On this International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia, Canada stands with members of the LGBTQ2 communities, at home and abroad, to reaffirm their fundamental right to be treated equally, and with dignity and respect. No one should be subjected to discrimination or violence based on sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression.
Global Affairs Canada today issued the following statement: “On this day, Canadians join with people around the globe to celebrate our differences and our diversity, confident in the knowledge that these strengths are key to living together in peace—within our communities, our countries and our world.
The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, met virtually today with Phil Hogan, European Union Commissioner for Trade, to discuss ways Canada and the European Union (EU) can continue to work closely together to support businesses and workers as we look towards economic recovery...
We, the members of the International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding, stand in solidarity with all those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic is a human tragedy and a global crisis that poses grave risks for fragile and conflict-affected states (FCAS) that extend beyond direct health impacts alone.
To support businesses and workers, and lay the foundation for an inclusive and sustainable economic recovery that benefits everyone, the G20 ministers agreed to a range of short- and long-term steps designed to keep trade flowing and global supply chains open.
Small and medium-sized businesses make up 99% of all Canadian companies—and as Canada and our international partners take gradual steps toward recovery, we will do everything we can to help them through this.
The ministers spoke about getting small businesses and workers the urgent help they need to get through the COVID-19 crisis. They also emphasized the need to keep global supply chains open, as reflected in the recent joint action plan to facilitate the flow of goods, services, and people issued on May 1 by Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Singapore, and South Korea.
Today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, hosted the eighth call with his counterparts from countries affected by COVID-19, including Australia, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Morocco, Peru, Singapore, South Africa, Turkey and the United Kingdom.
In the midst of a global pandemic, it is more important than ever to acknowledge that vaccines and routine immunizations save millions of lives each year. Canada remains committed to ensuring access to essential vaccinations, leading efforts to advance gender equality and reducing the burden of infectious diseases.