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Government of Canada announces senior advisor to Global Affairs Canada on Flight PS752 tragedy

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

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.


Minister of Foreign Affairs concludes successful participation in Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting in Iceland

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

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 concludes successful Free Trade Commission meeting with the United States and Mexico

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

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).


Minister Ng announces launch of Canada’s Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement Model

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

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....


Minister Ng speaks with Ibec chief executive officer about Canada-Ireland trade opportunities

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

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.


Canada to host next International Donors’ Conference in Solidarity with Venezuelan Refugees and Migrants

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

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.


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