Steve Verheul, pictured in Brussels in 2015, is known for his open-door policy with stakeholders, taking questions and hearing concerns. Lobbying communication reports show he's the fourth most-lobbied federal official in Canada this year.
Canada’s chief NAFTA negotiator Steve Verheul most lobbied federal bureaucrat
Steve Verheul is deemed accessible and inclusive by industry stakeholders actively watching NAFTA talks.
MPs careful not to condemn U.S. gun laws after Las Vegas mass shooting, but NDP MP Dubé says it’s an ‘unsustainable situation’
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.
Canada’s former chief electoral officers hope feds find new elections watchdog by December, say unanimous House consent important
Due to the nature of the role of the chief electoral officer in overseeing federal elections, ‘unanimity in my view has had a significant historical importance,’ says Jean-Pierre Kingsley.
Artificial intelligence has huge implications for our future
Our current government likes to boast we are a world leader in AI. We are doing some good research and training good researchers. But we shouldn’t let that make us complacent. AI research is just the tip of the iceberg. Much more is needed.
Subtle form of adult supervision exercised daily in both Pyongyang and Washington, D.C.
If one of these generals actually found himself in the position of having to stop Trump, he would face an agonizing decision. All his training tells him that he must obey civilian authority, and he will certainly be court-martialled if he disobeys a presidential order. On the other hand, he must not allow millions of human beings to die because of a stupid mistake.
Caribou need large tracts of intact forest to survive, feds should help this northern jewel
The federal government could foster these solutions by holding firm on their caribou deadlines next spring. It gets even better. Protecting caribou habitat can be part of goal to meet the Aichi Convention on Biodiversity, to conserve at least 17 per cent of lands by 2020.
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Takeaways so far from the terrorist attack in Edmonton
All in all, we can collectively breathe a sigh of relief. Canada remains well-placed when it comes to terrorism and while we must remain vigilant and ensure that our protectors are adequately resourced, we must acknowledge that we are in a much better position than many of our closest allies.
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Levon Martirosyan, the new Armenian ambassador, is serving his country in a new way as a diplomat in Canada. As a political appointee, he plans to activate the two countries' relationship through politics to build stronger business ties.
New Armenian envoy, a political appointee, to look for stronger economic ties
And Taiwan celebrates with a packed party at the Chateau Laurier.
German envoy’s return to Canada a ‘dream’ job, will focus on CETA
Sabine Sparwasser's close relationship with Canada began with her Montreal-born husband Gary Soroka, a retired foreign service officer.