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The North Korean nuclear conundrum

| September 30, 2017 | 0 Comments
The North Korean nuclear conundrum

The most crucial threat affecting Northeast Asia’s stability is the nuclear and missile program of the DPRK (North Korea). It poses a serious threat, not just for the Republic of Korea (South Korea), but for the Asia-Pacific, and the entire world. North Korea claims to be a “nuclear weapon state,” and it is the only […]

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Food security and gender equality go hand in hand

| September 30, 2017 | 0 Comments
Food security and gender equality go hand in hand

Rice farmer André Samvura loves to cook. “I used to eat only meat and rice,” he explains while peeling a basket of potatoes at his rural Rwandan home. “Now we eat a balanced meal with the vegetables we grow ourselves.” This is a sea change for Samvura and his wife, Anastasie Izabiriza, who now grow […]

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“Reaching” out with donations

| September 30, 2017 | 0 Comments
“Reaching” out with donations

When they gathered for their annual Diplomatic Ball, diplomats and members of the community were also invited to help an Ottawa-based organization that provides legal assistance to people with disabilities. The Ottawa Diplomatic Association, which organizes the ball, always picks a charity to support. This year, the board requested proposals from a few charities and […]

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On NAFTA’s renegotiation: ‘It’s been baptism by fire, for sure.’

| September 30, 2017 | 0 Comments
On NAFTA’s renegotiation: ‘It’s been baptism by fire, for sure.’

Dennis Darby, who had been CEO of the Ontario Pharmacists Association (OPA), became CEO of Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) in January 2017. Before serving as CEO of the OPA, he spent 24 years with Procter & Gamble, starting his career as a product engineer and rising to director of North American External Relations. He […]

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The mounting risks of nuclear war

| September 30, 2017 | 0 Comments
The mounting risks of nuclear war

The 1951 Civil Defence film, which was shown to millions of school children, told them what to do in the event of a nuclear attack. Like Bert the Turtle, they were told to “duck and cover.” If they were at school, that meant hiding under their desks and putting their heads between their knees. Though […]

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Indonesia-Canada: Asia’s best-kept secret

| June 30, 2017 | 0 Comments
Indonesia-Canada: Asia’s best-kept secret

For a long time, Indonesia has been Asia’s best-kept secret. The success stories of big Asian economies, such as China and India, have overshadowed the narrative of Indonesia’s economic progress and all of the potential that this country has to offer. Increasingly, there is growing awareness, including among Canadians, about Indonesia’s potential. Indonesia is a […]

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Canada and Ukraine: The free world’s new frontier

| June 30, 2017 | 0 Comments
Canada and Ukraine: The free world’s new frontier

Picture it, if you will: A gigantic Ukrainian Antonov aircraft, powered by a Canadian engine and taking cargo across continents. Or how about major Canadian companies outsourcing software production to Ukraine? Or maybe Canadian AAA beef or seafood on grocery shelves in Lviv or Odessa? All of this would have seemed a fantasy just a […]

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UAE is strongly supporting Syrians

UAE is strongly supporting Syrians

Since the Syrian crisis began in 2011, the United Arab Emirates has expressed its compassion and unwavering support for the people of Syria. The Syrian people are connected in our hearts as our brothers and sisters in our region and our government remains fully committed to continuing its strong support to alleviate their suffering, help […]

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Food and festivities for Children’s Wish Foundation

| June 30, 2017 | 0 Comments
Food and festivities for Children’s Wish Foundation

It was an event that had several winners, but the biggest one was the Children’s Wish Foundation. All Ottawans were invited to the event, held at the Horticultural Building at Lansdowne Park, a venue donated for the evening to the diplomatic community by Mayor Jim Watson and Ottawa 2017. “The Ottawa Diplomatic Association decided to […]

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Canada’s chief of protocol ‘There was never a day in the U.S. where I didn’t feel as though I was working on things that mattered’

| June 30, 2017 | 0 Comments
Canada’s chief of protocol ‘There was never a day in the U.S. where I didn’t feel as though I was working on things that mattered’

Roy Norton became Canada’s chief of protocol in July 2016. From 2014 to 2016, he was Canada’s consul general in Chicago, and from 2010 to 2014, Canada’s consul general in Detroit. For the four years prior, he served as minister (congressional relations and public affairs) at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C. Prior to that […]

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