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Remarks for the Honorable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, at the adoption of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration

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Madame Chair, on behalf of the Government of Canada and on behalf of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the Right Honourable Prime Minister of Canada, I'm very pleased to join you here today for the adoption of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.The Compact is the first time the international community has worked together to develop a comprehensive framework on migration.


Speaking notes for Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship at a News Conference to announce changes to the Parents and Grandparents Program

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I’d like to begin by acknowledging that we are gathered on the traditional territories of the Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh and the Squamish Nations. And I’d also like to thank my colleagues, of course, Sukh Dhaliwal, Ken Hardie, Dan Ruimy and Randeep Sarai for joining me this morning for this really important announcement.


Speaking notes for Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship

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Good morning, everyone. I want to begin by acknowledging that this event is occurring on the traditional territory of the Algonquin peoples. Two weeks ago, I was in Nigeria representing the government of Canada. I met the foreign minister of Nigeria, as well as the permanent secretary in the Ministry of Interior and a number of officials, civil society, and media to talk about positive aspects of the Canadian-Nigeria immigration story, attracting more Nigerian international students, attracting more tourists, attracting more applicants under the Express Entry system and also pitching our Start-up visa program in Nigeria because there’s a lot of innovation there.


Speaking notes for Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship

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Thank you, Marco, very much for that kind introduction. I just want to also acknowledge the presence of my federal colleagues here, the Honourable Salma Zahid, Member of Parliament for Scarborough Centre, yes, for Scarborough Centre, and Rob Oliphant, my colleague, as well as Jenny Kwan, who's my Opposition Critic and Member of Parliament for the New Democratic Party.I also want to take an opportunity to thank all of you for joining us here today, especially the caregivers who are in the room today, for the services that they provide to Canadian families and to our communities. Thank you very much.


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