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The Bahamas is rising above the storm

| January 2, 2020 | 0 Comments
The Bahamas is rising above the storm

Packing winds of 295 kilometres per hour, Hurricane Dorian was the most intense tropical cyclone on record to strike The Bahamas, making landfall in the Abacos Islands at its peak intensity. The world held its breath as Dorian, a Category 5 hurricane, stalled over Grand Bahama, with its unrelenting winds, for 36 hours. Since the beginning […]

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Qatar: Lots of investment opportunity

| January 2, 2020 | 0 Comments
Qatar: Lots of investment opportunity

The close friendship and partnership between Canada and Qatar continue to grow, with approximately 10,000 Canadians living and working in Qatar, which is also home to a large number of Canadian companies that are contributing to different sectors of Qatar’s economy. Our bilateral trade volume has been on the upswing over the past two years, […]

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Albania-Canada trade: Time for more dynamism

| January 2, 2020 | 0 Comments
Albania-Canada trade: Time for more dynamism

Last year marked 32 years of diplomatic relations between Albania and Canada. We are proud of this strong and consolidated partnership, as well as our achievements and are committed to further strengthening our co-operation. Our excellent bilateral relations and shared common values, with a focus on issues such as gender equality and human rights, particularly […]

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The Czech Republic: Our future is in innovation

| January 2, 2020 | 0 Comments
The Czech Republic: Our future is in innovation

The year 2019 marked the 30-year anniversary of the Velvet Revolution. To commemorate the peaceful fall of the Communist regime in Czechoslovakia seems to be particularly relevant here in Canada. Canada and Czech Canadians helped create our country in 1918 and save it during the Second World War. During the Cold War, Canada stood by […]

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Fly day lets Wish children soar through the skies

| January 2, 2020 | 0 Comments
Fly day lets Wish children soar through the skies

A handful of children with life-threatening diseases had their wishes granted at the fifth annual Ottawa Diplomatic Association’s “Fly in Airplane Tour Day” last autumn. The children, who are registered with the Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada, had said they would like to fly over Ottawa, and they had the chance to do just that […]

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Let’s stop the next Ebola epidemic before it starts

| January 2, 2020 | 0 Comments
Let’s stop the next Ebola epidemic before it starts

The Ebola outbreak in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is now the second largest in history. With more than 3,000 cases reported, the disease has killed upwards of 2,000 over the past year. New cases continue to emerge. These aren’t just statistics. The impact has been devastating at the community and family level. […]

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Canada’s 2019 election: “The most unedifying spectacle I’ve ever had the misfortune of seeing.”

| January 1, 2020 | 0 Comments
Canada’s 2019 election: “The most unedifying spectacle I’ve ever had the misfortune of seeing.”

Brian Lee Crowley is managing director of the Macdonald-Laurier Institute, which, according to his biography on the website, “exists to make poor quality public policy in Ottawa unacceptable to Canadians and their political and opinion leaders, by proposing thoughtful alternatives through non-partisan and independent research and commentary.” Crowley was the founder of the Atlantic Institute for […]

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What the new year will bring

| January 1, 2020 | 0 Comments
What the new year will bring

The onset of the New Year is generally a time for punditry, predictions, crystal-ball gazing and the invariable resolutions — resolutely made, occasionally kept, more often broken. Resolutions aside, there is good reason to be circumspect about what 2020 will bring as the year unfolds. The geopolitical order is unstable. The global economy more so. […]

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Peru’s role in the global arena

| September 29, 2019 | 0 Comments
Peru’s role in the global arena

  In the past two decades, Peru has consistently been regarded as a country with great economic potential and one that has made the most progress in terms of development in South America, having overcome the years in which it was mired by recession, hyperinflation, terrorism and an inefficient bureaucracy. With the turn of the […]

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Colombia: Traditional trade, ideas and art

| September 29, 2019 | 0 Comments
Colombia: Traditional trade, ideas and art

Colombia’s commercial relationship with Canada has grown over time, and our goal and responsibility is to ensure continued growth in the import and export of new goods and services, but also of ideas and art. In 2018, exports from Colombia to Canada were worth $865 million. Of this, 64 per cent belonged to the mining […]

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