“Canada is deeply concerned by the actions of Belarusian authorities following yesterday's presidential elections which have reportedly left at least one person dead, seen many arrested and further eroded the democratic legitimacy of the vote."
The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Honourable Karina Gould, Minister of International Development, and the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, today issued the following statement: “Today on International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, we celebrate the extraordinary richness and resilience of Indigenous traditions, cultures, values, and communities of the estimated 476 million Indigenous peoples worldwide. We acknowledge Indigenous peoples’ right to participate—and to be heard—in global, regional and local decision making. A more just, peaceful and prosperous world cannot be achieved without the meaningful participation of Indigenous peoples.
“We, the foreign ministers of Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States Secretary of State, are gravely concerned by the Hong Kong government’s unjust disqualification of candidates and disproportionate postponement of Legislative Council elections.”
The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, today issued the following statement:“Canada is committed to working with its World Trade Organization [WTO] member partners to ensure an open, stable, and predictable rules-based trading system as we work to help our people and businesses recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Canada welcomes the EU’s first listings of individuals and entities under their new sanctions regime for malicious cyber activity. It is an important step toward holding perpetrators of these acts accountable.
The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, today issued the following statement:“The Canadian wine industry is a vibrant part of our economy. The Government of Canada is committed to supporting this important sector, creating good jobs for Canadians and promoting the sale of high-quality products.
Canada, Ukraine, Sweden, Afghanistan and the United Kingdom, members of the International Coordination and Response Group for the victims of Flight PS752, today issued the following statement: “While we welcome the delivery of Flight PS752’s recorders to France’s Civil Aviation Safety Investigation and Analysis Bureau, this is long overdue, and is only a step towards completing the safety investigation.
The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Honourable Harjit Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, today issued the following statement: “In these challenging times, it is all the more important to defend our own health care organizations, national interest, and that of our allies, the United Kingdom and the United States, from malicious state actors attempting to steal information and intellectual property.