Canada is committed to providing humanitarian assistance and responding to the needs of the poorest and most vulnerable. Palestinian refugees endure high levels of poverty, unemployment and food insecurity. By helping to meet their humanitarian needs, Canada also contributes to stability in the region.
The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that the Government of Canada is enhancing its diplomatic outreach to the United States with the appointment of new consuls general, in Detroit and Los Angeles.
The government is determined to make sure the economic benefits of trade and investment are shared by all segments of society. When Indigenous peoples from all over the world are able to build their networks, the opportunities and job creation that flow can be more fully realized.
As part of Canada’s response to the devastating effects of the earthquake and tsunami that struck Sulawesi, Indonesia on September 28, 2018, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development, and the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, today announced that Canada has deployed a CC-130 Hercules aircraft to the region.
Canada’s trade diversification strategy is a strong push to both open new markets around the world and to ensure more segments of Canadian society have the tools, capacity and confidence to compete and succeed in them. That effort must include Indigenous peoples. Trade agreements, such as the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, signed with partners in the fast growing Asia-Pacific market, as well as targeted trade missions, such as the one to New Zealand open new doors to international trade for Indigenous peoples and Indigenous-owned businesses.
Canada’s trade diversification strategy is all about securing more trade deals and providing support to innovative, ambitious and hard-working Canadian entrepreneurs so they can achieve success in all corners of the world. By creating new opportunities for Canadian investors, exporters and, especially, our small and medium-sized businesses, the Government of Canada is helping them access new customers, clients and the well-paying jobs that flow from these opportunities.
The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development, today announced that Canada will provide $1.5 million in emergency assistance to support humanitarian organizations responding to the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami that hit Indonesia on September 28, 2018. The magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck just off the island of Sulawesi, setting off a tsunami that engulfed Palu, the largest city in Central Sulawesi province. When vulnerable populations anywhere in the world are faced with deadly humanitarian disasters such as this one, Canadians will always be ready to assist them.