Canada helps to lead efforts that result in anti-protectionist pledge adopted by 23 members of the World Trade Organization.
Canada helps to lead efforts that result in anti-protectionist pledge adopted by 23 members of the World Trade Organization.
"Canada strongly believes that the success of transition and transformation can only be ensured through the full acceptance by Afghanistan and the international community of the principle of mutual accountability."
The Honourable Diane Ablonczy, Minister of State of Foreign Affairs (Americas and Consular Affairs), announced she will visit Uruguay and Argentina from December 7 to 11, 2011.
Minister Fast travels to Europe December 9-17 to promote two-way benefits of Canada-European Union Trade Agreement, and to attend the Eighth WTO Ministerial Conference.
Minister Fast says that the Canada-EU trade deal will create jobs during an address in Vancouver to the Italian Chamber of Commerce.
The Honourable Diane Ablonczy, Minister of State of Foreign Affairs (Americas and Consular Affairs), is undertaking an outreach tour to Montreal, Fredericton and Halifax from October 11 to 14, 2011, to exchange views on issues pertaining to consular affairs and to advance Canada’s priorities in the Americas.
"Canada welcomes the Arab League’s courageous decision to put sanctions on the Assad regime."
Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird concluded a highly successful visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Kuwait.
Canada wins WTO Case on U.S. Country-of-Origin Labelling. WTO decision will benefit Canadian farm families, livestock industry and economy.
Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird issued a statement in response to the recently foiled plot to assassinate the Saudi Arabian ambassador to the United States.
Minister Fast delivered a keynote address at a luncheon organized by the Vancouver Board of Trade where he reiterated Canada's commitment to deepening Canada's trade relationships in high-growth Asian markets.
Minister Fast announces funding for 99 organizations and promotes Canada as an investment destination of choice.
Minister Fast visits Washington, D.C., to reinforce the strong Canada-U.S. relationship, and how free and open trade is the best way to create jobs and economic growth in both our countries.
Minister Fast made a trade visit to China October 7-14 to drive Canada’s success in key priority market.
Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird visits Tripoli to assess the situation there and to announce the latest phase of Canada’s support for Libya’s transition to the post-Qadhafi era.
Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird delivered an address during a round-table consultation regarding the establishment of Canada's Office of Religious Freedom on October 3, 2011 in Ottawa.
Minister Fast traveled to Japan and Indonesia September 30 to October 3, 2011 to help strengthen Canada’s trade and investment ties with Asia.
Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird delivers Canada's address to the 66th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York City on September 26, 2011.
Minister of State Ablonczy visits Mexico and the Dominican Republic from September 12 to 16, 2011.
On September 26, Minister Fast signed the Canada-Kuwait Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA). This agreement will encourage two-way trade and investment by providing greater predictability and certainty for investors.
Minister Baird attends the 66th UN General Assembly in New York City from September 20 to 27, 2011.
Minister Fast visits Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island to meet with business leaders and discuss benefits that a trade agreement with the European Union will bring to East Coast businesses and workers.
On September 13, 2011, Minister Baird issued a statement on Canada's response to the situation in Libya.
Minister Fast reaffirms Canada’s support for the sealing industry by highlighting World Trade Organization challenge of unjust EU ban on Canadian seal products.
Minister of State Ablonczy travels to Valparaíso, Chile, to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the signing of the Inter-American Democratic Charter on September 3, 2011.
On September 1, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced that Canada has lifted the unilateral economic sanctions it imposed on Libya on February 27, 2011, now that the Qadhafi regime no longer holds power.
Minister Baird delivered on a pledge to Canadians to release two reports summarizing consultations on the Shared Vision for Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness on August 29th, 2011.
Minister Fast announced that four Canadian aerospace and defence associations will receive nearly $300,000 to help their sectors compete globally.
On August 18, Prime Minister Stephen Harper issued a statement on the situation in Syria.
John Baird, Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister, meets with his Mexican counterpart, Secretary of Foreign Affairs Patricia Espinosa, on August 15, 2011, in Mexico City.
Minister Fast addressed the Economic Club of Canada highlighting how international trade benefits Canadian families, and reiterating the government’s commitment to deepening and broadening Canada’s trading relationships.
John Baird, Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister, meets with his U.S. counterpart, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, on August 4, 2011, in Washington, D.C.
Agreement demonstrates our government’s commitment to creating good new jobs and economic growth for Canadian families, workers and businesses.
Minister Fast visits Optilume Engineered Light Corporation to discuss benefits of recent trade mission he led to Brazil.
Diane Ablonzcy, Minister of State of Foreign Affairs (Americas and Consular Affairs), attends the inauguration of Peru’s new president, Ollanta Humala, in Lima on July 28, 2011.
John Baird, Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister, visits the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Ottawa on July 26, 2011.
Canada makes major progress in trade negotiations with the European Union. An agreement with the potential to boost two-way trade could be reached by 2012.
John Baird, Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister, travels to Bali, Indonesia from July 21 to 24, to attend the 44th ASEAN Ministerial Conference as well as the 18th ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF).
John Baird, Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister, will be travelling to China from July 16 to 20, 2011. This trip will help deepen the Canada-China bilateral relationship and carry through on the momentum established by the Canada-China Joint Statement which was signed by Prime Minister Harper and Premier Wen Jiabao in December 2009.
John Baird, Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister, emerged from the fourth meeting of the Contact Group on Libya in Istanbul, Turkey, and expressed Canada’s continued commitment to protecting Libyan civilians on July 15, 2011.
