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Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland met with U.S. Democrat Richard Neal in Ottawa on Nov. 6. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Implementation of new NAFTA will be ‘important priority’ for Liberal government as U.S. negotiations progress

News|By Neil Moss
The U.S. chair of the House Agricultural Committee says he thinks the USMCA will be brought to the floor for a vote by the end of year.
Opinion|By Scott Taylor
It would seem that we have learned nothing from our 12-year fiasco in Afghanistan. We should get the hell out of Iraq now, because Canada had no stake in this conflict in the first place.
Opinion|By Cong Peiwu
Both China and Canada firmly support multilateralism, free trade, and the construction of an open world. It is my hope that our voices in this regard can be heard more in the future.
Opinion|By Lisa Van Dusen
Like so many narratives catalyzed by Donald Trump, the targeting of America’s career diplomats is likely about more than just Donald Trump.
A democratic system is not just about electing representatives, it's also about attempting to unite a society by consent around common goals, rules, socio-economic objectives, and values after elections.
Opinion|Erica Ifill
Take any time an internet giant is brought before a Congressional or parliamentary committee: the questions are inane and often fail to get to the crux of why the company is making an appearance.
Hill Times Columnists

It would seem that we have learned nothing from our 12-year fiasco in Afghanistan. We should get the hell out of Iraq now, because Canada had no stake in this conflict in the first place.
Labour sought to redistribute the wealth, the Conservatives tried to defend the existing order, and most people made their choices according to their position in the economic pyramid.
Like so many narratives catalyzed by Donald Trump, the targeting of America’s career diplomats is likely about more than just Donald Trump.
It would make sense to have Freeland in position to ensure that the more than two years of work Canada has put in to preserve North American free trade in the face of threats from Trump is not wasted.
The report on consular services for Canadians overseas will only have meaning if reflected in appropriate action by the government.
Foreign Policy
Given Canadians' self-professed preference for a minority government, 'I think we all are on probation,' Liberal MP Greg Fergus told diplomats.
Opinion|By Phil Gurski
Groups that hold extremist views and potentially violent extremist ones such as the Soldiers of Odin, the Proud Boys, and the IIIpercenters also tend to gravitate towards causes such as those espoused by Wexit.
Opinion
The thugs have taken over and are killing young anglo men at random and burning whole villages where some local resident is suspected of being one of the ‘Amba-boys’.
News|By Neil Moss
'This is a moment where Canada could potentially get ambitious in its international affairs,' says Canadian International Council president Ben Rowswell.
Opinion|By Scott Taylor
The truth is that the highly publicized U.S. assassinations of Osama bin Laden and Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi have done nothing to eliminate the threat of Islamic Jihadists. 
The new minority government has an exceptional opportunity to get international development policy right. It should look to both current and incoming development professionals for advice and delivery.
Foreign Policy
Ahead of NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh's meeting with the PM, he said in a presser yesterday that if his party's priorities, specifically pharmacare, aren't reflected in the Speech from the Throne, he would 'absolutely be open to voting against' it.
PIPSC president Debi Daviau says that the amount spent on outsourcing has increased ‘despite commitment by the government to reduce spending on external consultants to 2005 levels,’ at union’s annual general meeting.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has a relatively 'comfortable' minority Parliament, and could survive with one fewer vote if the new Speaker is a Liberal, says Samara's Paul Thomas.
Conservative Senators' questions over new Canadian Senators Group’s purpose are ‘sour grapes,’ says interim leader Senator Scott Tannas.
Plus, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh—who is third in line among party leaders to meet the PM—will be holding a presser with Alexandre Boulerice.
All of the Liberal and Conservative parties' top 25 candidates were elected on Oct. 21, while three NDP and one Bloc candidate lost despite being among their party’s strongest performers.

President’s trip the ‘crown’ of Croatian envoy’s four-year post

Marica Matkovic is returning to Croatia to help the country prepare for its first-ever Council of the EU presidency.

Education, ‘food diplomacy,’ ICAO council seat among early priorities for Malaysian envoy

The 'timing is good' for more high level visits after Canada's fall federal election, says Nor'aini Binti Abd Hamid.

Pakistani envoy urges Canada, world to be ‘more forceful’ with India on ‘humanitarian disaster’ in Kashmir

Pakistan has ‘regularly’ raised the issue with Canadian counterparts, says Raza Bashir Tarar, but the ‘festering’ situation in the ‘highly charged’ region is only getting worse.

Qatar hoping Canadian locale pays off for spot on Montreal-based UN aviation body

Countries like Qatar are vying for one of 36 spots on the International Civil Aviation Organization council for a three-year term. Canada is also looking to keep its seat, but won't say who is getting its support.
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