Today, the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, announced that Payam Akhavan, Senior Fellow at Massey College and distinguished visiting professor at the University of Toronto, will join Global Affairs Canada (GAC) as a senior advisor on the department’s ongoing response to the Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 tragedy. This appointment concludes a months-long search to best support the expertise and capacity of the department on this critical file.
The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today successfully concluded Canada’s participation in the 12th Ministerial Meeting of the Arctic Council in Reykjavik, Iceland. Minister Garneau also represented Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (CIRNAC) on behalf of the Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs.
Canada is committed to delivering an inclusive and sustainable economic recovery by promoting progressive trade relationships that benefit all, fostering growth, and creating good middle class jobs in the process.
Today, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, Katherine Tai, United States Trade Representative, and Tatiana Clouthier Carrillo, Mexico’s Secretary of Economy, concluded a successful first meeting of the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement’s (CUSMA) Free Trade Commission (FTC).
The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced additional sanctions against 16 individuals and 10 entities under the Special Economic Measures (Burma) Regulations in response to the military’s ongoing brutal repression of the people of Myanmar and their refusal to take steps to restore democracy.
Today, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, introduced Canada’s modernized and inclusive Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA) Model, which will help provide a stable, rules-based investment environment for Canadian businesses investing abroad and for foreign businesses investing in Canada....
Today, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, joined Danny McCoy, chief executive officer for Ireland’s largest business representation group, Ibec, for a conversation on how business owners and entrepreneurs on both sides of the Atlantic can start up, scale up, and access new markets as part of the global economic recovery from COVID-19.
On Thursday, May 6, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, and Rodrigo Yáñez, Chile’s Under-Secretary for International Economic Relations, signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to foster collaboration on intellectual property (IP) and innovation issues.
Today, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, joined Anja Karliczek, Germany’s Federal Minister of Education and Research, to celebrate 50 successful years of the Canada-Germany Science and Technology Agreement.
The number of refugees and migrants leaving Venezuela is increasing daily, making it now the second-largest external displacement crisis in the world, with over 5.6 million individuals having fled the country since 2015. The current global COVID-19 pandemic has compounded an already difficult situation for Venezuelan refugees, migrants and their host communities. Canada is calling on the international community to mobilize much-needed additional resources to help respond to the urgent needs of millions of people.