation in many sectors, including financial services, aerospace, defence, and science and technology.
Canada and Israel are connected through the bonds of friendship and family since the very founding of the state 70 years ago. The visit this week was an opportunity to renew those bonds, specifically the economic links that continue to deepen with each passing year, creating new opportunities for businesses of all sizes. The more we create opportunities for partnerships, the more we tap into the dynamism of our innovative and entrepreneurial people to produce more well-paying jobs for middle-class Canadians and Israelis alike.