We mourn the senseless death of Hauwa Mohammed Liman, a midwife working with the International Committee of the Red Cross, at the hands of Boko Haram. Ms. Liman’s murder comes one month after her ICRC colleague, Saifura Hussaini Ahmed Khorsa, was executed in similar circumstances. The two were abducted together with a third health worker, Alice Loksha, a nurse who worked in a centre supported by UNICEF.
Canada offers its deepest condolences and profound sympathy to the families and friends of the nearly two dozen teenagers killed and the dozens injured in the mass shooting and explosion at the Kerch Polytechnic College and hopes for a quick and full recovery of the injured victims.
This year, the theme of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is ‘Coming together with those furthest behind to build an inclusive world of universal respect for human rights and dignity.
“We, the G7 Foreign Ministers, of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, and the High Representative of the European Union, affirm our commitment to defending freedom of expression and protection of a free press.
I have no doubt that empowered girls can—and will—change our world for the better. This is the belief on which we built Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy—that advancing gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls is our best bet for building the more peaceful, inclusive and prosperous world in which we all want to live.
Canada offers its sincere condolences to the families and loved ones of those who lost their lives as a result of Hurricane Michael in Nicaragua, Honduras and El Salvador. We stand ready to assist as appropriate to help people affected by the hurricane.
The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement: “The death penalty is an inhumane and barbaric form of punishment that goes against all Canadian values and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Today, Canada joins its allies in identifying and exposing a series of malicious cyber-operations by the Russian military. These acts form part of a broader pattern of activities by the Russian government that lie well outside the bounds of appropriate behaviour, demonstrate a disregard for international law and undermine the rules-based international order. Canada calls on all those who value this order to come together in its defence.
Today, Canada and the United States reached an agreement, alongside Mexico, on a new, modernized trade agreement for the 21st Century: the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). USMCA will give our workers, farmers, ranchers, and businesses a high-standard trade agreement that will result in freer markets, fairer trade and robust economic growth in our region. It will strengthen the middle class, and create good, well-paying jobs and new opportunities for the nearly half billion people who call North America home.