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  1. “Canada joins the Organization of American States, the United Nations, international human rights bodies and members of the international community in condemning the arbitrary arrest of political candidates in Nicaragua.”
  2. The Action Council, chaired by Kathy Bardswick, comprises 25 organizations from Canada’s deposit-taking institutions, insurance companies, and pension funds, which, combined, have more than $10 trillion in assets.
  3. The CBSA launches investigations into container chassis from China
  4. Canada will host the next International Donors’ Conference in Solidarity with Venezuelan Refugees and Migrants on June 17, 2021, in collaboration with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency and IOM, the International Organization for Migration, co-leads of the Regional Inter-Agency Coordination Platform for Refugees and Migrants from Venezuela (R4V).
  5. Canada will host the next International Donors’ Conference in Solidarity with Venezuelan Refugees and Migrants on Thursday, June 17, 2021, in collaboration with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency and IOM, the International Organization for Migration, co-leads of the Regional Inter-Agency Coordination Platform for Refugees and Migrants from Venezuela (R4V).
  6. Today, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, concluded her participation in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Ministers Responsible for Trade Meeting. Hosted by New Zealand and championing the theme Join, Work, Grow. Together, the meeting was held virtually on June 4 and 5, 2021.
  7. June 5th is the International Day for the Fight against Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing.Illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing poses a serious risk to our global oceans and economy. It threatens the livelihoods of law-abiding fish harvesters and it damages our marine ecosystems, and the countless lifeforms they sustain.
  8. “We, Ministers representing Canada, Sweden, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom, today (June 3 2021) delivered a notice of our claim against the Islamic Republic of Iran, in relation to the downing of Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 (PS752).
  9. “We, Ministers representing Afghanistan, Canada, Sweden, Ukraine and the United Kingdom, have taken note of the unique situation in Afghanistan that requires its full attention.
  10. The Government of Canada is committed to diversifying trade and investment with key markets around the world, including in the Asia-Pacific region, as part of its commitment to supporting a strong, resilient, and inclusive economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
  11. The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs; the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of National Defence; and the Honourable Bill Blair, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, issued the following statement: “Today, we pay tribute to past and present United Nations peacekeepers who put themselves at risk in the service of peace around the world.
  12. Today, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, participated in the G7 Trade and Investment Ministers’ Meeting, hosted by Liz Truss, the United Kingdom’s Secretary of State for International Trade.
  13. We, the G7 foreign ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States of America, and the High Representative of the European Union condemn in the strongest terms the unprecedented action by the Belarusian authorities in arresting independent journalist, Raman Pratasevich and his companion, Sofia Sopega, after forcing Flight FR4978 on which they were travelling to land in Minsk on 23 May.
  14. International collaboration on trade and health issues is critical to ending the COVID-19 pandemic while ensuring a strong, resilient, and inclusive economic recovery.
  15. May 26, 2021 - Canada will host the next International Donors’ Conference in Solidarity with Venezuelan Refugees and Migrants on June 17, 2021, in collaboration with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the International Organization for Migration, co-leads of the Regional Inter-Agency Coordination Platform for Refugees and Migrants from Venezuela.
  16. Canada denounces Syria’s decision to hold presidential elections tomorrow, May 26, amidst ongoing human rights abuses and grave violations of international law perpetrated by the Assad regime.
  17. “Canada strongly condemns the forced diversion of Ryanair Flight 4978 under false pretenses and the subsequent arrest of journalist Roman Protasevich by Belarus. This reckless, brazen act by the Belarusian regime jeopardized the safety of passengers and constitutes serious interference in the fundamental principles and international rules that ensure civil aviation safety around the world.
  18. Canada is a strong proponent of rules-based multilateral trade and believes that international trade will play an important role in the global recovery from COVID-19.
  19. Today, the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, announced that Payam Akhavan, Senior Fellow at Massey College and distinguished visiting professor at the University of Toronto, will join Global Affairs Canada (GAC) as a senior advisor on the department’s ongoing response to the Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 tragedy. This appointment concludes a months-long search to best support the expertise and capacity of the department on this critical file.
  20. Payam Akhavan (LLB, Osgoode Hall Law School, 1989; LLM SJD, Harvard Law School, 1990), is a senior fellow at the University of Toronto’s Massey College and a member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration, in The Hague.
  21. The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, today issued the following statement regarding the second administrative review by the U.S. Department of Commerce of its anti-dumping and countervailing duty orders on certain softwood lumber products from Canada
  22. The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today spoke with his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, at the Arctic Council Ministerial meeting.
  23. The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today successfully concluded Canada’s participation in the 12th Ministerial Meeting of the Arctic Council in Reykjavik, Iceland. Minister Garneau also represented Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (CIRNAC) on behalf of the Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs.
  24. The Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG) was established in 1998 after the inception of the Arctic Council, and is one of six Arctic Council Working Groups.
  25. Today, the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, met with Antony Blinken, U.S. Secretary of State, on the margins of the 12th Ministerial Meeting of the Arctic Council.
