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Riding global trade’s shifting winds

| December 29, 2018 | 0 Comments
Riding global trade’s shifting winds

Given the shifting winds of the global trade and economic landscape, it would be a win-win situation for Taiwan and Canada to take their already strong economic and cultural ties to an even higher level, and for both countries to work together to meet the new imperative for greater diversification in trade and investment. While […]

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PeaceGeeks: Shedding light on extremism

| December 29, 2018 | 0 Comments
PeaceGeeks: Shedding light on extremism

My colleague Ahmad Al Zghoul and I arrived at the National Arab Youth Alliance offices 90 minutes before our workshop started. We arrived early to prepare and were surprised when 16-year-old Elias Al Terawi — one of the workshop participants — arrived, sporting a broad smile. Surprised by Elias’ enthusiasm and early arrival, we greeted […]

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Spreading Nelson Mandela’s kindness

| December 29, 2018 | 0 Comments
Spreading Nelson Mandela’s kindness

Every year on July 18, staff at the South African High Commission observe Nelson Mandela International Day by volunteering at an Ottawa charitable organization that supports the needy, vulnerable and weak. The day, which is the freedom fighter’s birthday, was adopted by the United Nations in December 2009 and has been celebrated every year since. […]

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Mass migration is ‘probably the biggest challenge now facing Western countries’

| December 29, 2018 | 0 Comments
Mass migration is ‘probably the biggest challenge now facing Western countries’

Scott Newark was a Crown prosecutor in Alberta until 1992. He also served as executive officer of the Canadian Police Association, director of operations to the Washington D.C.-based Investigative Project on Terrorism and as a security policy adviser to the governments of Ontario and Canada. He is currently an adjunct professor in the terrorism, risk […]

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Kenyan natural resources ripe for investment

| October 7, 2018 | 0 Comments
Kenyan natural resources ripe for investment

Kenya’s long-term development plan aims to transform the country into an industrialized, middle-income country offering all of its citizens a high quality of life by the year 2030. The 2014 GDP of $58.1 billion US meant that Kenya became one of the largest economies in sub-Saharan Africa and one of the fastest growing economies in […]

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El Salvador seeks energy and aerospace investors

| October 7, 2018 | 0 Comments
El Salvador seeks energy and aerospace investors

El Salvador is a destination for investment in the region. Located in the heart of the western hemisphere, it not only has a strategic geographical position, but it also offers an attractive investment climate, including a productive workforce and fiscal flexibility. These assets are a result of national efforts in legal, administrative and fiscal matters. […]

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UAE: One of Canada’s largest investors

| October 7, 2018 | 0 Comments
UAE: One of Canada’s largest investors

When speaking about the United Arab Emirates, Canadians often mention Dubai, our most populous city, known for its opulent shopping and the Burj Khalifa (the world’s largest skyscraper), but what is not commonly noted are the many shared values between our two countries, and the strength of our dynamic bilateral relationship. Among our many shared […]

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Diplomats explore Canada’s North

| October 7, 2018 | 0 Comments
Diplomats explore Canada’s North

Every two years, Global Affairs Canada organizes a tour of the North, including the Arctic, for interested ambassadors and high commissioners posted to Canada. For Canada, it is an opportunity to introduce international guests to a storied, but less known, part of our country. This year, I was part of this interesting initiative that many […]

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The Aninga Project: Sending Ugandan girls to school

| October 7, 2018 | 0 Comments
The Aninga Project: Sending Ugandan girls to school

Ruth talks about her gratitude for the Aninga Project which, she says, has brought profound change into her life: “It has been a wonderful achievement and success since you started paying my school fees, which gave me a clear vision of becoming an accountant and successful financial manager. You gave me hope.” The Aninga Project […]

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Helping indigenous women while having fun

| October 7, 2018 | 0 Comments
Helping indigenous women while having fun

Many urban indigenous women don’t receive adequate prenatal education or care, but an organization in Thunder Bay is doing its best to change that. Called Beendigen Inc., it is an Anishinabe women’s crises home and “family healing agency” and it was the recipient of the money raised at the annual fundraiser put on by the […]

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