Plus, the French ambassador is hosting a March 21 charity dinner featuring creations by the PM's personal chef.
Belgian Ambassador Raoul Delcorde, speaking to reporters on March 8 at Ottawa's Rideau Club on Bank Street, says Belgium has more support for CETA than it did 18 months ago. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Belgium’s ambassador says his country is on board with ratifying the Canada-European Union free trade deal before the country’s next election in 2019.
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'At least at this stage, it's better to work the backrooms, work the players that have some influence with the White House, and try to ensure that such a threat doesn't become a reality,' says Canada-U.S. group co-chair.
'We do not celebrate the existence of this country in the same way other people do, because we think that the existence of this country came at a price to our ancestors and to us,' says Senator Murray Sinclair.
'Peter MacKay has a proven track record of uniting Conservatives, and that's precisely what he's doing in the leadership campaign. And that's what he'll do if he's elected as leader,' says Conservative MP Michael Cooper.
A spokesperson for the heritage minister says 'we are currently looking at models adopted in other countries on appropriate remuneration of news content and will come back with new propositions in due course.'