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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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Imagine a billion African migrants

| March 22, 2016 | 0 Comments
Imagine a billion African migrants

As overwhelming as the European refugee crisis is, Klaus Schwab, executive chairman of the World Economic Forum, predicts much worse may be ahead. “Look how many countries in Africa, for example, depend on income from oil exports,” Schwab told Bloomberg Business ahead of the forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland. “Now imagine one billion inhabitants […]

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Turkey needs the international community’s help

| March 22, 2016 | 0 Comments
Turkey needs the international community’s help

The world is witnessing one of the biggest refugee crises since the Second World War and Turkey stands at the centre of it. Half of Syria’s population, approximately 12 million people, are displaced; and almost half of them seek refuge in neighbouring countries such as mine. Turkey did not stay indifferent to the humanitarian tragedies taking place at its borders. It is hosting more than 2.7 million Syrians and 300,000 Iraqis. That […]

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Vicki Heyman on the art of American diplomacy

| March 22, 2016 | 0 Comments
Vicki Heyman on the art of American diplomacy

Vicki Heyman is every Ottawa art lover’s dream. The wife of U.S. Ambassador Bruce Heyman, she is a self-appointed cultural envoy and the life force behind Contemporary Conversations, a series that has brought some of the United States’ most interesting and accomplished artists to the capital. Marie Watt, Nick Cave, Eric Fischl and Stephen Wilkes […]

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‘Our top crisis is violent extremism in its various forms’

| March 22, 2016 | 0 Comments
‘Our top crisis is violent extremism in its various forms’

Michael Grant is one of Canada’s two ambassadors to the United Nations. He graduated from Concordia University in 1992 and joined the foreign service in 1994. He’s held several positions in Ottawa and was director of the Middle East division before becoming ambassador to Libya in 2012, while his wife, Heidi Kutz, was serving as […]

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Envoy’s Album – Winter 2016

| January 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
Envoy’s Album – Winter 2016

                                         

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Annual Dinner raises $93,000 for survival of threatened salmon

| January 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
Annual Dinner raises $93,000 for  survival of threatened salmon

For the international touch, it was Iceland and Ireland all the way at Ottawa’s 19th Atlantic Salmon Federation Annual Fall Run Dinner last autumn at the Museum of History in Gatineau. Iceland is known internationally for its dedication to saving the threatened wild Atlantic salmon species. Iceland’s ambassador to Canada, Sturla Sigurjónsson, who attended with […]

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New Arrivals – Winter 2016

| January 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
New Arrivals – Winter 2016

New arrivals Tariq Azim Khan High Commissioner for Pakistan Ambassador Khan holds a bachelor of science, a post-graduate diploma in industrial administration and a master’s of business administration. After graduating, he worked as a consultant with Industrial Society U.K. and as a director for his family-owned telecommunications business before serving as a media adviser for […]

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Two large donations from UAE’s embassy in Canada

| January 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
Two large donations from UAE’s embassy in Canada

Over the last few months of 2015, the embassy of the United Arab Emirates injected $20,000 into two Canadian health-care organizations. First, at the end of August 2015, Ambassador Mohammed Saif Helal Al Shehhi held a press conference to announce the embassy’s donation of $10,000 to the Canadian Cancer Society to support ground-breaking research and […]

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Canadian Chamber of Commerce CEO Perrin Beatty ‘Are we living up to our potential or are we stealing from our kids? I think we’ve been falling short’

| January 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
Canadian Chamber of Commerce CEO Perrin Beatty ‘Are we living up to our potential or are we stealing from our kids?  I think we’ve been falling short’

Perrin Beatty, president and CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, was first elected to the House of Commons as a Progressive Conservative in 1972 at the age of 22. Seven years later, then-prime minister Joe Clark appointed him minister of state for the Treasury Board, making him the youngest person ever appointed to cabinet. […]

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