Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland has the U.S. trade file as she oversees NAFTA renegotiations, while Trade Minister François-Philippe Champagne has the rest of the world, one observer noted.
Observers say François-Philippe Champagne has plenty on his plate with markets outside the U.S., while Chrystia Freeland is uniquely qualified to deal with NAFTA and the protectionist U.S. administration.
The Mining Association of Canada teamed up with NGOs to push the government on reviews of the Canadian Environment Assessment Act and Fisheries Act.
As the government enters the second half of its mandate, political implications of government policies might become a bigger part of lobbying strategies.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has restated Canadian opposition to sending personnel to the new U.S.-NATO effort in Afghanistan or to participating in the ballistic missile defence system, in the face of renewed calls from Washington for more support for alliance commitments.
Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan says the Liberal government has outdone its predecessors by producing the country's first 'fully funded' defence policy to provide sustainable, long-term funding for the Canadian Armed Forces.
The Islamic State and other nasties are not opting to use the refugee system in a calculated way to besiege us with suicide bombers. There is simply no data to support the belief that they are. This is not fake news: it is based on what we know rather than what we are convinced is true. We need our policies and laws to be drafted using real information, not conjecture.
Close to 50 consultants enjoyed hotdogs and drinks at Tavern on the Hill.
Susan le Jeune d’Allegeershecque has 32 years of experience in the foreign service. Her previous postings include Washington, Paris, and Vienna.
Susan le Jeune d’Allegeershecque is the first female U.K. high commissioner to Canada.
Levon Martirosyan, Armenia's new ambassador, will soon arrive, and five new envoys will present credentials on Aug. 31.