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Canada’s chief of protocol ‘There was never a day in the U.S. where I didn’t feel as though I was working on things that mattered’

| June 30, 2017 | 0 Comments
Canada’s chief of protocol ‘There was never a day in the U.S. where I didn’t feel as though I was working on things that mattered’

Roy Norton became Canada’s chief of protocol in July 2016. From 2014 to 2016, he was Canada’s consul general in Chicago, and from 2010 to 2014, Canada’s consul general in Detroit. For the four years prior, he served as minister (congressional relations and public affairs) at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C. Prior to that […]

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Envoy’s Album – Spring 2017

| April 11, 2017 | 0 Comments
Envoy’s Album – Spring 2017

                                                 

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New Arrivals – Spring 2017

| April 11, 2017 | 0 Comments
New Arrivals – Spring 2017

New arrivals Stefan Pehringer Ambassador of Austria Ambassador Pehringer joined the foreign ministry in 1996 after completing studies in law at the University of Vienna and the University of Göttingen. In his first job, he worked in the press and security policy departments before being sent to Luxembourg as an exchange diplomat. He returned a […]

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Non-stop cultural parties in 2017

| April 11, 2017 | 0 Comments
Non-stop cultural parties in 2017

Get ready for eight months of free parties, compliments of your friendly neighbourhood embassies and high commissions. “Ottawa Welcomes the World” is a program dreamed up by Mayor Jim Watson for Ottawa’s 2017 celebrations. The city offered all foreign missions in Ottawa free rent in either Lansdowne’s Aberdeen Pavilion or the Horticulture Building if they […]

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‘Friendships need work; let’s not take [the U.S.] for granted’

| April 11, 2017 | 0 Comments
‘Friendships need work; let’s not take [the U.S.] for granted’

Andrew Leslie: Parliamentary secretary, Canada-U.S. relations ‘Friendships need work; let’s not take [the U.S.] for granted’ In 2011, Andrew Leslie retired from the Canadian Forces as a lieutenant-general. He had served as chief of land forces and also as chief of transformation. He retired on a Friday after 35 years in uniform, and started working […]

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Envoy’s Album – Winter 2017

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

                                                                 

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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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Trump and Brexit: ‘This is really an attempt to reverse the last 35 years of accelerated globalization’

| December 16, 2016 | 0 Comments
Trump and Brexit: ‘This is really an attempt to reverse the last 35 years of accelerated globalization’

Janice Gross Stein is the founder of the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto and is the Belzberg Professor of Conflict Management in the department of political science. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and a member of the Order of Canada and the Order of Ontario. […]

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Kilgour’s incorrect points on Turkey cannot go unanswered

| December 16, 2016 | 0 Comments
Kilgour’s incorrect points on Turkey cannot go unanswered

Re: “Turkey’s Current Crisis” Oct.-Dec. 2016 Turkey is hosting almost three million victims from Syria and Iraq, not 750,000 as your writer, David Kilgour, wrote. Turkey has been fighting DAESH since its inception. DAESH [ISIS] started to attack Turkey in March 2014, not recently, as Kilgour alleged. Turkey declared it a terror organization in 2005, way […]

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Pushtuns aren’t stateless

| December 16, 2016 | 0 Comments
Pushtuns aren’t stateless

Re: “Strong stateless minorities” Oct.-Dec. 2016 The basic criteria to determine stateless nations are that they do not have a sovereign state of their own, do not form a majority in any sovereign state and are part of one or more autonomist or secessionist movements. None of this is true for the Pushtuns living in […]

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