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.
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.
As part of its broad commitment to peace and security, Canada is more dedicated to supporting peace operations than ever. Our goal is to think about how to innovate in the context of deployments and ensure that the missions truly bring about the peace these operations promised to these vulnerable communities.