  26. The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement: “Seventy-seven years ago, Crimean Tatars were forcibly deported by Soviet authorities from the Crimean Peninsula. The suffering of the Tatars, including hundreds of thousands of men, women and children who were displaced from their ancestral homeland, serves as a sombre, yet powerful, reminder of the injustice that continues to this day.
  27. We, the participating States of the International Partnership against Impunity for the Use of Chemical Weapons, stand together to preserve the international standards and norms against the use of chemical weapons by anyone, anywhere, under any circumstances.
  28. The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Honourable Karina Gould, Minister of International Development, today issued the following statement: “Canada continues to support efforts to resolve the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and is deeply committed to addressing its grave humanitarian consequences. Building on Canada’s support provided in the immediate aftermath of the fighting in 2020, we are announcing an additional $1 million to support the efforts of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Nagorno-Karabakh.
  29. On this International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, we call for an end to all forms of discrimination, exclusion and violence against people based on their sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or sex characteristics.
  30. The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced additional sanctions against 16 individuals and 10 entities under the Special Economic Measures (Burma) Regulations in response to the military’s ongoing brutal repression of the people of Myanmar and their refusal to take steps to restore democracy.
  31. Effective May 17, 2021, Canada is imposing sanctions against the following individuals and entities in relation to the coup perpetrated by the Tatmadaw, Myanmar’s armed forces.
  32. Canada is appalled by the ongoing violence, rising tensions, and the devastating loss of life. The toll —particularly on civilians, including women and children — has already been too great. Canada continues to express grave concerns over the escalating violence in Israel, West Bank, and Gaza. Canada joins its allies and friends in urging all parties to take steps to immediately end all violence, prevent further loss of life, protect all civilians, and de-escalate tensions. All parties must uphold international law.
  33. Yesterday, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, held the first meeting of the Canada-Australia Trade Ministers Dialogue with Dan Tehan, Australia’s Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment.
  34. Today, the Royal Military College Saint Jean (RMC Saint-Jean) held a historic convocation by granting undergraduate degrees for the first time since 1995. Twelve Officer Cadets received a Bachelor of International Studies after successful completion of their university-level program.
  35. The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, will participate in the inaugural meeting of the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) Free Trade Commission (FTC), hosted by the Office of the United States Trade Representative, on May 17 and 18, 2021. Minister Ng will join Katherine Tai, United States Trade Representative, and Tatiana Clouthier Carrillo, Mexico’s Secretary of Economy.
  36. Today, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, joined Danny McCoy, chief executive officer for Ireland’s largest business representation group, Ibec, for a conversation on how business owners and entrepreneurs on both sides of the Atlantic can start up, scale up, and access new markets as part of the global economic recovery from COVID-19.
  37. Canada has been following the situation in Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza with grave concern. We are appalled by the ongoing violence, rising tensions, and loss of life, including children. Our thoughts are with the families of the victims and their loved ones.
  38. After more than 14 months of uncertainty and hardship, Canadians continue to battle COVID. But we know that there is light at the end of the tunnel.
  39. The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, will participate in a virtual conversation with Danny McCoy, CEO, Ibec on Canada-Ireland trade relations.
  40. Yesterday, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, spoke with Liz Truss, the United Kingdom’s Secretary of State for International Trade.
  41. On Thursday, May 6, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, and Rodrigo Yáñez, Chile’s Under-Secretary for International Economic Relations, signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to foster collaboration on intellectual property (IP) and innovation issues.
  42. The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement:“Canada is deeply saddened by the loss of life and injuries in Colombia over the last week.
  43. The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement: “Canada is following the situation in Jerusalem closely. We call for immediate de-escalation of tensions and for all sides to avoid any unilateral actions.
  44. Today, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, joined Anja Karliczek, Germany’s Federal Minister of Education and Research, to celebrate 50 successful years of the Canada-Germany Science and Technology Agreement.
  45. Yesterday, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, met virtually with Damien O’Connor, New Zealand’s Minister for Agriculture and Minister for and Export Growth, Biosecurity, Land Information and Rural Communities.
  46. A global outbreak requires a global response. Canada has made significant investments to ensure that COVID-19 vaccines, therapeutics, and diagnostics are affordable and equitably distributed globally.
  47. Yesterday, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, and Andrés Valenciano, Minister of Foreign Trade, Costa Rica, met bilaterally for the first time, virtually, and discussed expanding Canada and Costa Rica’s already strong trading relationship.
  48. Yesterday, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, spoke with Muhammad Lutfi, Indonesia’s Minister of Trade, to advance trade and investment relations between the 2 countries.
  49. The number of refugees and migrants leaving Venezuela is increasing daily, making it now the second-largest external displacement crisis in the world, with over 5.6 million individuals having fled the country since 2015. The current global COVID-19 pandemic has compounded an already difficult situation for Venezuelan refugees, migrants and their host communities. Canada is calling on the international community to mobilize much-needed additional resources to help respond to the urgent needs of millions of people.
  50. The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Honourable Karina Gould, Minister of International Development, today concluded their participation in the G7 Foreign and Development Ministers’ Meeting hosted by the United Kingdom.