The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement: “Canada strongly supports the decision made by the United States and the European Union on the adoption of sanctions against Russian officials responsible for the arbitrary detention, prosecution and attempted assassination of Alexey Navalny using a chemical weapon. It is important to note that two of the four individuals targeted by the European Union have already been sanctioned by Canada.
“Canada is deeply concerned by and unequivocally condemns the Myanmar military’s recent use of force against peaceful protesters, and demands that the Tatmadaw immediately stop using violence against its own people.”
The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement: “As we mark Ukraine’s Day of Resistance to the Occupation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, Canada reiterates its unequivocal condemnation of Russia’s illegal invasion and annexation of Crimea. We remain committed to supporting Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, and we stand with the people of Ukraine who continue to fight tirelessly for their fundamental rights and freedoms.
“We, the G7 Foreign Ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States of America and the High Representative of the European Union firmly condemn violence committed by Myanmar’s security forces against peaceful protests. We offer condolences for the loss of life. The military and the police must exercise utmost restraint and respect human rights and international law. Use of live ammunition against unarmed people is unacceptable. Anyone responding to peaceful protests with violence must be held to account.”
We remain deeply disturbed by horrific reports of human rights violations in Xinjiang, including the use of arbitrary detention, political re-education, forced labour, torture and forced sterilization. The free vote in Parliament ensures each member can make a determination based on available evidence. Taken together, these views will form Parliament’s view. We welcome parliamentarians working together and debating this critical issue.
The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, today issued the following statement regarding Brazil’s decision to withdraw its World Trade Organization complaint regarding Canada’s support of the Airbus A220 aircraft (formerly named the Bombardier CSeries)
The persecution yesterday of human rights organisations and independent journalists across Belarus in targeted raids by the Belarusian authorities is appalling. This is a further assault on civil society and liberties in that country, which has faced extraordinary oppression from the Lukashenko regime.
The ministers discussed ways that Canada and South Korea can work together to further their cooperation in areas of common interest, including addressing the global pandemic, advancing trade and investment, partnering on science and technology, combatting climate change and supporting the women, peace and security agenda...
An effective rules-based multilateral trading system, with the World Trade Organization (WTO) at its core, is essential to the global economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and for Canada’s future prosperity. Given the WTO’s global stature, strong leadership is required to bring together like-minded countries and make trade more efficient and beneficial for everyone.
The following Members of the Governing Council of the Community of Democracies express grave concern for the Myanmar military’s removal of the democratically elected civilian government; for the arbitrary detention of civilian government leaders, civil society members, human rights activists, and journalists; and for restrictions on telecommunications services since February 1, 2021.