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Helping after the Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan

| April 4, 2015 | 0 Comments
Helping after the Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan

Typhoon Haiyan — the strongest storm ever to hit landfall — ripped through central Philippines in November 2013, killing more than 6,000 people and destroying more than one million homes. More than 14 million people were affected in some way. Typhoon Haiyan left complete devastation in its wake by sweeping away houses, uprooting coconut trees, […]

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Foreign Affairs Committee chair: You ask, ‘How can we help?’

| April 4, 2015 | 0 Comments
Foreign Affairs Committee chair: You ask, ‘How can we help?’

Dean Allison is the first MP for the riding of Niagara West-Glanbrook, which was created in 2004. He was re-elected in 2006, 2008 and 2011 and is now chairman of the standing committee on foreign affairs and international development. In response to Canada’s sanctions against Russia, he has been sanctioned for travel to Russia, a […]

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John Baird: ‘a pragmatic internationalist’

John Baird: ‘a pragmatic internationalist’

When he became foreign affairs minister in 2011, one of the first things John Baird did was to issue an edict to hang an oversized portrait of the Queen on the main wall of the lobby of the Pearson Building, Foreign Affairs’ headquarters. He also ordered her portrait to be prominently displayed in all of […]

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Drugs, crime and terror in Africa

| January 5, 2015 | 0 Comments
Drugs, crime and terror in Africa

The wars of Africa are fuelled by narcotics. That is an exaggerated over-simplification, but many of the internal conflicts of today’s Africa are driven, in part, sometimes a substantial part, by profits being made from the trafficking of hard drugs and precursor chemicals. The battles in Mali, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of […]

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Turkey stands steadfast against terrorism

| January 5, 2015 | 0 Comments
Turkey stands steadfast against terrorism

Turkey is at the centre of rapid changes and transformations unfolding in the Middle East and Eurasia basin. Unprecedented rapid developments along our southeastern and northern borders have resulted in far-reaching consequences for international peace, security and stability. And they all affect Turkey directly. Turkey does not only bear a huge humanitarian burden for people of the region who have suffered from the crises, it […]

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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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