Canada is deeply concerned by the continuing violence in northwestern Syria, which has had a terrible impact on the civilian population in the area. Over the last weeks, more than 220 civilians have been killed and 300,000 people have been displaced.
This morning, ministers and heads of delegation from the Ottawa Group met to continue our discussions on the state of play at the World Trade Organization, including efforts to strengthen and enhance the organization. With work underway on multiple fronts, today’s meeting was an important check-in and exchange of views on outcomes achieved to date.
Canada is gravely concerned by the escalation of violence in and around Tripoli, Libya, including the indiscriminate shelling of residential areas, and attacks against medical personnel. As UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General Ghassan Salamé said today at the UN Security Council, there can be no military solution to the crisis.
On this day in 1944, hundreds of thousands of Crimean Tatar children, women and men were forcibly deported from the Crimean peninsula by Soviet authorities. Today, we honour the memory of those who lost their lives and those others who suffered so greatly.
After extensive discussions on trade in steel and aluminum covered by the action taken pursuant to Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 (19 U.S.C. §1862), the United States and Canada have reached an understanding as follows
On the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, Canada stands with everyone who identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, two-spirit [LGBTQ2] or intersex. In Canada, we are working to create an inclusive society where everyone can feel safe and have their most fundamental rights protected.
Since 1949, Canada and Israel have developed strong bilateral relations, marked by close political, economic, social, cultural and personal ties. We were honoured to welcome Reuven Rivlin, President of Israel, on a state visit to Canada from March 31 to April 2, 2019, as part of the celebration of this milestone. And I remember fondly my own visit to Israel in October 2018, where I witnessed first-hand the dynamism of the Israeli people.
The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today issued the following statement regarding Canadian businesses operating in Cuba