Highlights / Stephane Dion

International, Politics

Too early to see how Trump presidency will change Canada-U.S. relations: Dion

It’s still too early to say how the election of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States will change Ottawa’s relations with Washington, says Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion. “We’ll see what the new president will »

International, Society

Lloyd Axworthy and the continuing battle to rid the world of landmines

Still very much with us, landmines remain a scourge–by-products of the worst of mankind. An Afghan soldier searches for landmines with a metal detector in a training exercise in 2014. There are still 50 to 100 million active landmines around »

Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics, Society

No resolution in Ottawa on horrors facing Yazidis

An emotional three days of testimony before the House of Commons immigration committee has ended with no resolution about what to do to help minority refugees facing genocide in the Middle East. The MPs appeared visibly shaken as they heard »

International, Society

Canada expresses concerns over Turkey crackdown

As Turkey continues to arrest thousands of people, close hundreds of schools and fire tens of thousands of civil servants in the wake of last Friday’s failed coup, Canada is expressing sharp concerns about the crackdown. Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane »

International, Society

Homa Hoodfar, a Montreal professor, being held in Iran

Fears are growing about the fate of Homa Hoodfar, a renowned anthropologist and professor at Montreal’s Concordia University. Hoodfar, who is 65 and suffers from a neurological illness, was arrested in Iran in March by Iranian Revolutionary Guards and accused »

International, Politics, Society

Diplomat’s Ottawa outburst makes headlines

China is trying to soften the verbal blows hurled at a Canadian journalist by its foreign minister in Ottawa on Wednesday. On Thursday, Beijing’s foreign ministry issued an invitation to journalists to visit China and see it for themselves. Wang »

International, Politics, Society

Canada urged to get tough with UNHRC

A prominent non-government organization active in combating human rights abuses is urging Canada’s foreign minister, Stephane Dion, to challenge the membership of some countries on the controversial United Nations Human Rights Council. Dion was in Geneva Monday as the council, »

International, