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Romania-Canada: a promising future

| January 5, 2015 | 0 Comments
Romania-Canada: a promising future

Over the past 25 years, Romania has experienced tremendous change. First, it became a member of NATO and then, in 2007, it joined the European Union. Since then, it has developed one of the most fast-paced economies in Central and Eastern Europe. Over the past 10 years, Romania’s GDP has grown by approximately 65 percent, […]

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Honduras: ripe for investment and trade

| January 5, 2015 | 0 Comments
Honduras: ripe for investment and trade

More than 300 international companies have discovered Honduras in the past few years. The country has shown outstanding capacities and skills in the light manufacturing sector, mainly in textiles and confections, in addition to agro-industry, assembly of vehicle components and electronics and furniture construction. Honduras is the centre of the Central American apparel industry. Today, […]

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Rwanda is becoming a trade leader in Africa

| January 5, 2015 | 0 Comments
Rwanda is becoming a trade leader in Africa

Rwanda and Canada have enjoyed good bilateral relations over the past half-century. Trade between the two countries presents a vast range of opportunities. Our goal is to invite Canadian investors to join the fast-growing East African Community, with Rwanda being an interesting regional hub. In 2013, the total value of exports from Rwanda to Canada […]

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Korea-Canada FTA: A new strategic partnership

| January 5, 2015 | 0 Comments
Korea-Canada FTA: A new strategic partnership

In 2013, we celebrated the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Korea and Canada. Over these years, Korea-Canada relations have blossomed. Last year marked the beginning of the next 50 years of Korea-Canada relations. To celebrate, Canadians welcomed President Park Geun-hye to Ottawa in September, marking the first time since the establishment of diplomatic ties […]

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Home is where the heart is

| January 5, 2015 | 0 Comments
Home is where the heart is

In the aftermath of a disaster, access to shelter — along with the other basic human needs of food, water and health care — is essential to survival. Access to shelter is central because of the role a safe and decent home plays in rebuilding communities long after the disaster or crisis, as families begin […]

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The gift of music with a voice ‘from above’

| January 5, 2015 | 0 Comments
The gift of music with a voice ‘from above’

Call her the Renée Fleming of Korea. Soprano Sumi Jo has performed at Carnegie Hall, La Scala, the Royal Opera House and the Metropolitan Opera House. She has a Grammy award for best opera recording and she’s won opera’s biggest awards, including the International Puccini Award and La Siola d’Oro. If that’s not enough, she […]

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Furio de Angelis: UNHCR’s man in Ottawa

| January 5, 2015 | 0 Comments
Furio de Angelis: UNHCR’s man in Ottawa

Furio de Angelis is the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees’ representative in Ottawa. His job here is to raise awareness of his organisation’s mandate and role in the world, and inform Canadians about the plight of refugees worldwide. There were 51 million displaced people in 2013, a record number since the end of the […]

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Genetics to the rescue of Canada’s boreal forest

| January 5, 2015 | 0 Comments
Genetics to the rescue of Canada’s boreal forest

Anyone who has driven by car from Vancouver to Kelowna, which lies in the heart of the Okanagan Valley, will have witnessed the devastation first-hand: mile after endless mile of dying forests that are reddish-brown in colour, instead of the rich, dark, verdant green we normally associate with the forests of British Columbia. Their silent […]

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Christian Paradis: ‘It’s about getting results’

| September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
Christian Paradis: ‘It’s about getting results’

Christian Paradis has been Canada’s development minister since July 2013. He is also the minister responsible for the Francophonie. He was first elected to the House of Commons as an MP from Mégantic-L’Erable in Quebec. He has served as secretary of state for agriculture (2007), minister of public works (2008), minister of natural resources (2010), […]

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Islamic extremism: The nightmare that never left

| September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
Islamic extremism: The nightmare that never left

It’s like the 1979 horror sci-fi flick Alien. Just when you think the monster is dead, it jumps out at you again. A recurring nightmare. It was not so long ago that some security experts and officials were elatedly predicting al-Qaeda’s demise and with it, the end of Islamic extremism and the Jihadist threat to […]

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