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Canada-Chile FTA: 20 years of prosperity

| April 11, 2017 | 0 Comments
Canada-Chile FTA: 20 years of prosperity

Chile and Canada have much to look forward to in 2017. This year, we celebrate 20 years of our bilateral free-trade agreement, a milestone, as it was the first of its kind for Chile. Back in 1997, we negotiated an ambitious agenda and the FTA included goods, services and investment that were complemented by environment […]

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India: The world’s fastest-growing economy

| April 11, 2017 | 0 Comments
India: The world’s fastest-growing economy

India-Canada bilateral relations are underpinned by shared values of democracy, pluralism and expanding economic engagement. Canada is home to more than 1.2 million people of Indian origin, making up three per cent of its population. Highly educated and industrious Indo-Canadians are well integrated and serve as a strong bridge between the two nations. Both countries […]

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Consider Latvia Canada’s Baltic trade hub

| April 11, 2017 | 0 Comments
Consider Latvia Canada’s Baltic trade hub

With increasing bilateral co-operation and a brisker pace of high-level visits, Canadian and Latvian trade is poised for steady growth in the coming years. This is particularly so given Latvia’s role as an undisputed Baltic hub and Canada and Latvia’s mutual intensive work with international organizations such as the OECD, the WTO, the UN and […]

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My time of torture in Iraq’s Abu Ghraib

My time of torture in Iraq’s Abu Ghraib

Recently we have been hearing the word “torture” thrown about by politicians of the highest ranks and we never really stop to ask ourselves what that word truly means. What are the long-term effects of keeping a nation under constant threat of violence and intimidation? I have a horrifying tale to tell, and I hope […]

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Children’s Bridge Foundation: Making futures bright

Children’s Bridge Foundation: Making futures bright

Lucy was just six years old when both her parents died from HIV/AIDS. She and her siblings, all from the coastal region of Kenya, were sent to live with their grandmother, but their grandmother was also ill and struggled to support the children. To complicate matters, Lucy’s little sister, who was infected with HIV at […]

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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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A UN supertanker dangerously adrift

| April 11, 2017 | 0 Comments
A UN supertanker dangerously adrift

Like a giant supertanker foundering in stormy seas off a rocky coast, the United Nations requires a strong, firm hand at the tiller, someone who can steer the ship away from the perilous course on which it is now headed. The new occupant of the White House, Donald Trump, is no fan of the organization, […]

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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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