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Taiwan’s participation: A matter of life and death

| April 3, 2020 | 0 Comments
Taiwan’s participation: A matter of life and death

When crises strike, global co-operation becomes more important than ever. The most pressing issues of our time — climate change, fighting transnational crime and global conflict resolution — are all problems of international significance, and are therefore problems that require international co-operation. Such is particularly the case with the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) that originated […]

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Uruguay: Digital age trade partnerships

| April 3, 2020 | 0 Comments
Uruguay: Digital age trade partnerships

When we think about trade, we tend to think about the exchange of goods. We imagine containers, a port, warehouses and trucks. In the case of the trade relations between Canada and Uruguay, we could picture packages of frozen Uruguayan grass-fed beef coming to the port of Montreal and being transferred to trucks en route […]

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Tanzania: A beckoning investment opportunity

Tanzania: A beckoning investment opportunity

East Africa’s Tanzania is a mountainous and densely forested country, except in the central zones. Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain, is in northeastern Tanzania. Three of Africa’s Great Lakes are partly within Tanzania — Lake Victoria, Lake Tanganyika and Lake Nyasa — which is located on the East Indian Ocean shore, with about 1,200 kilometres […]

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Malaysia: A dynamic trading partner

| April 3, 2020 | 0 Comments
Malaysia: A dynamic trading partner

Malaysia, a sunny Southeast Asian country with idyllic sandy beaches, alluring islands and unspoiled tropical rainforests, is not only a business-friendly nation, but also one of the world’s preferred tourist destinations and a retirement heaven for foreigners who choose to make Malaysia their ”second home.” Business Insider ranked Malaysia seventh in the world as the […]

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Helping impoverished children in Ottawa and Chile

| April 2, 2020 | 0 Comments
Helping impoverished children in Ottawa and Chile

Two autistic children in Chile are getting therapy this year thanks to the hard work of the Chilean Canadian Women’s Association of Ottawa. The funding for the therapy came from a wine-and-cheese event that’s hosted annually at the Chilean ambassador’s residence and features Chilean wines, cheeses from around the world and a large silent auction […]

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Building health and educational sustainability

| April 2, 2020 | 0 Comments
Building health and educational sustainability

When it rains in the slums of Pucallpa, in central Peru, the streets of red earth become trenches of mud. The Ucayali River swells, flooding the homes on its banks. Many of these are only makeshift and often overcrowded. Roofs of taped garbage bags let rain seep into kitchens, soak beds and turn floors to […]

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‘I think Brexit is a mistake, but democracy gives people the chance to make mistakes.’

| April 2, 2020 | 0 Comments
‘I think Brexit is a mistake, but democracy gives people the chance to make mistakes.’

Stefan Pehringer has been Austria’s ambassador to Canada since 2017. The ambassador studied law in Germany before joining the foreign ministry in 1996 and he later completed a doctoral degree in legal studies at the University of Vienna. Before being appointed ambassador to Canada, he had postings in Luxembourg, Germany, Denmark and Latvia. His office […]

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The risk of our rancorous times

| April 2, 2020 | 0 Comments
The risk of our rancorous times

Should politics be civil in the age of Trump and Twitter? Many Canadians think so. Canadians applauded when Conservative leadership candidate Peter MacKay walked back a tweet that had been issued by his leadership team poking fun at Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s yoga habit with a caption saying that “while running for leader of the […]

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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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