Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland. Increased security and resilience training is needed for diplomats due to an increasingly complex security environment, an internal report from her ministry states.
The report floats the idea of diplomats' spouses getting secret security clearance for safety reasons. It comes at a time when departmental spending is set to be reduced in part from mission security funding.
Latvia was the first EU country to ratify the agreement in February.
But the government was praised for programs to help indigenous and older Canadians attain post-secondary education, and for measures to bolster innovation-based industries.
Popcorn and grilled cheese at the Met or divine hors d'oeuvres at Riviera were among choices for those looking to take the edge off from budget day in Ottawa last week.
Vikas Swarup is the author of the book Q&A, which was adapted into the award-winning film Slumdog Millionaire.
Vikas Swarup arrived on Feb. 28 and has already met with several ministers.
In his new book, veteran foreign affairs reporter Mike Blanchfield analyzes Harper's foreign policy and looks at the challenges ahead for the Trudeau Liberals.
Post-Soviet states are also celebrating 25 years of diplomatic relations with Canada.