The Honourable Karina Gould, Minister of International Development, today announced that the Government of Canada will share over 82,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine to Trinidad and Tobago via a bilateral agreement. These are doses that had already arrived in Canada, but are in excess of our domestic needs. Trinidad and Tobago was selected to receive these doses based on need and the country’s capacity to deploy them immediately, minimizing wastage, and maximizing the public health impact.
Today, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, participated in a WTO ministerial meeting on fisheries subsidies negotiations. Chaired by Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Director-General of the WTO, the negotiations aim to curb harmful subsidies that damage the sustainability of global fisheries...
Today, the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, announced sanctions against an additional 15 individuals under the Special Economic Measures (Nicaragua) Regulations in response to ongoing human rights violations in Nicaragua.
Vaccinating the world against COVID-19 is our best chance of ending this pandemic. The government and Canadians can make a difference together by helping to ensure that life-saving COVID-19 vaccines reach people in developing countries, humanitarian and conflict situations.
The strong trilateral trade relationship between Canada, the United States and Mexico has contributed to economic growth and prosperity in all three countries and will continue to be vital as we finish the fight against COVID-19 and the building of recoveries that are inclusive, sustainable and resilient.
The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today concluded an official visit to the West Bank, where he also met with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, Prime Minister Muhammad Shtayyeh and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Dr. Riad Malki.
Today, the Honorable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, concluded an official visit with the new Government of Israel. He met with Prime Minister Naftali Bennett; Alternate Prime Minister & Foreign Affairs Minister Yair Lapid; and Innovation, Science and Technology Minister Orit Farkash-Hacohen. He also spoke with President-elect Isaac Herzog.
Today, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, joined Katherine Tai, United States Trade Representative, and Tatiana Clouthier Carrillo, Mexico’s Secretary of Economy, to mark the first anniversary of the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) coming into force.