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Envoy’s Album – Summer 2021

| July 9, 2021 | 0 Comments
Envoy’s Album – Summer 2021

                                           

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New Arrivals – Summer 2021

| July 9, 2021 | 0 Comments
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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Puppy love from Honduran diplomats

| July 9, 2021 | 0 Comments
Puppy love from Honduran diplomats

Four years ago, Honduran Ambassador Sofia Cerrato and her two sons decided to adopt a dog and what followed was a long-time devotion to the Ottawa-based Freedom Dog Rescue and its work. “When we decided to adopt a dog, we started looking into rescue organizations and we ended up adopting two little girls,” Cerrato says. […]

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‘The picture used to be that men are diplomats, women are secretaries and that has changed a lot’

| July 9, 2021 | 0 Comments
‘The picture used to be that men are diplomats, women are secretaries and that has changed a lot’

With the help of EU Ambassador Melita Gabric, Diplomat organized a panel for its usual Q & A with editor Jennifer Campbell. The group — all women heads of mission — has a formal organization, which Gabric chairs, and it meets regularly to discuss common areas of interest. Today, there are 29 women who are […]

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Envoy’s Album – Spring 2021

| April 25, 2021 | 0 Comments
Envoy’s Album – Spring 2021

                                               

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New Arrivals – Spring 2021

| April 25, 2021 | 0 Comments
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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‘Lukashenko is one of the worst COVID [deniers] on the planet’

| April 24, 2021 | 0 Comments
‘Lukashenko is one of the worst COVID [deniers] on the planet’

Alena Liavonchanka became the chairwoman of the Belarusian Canadian Alliance in Toronto in 2017. In that capacity, she works with fellow Belarusians in Canada and worldwide to promote its culture, language, arts and to raise awareness about the political situation in Belarus. She studied biochemistry in Belarus and came to Canada as a post-doctoral fellow […]

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Envoy’s Album – Winter 2021

| January 20, 2021 | 0 Comments
Envoy’s Album – Winter 2021

                                           

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New Arrivals – Winter 2021

| January 20, 2021 | 0 Comments
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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Annual EU concert: ‘A strong Christmas tradition’

| January 20, 2021 | 0 Comments
Annual EU concert: ‘A strong Christmas tradition’

For the previous 12 years, the European Union had held an annual Christmas concert at Ottawa’s Notre Dame Cathedral. It was always a seasonal celebration and a treasured gift to the city, so it would be sad to have COVID cancel it. The same was true of the EU Film Festival, which took place every […]

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