Kallayana Vipattipumiprates arrived in Ottawa in February, straight from his previous posting in Iran, but only presented credentials in October.
Thailand’s Ambassador to Canada Kallayana Vipattipumiprates describes himself as an old-school diplomat who has tried to maintain some of that approach amid the difficulties of COVID-19.
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For Thailand’s new ambassador in Ottawa, his priorities are all about people.
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With Garneau's appointment as foreign affairs minister, the 'big message' to Biden in Washington is 'we have somebody here who can work with you' and who 'understands you,' says Carleton professor Fen Olser Hampson.
'Knowing that you won't get too many seats in the West, [Prime Minister Justin Trudeau] can turn around and say, ‘Well, I did everything I could to get the project going forward,' ' says a former diplomat.
Most of the job losses would be concentrated in 18 communities in Western Canada, according to the report, with Wood Buffalo, Alta., where Fort McMurray is located, and Estevan, Sask., expected to be hit hardest.