Canadian Foreign Affairs

What's To Be Done About The World's Refugees?

Debbie Wolfe | Posted 09.19.2016 | Canada Impact
Debbie Wolfe

Many of the world's most powerful landlords are meeting for the Refugee and Migration Summit. Heads of state from all over the world, including our own Prime Minister Trudeau, will discuss the fate of more than 21.3 million refugees -- more than any time since the Second World War.

Will Canada Have A Stronger Defence Presence In Asia?

Dr. Fen Hampson | Posted 06.10.2016 | Canada Politics
Dr. Fen Hampson

Canadian Defence Minister Harjit Singh Sajjan's inaugural speech at the Shangri-la Dialogue this past weekend -- the Indo-Pacific's premier gathering of defence ministers and officials -- marked a promising beginning to a new security partnership with the region.

Refugees Like My Parents May Be the Best Investment Canada Makes

Sandy Kovacs | Posted 09.06.2016 | Canada Politics
Sandy Kovacs

My family came here with only the belongings they could carry with them to give themselves and their children an opportunity to have a better life. Within one generation, I achieved a law degree. I have contributed, and continue to contribute, to the Canadian community. I am but one example of thousands, evidence that should easily persuade you to conclude that assistance to refugees is a solid investment in the future of our nation, and not simply an act of charity.

Ottawa, Practice What You Preach and Promote Dialogue Within Venezuela

Maria Fleming | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Maria Fleming

The Conservative government has made the promotion and protection of human rights an integral part of Canadian foreign policy. Canadians expect their government to be a leader in the human rights field by reflecting and promoting Canadian values on the international stage. Venezuela should be no different.

How Canada's Diversity Could Lead to a Goldmine

Peter Hall | Posted 02.12.2013 | Canada Business
Peter Hall

As a nation built to a great extent on immigration, Canada boasts a rich ethnic diversity. Census data show that by far, the largest group has its roots in Western Europe. Analysts and policymakers often lament that economic growth does not reflect this makeup. Within the diaspora in Canada is a hidden goldmine of opportunity to further connect and trade with the fastest-growing markets of the world.

Canada's Foreign Affairs Department Gets Odd Requests From Abroad

CBC | Posted 02.27.2012 | Canada Politics

Canadian consular officials can replace a lost passport, contact your relatives when you need help while abroad, and provide advice on medical service...

How 2010's Disasters Cost Canada

CP | Dean Beeby, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.03.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Earthquakes, explosions and mudslides blew a hole in Foreign Affairs' budget for consular services to Canadians last year, creating the first...

Ottawa Troubled By Use Of Canadian Passports By Russian Spies: Documents

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.16.2011 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Russian intelligence service's illegal use of the Canadian passport poses a "troubling threat" to the travel document's integrity, newly ...

Sudan-Canada Relations: A Political Lapse

Glen Pearson | Posted 09.13.2011 | Canada
Glen Pearson

The coming out party for the newest nation on earth sported a stellar cast... well, almost. Canada, despite all its other efforts, took a more reserved stance.