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No replacing need for in-person diplomacy, say chairs, as work of interparliamentary groups goes on

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The 13 interparliamentary associations haven't been able to travel or host foreign delegations since last March, but their work has continued virtually with some technical issues.
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A tough, bipartisan American approach on China could put additional pressure on Canada, but questions loom over whether Joe Biden's campaign rhetoric will be met with White House action.
Feature|By Neil Moss
Ambassador Weibert Arthus says working as a diplomat during the pandemic has been 'very difficult' and submitting his letter of credence virtually was 'really, really bizarre.'
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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.
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The new mandate letters add new priorities to the instructions given to cabinet ministers in the 2019 mandate letters.
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A potential Serbian accession to the EU could be attractive to Canada, as the new ambassador says it would be 'very much' interested in accessing the Canada-EU free trade pact.
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'We simply have to find the bandwidth for the joint committee to meet virtually or in a hybrid format,' says Independent Senator Yuen Pau Woo, who is designated to become co-chair of the Scrutiny of Regulations Joint Co
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The NCC has proposed building six new embassies in the Mechanicsville neighbourhood, which would increase the diplomatic presence west of downtown Ottawa.
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Canada is ‘deeply shocked’ by the mob that stormed Capitol Hill, says Foreign Minister François-Philippe Champagne, as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau notes his ‘concern.’
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The $1.39-billion renewal of the Middle East strategy that was announced in the 2019 budget lapses at the end of the current fiscal year.
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'An illegitimate election [on] Dec. 6 cannot result in a legitimate new assembly,' says Venezuelan Ambassador Orlando Viera-Blanco.
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With the expiration of the hybrid Parliament arrangement on Dec. 11, any House recall or committee meetings in the winter break will have to be conducted in person.
Feature|By Neil Moss
Plus, Housefather, Poilievre, and May take-up Cuzner's traditional Christmas roast; and past PM Brian Mulroney recovering after health scare.
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A House Committee for International Trade report called for the government to release its plan on ratifying the new deal or have a ;detailed articulation' of how it will support Canadian exporters who trade with the U.K.
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Progressive Senator Pierre Dalphond says it is 'unrealistic' for the Senate to pass Bill C-7 before the Dec. 18 judicial deadline and is urging the government to ask for an extension.
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A PMO spokesperson wouldn't say if any cabinet members will be headed to Washington next January for Joe Biden's inauguration.
Feature|By Neil Moss
Plus, six former Parliamentarians are given Order of Canada honour, and Murray Sinclair to leave the Senate at the end of January.
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In 2019, the PBO projected the cost of 15 CSC frigates to be nearly $70-billion. The defence department says the ships are still projected to cost between $56- and $60-billion.
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Plus, things got heated in a recent Health Committee exchange, and Independent Senator Murray Sinclair is releasing a new book in 2022.
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There are 13 sitting days left before the House rises on Dec. 11. Liberals say the text of the new Canada-U.K. transitional deal may not be available for another two to four weeks.
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'The methods they are using aren't capturing a certain segment of the population,' Abacus Data's David Coletto says of U.S. pollsters.
Feature|By Neil Moss
Plus, Trudeau champions press freedom at an international conference, and MPs congratulate Biden and Harris on their election win and call on feds to extend invitation for a parliamentary address.
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'We are seeing the inevitable conversation about crucial policy decisions on resources come to the fore with [where] inevitably you'll see differences,' says former Liberal strategist John Delacourt.
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The embassy compiles an exhaustive list of potential cabinet members and those who may be appointed to key positions, which include their history and their ties to Canada, say former diplomats.
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'We're here to support the aspirations of the Belarusian people, and certainly not the aspirations of Russia vis-à-vis their relations and their ongoing influence in Belarus,' noted a Global Affairs official on Nov. 5.
Feature|By Neil Moss
Plus, Yasmin Ratansi resigns from the Liberal caucus and Hillites commemorate the life of Alex Trebek.
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PMO spokesperson Alex Wellstead says mandate letters are 'built off of the Speech from the Throne and will be released in due course.'
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'Canada cannot risk losing market share to our competitors,' says CAFTA executive director Claire Citeau, after the U.K. and Japan recently concluded a new trade pact.
Feature|By Neil Moss
Plus, Rodger Cuzner was named Canada’s next consul general in Boston; and the Canadian Labour Congress endorses Bill Morneau’s OECD bid, but not everyone is on board.
Feature|By Neil Moss
Plus, former Tory Senator David Braley dies at 79, and the case of a middle finger and a missing shirt.
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Chinese Ambassador Cong Peiwu told reporters on Oct. 15 a parliamentary recognition that the Chinese government is committing genocide against the Uyghurs would be met with a 'strong reaction.'
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'In the riding and everywhere in Canada today, there are questions about the rise of China,' says Matthew Fisher, who is hoping to be the Conservative candidate in Kanata-Carleton, Ont.

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