The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today congratulated Mathias Cormann for being selected as the next Secretary General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
The Government of Canada is committed to advancing an inclusive trade agenda that encourages trade and investment in key markets and strengthens the rules-based trading system. International trade will play a key role in Canada’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic by creating opportunities for businesses to grow at home and around the world, creating jobs, and strengthening the middle class.
Yesterday, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, participated in the Women in Business conference, which was organized by the consulates general of Canada and France in New York City and the Economic Club of New York.
As Canada continues to address the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and look forward to recovery, it is more important than ever that Canadian businesses have the support they need to start up, scale-up, and grow across Canada and around the world, creating jobs, and strengthening the middle class.
As the Government of Canada addresses the COVID-19 pandemic and plans for a sustainable, inclusive recovery, it is committed to working with partners in the mining industry to generate growth, create jobs, and strengthen the middle class.
The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that Canada has requested formal negotiations, under the United Nations Convention Against Torture, to hold Syria accountable for the countless human rights violations it has inflicted on the Syrian people since 2011. These violations formed the basis of a similar request by the Netherlands in September 2020 and have been well documented by the UN Human Rights Council’s Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic, among others.
Today, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, wrapped up Canada’s first women-only virtual trade mission to Taiwan, hosted by the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APF Canada).