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Canada Locks Up Key CARICOM Allies In Bid For UN Security Council Seat

Reading Time: < 1 minute Post Views: 69 Bridgetown, Barbados – Global Affairs Canada François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs concluded a successful series of meetings with leaders of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in Bridgetown, Barbados on behalf of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Over the past two days, Minister Champagne and CARICOM leaders discussed solutions to the impacts of climate […]

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Oath Of Canadian Citizenship Will Recognize Rights Of First Nations, Inuit And Métis Peoples

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 81 Ottawa – The Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, today introduced a Bill to amend the Citizenship Act to change Canada’s Oath of Citizenship. The bill responds to the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission by inserting text that refers to the rights of Indigenous Peoples. The proposed […]

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Canadian Flag Celebrated Its 55th Birthday

Reading Time: < 1 minute Post Views: 30 In 1964, Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson formed a committee to resolve the ongoing issue of the lack of an official Canadian flag, sparking a serious debate about a flag change to replace the Union Flag. Out of three choices, the maple leaf design by George Stanley, based on the flag of the Royal Military College of Canada, was […]

Black History Month Eastern Desk Top Stories

Hon. Mitzie Hunter On The Verge Of Political History

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 396 As the world celebrates Black History Month, there is one woman who hopes to make history as Canada’s first black woman to lead a provincial party and to bring that party into power by defeating Premier Doug Ford. Meet Mitzie Hunter, a 48-year-old Jamaican born, fearless woman who wants to lead Ontario’s […]

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Government Of Canada Launches School Bus Seatbelt Pilot Program

Reading Time: < 1 minute Post Views: 37 Each day, Canadian children travel to and from school every day on 51,670 school buses. In July 2018, Transport Canada published new requirements to support the voluntary installation of three-point seatbelts on school buses. Today, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Marc Garneau, announced that the Government of Canada is launching a […]

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Prime Minister Concludes A Super Productive Visit To Senegal

Reading Time: 3 minutes Post Views: 29 Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today concluded a successful visit to Senegal. The visit focused on deepening the two countries’ already strong ties through trade and investment and advancing shared priorities like democracy and governance, gender equality, and fighting climate change. Both Canada and Senegal will benefit from a stronger relationship. Senegal’s young […]

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Trudeau Wraps Meeting With African Leaders Then Heads To Kuwait To Meet Troops

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 26 Trudeau called for cooperation among international partners and governments to create economic opportunity and prosperity that is broadly shared ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau convened a meeting for African heads of state, foreign ministers and representatives of the United Nations and other multilateral bodies on Monday to discuss ways […]

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Meets With President of Ethiopia Zewde Sahle-Work

Reading Time: < 1 minute Post Views: 35 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today met with the President of Ethiopia, Zewde Sahle-Work. Prime Minister Trudeau and President Sahle-Work discussed opportunities to deepen trade and investment linkages, creating jobs and opportunities for people in Canada and Ethiopia. The Prime Minister expressed Canada’s interest in entering into negotiations on a Foreign Investment Protection […]