DIPLOMATICA

UAE: Home to the world’s most sustainable city

UAE: Home to the world’s most sustainable city

The United Arab Emirates marks its Golden Jubilee this year, and while we are proud of our many accomplishments over the last 50 years, we have always had our eye on the future. Our country is already home to the world’s most sustainable city, where people move around in self-driving pod cars. We’re also building […]

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10 years on, the Pacific Alliance is still going strong

10 years on, the Pacific Alliance is still going strong

Colombia, Chile, Mexico and Peru — sister nations united by history, a common language and the vast Pacific Ocean — signed the “Declaration of Lima” on April 28, 2011, establishing a new integration scheme to achieve the free transit of goods, services, capital and people; promote greater growth, development and competitiveness of their economies; and […]

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Mongolia aims to widen exports and draw investors

Mongolia aims to widen exports and draw investors

In 2016, Mongolia and Canada signed the Canada-Mongolia Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement, which provides a more transparent and predictable regulatory environment for Canadian investors in Mongolia. The agreement’s strong protections help Canadian and Mongolian companies deepen commercial ties. Investment-related laws and regulations of Mongolia render equal rights and opportunities to both foreign and […]

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Estonia: A strong digital economy

Estonia: A strong digital economy

Thirty years after its re-establishment of independence, Estonia has become one of the fastest growing economies in Central and Eastern Europe, and a place where quick and successful reforms, economic westernization, innovation and openness to foreign capital have attracted numerous international companies. Estonia has attracted FDIs and enjoys some of the highest international credit ratings. […]

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Brazil and Canada: diverse and lasting partnership

Brazil and Canada: diverse and lasting partnership

Since 1866, with the opening of the first Canadian trade office in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Canada have worked together to improve bilateral trade and investments based on a set of shared values. This year, both countries celebrate the 80th anniversary of the establishment of formal diplomatic relations. The traditional and significant bilateral exchanges […]

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DISPATCHES

A second chance at school

A second chance at school

Grace hunches over her desk to write. Watching her, it seems she’s trying to hide her size and blend into the sea of much younger and smaller children around her. She’s 16 and sitting in a Grade 1 classroom in rural Liberia. If you were to flip through her notebook, you would be impressed by […]

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The residential schools tragedy

The residential schools tragedy

In May, Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc leaders announced that the loss of children from B.C.’s Kamloops Indian Residential School had been confirmed by ground-penetrating radar. In the press release, Chief Rosanne Casimir said the presence of the graves was known, but the deaths appear to be undocumented and they “sought out a way to confirm that […]

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Wanted: A major reset

Wanted: A major reset

Our writer, a former Canadian ambassador to China, says its time to re-examine and restart Canada’s relationship with its second-largest trading partner Both Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Foreign Affairs Minister Marc Garneau have alluded to an upcoming revised engagement strategy with China. This is good news as Canada takes stock of the aggressive path […]

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Hope and hopelessness in Africa

Hope and hopelessness in Africa

Hakainde Hichilema’s resounding victory in Zambia’s August presidential poll proves that Africans can abandon identity preferences, resist intimidation by an incumbent regime and oust a sitting autocrat accustomed to rigging elections. Voters in that one southern African country removed president Edgar Lungu, a despot who had increasingly brutalized opponents, curtailed free speech and assembly and […]

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Afghanistan’s grim future

Afghanistan’s grim future

“The first, the supreme, the most far-reaching act of judgement that the statesman and commander have to make is to establish the kind of war on which they are embarking,” wrote strategist Carl von Clausewitz in his book, On War. For the soldiers and Marines who were assigned to the U.S. security force in Kabul during the […]

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DELIGHTS

Spending autumn hours with art

Spending autumn hours with art

The fourth wave may be creating uncertainty, and winter is on its way, but there’s no reason we can’t get out and about in the coming months. Our travel recommendations this time keep us mostly closer to home and include multiple arts suggestions because the arts bolster the heart and mind in precarious times. Southbound: […]

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Envoy’s Album – Fall 2021

Envoy’s Album – Fall 2021

                                                         

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To cork or not to cork?

To cork or not to cork?

Despite being the first step in opening a bottle of wine, the closure is often the last thing that we put any thought into. Traditionally, cork has been the closure of choice as it provides a near-airtight seal that allows minute oxygen interplay, a necessity for wines that require long cellaring times, aiding the evolution […]

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Originality as a culinary booster

Originality as a culinary booster

This issue features three recipes that illustrate my determination to continue introducing originality into my culinary repertoire. Over the past decade, burrata cheese — a cloud-like ball made of cream and mozzarella — has become a darling of serious chefs, usually paired with luscious tomatoes. Instead, I surprise guests with a unique burrata persimmon stack […]

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Long knives and a silent symphony

Long knives and a silent symphony

Editor’s note: All dates and times are tentative, as pandemic public health rules evolve. Please contact galleries before visiting to learn of any changes.   Concurrent exhibitions at AXENÉO7 may challenge a viewer’s sense of how Canada looks, and how it is governed. The exhibitions, which run Nov. 3 to Dec. 11 at the artist-run […]

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DIGNITARIES

New Arrivals – Fall 2021

New Arrivals – Fall 2021

Gline Arley Clarke High Commissioner for Barbados High Commissioner Clarke began his career in politics as assistant to the leader of the opposition in Barbados between 1991 and 1994. In 1994, he was elected as a member of parliament for St. George North and became parliamentary secretary in the ministry of public works, transport and […]

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New Arrivals – Summer 2021

New Arrivals – Summer 2021

New Arrivals Alfred Kenneth Russell High Commissioner for Bahamas After a long career at the Bahamas Oil Refinery, High Commissioner Russell became a justice of the peace and a member of the housing commission for the island of Grand Bahama. He was then responsible for public works as a council representative and then chairman of […]

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New Arrivals – Spring 2021

New Arrivals – Spring 2021

Josefina Martinez Gramuglia Ambassador of Argentina Ambassador Martinez Gramuglia began her career at the pro bono office at the ministry of justice and human rights. In 2000, she joined the directorate for international economic negotiations and was in charge of multilateral economic affairs and bilateral investment treaties. Between 2003 and 2004, she was deputy chief […]

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New Arrivals – Winter 2021

New Arrivals – Winter 2021

Ricardo A. Cisneros Ambassador of El Salvador Ambassador Cisneros joined the foreign service in 1990 as an administrative assistant at the embassy in France and was posted to Brussels three years later. In 1996, he became first secretary at the embassy in Ottawa, where he stayed for five years before becoming consul-general in Milan. For […]

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New Arrivals – Fall 2020

New Arrivals – Fall 2020

Larbi El Hadj Ali Ambassador of Algeria Ambassador El Hadj Ali is a career diplomat who joined the foreign ministry in 1983 Prior to arriving in Canada, he held several senior positions in the Department of Foreign Affairs. Since 2013, he has been adviser tp the foreign minister. From 2008 to 2013, he was deputy […]

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