On International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, Canadians from coast to coast to coast recognize the important work of the women and men who serve in UN peacekeeping missions around the globe, putting themselves at risk to help the most vulnerable who are threatened by conflict and violence.
The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement: “The Canadian judiciary operates independently, and today’s decision on double criminality in Meng Wanzhou’s extradition process was an independent decision of the Supreme Court of British Columbia.
The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs; the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade; and the Honourable Karina Gould, Minister of International Development, today issued the following statement: “Today, Canada joins the African Union in celebrating Africa Day, and takes this opportunity to reiterate our commitment to further deepening our relationships with the diverse and dynamic nations of Africa.
On this International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia, Canada stands with members of the LGBTQ2 communities, at home and abroad, to reaffirm their fundamental right to be treated equally, and with dignity and respect. No one should be subjected to discrimination or violence based on sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression.
Global Affairs Canada today issued the following statement: “On this day, Canadians join with people around the globe to celebrate our differences and our diversity, confident in the knowledge that these strengths are key to living together in peace—within our communities, our countries and our world.
We, the members of the International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding, stand in solidarity with all those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic is a human tragedy and a global crisis that poses grave risks for fragile and conflict-affected states (FCAS) that extend beyond direct health impacts alone.
Small and medium-sized businesses make up 99% of all Canadian companies—and as Canada and our international partners take gradual steps toward recovery, we will do everything we can to help them through this.