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Canada imposes sanctions against Haitian economic elites

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that Canada is imposing additional sanctions under the Special Economic Measures (Haiti) Regulations in response to the egregious conduct of Haitian elites who provide illicit financial and operational support to armed gangs.


Canada and EU to co-host the next International Conference in Solidarity with Venezuelan Refugees and Migrants 

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

The outflow of refugees and migrants from Venezuela is currently one of the largest displacement crises in the world, with more than 7.1 million people having fled or left their country. The current global context, and lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, have compounded an already difficult situation for Venezuelan refugees, migrants and their host communities—particularly women and girls.


Minister Ng concludes productive Joint Committee Meeting on Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

Yesterday, while in Québec’s Montréal metropolitan area, Minister Ng welcomed the Valdis Dombrovskis, European Commission Executive Vice-President (EVP) and European Commissioner for Trade. Minister Ng and EVP Dombrovskis toured Nano One Material’s recently acquired plant in Candiac, Québec, which produces material for the electric vehicle battery supply chain and is one of the companies contributing to the implementation of Canada's critical mineral strategy...


Canada responds to hunger in greater Horn of Africa region

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

The Horn of Africa is experiencing its worst drought in more than 4 decades, and Canada is extremely concerned about the drought’s impact on vulnerable populations already struggling as a result of poverty, insecurity and the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2020 to 2022 drought has now surpassed the horrific droughts in 2010 to 2011 and 2016 to 2017 in both duration and severity and will continue to deepen in the months ahead. As many as 50 million people need emergency food assistance in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan and Sudan.


Canada imposes additional sanctions on the Iranian regime

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that Canada is imposing additional sanctions under the Special Economic Measures (Iran) Regulations.


Minister Ng announces reappointment of Mairead Lavery as president and chief executive officer of Export Development Canada

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

To ensure EDC continues to have the strong leadership it needs to deliver on its mandate, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development, today announced the reappointment of Mairead Lavery as EDC’s president and chief executive officer until February 4, 2025.


Minister Joly to travel to Europe to engage with partners on international peace and security priorities

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that she will travel to the Netherlands, Romania and Poland from November 28 to December 2, 2022, to participate in meetings with foreign ministers from NATO, the G7 and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and engage with her counterparts on shared foreign policy and security priorities...


Canada launches Indo-Pacific Strategy to support long-term growth, prosperity, and security for Canadians

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

As a Pacific nation, Canada recognizes that the Indo-Pacific region will play a significant and profound role in Canada’s future. Every issue that matters to Canadians—national security, economic prosperity, respect for international law and human rights, democratic values, public health, protecting our environment—will be shaped by the relationships that Canada, along with its partners, have with countries throughout the Indo-Pacific. Decisions made in the region will impact Canadians for generations, and it is critical that Canada be at the table.


Parliamentary Secretary Oliphant to attend the International Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative Conference, in London, United Kingdom

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, announced today that the Honourable Robert Oliphant Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, will travel to London, United Kingdom, for the International Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative Conference which will take place on November 28, 2022.


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