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Canadian delegation to attend 74th session of United Nations General Assembly

September 21, 2019 – Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada Global Affairs Canada today announced that Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Marta Morgan will lead a Canadian delegation to New York from September 23 to 27, 2019 to attend the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly. Deputy Minister Morgan will join Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Canada to the United Nations in New York Marc-André Blanchard and be […]

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Announcement of new diplomatic appointments

September 9, 2019 – Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced the following diplomatic appointments: Richard Bale becomes High Commissioner in the Republic of Cameroon. Mr. Bale replaces Nathalie O’Neil. Alan Bowman becomes Ambassador to the Republic of Croatia. Mr. Bowman replaces Daniel Maksymiuk. Jamal Khokhar becomes Ambassador to the Republic of Turkey. Mr. Khokhar replaces Chris Cooter. Biographical notes

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Announcement of a new diplomatic appointment

September 5, 2019 – Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced the following diplomatic appointment: Donica Pottie becomes Ambassador to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Ms. Pottie replaces Peter MacDougall. Biographical note

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Prime Minister announces appointment of Dominic Barton as Ambassador to China

September 4, 2019 Ottawa, Ontario The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced the appointment of Dominic Barton as Canada’s Ambassador to China. Mr. Barton chaired Canada’s Advisory Council on Economic Growth. He has directly advised Canada’s Cabinet, and served as a member of the Advisory Committee on the Public Service, which was established by former Prime Minister Stephen Harper. He is also the chancellor of the University of Waterloo. From […]

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Announcement of new diplomatic appointments

September 3, 2019 – Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced the following diplomatic appointments: Brahim Achtoutal becomes Consul General in Istanbul (Republic of Turkey). Mr. Achtoutal replaces Ulric Shannon. Patrice Cousineau becomes Ambassador to the Republic of Tunisia. Mr. Cousineau replaces Carol McQueen. Mark Glauser becomes High Commissioner in Australia. Mr. Glauser replaces Paul Maddison. Sandra Shaddick becomes Consul General […]

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Announcement of new diplomatic appointments

August 28, 2019 – Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced the following diplomatic appointments: Graeme C. Clark becomes Ambassador to the United Mexican States. Mr. Clark replaces Pierre Alarie. Michael Elliot becomes Ambassador to the Republic of Mali. Mr. Elliot replaces Louis Verret. Lisa Helfand becomes Ambassador to the Kingdom of the Netherlands and Permanent Representative of Canada to the […]

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Announcement of new diplomatic appointments

August 21, 2019 – Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced the following diplomatic appointments: Sébastien Beaulieu becomes Ambassador to the Republic of Senegal. Mr. Beaulieu replaces Lise Filiatrault. Heather Cameron becomes Consul General in São Paulo (Federative Republic of Brazil). Ms. Cameron replaces Stéphane Larue. Jennifer May becomes Ambassador to the Federative Republic of Brazil. Ms. May replaces Riccardo Savone. […]

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Is Canada Back? Canadian Foreign Policy and the 2019 Election

On June 5, the CIC National Capital Branch, in partnership with the Centre for International Policy Studies (CIPS) at the University of Ottawa, and the Retired Heads of Mission Association (RHOMA), hosted a pre-election panel on Canadian foreign policy – Is Canada Back? The CPAC video of this event is now available at: http://www.cpac.ca/en/programs/public-record/episodes/66034222?jwsource=cl

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Announcement of new diplomatic appointments

August 7, 2019 – Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced the following diplomatic appointments: Hugh Adsett becomes Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States, in Washington, D.C., Mr. Adsett replaces Jennifer Loten. Madeleine Chenette becomes Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, in Paris. Ms. Chenette replaces Michelle d’Auray. Ariel Delouya becomes […]

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PM Names Associate Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs

On July 31, the Prime Minister named Vincent Rigby as Associate Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, effective August 12, 2019:  News Release

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Government announces new board chair and directors for Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (2019-07-09)