On July 11, Minister Fast will lead a round-table discussion in Vancouver organized by the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce. The discussion follows his meeting with Indo-Canadian business leaders in Mississauga on July 7.
John Baird, Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister meets with the Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates, Mohamed Abdulla Al Ghafli in Ottawa on July 5, 2011.
John Baird, Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister, presented remarks to the Canada-China business community at a luncheon of the Canada China Business Council (CCBC) on June 29, 2011 in Toronto.
Minister Fast took advantage of his first international visit to open doors for Canadian companies and promoted trade, investment and economic growth.
John Baird, Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister visits Benghazi, Libya, where he met with leaders of Libya’s National Transitional Council (NTC).
John Baird, Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister, had a meeting in Rome with Franco Frattini, Italy’s Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Minister of State of Foreign Affairs (Americas and Consular Affairs) Diane Ablonczy travelled to Guatemala City to attend the International Conference in Support of the Central America Security Strategy, which will take place June 22 and 23, 2011.
John Baird, Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister, presented opening remarks at the Canada-India Education Summit hosted by Carleton University in collaboration with the High Commission of India, the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute and Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada.
Report praises Canada’s strong economic performance in weathering global recession and highlights Canada’s aggressive trade agenda.
Minister of State of Foreign Affairs (Americas and Consular Affairs) Diane Ablonczy attended the 41st Regular Session of the Organization of American States (OAS) General Assembly, which will take place in San Salvador, El Salvador, from June 5 to 7, 2011.
On May 24, 2011, Canada made a statement announcing that targeted sanctions would be imposed against members of the current Syrian regime under the Special Economic Measures Act.
Minister Ed Fast announces Canada will move quickly to reintroduce implementing legislation for Canada-Panama Free Trade Agreement.
Minister Ed Fast delivers inaugural keynote address at B2B Forum and holds bilateral meeting with Mexico's Secretary of the Economy, Bruno Ferrari.
Minister Ed Fast participated in a round table on business prospects between Canada and India and discussed how the two countries can work together to create jobs and opportunities.
Minister Fast met with Russian First Deputy Prime Minister Viktor Zubkov in Ottawa on the occasion of the IEC Meeting - Canada's most important forum for bilateral exchanges on trade and investment issues with Russia.
Minister Fast launched the Canadian Chamber of Commerce's 2011 International Trade Day with a keynote address, his first as Canada's Minister of International Trade.
May 25 - Prime Minister Harper announces his team of parliamentary secretaries, who will assist ministers with their parliamentary duties.
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development forecasts sustained, strong growth for Canada in 2011 and 2012. Canada scores at or near the top in every sector considered by OECD in its Your Better Life Index.
The Honourable Ted Menzies, Minister of State for Finance, represents Canada at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development from May 24 to 26, 2011.
On May 18, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the nomination of John Baird as Minister of Foreign Affairs.
On May 18, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the nomination of Ed Fast as Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway.
On March 13, International Trade Minister Peter Van Loan and Minister of State Denis Lebel announced the launch of a public consultation on the shared vision for Canada-U.S. perimeter security and economic competitiveness.
Minister Cannon travelled to Cairo on March 16. This visit followed the G-8 foreign ministers’ meeting in Paris, where ministers discussed a comprehensive response to the situation in the Middle East and North Africa.
Minister Cannon attended the G-8 foreign ministers’ meeting in Paris on March 14 and 15, 2011.
Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon travelled to Geneva, Switzerland, on February 28 to attend the 16th session of the UN Human Rights Council to address the issue of human rights in the Middle East and North Africa and to make an address to the Conference on Disarmament.
Minister Cannon travelled to Rome to meet Mr. Franco Frattini, the Italian foreign affairs minister, to further the solid relationship that Canada has with Italy on February 24, 2011.
Parliamentary Secretary Obhrai travelled to Brussels on February 23, 2011, to represent Canada at a conference on Haiti titled “Haiti, One Year After the Earthquake: Perspectives on the International Humanitarian Response and the Role of Governance in Rebuilding Haiti.”
Minister Cannon travelled to New York City on February 23 to deliver a speech to the Council on Foreign Relations.
Minister Cannon met with Dipu Moni, Bangladesh’s Minister of Foreign Affairs to discuss the substantial and growing trade relationship between the two countries and issues of common concern including security, human rights and climate change in Ottawa on February 16.
Minister Cannon announced the creation of the John Diefenbaker Defender of Human Rights and Freedom Award by the Government of Canada on February 8, 2011.
Lawrence Cannon, Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs met with the Minister for Minorities of Pakistan, Shahbaz Bhatti, in Ottawa to discuss the current situation in Pakistan on February 7, 2011.
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Deepak Obhrai, completed a productive visit to Addis Ababa from January 24 to the 28, 2011.
Minister Cannon travelled to Algeria from January 9 to 11, 2011, and Qatar on January 12 and 13.
Minister Van Loan attended the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on January 28 and 29, 2011 to promote Canada’s many economic advantages as an investment destination.
Minister Van Loan visited Morocco on January 26 and 27, 2011 to promote freer trade and investment on the world stage.
Minister Van Loan visited Washington, D.C. on January 19 and 20 to discuss free trade, jobs and economic growth.
Minister Van Loan announced a sixth round of negotiations toward a comprehensive economic and trade agreement with the European Union. This agreement could create jobs and opportunities on both sides of the Atlantic.
Minister Van Loan visited Orlando, Florida, on January 13 and 14, 2011 to promote Canada’s economic strengths in Florida.
On January 4, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the nomination of Diane Ablonczy as Minister of State of Foreign Affairs (Americas and Consular Affairs).