There has never been a better time to diversify Canada’s trade and investment opportunities. With trade deals such as the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), Canadian exporters gain preferential access to the EU’s more than 500 million consumers.
Canada is committed to protecting freedom of religion or belief around the world. Today, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, announced that Rob Oliphant, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, will visit Washington, D.C, to represent Canada at the Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom on July 17 and 18, 2019.
During the Paris Peace Forum in November 2018, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau highlighted that an international effort is needed to defend a free press, protect journalists, and ensure freedom of expression.
Today, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, announces the appointment of the Honourable Pierre Pettigrew as the chair of the Board of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APFC). The Minister also announces the appointment of Lisa de Wilde, Christopher Labelle and Constance Sugiyama as directors to the board.
Provincial and municipal economic development agencies and local businesses play a key role in attracting international direct investment, strengthening Canada’s economy and creating good quality, middle-class jobs.
Rob Oliphant, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, will visit Slovakia on July 9 to participate in a ministerial meeting of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE).
Today, the Honourable Jim Carr, Minister of International Trade Diversification, announced that EllisDon Construction Ltd. was awarded the contract for the design, build and operation of the Canada Pavilion and Public Presentation at Expo 2020 Dubai. Together with consortium members Moriyama & Teshima Architects, and Lord Cultural Resources, along with Hatch, Kubik, Thornton Tomasetti, NGX and Cisco, EllisDon and team will deliver the pavilion and its public presentation space.