July 9, 2019 – Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada Today, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, announces the appointment of the Honourable Pierre Pettigrew as the chair of the Board of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APFC). The Minister also announces the appointment of Lisa de Wilde, Christopher Labelle and Constance Sugiyama as directors to the board. All appointments are already in effect. These were made […]

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RHOMA Participates in Memorial Wall Ceremony (2019-06-10)

The Memorial Wall Ceremony was held on June 10, 2019 at Global Affairs Canada. This was the second Memorial ceremony, following last year’s first unveiling of plaques commemorating 5 employees who died while serving abroad. The ceremony was held in the lobby of Global Affairs Canada, at the site of the Memorial Wall. It was an occasion for family, friends and colleagues to gather and pay tribute to the following […]

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Prime Minister names first Ambassador for Women, Peace and Security (2019-06-12)

Gender equality plays a critical role in creating lasting solutions to the challenges we face around the world – from building economies that work for everyone to advancing peace and security. To build a more just, peaceful, and secure world, we must make sure women and girls can participate freely and fully in our societies. The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced that Jacqueline O’Neill has been appointed as Canada’s […]

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Cultural Diplomacy at the Front Stage of Canada’s Foreign Policy (2019-06-11)

Canada must develop a cultural diplomacy strategy to meet foreign policy objectives June 11, 2019 Ottawa – The federal government must develop a comprehensive strategy to strengthen cultural diplomacy as a pillar of Canada’s foreign policy. Despite historical attempts to use arts and culture as tools for international diplomacy, Canada has not reached its full potential, said a Senate committee on Tuesday. The Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International […]

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Announcement of a new diplomatic appointment (2019-05-28)

May 28, 2019 – Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced the following diplomatic appointment: Jeanette Stovel becomes High Commissioner in Brunei Darussalam. Ms. Stovel replaces Caterina Ventura. Backgrounder: Biographical note

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Diplomatic appointments – Perry Calderwood and Patrick Parisot (2019-05-07)

News release May 7, 2019 – Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced the following diplomatic appointments: Perry Calderwood becomes Ambassador to the Republic of Cuba. Mr. Calderwood replaces Patrick Parisot. Patrick Parisot becomes Ambassador to the Kingdom of Norway. Mr. Parisot replaces Artur Wilczynski. Backgrounder: Biographical notes : Biographies

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New Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs

The Prime Minister announces a change in the senior ranks of the Public Service Ottawa, Ontario – April 18, 2019 The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced the following change in the senior ranks of the Public Service: Marta Morgan, currently Deputy Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, becomes Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, effective May 6, 2019. Biographical notes Marta Morgan

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Inauguration of Margaret Meagher Room

In honour of Canada’s first woman head of mission, the Margaret Meagher Room was inaugurated in the Lester B. Pearson Building on Monday, April 15 by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Ian Shugart and Corporate Women’s Champion Sarah Taylor. Ambassador’s Meagher, among other Canadian female diplomats, is featured in the book Envoys Extraordinary.

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Statement by the Prime Minister on the resignation of Canada’s Ambassador to China

Ottawa, Ontario – January 26, 2019 The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the resignation of Canada’s Ambassador to China, the Honourable John McCallum: “Last night I asked for and accepted John McCallum’s resignation as Canada’s Ambassador to China. “For almost two decades, John McCallum has served Canadians honourably and with distinction. He held many positions in Cabinet over the years, including Minister of National Defence, […]

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STATEMENT BY THE RETIRED HEADS OF MISSION ASSOCIATION OF CANADA ON THE LETTER ADDRESSED TO PRESIDENT XI JINPING

January 23, 2019 – Ottawa, Canada “The Retired Heads of Mission Association of Canada fully endorses and supports the letter addressed to President Xi Jinping signed by 143 former diplomats, scholars and foreign policy specialists, concerning the detention of Canadian citizens Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor and calling for their immediate release. As the letter states, meetings and exchanges with local citizens, with officials, researchers and scholars to achieve better […]

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