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Joint statement on December 2 sanctions in response to situation in Belarus

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Today, in response to the continuing attacks on human rights and fundamental freedoms in Belarus, the disregard for international norms and the repeated acts of repression, we have again taken coordinated sanctions action against certain individuals and entities.

Minister of Foreign Affairs urges Canadians to leave Ethiopia

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The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement urging Canadians to leave Ethiopia immediately: “Canada is very concerned by the rapidly deteriorating security situation in Ethiopia."

Statement by Minister Ng on U.S. final duty rates on Canadian softwood lumber

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Canada’s softwood lumber industry is an economic anchor for communities across the country and a key component of Canada’s forestry sector, which contributed more than $25 billion to the country’s GDP in 2020 and employed nearly 185,000 workers. The United States has long relied on Canadian lumber products to meet its domestic needs for high-quality building materials.

Minister Joly’s statement on Venezuela’s regional elections

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Nicolás Maduro and his regime fixed the presidential elections of 2018, subverting Venezuela’s constitutional order and denying Venezuelans their democratic rights. Since 2018, the Venezuelan economy has collapsed and human rights abuses have intensified.

G7 Foreign Ministers’ statement on Belarus 

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“We, the G7 Foreign Ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States of America, and the High Representative of the European Union, condemn the Belarusian regime’s orchestration of irregular migration across its borders. These callous acts are putting peoples’ lives at risk. We are united in our solidarity with Poland, as well as with Lithuania and Latvia, which have been targeted by this provocative use of irregular migration as a hybrid tactic.

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