Belarusian opposition leader visit to Ottawa

Canada imposes additional sanctions on Belarusian regime

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Ottawa – During the visit of Belarusian opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, announced that Canada is imposing further sanctions on the Lukashenko regime for facilitating and enabling Russia’s illegal invasion and attempted annexation of Ukrainian territory. By letting its territory serve as a launching pad for Russia’s egregious attacks against Ukraine, the Belarusian leadership is …

Blinken meets Trudeau

Trudeau, Joly meet with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken

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Ottawa – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Foreign Affairs Minister Melanie Joly met with the United States Secretary of State, Antony J. Blinken, during Secretary Blinken’s visit to Canada. The Prime Minister and the Secretary of State recognized the strength and unique character of the U.S.-Canada relationship, and emphasized the commitment of both of their governments to advancing bilateral cooperation …

29th Annual Report on Public Service of Canada

29th Annual Report on Public Service of Canada is out

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Ottawa – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau welcomed the Twenty-Ninth Annual Report on the Public Service of Canada, which was presented to him by the Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet and Head of the Federal Public Service, Janice Charette. The report outlines the work of public servants over the past year to address ongoing and emerging …

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Inflation down to 7.6% on year-over-year basis in July

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Ottawa – The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 7.6% on a year-over-year basis in July, down from an 8.1% gain in June. The deceleration was a result of slower year-over-year growth in gasoline prices. Excluding gasoline, prices rose 6.6% year over year in July, following a 6.5% increase in June, as upward pressure on prices remained broad-based. On a monthly basis, the CPI rose 0.1% in July, …

Chrystia Freeland budget 2022

Keeping trucking industry strong, making life more affordable

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Ottawa – Chrystia Freeland, Deputy PM said: “I would like to begin by acknowledging that we are gathered in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People. “I want to thank my wonderful colleague, Darren Fisher. And I also want to thank the people from Armour who I’ve had the pleasure of spending a few hours with today. …

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Minister Joly to attend G20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Indonesia

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Ottawa – Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that she will be travelling to Bali, Indonesia, from July 6 to 9, 2022, to participate in the G20 Foreign Affairs Ministers’ Meeting. The G20 foreign ministers will be convening at a time when the world is struggling with unprecedented challenges such as climate change, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the growing food …

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Canada imposes additional sanctions on Russian oligarchs

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Ottawa – Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, announced that Canada is imposing new sanctions under the Special Economic Measures (Russia) Regulations in response to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s ongoing egregious and unjustifiable invasion of Ukraine. These new measures impose restrictions on 14 individuals including Russian oligarchs, their family members, and close associates of the Putin regime. These individuals have directly …

Trudeau congratulates President Macron

Trudeau congratulates President Macron on his re-election

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Ottawa – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau issued the following statement on the result of France’s presidential election: “On behalf of the Government of Canada, I congratulate President Emmanuel Macron on his re-election. “Canada and France are close friends, allies, and partners. Our relationship is rooted in centuries of shared history. We cooperate closely in international forums, including the United Nations, …

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Bank of Canada increases policy interest rate

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Ottawa – The Bank of Canada today increased its target for the overnight rate to ½ %, with the Bank Rate at ¾ % and the deposit rate at ½ %. The Bank is continuing its reinvestment phase, keeping its overall holdings of Government of Canada bonds on its balance sheet roughly constant until such time as it becomes appropriate …