The COVID-19 pandemic is a global challenge affecting the way businesses operate in Canada and around the world. During this extraordinary time, the Government of Canada is taking strong action to provide Canadian businesses with support and stability, including by strengthening the rules-based trading system, with the World Trade Organization [WTO] at its core.
The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, today issued the following statement: “The COVID-19 pandemic is a global challenge affecting the way businesses all over the world operate. Our efforts to control and mitigate the spread of the virus have resulted in travel restrictions and temporary border closures, and they could have further implications for Canadian businesses operating in the global marketplace.
Canada congratulates Luis Almagro on his re-election as Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS). We also extend our congratulations to Assistant Secretary General Nestor Mendez on his re-election by acclamation.
The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Honourable Bill Blair, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, today issued the following statement: “A year ago, on March 15, the world was left in shock when a terrorist attacked two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, killing 51 people and injuring 50 others. New Zealand faced this terrible ordeal with courage and strength. Canada joined New Zealand in grief and solidarity.
The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, today issued the following statement: “A year ago, on March 10, Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302 crashed near Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, claiming the lives of 157 people, including 18 Canadians.
The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement:“Together, with more than 2 billion people in 54 countries around the world, Canada celebrates our shared history and strong bonds of friendship embodied in the Commonwealth.
This International Women’s Day, while recognizing the achievements women and girls have made throughout history, we remain committed to the work that still needs be done to ensure they have equal opportunities to succeed here and around the world.