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Belarus sanctions

| Global Affairs Canada | backgrounders

Effective immediately, Canada is imposing sanctions against Belarusian officials in response to gross and systematic human rights violations that have been committed in Belarus.

Biographical note - Claude Demers 

| Global Affairs Canada | backgrounders

Claude Demers (MIA [International Affairs], Columbia University, 1998; LLB and BCL [Law], McGill University, 1990; BSc [Urban Planning], University of Quebec in Montréal, 1986) started with the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade in 1998.

Minister Ng concludes successful meeting with provincial and territorial trade ministers

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, today hosted provincial and territorial ministers responsible for international trade for a virtual meeting. They discussed how working together to strengthen and diversify international trade relationships will accelerate Canada’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

50th anniversary of Canada-China diplomatic relations

| Global Affairs Canada | statements

The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement: “Today, Canada and China mark the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations.

Minister Gould statement on International Day of the Girl Child

| Global Affairs Canada | statements

On the International Day of the Girl Child, we celebrate the power and promise of each and every girl born on this planet. This year’s theme—My Voice, Our Equal Future—reminds us that no matter where she is born, every girl deserves to thrive and be heard.

Statement by Minister of Foreign Affairs on World Day Against the Death Penalty

| Global Affairs Canada | statements

Today, on World Day Against the Death Penalty, Canada restates its strong opposition to the use of the death penalty in all cases, everywhere. Capital punishment is a cruel, inhumane and degrading affront to human rights, as well as an ineffective deterrent to crime.

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