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Muslims who saved Jews

| September 2, 2010 | 0 Comments
Muslims who saved Jews

Muslims Who Saved Jews? Who Ever Heard of It? When I first learned of the WWII rescue of Jews in Muslim Albania and Kosovo, my reaction was visceral. Muslims who saved Jews? I must record this forgotten event with my camera and tell the story through the various family histories of the people I was […]

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Canada-EU deal: ‘Now the hard part starts’

| September 2, 2010 | 0 Comments
Canada-EU deal:  ‘Now the hard part starts’

The easy part — if ever there were one — is over. Now the hard part starts. This fall marks the midpoint in the two-year timeframe for the completion of a Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). Canada and Europe have had four rounds of formal negotiations and many informal discussions. Even a volcanic eruption […]

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Lessons from Estonia

| September 2, 2010 | 0 Comments
Lessons from Estonia

‘The home I grew up in was Estonian,‘ says Trade Minister Peter Van Loan… ’At nine years old, the wisdom of age was upon me’ Sitting on a sofa in his simply-furnished office in Centre Block, Canada’s International Trade Minister, Peter Van Loan explains how a first-generation Canadian of Estonian heritage wound up with a […]

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Canada’s nine free trade agreements

| September 2, 2010 | 0 Comments
Canada’s nine free trade agreements

Canada started signing free trade deals as far back as 1988 when it signed the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement, which eventually grew into the North American Free Trade Agreement. Since then, this country has signed deals with 10 other countries and one principality and has agreements pending with Ukraine, Morocco and Korea, to name a […]

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Canada – Europe: Peter Van Loan on the next big prize

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Canada – Europe:  Peter Van Loan  on the next big prize

“Canada will be, if we have this agreement in place, the only developed country in the world with a free trade agreement with both the United States and the European Union — the two biggest economies in the world” By Donna Jacobs   nternational Trade Minister Peter Van Loan has no trouble making the switch […]

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