The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today held individual calls with his counterparts from Barbados, Japan, Saint Lucia and the United Kingdom on the spread of COVID-19 and ensure coordination during this challenging period.
To help Canadians abroad return home, the Government of Canada is creating a special financial assistance program, the COVID-19 Emergency Loan Program for Canadians Abroad. With this program, Canadian abroad directly impacted by COVID-19 will have the option of applying for an emergency loan of up to $5,000 to help secure their timely return to Canada and to temporarily cover their life-sustaining needs while they work toward their return.
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, today announced that Canada is taking a strong stance for a safer world by controlling dangerous chemicals under the Chemical Weapons Convention Implementation Act (CWCIA).