Archive for March, 2016

Panama: Much more than a canal

Panama: Much more than a canal

Panama has been called many things: “A path between the seas,” “the Dubai of the Americas,” “bridge to the world,” “heart of the universe” and, most recently, one of the best places to retire in the world. The government of Panama has put in place several strategies aimed at attracting Canadians to our country. We […]

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Envoy’s Album – Spring 2016

| March 22, 2016 | 0 Comments
Envoy’s Album – Spring 2016

                                                                 

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New Arrivals – Spring 2016

| March 22, 2016 | 0 Comments
New Arrivals – Spring 2016

New arrivals Marica  Matkovi´c Ambassador of Croatia Ambassador Matkovic is a lawyer by training and began her career as a legal adviser in Zagreb in 1978, after which she worked in the same role for a housing association. She then became a counsellor at the ministry of health and then the foreign ministry’s international law […]

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A residence built with Moroccan charm

| March 22, 2016 | 0 Comments
A residence built with Moroccan charm

If you don’t pay attention, you might just miss the small sign and street number of the Moroccan ambassador’s residence on busy Aylmer Road. It’s not far from the plush fairways of the Royal Ottawa Golf Club, nor from the Champlain Bridge to Ottawa. In fact, it’s just far enough away to stand alone on […]

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The cultural melting pot of South African cuisine

| March 22, 2016 | 0 Comments
The cultural melting pot of South African cuisine

South Africa regards itself as one of the cradles of mankind, a claim endorsed by the discovery of 117,000-year-old footprints just north of Cape Town. Referred to as the “Rainbow Nation,” it offers a unique diversity in its cuisine, rooted in the evolution of a rich culinary history based on its people surviving life in […]

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Gorgeous Grüner Veltliner

| March 22, 2016 | 0 Comments
Gorgeous Grüner Veltliner

Few countries have a wine industry that’s only known for a single grape varietal. Sure, many North American wine drinkers immediately expect a Pinotage when they think of what they will find in their glass of South African red wine. Yet, those consumers would probably be surprised that Pinotage represents only seven percent of South […]

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Celebrating Asian heritage

| March 22, 2016 | 0 Comments
Celebrating Asian heritage

Many Canadians today see our diverse population as a source of pride and strength — for good reason. More than one in five Canadians were born elsewhere. That is the highest percentage of immigrants in the G7 group of large industrialized nations. Asia (including people born in the Middle East) has provided the greatest number […]

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Revisionism revisited

| March 22, 2016 | 0 Comments
Revisionism revisited

As it happened, Ronald C. Rosbottom, a professor of French culture at Amherst College in New England, was in Paris on Jan. 7, 2015, the day of the terrorist attack on the offices of Charlie Hebdo. A bit of bad luck, one might say, but perhaps a bit of good luck as well, for Rosbottom […]

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Iran sanctions relaxed: Opportunities and risks

Iran sanctions relaxed: Opportunities and risks

In early February, Global Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion announced that Canada had amended its economic sanctions against Iran. This implements the Liberal government’s response to the January determination by the International Atomic Energy Agency that Iran has met the requirements for sanctions relief to begin under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). A number […]

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Greece coping with refugee crisis

| March 22, 2016 | 0 Comments
Greece coping with refugee crisis

Population displacement and its resulting migration is, as we know, a complex issue and one of the major challenges the European Union is currently facing. The intense migratory and refugee flows Greece has experienced for years have reached unprecedented levels in the last several months. Since January 2015, more than 950,000 refugees and migrants have […]

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