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Parliamentary Secretary Oliphant to attend Organization of American States’ General Assembly

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

Canada is committed to close cooperation with its partners throughout the Americas. Today, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, announced Parliamentary Secretary Rob Oliphant will visit Medellín, Colombia, to represent Canada at the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) from June 26 to June 28, 2019.


Canada increases support for Indigenous entrepreneurs and businesses in international trade to help create well-paying jobs for the middle class

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

The Canadian economy can never reach its full potential if historically marginalized groups are left behind. Canada’s trade diversification strategy is making sure that everyone—including Indigenous peoples—can benefit from the opportunities created by trade and investment. Supporting Indigenous entrepreneurs and businesses will result in more jobs for the middle class and those working hard to join it.


Canada imposes sanctions on Nicaraguan officials

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

In coordination with the United States, Canada is announcing sanctions in response to gross and systematic human rights violations that have been committed in Nicaragua. Canada is imposing sanctions against key members of the Government of Nicaragua under the Special Economic Measures Act. These sanctions send a clear message that the Government of Nicaragua’s ongoing human rights violations against its people will not be tolerated.


Minister Monsef announces support for education project in Sierra Leone

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

Today, the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of International Development and Minister for Women and Gender Equality, participated in CODE’s 60th anniversary celebration, at which she announced a $5-million contribution to support CODE’s Transforming Girls’ Education project.


Canada plans responsible departure from Mali peacekeeping mission

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

In July 2018, Canada joined 56 other UN Member States as a contributor to the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) to provide medical evacuation by air of injured personnel, supply transport and logistics support.


World Trade Organization releases report praising Canada’s successful and forward-looking approaches to trade and investment 

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

The WTO plays a key role in strengthening economic ties in the global community and provides transparency and predictability so that businesses can thrive and create jobs for the middle class. Canada fully supports the WTO review process of member countries as an important element of transparency and of promoting greater public understanding of the benefits of rules-based trade.


Minister Joly welcomes Secretary General of La Francophonie Louise Mushikiwabo to Ottawa

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The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Tourism, Official Languages and La Francophonie, today welcomes Louise Mushikiwabo, Secretary General of La Francophonie, to Ottawa, Ontario. The two will discuss a number of issues, notably strengthening the presence of the French language in the digital sphere and the values that unite Canada and La Francophonie. The Secretary General will also meet with Prime Minister Trudeau as well as Franco-Ontarian women entrepreneurs to promote the important role of women’s entrepreneurship in the economy.


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