Minister of National Defence, Harjit Sajjan, participates in Rīga Conference 2021

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Ottawa – Minister of National Defence, Harjit S. Sajjan, provided pre-recorded remarks during the Rīga Conference 2021. The Minister’s remarks focused on grey-zone battlespace, illustrating the importance of being prepared to address complex threats such as the use of harmful cyber activities, disinformation, propaganda campaigns, and intelligence operations by our adversaries. In his statement, Minister Sajjan highlighted the sophisticated nature …

Freeland concludes successful G7, G20 Finance Ministers’ Meetings

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Ottawa –  This week the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Chrystia Freeland, successfully concluded a trip to Washington, D.C., where she attended the Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The Deputy Prime Minister also attended the G7 and G20 Finance Ministers’ and Central Banks Governors’ Meetings. In addition, the Minister of …

Border measures remain in place for travellers entering or returning to Canada

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Toronto – On October 12, 2021, the United States announced that in November, they will begin allowing fully vaccinated travellers from Canada to enter the United States at land and ferry points of entry for discretionary (non-essential reasons), such as tourism. The Canada Border Services Agency would like to remind travellers that border measures remain in place for travellers entering or …

Canada endorses G20 joint statement on trade and investment 

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Ottawa – International cooperation on rules-based trade is key to supporting a strong, sustainable, and inclusive economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, concluded successful meetings with her counterparts at the G20 Trade and Investment Ministerial Meeting in Sorrento, Italy.  Canada and the other G20 members endorsed a joint statement …

Minister Ng meets with counterparts at G20 Trade & Investment Ministers meeting

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Ottawa – International cooperation on rules-based trade is key to supporting a strong, sustainable and inclusive economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. On the margins of the G20 Trade and Investment Ministers meeting held in Italy on October 11 and 12, 2021, Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade met with key ministerial and trade counterparts, …

Canada confirms its support for Global Methane Pledge

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Vancouver, BC – Methane is responsible for around 30 percent of the global rise in temperatures to date and half a million premature deaths globally each year. It also accounts for about 13 percent of Canada’s total greenhouse gas emissions. Slashing emissions from methane is one of the fastest and lowest cost ways to fight climate change and is one of the …

Canadian-born David Card among 3 winners of Nobel in economics

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Sweden (AP) – A Canadian economist based in the U.S. won the Nobel prize for economics Monday for pioneering research that showed an increase in minimum wage does not lead to less hiring and immigrants do not lower pay for native-born workers, challenging commonly held ideas. Two others shared the award for creating a way to study these types of societal …

Minister Ng meets with counterparts at OECD ministerial meeting

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Ottawa – Toward its commitment to a long-term economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and to develop a strong global economy that is inclusive, green, and sustainable, Canada is dedicated to supporting Canadian businesses and the free flow of products and services across international borders. On the margins of the Ministerial Council Meeting of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and …

Recognizes Canada’s veterinary community during Animal Health Week 2021

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Ottawa – Dr. Mary Jane Ireland, Canada’s Chief Veterinary Officer (CVO), has issued the following statement in recognition of Canada’s veterinary community during Animal Health Week: “The COVID-19 pandemic underlines the importance of One Health, an approach that recognizes the connectedness of human health, animal health, and environmental health. During Animal Health Week, from October 3 to 9, 2021, the veterinary …