Steve Verheul, pictured in Brussels in 2015, is known for his open-door policy with stakeholders, taking questions and hearing concerns. Lobbying communication reports show he's the fourth most-lobbied federal official in Canada this year.
Steve Verheul is deemed accessible and inclusive by industry stakeholders actively watching NAFTA talks.
Although federal politicians were careful not to criticize Americans on what they should do with their gun laws, one lawmaker told The Hill Times that it is about time they acknowledge they have a problem with lax rules for firearms.
B.C. Liberal MP Ron McKinnon’s travel visa application for China was denied for not providing detailed education, international travel and work information.
Due to the nature of the role of the chief electoral officer in overseeing federal elections, ‘unanimity in my view has had a significant historical importance,’ says Jean-Pierre Kingsley.
Our current government likes to boast we are a world leader in AI. We are doing some good research and training good researchers. But we shouldn’t let that make us complacent. AI research is just the tip of the iceberg. Much more is needed.
The federal government could foster these solutions by holding firm on their caribou deadlines next spring. It gets even better. Protecting caribou habitat can be part of goal to meet the Aichi Convention on Biodiversity, to conserve at least 17 per cent of lands by 2020.
All in all, we can collectively breathe a sigh of relief. Canada remains well-placed when it comes to terrorism and while we must remain vigilant and ensure that our protectors are adequately resourced, we must acknowledge that we are in a much better position than many of our closest allies.
Levon Martirosyan, the new Armenian ambassador, is serving his country in a new way as a diplomat in Canada. As a political appointee, he plans to activate the two countries' relationship through politics to build stronger business ties.
And Taiwan celebrates with a packed party at the Chateau Laurier.
Sabine Sparwasser's close relationship with Canada began with her Montreal-born husband Gary Soroka, a retired foreign service officer.
Also, ex-Canadian diplomat Shawn Barber is seeking provincial NDP nomination.