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Kosovo: A thriving economic success story

| July 6, 2019 | 0 Comments
Kosovo: A thriving economic success story

Exactly 20 years ago, Kosovo started building from the ashes of war. With the help of friends such as Canada, the nearly wiped-out country flourished into a free, multi-ethnic, dynamic democracy. This year, we mark several important anniversaries for Kosovo in Canada, and it’s a great time to highlight the role that Canada played in […]

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Egypt: New energy and infrastructure projects

| July 5, 2019 | 0 Comments
Egypt: New energy and infrastructure projects

Amid the political turmoil in the Middle East and its devastating impacts on stability, Egypt has managed to overcome many persistent challenges by embarking on a major socio-economic transformation. This transformation comes with the sustainable development strategy — Egypt Vision 2030 — adopted in 2015. This vision works towards inclusive development, trade, investment promotion and […]

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Canada-Chile: New trade milestones and goals

| July 5, 2019 | 0 Comments
Canada-Chile: New trade milestones and goals

In February 2019, new amendments to the Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement came into force, further modernizing the free-trade system that has been in place between both countries since July 1997. These first 22 years of the free trade agreement have proved to be quite successful; more than 98 per cent of our bilateral trade is […]

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Greece: Rebuilding an economy with exports

Greece: Rebuilding an economy with exports

Canadians speak fondly about Greece — especially its natural beauty and interesting history. In fact, according to the most recent survey conducted across Canada, more than two in three Canadians would consider visiting Greece and vacationing there. Canadians most frequently mention history, historical sites and architecture as the main reasons. As such, tourism has been […]

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SOGC: Changing maternal outcomes globally

| July 5, 2019 | 0 Comments
SOGC: Changing maternal outcomes globally

In a white room inside a plain building in the town of Mzuzu, Malawi, doctors John Smith and Doris Kayambo stand behind a table where they have laid out a variety of medical instruments and models over a white sheet, ready to teach a room full of eager medical and clinical officers, midwives and nurses […]

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HOMSA provides dignity to aboriginal school children

| July 5, 2019 | 0 Comments
HOMSA provides dignity to aboriginal school children

When you can give a deeply impoverished child all the things she needs to feel as though she fits in at the start of a new school year, you’ve given her the dignity to thrive. That’s what the Asia-Pacific division of the Heads of Mission Spouses Association did for upwards of 200 children who are […]

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The refugee crisis: ‘[We should] stabilize the hotspots so people can go back to their homes’

| July 5, 2019 | 0 Comments
The refugee crisis: ‘[We should] stabilize the hotspots so people can go back to their homes’

Ratna Omidvar came to Canada from Iran in 1981 and her own experiences of displacement, integration and citizen engagement have inspired her work in Canada. She was appointed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in April 2016 as an independent senator representing Ontario. Prior to her appointment, Omidvar was the founding executive director of the think-tank […]

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Why foreign policy should be an election issue

| July 1, 2019 | 0 Comments
Why foreign policy should be an election issue

Foreign policy won’t be a federal election issue during the 2019 campaign, although it should. To be sure, there may be a leader’s debate about foreign policy as there was in the 2015 election. But foreign policy is generally not a do-or-die, make-or-break issue with Canadians. Like voters pretty much anywhere, they are preoccupied with […]

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Jordan: A beacon for peace in the Middle East

| April 1, 2019 | 0 Comments
Jordan: A beacon for peace in the Middle East

Jordan, as a modern, moderate Muslim Arab country, has achieved remarkable successes in many fields, including education, health, infrastructure, information technology, industry and tourism. Short of natural resources, Jordan has focused on the strength of its human capital. The enormous challenges that Jordan faces have not deterred it from continued structural reforms and the modernization […]

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Trade with Nepal: Ripe for growth

| April 1, 2019 | 0 Comments
Trade with Nepal: Ripe for growth

Nepal and Canada established diplomatic relations in 1965, and have enjoyed longstanding friendly ties ever since. Canada has always supported Nepal’s socio-economic development. But recently, bilateral interactions between the two countries have entered a new phase, following the first bilateral meeting between our prime ministers and the subsequent signing of a memorandum of understanding establishing […]

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