Following this year’s Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada virtual conference, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, today spoke with Tatiana Clouthier Carrillo, Mexico’s Secretary of Economy, about strengthening our trade relationship, particularly in the mining and energy sectors.
The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today congratulated Mathias Cormann for being selected as the next Secretary General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Honourable Karina Gould, Minister of International Development, today issued the following statement: “Ten years ago, Syrians peacefully stood up to demand change and a better future for their children. Their bravery was brutally repressed, and in the decade that followed, Syrians repeatedly suffered human rights violations, war crimes and crimes against humanity. The Assad regime has engaged in torture, forced disappearances, extrajudicial killings and the use of chemical weapons. The regime and its enablers—notably Russia—have also deliberately attacked civilian targets, including hospitals and schools.
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, are united in expressing our grave concerns at the Chinese authorities’ decision fundamentally to erode democratic elements of the electoral system in Hong Kong. Such a decision strongly indicates that the authorities in mainland China are determined to eliminate dissenting voices and opinions in Hong Kong.
The Government of Canada is committed to advancing an inclusive trade agenda that encourages trade and investment in key markets and strengthens the rules-based trading system. International trade will play a key role in Canada’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic by creating opportunities for businesses to grow at home and around the world, creating jobs, and strengthening the middle class.
Yesterday, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, participated in the Women in Business conference, which was organized by the consulates general of Canada and France in New York City and the Economic Club of New York.
10 years after the protests in Syria and their subsequent violent repression, gross human rights violations persist to this day. Syrians have been tortured, murdered, forcibly disappeared, and subjected to chemical weapon attacks.
Canada has supported accountability and transitional justice initiatives that aim to hold the Assad regime and other parties in the conflict accountable for the countless human rights violations it has inflicted on the Syrian people since at least 2011.