Canadians have shown time and again how generous they can be in times of need. This willingness to help when a crisis strikes is why the Government of Canada announced that it would match donations made by individuals to help the Lebanese people following the devastating explosion in Beirut on August 4.
The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, concluded successful visits to Switzerland and Italy, where he met with his counterparts and top officials from key international organizations.
August 24, 2020 - The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, will tomorrow visit and meet with representatives from small businesses across the Greater Toronto Area. She will highlight the Government of Canada’s emergency COVID-19 supports and discuss how exporting to international markets is helping companies rebuild on the road to recovery. Also, at York University, Minister Ng will announce funding to support women entrepreneurs.
Nearly three decades ago, Canada became the first Western country to recognize the independence of Ukraine and since then has been proud to work closely with Ukrainians on their journey to becoming a vibrant and peaceful democracy.
On his first overseas trip since the Covid-19 pandemic began, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, will travel to Beirut, Lebanon, later this week and make stops in Switzerland, Italy and the United Kingdom.
The ministers discussed their shared commitment to strengthening the rules-based global trading system and developing mutually beneficial business opportunities for workers and businesses, including clean technology, agri-tech, advanced manufacturing and infrastructure.
On this day, we honour the bravery and dedication of humanitarian workers, who work tirelessly to provide life-saving support and protection to the people most in need around the world. Every day, these real-life heroes put their own lives on the line to offer life-saving care, such as food, water, protection and health services, in response to communities affected by crises.