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Trudeau congratulates Varadkar for being re-elected PM of Ireland

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DUBLIN — Lawmakers elected Leo Varadkar as Ireland’s prime minister for a second time to succeed Micheál Martin to defend the center ground of Irish politics against Sinn Féin. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau congratulated Varadkar. He said: “Congratulations on returning to your role as Taoiseach, Let’s pick up where we left off, my friend – let’s keep making progress …

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Minister of Transport to travel to UAE, Qatar, Egypt

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Ottawa – Omar Alghabra, Minister of Transport, is taking part in a one-week tour to Qatar, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Egypt. Minister Alghabra will represent the Government of Canada at a closing event to mark the handover of hosting duties for the 2026 FIFA World Cup in North America. He will be joined by representatives from the United …

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Canada steps up with new funding to protect biodiversity in developing countries

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Montréal – The vast majority of the world’s biodiversity is found in developing countries, where the greatest impacts of the twin crises of biodiversity loss and climate change are being felt. As Canada hosts the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15) in Montréal, Quebec, from December 7 to 19, 2022, it …

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Travelling during holiday season? CBSA gives tips 

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Ottawa – The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) reminds all travellers of what to expect when crossing the border this holiday season, whether they will be returning to or visiting Canada. Here are some tips to help you plan for your trip: Plan ahead and check border wait times and alternate ports of entry. Travellers crossing the border by land are encouraged …

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Minister Sajjan: Canada will maintain pressure on Iranian govt

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Ottawa – Defence Minister, Harjit Sajjan met in London with Dr Shirin Ebadi, Iranian political activist, lawyer, a former judge and human rights activist and founder of Defenders of Human Rights Center in Iran. He said: “As calls for equality and justice grow louder, the Iranian government continues to violently quell protests. I spent an afternoon with Dr Shirin Ebadi, …

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Canada, Kuwait sign deal to enhance development cooperation

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Kuwait City – Canada and Kuwait have enjoyed strong bilateral ties since they established diplomatic relations almost 60 years ago. The 2 countries have common global priorities, including increasing food security and promoting education, and they already engage closely in several key multilateral institutions. The Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development …

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Bolstering visa processing capacities in Islamabad

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Ottawa – Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister Melanie Joly met with the Pakistan community and informed them of bolstering visa processing capacities in Islamabad, Pakistan as part of the new Indo-Pacific Strategy. She said: “It was a pleasure to discuss this and other ways our strategy is supporting Pakistani communities like those in Mississauga, alongwith MP Iqra Khalid.” Other Liberal MPs …

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Canada, G7 impose price cap on Russian crude oil

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Ottawa – Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that Canada is imposing further measures in response to the Russian regime’s illegal invasion and attempted annexation of Ukrainian territory. As winter approaches and the cold sets in, people around the world—particularly those in low or middle income countries—are focused on fulfilling their most basic needs, like heating their homes. …

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Joly talks about supporting biodiversity with UN Secretary General

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Montreal – Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister Melanie Joly help meeting with UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres at Convention on Biological Diversity, COP15. She said: “Canada is committed to building a more sustainable future and we reaffirmed that commitment. We also discussed what we can do to further support biodiversity and nature protection.”

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Minister Ng concludes successful trade mission to Japan

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Tokyo – Advancing women’s economic empowerment and participation in trade is fundamental to the Government of Canada’s Export Diversification Strategy and key to ensuring that Canada’s economic future is inclusive, sustainable and resilient. Mary Ng, Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development, concluded her participation in the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada’s women-only trade mission to …