Minister Fast celebrates with Brazilian students completing their term in schools across Canada.
Minister Fast celebrates with Brazilian students completing their term in schools across Canada.
"Canada is taking further action against the Iranian regime by expanding sanctions."
The Honourable Diane Ablonczy, Minister of State of Foreign Affairs (Americas and Consular Affairs), travels to Mexico, Peru and Guatemala to promote Canada’s ongoing engagement in the Americas.
Canada will be a strong voice at the TPP negotiating table.
Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today announced that he will travel to Morocco to attend the Friends of the Syrian People meeting on December 12, 2012, where he will announce new support for the people of Syria.
Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird and the Honourable Diane Ablonczy, Minister of State of Foreign Affairs (Americas and Consular Affairs), issued a statement in response to Typhoon Bopha, which has claimed more than 40 lives.
The Honourable Diane Ablonczy, Minister of State of Foreign Affairs (Americas and Consular Affairs), tours the Panama Canal Expansion Project and receives a briefing on the construction by deputy project manager Corina Briceño.
Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird issued the following statement on the release of political prisoners in Burma: “Canada welcomes reports that a number of political prisoners have been released by the Burmese authorities."
Minister Ablonczy, on behalf of Minister Fast, led a trade mission to Peru, Colombia and Panama from November 11 to 16, focusing on the infrastructure subsectors of energy, transportation and water.
Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird issued the following statement: “This week, we stand with people of Ukrainian descent across Canada and around the world in remembering the Holodomor."
Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird and International Cooperation Minister Julian Fantino issue a statement: “Canada is distressed by the lack of openness, transparency and timeliness that has characterized vote tabulation.
Canada and Japan will meet on November 26 in Tokyo for the first full round of trade negotiations.
The Honourable Diane Ablonczy, Minister of State of Foreign Affairs (Americas and Consular Affairs), participates in a series of events in Central America that reinforce Canadian efforts to improve security and stability throughout the region.
Canada’s pro-trade leadership and refreshed Global Commerce Strategy will help generate prosperity for Canadians in every region of the country.
The Honourable Diane Ablonczy, Minister of State of Foreign Affairs (Americas and Consular Affairs), visits Brazil from August 24 to 31, 2012 to expand Canada’s relations with Brazilian municipal and state leaders and partners.
Baird leads Canadian Delegation to the United Nations General Assembly
Minister Fast travels to Saudi Arabia October 5-7 and to Jordan October 8-10 to promote the numerous advantages of deepening Canada’s trade and investment relationships in the Middle East.
Canada’s pro-trade leadership and refreshed Global Commerce Strategy will help generate prosperity for Canadians in every region of the country, Minister Fast says.
Minister Fast and his Chinese counterpart Chen Deming discussed how to expand economic relations between Canada and China in a way that is mutually beneficial.
Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird issued a statement: “Canada has closed its embassy in Iran, effective immediately, and declared personae non gratae all remaining Iranian diplomats in Canada... "
Canada supports Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation's (APEC) objectives of free and open markets.
Minister Baird and Minister Fantino announce new support in response to the crisis in Syria. “Canada is deeply concerned about the impact of the Syrian crisis on neighbouring countries,” said Baird, while visiting refugee Camp Zaatari on the Jordan-Syria border.
Minister Fast launched a series of consultations to help refresh the Global Commerce Strategy (GCS). He also received an advisory panel report on international education.
The Honourable Diane Ablonczy, Minister of State of Foreign Affairs (Americas and Consular Affairs), travels to Kingston, Jamaica, to participate in celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of the country’s independence on August 6, 2012.
Minister Fast met with his counterparts to discuss bilateral relations and a shared commitment to a successful Canada-EU trade agreement.
The Honourable Diane Ablonczy, Minister of State of Foreign Affairs (Americas and Consular Affairs), tours Canada from July 18 to August 3 to reach out to Canadians to raise awareness of the various services the government provides to Canadians travelling abroad.
On July 6, 2012, Canada imposed further sanctions against Syria under the Special Economic Measures Act in response to the continued gravity of the situation in Syria.
Minister Fast highlighted the important role the Canadian aerospace sector plays in generating jobs and prosperity in Canada while visiting the Bombardier facility in Toronto.
