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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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Yemen’s war: ‘The human rights situation is really critical.’

| October 7, 2018 | 0 Comments
Yemen’s war: ‘The human rights situation is really critical.’

Jamal Abdullah al-Sallal has been Yemen’s man in Ottawa since November 2016, and before that, for four months in 2014, he was his country’s minister of foreign affairs. He also served as ambassador to the United Nations for three years and ambassador to Iran for five years, postings that inform his work to this day. […]

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Dealing with Russia: To confront or co-operate?

| October 7, 2018 | 0 Comments
Dealing with Russia: To confront or co-operate?

Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump have a lot in common. Trump wants to “make America great again.” Putin wants to do the same for Russia. Each leader sees himself as a strong man who can deal with the other. Trump obviously doesn’t think Russia is as much of a threat to […]

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Switzerland: A world leader in innovation

| July 2, 2018 | 0 Comments
Switzerland: A world leader in innovation

In January of this year, Switzerland and Canada signed a joint statement on science, technology and innovation on the margins of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, affirming a mutual interest in deepening co-operation in those fields. This should not come as a surprise because the two countries are natural partners. According to the […]

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Paraguay: For investment and renewable energy

Paraguay: For investment and renewable energy

Paraguay’s economy is an open one that has, over the past decade, grown at a rate of nearly five per cent, a GDP growth that has beaten the regional average since 2013. This growth has been mainly due to the country’s heavy reliance on natural resources, including energy, which comes from the hydroelectric bi-national entities […]

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Moldova: An emerging market in Europe

| July 2, 2018 | 0 Comments
Moldova: An emerging market in Europe

Moldova is a country in southeast Europe that borders the European Union with which it has increasing co-operation thanks, in part, to its proximity. Signed in 2014, an association agreement established a new legal framework for ensuring Moldova’s political association and economic integration with the EU, based on common values and close links. A full […]

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Water education for generations

| July 2, 2018 | 0 Comments
Water education for generations

Lack of clean water is a daily reality for an alarming number of people: Three in 10 people lack access to safe, readily available water at home, and six in 10 lack safely managed sanitation. Water and sanitation services are essential foundations of development. They affect health, nutrition, education, income and gender equality. Stakeholders around […]

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Poland: Life in a complicated neighbourhood

| July 2, 2018 | 0 Comments
Poland: Life in a complicated neighbourhood

In 1791, the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth adopted a modern constitution, making it the first constitutional democracy in Europe and the second in the world, after the United States of America. The constitution was an expression of the liberal political and philosophical ideas of Europe’s Enlightenment, which gave primacy to reason, law and freedom. It adopted Montesquieu’s […]

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