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‘A state that listens to the voice of the people’

| October 31, 2020 | 0 Comments
‘A state that listens to the voice of the people’

June 2020 marked one year since Kassym-Jomart Tokayev became president of Kazakhstan. During his first year in power, Tokayev ensured a smooth and stable transfer of power, which is a key condition for political and economic development of the country. The period of political transition in Kazakhstan has coincided with global changes and challenges and […]

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Time to build the Canada-Nigeria bridge

| October 31, 2020 | 0 Comments
Time to build the Canada-Nigeria bridge

This is the right time to build a viable and sustainable bridge between Canada and Nigeria, using global trade and investment as drivers. This bridge should enable Nigerian and Canadian companies to jointly develop and commercialize products and services that satisfy the needs of potential buyers around the world. Today, the Canada-Nigeria trade relationship is […]

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Canada-Venezuela: Preparing for trade

| October 31, 2020 | 0 Comments
Canada-Venezuela: Preparing for trade

Writing on trade between Venezuela and Canada may seem like an exercise of fiction. As such, we invite you to think in terms of scenarios, strategies and systems. Venezuela is now considered, for the most part, a failed state, with all the internationally recognized economic indexes pointing down. There’s hyperinflation. Domestic currency depreciated 8,034 per […]

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Lebanon: Where trade opportunities abound

| October 31, 2020 | 0 Comments
Lebanon: Where trade opportunities abound

Lebanon is strategically located at the intersection of Europe, Asia and Africa on the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea and is characterized by a free market economy with the most liberal investment climate in the Middle East region. Despite its challenging regional environment and the recent economic stress, the government recently announced a new […]

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Addressing a problem head-on

| October 31, 2020 | 1 Comment
Addressing a problem head-on

Two diplomatic spouses in Ottawa have been busy making masks since COVID-19 hit in March. “I was doing some research and the more I read, the scarier it was,” says Inara Eihenbauma, wife of Latvian Ambassador Karlis Eihenbaums, about the pandemic. “Then I started asking what one could do. I decided I could make face […]

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SchoolBOX: With education, anything is possible

| October 31, 2020 | 0 Comments
SchoolBOX: With education, anything is possible

Like many young children in Nicaragua, Robinson didn’t like going to school. He did not want to learn in a dirty and structurally unsound classroom, and often found it difficult to follow what the teacher was saying. When a group of international volunteers with the Canadian charity SchoolBOX first met Robinson in 2010, he was […]

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Immigration, trade, investment: The ingredients for growth

| October 31, 2020 | 0 Comments
Immigration, trade, investment: The ingredients for growth

Before joining the Business Council of Canada in 2018, Goldy Hyder was president and CEO of Hill + Knowlton Strategies Canada, a communications firm. Prior to that, he was director of policy for former prime minister Joe Clark. A regular commentator in the Canadian media, he hosts the Speaking of Business podcast, which invites innovators, […]

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Wholesale corruption causing a democracy deficit

| October 31, 2020 | 0 Comments
Wholesale corruption causing a democracy deficit

When Canadian foreign minister François-Philippe Champagne touched down in Beirut in late August to survey the damage from the disastrous explosion that killed hundreds, injured thousands and left hundreds of thousands homeless, he had a clear message for Lebanese President Michel Aoun: Canadian aid would be contingent on “real reforms” to the country’s political system. […]

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COVID-19: The Swiss experience so far

| August 2, 2020 | 0 Comments
COVID-19: The Swiss experience so far

In Switzerland, the first case of COVID-19 was identified Feb. 25 and the first case of community transmission came on March 2. As of May 29, there were approximately 31,000 confirmed cases with a death toll of 1,700 out of a population of 8 million. That makes Switzerland one of the most affected countries in […]

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More trade with Mali is welcome

| August 2, 2020 | 0 Comments
More trade with Mali is welcome

Mali is at a crossroad of civilizations — a country rich in history and home to diverse cultures. Most often known for its legendary city, Tombouctou, Mali is a country of commerce and was, for a long time, at the heart of major trans-Saharan trade. Mali occupies a strategic geographical position in the heart of […]

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