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  1. Canadians deserve better access to health care services and affordable medicines, regardless of where they live or their ability to pay. However, the health system in Canada has been facing significant challenges, such as overwhelmed emergency rooms, lack of access to a family doctor, and health care workers under enormous strain. The Government of Canada knows concerted and collaborative efforts by federal, provincial, and territorial governments are needed to continue to address these challenges.
  2. “We, the G7 foreign ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States and the High Representative of the European Union, join the UN and the European Union in condemning the announcement by Finance Minister of Israel Smotrich that five outposts are to be legalized in the West Bank..."
  3. “Today, Canada reflects on the genocide of more than 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys and the displacement of over 20,000 women and children, who were forcibly expelled from their homes by Bosnian Serb forces in Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina.”
  4. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced the following diplomatic appointment:
  5. Christopher Duggan (BA Hons [International Development Studies and Earth Sciences], Dalhousie University, 1999; MA [Public Policy and Administration—International Stream], Carleton University, 2002) joined the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade in 2002.
  6. At the start of what is predicted to be a devastating hurricane season, Canada is providing support to the Caribbean Region in the wake of Hurricane Beryl.
  7. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, announced today that she will participate in the 75th anniversary Summit of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in Washington, D.C., from July 9 to 11, 2024, alongside Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Honourable Bill Blair, Minister of National Defence.
  8. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today met with the Right Honourable David Lammy, Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs of the United Kingdom.
  9. The undersigned members of the Media Freedom Coalition note with deep concern the trial of Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich in Russia.
  10. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that she will visit London, United Kingdom, from July 7 to 8, 2024.
  11. Michelle Cameron (BSc [Advanced Major Biology], Dalhousie University, 1992; BSc [Health Promotion], Dalhousie University, 1995) was a teacher and entrepreneur before joining the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade in 2002.
  12. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced the following diplomatic appointments:
  13. Canada is extremely disappointed that the UN organizers have excluded non-Taliban Afghan participants, including women's advocates, religious and ethnic minorities, and human rights groups from participating in the meeting’s main sessions.
  14. The Honourable Rob Oliphant, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, today concluded his visit to Paraguay, where he led Canada’s delegation to the 54th regular session of the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) from June 26 to 28, 2024.
  15. Canada has announced a total of $6.3 million in funding for three projects that support Colombia’s peacebuilding process. It is being distributed as follows:
  16. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that Canada is imposing new sanctions under the Special Economic Measures (Extremist Settler Violence) Regulations.
  17. Effective immediately, Canada is imposing sanctions against seven individuals and five entities in response to the grave breach of international peace and security posed by their violent and destabilizing actions against Palestinian civilians and their property in the West Bank.
  18. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today met with Claudia Sheinbaum, Mexico’s president-elect, and with Juan Ramón de la Fuente, the incoming Secretary of Foreign Affairs, in Mexico City. Minister Joly congratulated president-elect Sheinbaum on her historic electoral victory that will see her become the first woman president of Mexico and congratulated the incoming Secretary on his appointment.
  19. In line with Canada’s Indo-Pacific Strategy, important strides have been made towards establishing Canada’s first mission to Fiji. Canada now has a second resident diplomat in Suva as Canada’s first Head of Cooperation in the region to strengthen development cooperation with Pacific Island Countries.
  20. As we enter hurricane season, which usually lasts from June 1 to November 30, Global Affairs Canada is reminding Canadians to be well prepared when travelling or living in areas prone to severe storms during this time.
  21. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that Canada will provide $5.7 million in new funding to support Haiti, in addition to $12.5 million that has been previously announced.
  22. Today, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, announced that Canada will provide an additional $5.7 million to the United Nations Trust Fund for the MSS mission in Haiti.
  23. Today, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, issued the following statement urging Canadians to leave Lebanon while they can:
  24. Effective immediately, Canada is imposing additional sanctions against nine individuals and two entities pursuant to the Special Economic Measures (Hamas Terrorist Attacks) Regulations, in response to the terrorist attacks by Hamas on Israel on October 7, 2023, and the threat that Hamas and its affiliates pose to regional security.
  25. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that Canada is imposing additional sanctions under the Special Economic Measures (Hamas Terrorist Attacks) Regulations. These sanctions are another clear example of Canada’s commitment to countering Hamas and its acts of terror, as well as its affiliates and financial networks.
  26. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that the Honourable Rob Oliphant, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, will travel to Asunción, Paraguay, from June 26 to 29 to participate in the 54th regular session of the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS).
