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From the French embassy to Carnegie Hall

| September 2, 2010 | 0 Comments
From the French embassy to Carnegie Hall

  If the ways in which they help out the Ottawa Bach Choir are any indication, it would seem that Johann Sebastian is a favourite composer among Ottawa’s foreign diplomats. The relationships started three years ago when board member Bill Caswell decided to approach some envoys about hosting fund-raising events. Once the Turkish embassy responded […]

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Total diplomacy

| September 2, 2010 | 0 Comments
Total diplomacy

A conversation with Morris Rosenberg, Canada’s new deputy foreign minister   The American politician-turned-diplomat, Chester Bowles, who served as ambassador to India under Presidents Kennedy and Johnson, once opined that “We are coming to realize that foreign operations in today’s world call for a total diplomacy … ambassadors can no longer be content with wining […]

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Philippines: A traveller’s paradise

| September 2, 2010 | 0 Comments

My priorities as ambassador of the Philippines to Canada are to reflect the three pillars of our foreign policy: firstly, to assist in our country’s economic growth, secondly, to strengthen our national security and, thirdly, to ensure and promote the welfare of our citizens abroad. Under the third pillar and enshrined in the Philippine Constitution […]

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Albania: An investment option

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Though small in size and population, Albania has arguably emerged as the most dynamic economy in its region. Even in these tough economic times, Albania’s GDP has grown for the third year in a row. It grew by 7.8 percent in 2008 and 3.1 percent in 2009. Experts forecast the country will still see a […]

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Taiwan-Canada-China: A triple-win model to prosperity

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Taiwan-Canada-China: A triple-win model to prosperity

When Taiwan and China signed the Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA) in June 2010, it meant opening the door for deeper economic ties across the Taiwan Strait but it was also a significant milestone after decades of hostilities and confrontation. When Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou took office two years ago, he wanted to improve on […]

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