The Honourable Diane Ablonczy, Minister of State of Foreign Affairs (Americas and Consular Affairs), will travel to The Hague, Madrid, Barcelona, Vienna and Bratislava from June 25 to 30, 2012.
Minister Fast welcomes a favourable ruling in a trade dispute with the U.S. over the timber-pricing system for British Columbia’s Interior.
WTO appeal decision confirmed that U.S. Country-of-Origin Labelling measure discriminates against Canadian livestock and is inconsistent with WTO trade obligations of U.S.
Minister Fast meets with stakeholders and key transportation and industry leaders to discuss ways to build on Canada's competitive advantages and further deepen trade and investment ties throughout the Asia-Pacific region.
Minister Baird today announced Canadian support for projects that enhance global peace and security, support that demonstrates Canada’s continued leadership in the international effort to combat terrorism.
Minister Fast leads trade mission to Russia from June 4-8 and attends APEC meeting in Kazan.
Minister Baird delivered a speech at the University of Calgary School of Public Policy during the Public Policy Dinner in Vancouver, British Columbia on May 22, 2012.
Minister of State Ablonczy, attends the 42nd Regular Session of the Organization of American States (OAS) General Assembly, which will take place in Cochabamba, Bolivia, from June 3 to 5, 2012.
The Honourable Diane Ablonczy, Minister of State of Foreign Affairs, will travel to Miami today, to meet with stakeholders to discuss consular affairs and the Americas. She will then travel to Jamaica for an official visit on May 24 and 25.
Ministers Fast and Baird announce launch of investment talks with Benin and Burkina Faso.
Minister Fast attends OECD and WTO meetings May 22-24, in Paris to discuss ways to deepen and improve global trade and investment ties.
Canada imposed further sanctions against Syria in response to the Syrian government's continuing repression of Syrian civilians.
Minister Fast tells members of the American Chamber of Commerce that Canada and U.S. need to pursue Asia-Pacific markets together.
"Peru and Honduras are important partners for Canada in the Americas," said Minister of State Ablonczy. "This visit served to strengthen these key bilateral relationships"
Minister Fast led a five-day visit to Asia-Pacific region to highlight Canada’s commitment to deeper trade and investment ties.
Minister of State Ablonczy travels to Brazil, Barbados, and Trinidad and Tobago, accompanying the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, on his visit to the three countries from April 28 to May 1st, 2012.
Expanded Agreement would mean more jobs and opportunities for Canadian workers and businesses.
New trade initiative will reduce business costs, facilitate cross-border trade and improve the monitoring of steel imports.
A free trade agreement with world's third-largest economy will create jobs, growth and long-term prosperity for Canadian businesses, workers and families.
Minister Baird presents this year’s John Diefenbaker Defender of Human Rights and Freedom Award.
Minister Fast highlights competitive advantages of integrated Canada-U.S. economies during his visit to the U.S., March 7-12.
Canada’s significant investment will create local jobs and economic growth, while facilitating the movement of Canadian exports to high-growth Asian markets.
The deteriorating security situation in Syria has led us to suspend our services at both our embassy and consulate in Syria, effective immediately.
Minister of State Ablonczy travels to Panama and Guatemala from January 13 to 14, 2012
Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today issued the following statement: “The continuing, appalling violence perpetrated by the Assad regime on the people of Syria compels us to again tighten the vise on those responsible.
On January 31, 2012, Canada imposed further sanctions against Iran under the Special Economic Measures Act.
Canada selects six promising digital media start-ups to take part in the new Canadian Technology Accelerator initiative in New York City (NCY).
The Honourable Ed Fast and the Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport), welcomed the conclusion of the fourth round of Canada-India trade negotiations taking place in Delhi from February 13 to 16, 2012.
Minister Fast accompanies Prime Minister Harper on a visit to China from February 7 to 11 to meet with the Chinese president and Chinese premier, and to promote trade relations between our two countries.
Minister Fast highlights Canada as a top investment destination with investors.
Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird wrapped up a busy and successful three-day visit to the British capital.
Canadian cattle, sheep and goat producers will benefit from new access to the Philippine market. Free and open trade is the best way to create jobs and prosperity for Canadians, said Minister Fast.
"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."
Canada helps to lead efforts that result in anti-protectionist pledge adopted by 23 members of the World Trade Organization.
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.