From left, Liberal Senator Lillian Dyck, Indigenous rights advocates Pamela Palmater and Sharon McIvor, and Liberal Senator Sandra Lovelace Nicholas. Ms. Palmater and Ms. McIvor will head to Washington, D.C., next month along with Shelagh Day to make their case against Canada’s ‘failure to abide by gender equality,’ Ms. Palmater said.
Upper Chamber’s approval of government compromise on removing sex discrimination in Indian Act comes with promise of vigilance.
'I’ve indicated quite clearly, it’s a non-starter. It’s simply how it is. A deal has to be good for all, and it has been good for North America in general and that’s fair game,' Lawrence MacAulay says of U.S. proposal in NAFTA negotiations to wind down supply management.
The October talks signal progress, but Canada is a long way off from reopening the embassy it closed in 2012.
Although federal politicians were careful not to criticize Americans on what they should do with their gun laws, one lawmaker told The Hill Times that it is about time they acknowledge they have a problem with lax rules for firearms.
In this, party or partisan lines should be minimized as much as humanly possible. We are all on the same side, determined to leave a better world and a more pristine environment to our children and grandchildren. It is the least we can do. In the spirit of the Montreal Protocol, let’s get to work. Right here. Right now.
With the recent announcement of immigration targets the government has taken an important step in the right direction. The next step is more challenging and requires sufficiently resourced processes to facilitate timely immigration and, most importantly, settlement support systems to ensure new residents and citizens have the best opportunity to integrate and contribute to society.
Former Japanese ambassador Kenjiro Monji is a jack of all trades. The 'sake samurai' and neck-tie collector spent two years in Canada, touching on files ranging from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal to cultural diplomacy.
Kenjiro Monji is retiring after 42 years in the foreign service, including nine overseas postings and four in ambassadorial positions.
U.K., France, and Germany's first female ambassadors to Canada say one way to have more women in diplomacy is for countries like Canada to set the agenda.
New heads of mission for Nigeria, Tunisia, Peru, and Zambia are also starting their postings.