Highlights / Francois-Phillippe Champagne

International, Politics

Canada ‘strongly condemns’ Mali coup, says foreign minister

Canada is “very concerned” by the situation in Mali and “strongly condemns” the military junta that forced the country’s democratically elected president from power, says Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne. “We call on the Malian security forces and those responsible »

International, Politics, Society

Canada gives $13.5M to UN agencies and Lebanese Red Cross

The federal government will allocate $13.5 million to United Nations humanitarian agencies and the Lebanese Red Cross as they race to provide humanitarian assistance to hundreds of thousands of people affected by the huge blast that tore through Beirut on »

International, Politics

Canada cuts new deal with Saudi Arabia, clearing way for more arms sales

Canada has renegotiated a new contract with Saudi Arabia, allowing Ottawa to speak more freely about a controversial deal to export hundreds of light armoured vehicles (LAVs) and clearing the way for more arms sales to the kingdom, the foreign »

International, Society

Canadian believed kidnapped in West Africa is free after 15 months

Édith Blais, a Canadian woman whose plight made the hearts of people across Quebec ache when she and her boyfriend disappeared 15 months ago in West Africa, will be returning home soon, according to Canada’s foreign affairs minister. “I just »