Archive for December, 2016

2017: Reasons to rejoice

| December 16, 2016 | 0 Comments
2017: Reasons to rejoice

2016 was a difficult year, so why should 2017 be any better? We dug deep and came up with 10 reasons to celebrate this year. “The time is out of joint — O cursed spite, That ever I was born to set it right!” Hamlet Act I, Scene V Shakespeare’s dithering prince Hamlet speaks these […]

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Palestinians are eager for more Canadian commerce

| December 16, 2016 | 0 Comments
Palestinians are eager for more Canadian commerce

Political issues play a more critical role in the success of the Palestinian economy than many other places. Since the signing of the Oslo Accords in 1993, the Palestinian National Authority has strived to build a quasi-independent economy that would constitute the basis for an independent Palestinian state, as part of the internationally recognized and […]

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Iraq needs Canada for trade and its ‘know-how’

| December 16, 2016 | 0 Comments
Iraq needs Canada for trade and its ‘know-how’

Diplomatic relations between Iraq and Canada were established in 1961 and have fluctuated over the years. During the years preceding Saddam Hussein’s invasion of Kuwait, relations between both countries were normal. However, they were interrupted after the invasion as Iraq became subject to strict international sanctions pursuant to resolutions of the UN Security Council. Following […]

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Envoy’s Album – Winter 2017

| December 16, 2016 | 0 Comments
Envoy’s Album – Winter 2017

                                                                 

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Croatia: Inviting Canadians to invest and visit

| December 16, 2016 | 0 Comments
Croatia: Inviting Canadians to invest and visit

Croatia is the youngest member of the European Union; we became its 28th member in July 2013. And last year, we celebrated our 25th anniversary of independence. But historically speaking, Croatia is an old European country. The first Croatian king was crowned in 925. Today, Croatia is a modern and open middle-European country with lots […]

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Costa Rica: Leading the world in renewable energy

| December 16, 2016 | 0 Comments
Costa Rica: Leading the world in renewable energy

People often ask me, why do Canadians and Costa Ricans get along so well? Answering this question could be an essay in itself. However, it is clear that our nations share many of the same values and aspirations, including democracy, rule of law, diverse and open societies, protection and advancement of human rights, constant investment […]

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New Arrivals – Winter 2017

| December 16, 2016 | 0 Comments
New Arrivals – Winter 2017

New arrivals Shinkai Karokhail Ambassador of Afghanistan As an activist-turned-elected member of parliament, Ambassador Karokhail has fought for the causes of Afghan women for the past 26 years. She was first elected to parliament in 2005, where she served as co-founder of the Women’s Parliamentary Network and the women’s caucus. She also served as director […]

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American Agenda 2017

| December 16, 2016 | 0 Comments
American Agenda 2017

The next American president, Donald Trump, faces a daunting set of international challenges on the economic and national security front. How he handles those problems will profoundly affect the future stability and trajectory of the global order. His condemnation on the campaign trail of free trade, including the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and […]

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Creating community with an international buffet

| December 16, 2016 | 0 Comments
Creating community with an international buffet

More than 25 diplomatic missions provided food for an international buffet at Rockcliffe Park’s Grand Village Fête to mark the 90th anniversary of the village’s creation. “It was a very special event for the community,” said Liz Heatherington, who co-ordinated the diplomatic portion. Heads of mission from the German, Thai, Japanese, Indonesian, Turkish, Czech and […]

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Ghana Medical Help: A 21-year-old’s vision

| December 16, 2016 | 0 Comments
Ghana Medical Help: A 21-year-old’s vision

In 2010, Ghana Medical Help (GMH) founder Kelly Hadfield went to Ghana for the first time. She was volunteering in a hospital in the rural north, which, like most hospitals in the area, lacked even the most basic medical supplies and supported more than 88,000 people with a single physician. While she was there, she […]

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