  27. Ambassador May’s visit to Xinjiang was part of Canada’s diplomatic engagement with Chinese officials and served as an opportunity to communicate Canadian concerns about the human rights situation directly to the leadership of Xinjiang.
  28. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that Canada is imposing additional sanctions under the Special Economic Measures (Haiti) Regulations to address the escalating gang violence in Haiti, which continues to have devastating effects on the Haitian population.
  29. Effective immediately, Canada is imposing sanctions against three Haitian gang leaders believed to have committed and led violent criminal acts and human rights violations that undermine the peace, security and stability of Haiti.
  30. At the 54th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), which was held from June 17 to 20, 2024, in Ottawa, Ontario, the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of International Development, and host and chair of the meeting, announced a total of $11.2 million in funding from Canada for economic development in the Caribbean.
  31. Joanne Minns (BA Hons [Psychology], University of Ottawa, 1994; MA [Psychology], Carleton University, 2001) worked at the Privy Council Office and other federal government departments on a range of policy and programming files before joining the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade in 2008.
  32. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced the following diplomatic appointment:
  33. Today, the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of International Development, announced the allocation of $85 million in funding to the African Vaccine Manufacturing Accelerator (AVMA), a new initiative aimed at enhancing health security and equitable access to vaccines across Africa.
  34. The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Export Promotion, International Trade and Economic Development, announced the appointment of Roman Dubczak, Deputy Chair, CIBC Capital Markets, as Canada’s representative to the Business Advisory Council (BAC) launched at the 2024 Ukraine Recovery Conference in Berlin, Germany, last week.
  35. The WTO plays a key role in strengthening economic ties around the world. It provides transparency and predictability for businesses, which creates jobs for the middle class.
  36. Today, Global Affairs Canada issued the following statement on actions taken by the People’s Republic of China against Philippine vessels in the South China Sea:
  37. Canada is imposing sanctions against Russian officials in response to gross and systematic human rights violations that have been committed in Russia.
  38. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that Canada is imposing additional sanctions on 13 individuals under the Special Economic Measures (Russia) Regulations.
  39. *** This event has been POSTPONED. *** June 17, 2024 –Tomorrow afternoon, the Honourable Mélanie Joly and Mrs. Yulia Navalnaya, Chairwoman of the Advisory Board of the Anti-Corruption Foundation, will take part in a fireside chat.
  40. The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of International Development, is hosting the 54th Annual Meeting of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) in Ottawa. Throughout the week’s events, opening and closing remarks of the annual meeting will be open to the media.
  41. Tomorrow afternoon, the Honourable Mélanie Joly and Mrs. Yulia Navalnaya, Chairwoman of the Advisory Board of the Anti-Corruption Foundation, will take part in a fireside chat.
  42. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that she will host Yulia Navalnaya, Chairwoman of the Advisory Board of the Anti-Corruption Foundation and widow of former Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, in Ottawa, Ontario, on June 18, 2024.
  43. Ioanna Sahas Martin (MA [International Affairs], Carleton University, 1995; BA Hons [Political Science and French], University of Waterloo, 1993) joined the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade in 2001.
  44. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced the following diplomatic appointments: Ioanna Sahas Martin and Julie Sunday
  45. “As States Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC), we uphold that the Court, its officials and staff shall carry out their professional duties as international civil servants without intimidation. In line with the May 17, 2024, press release of the President of the Assembly of States Parties and the May 3, 2024, statement by the Office of the Prosecutor, we reconfirm our unwavering support for the Court as an independent and impartial judicial institution.
  46. Refugees and displaced people, particularly girls, are disproportionately impacted by the current global education crisis and are in urgent need of improved access to high quality education.
  47. Next week, from June 17 to June 20, 2024, Canada will host the 54th Annual Meeting of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) in Ottawa with the theme Partnerships for Resilient Prosperity to advance a common vision to address global threats such as climate change.
  48. These sanctions target many individuals and entities implicated in disinformation and propaganda operations, including those identified by Rapid Response Mechanism Canada.
  49. We, the governments of Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America, are united in confronting Russia’s aggression and subversion against democratic societies. We continue to support Ukraine as it defends its freedom and independence from Russia’s illegal and unjustified full-scale invasion. We also stand firmly against persistent Kremlin attempts to use disinformation, criminal and covert activities, and corruption to undermine sovereignty and democratic processes.
  50. The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of International Development, recently travelled to Jordan, where he attended an international conference on June 11, 2024. The conference, Call for Action: Urgent Humanitarian Response for Gaza, was organized by Jordan, Egypt and the United Nations.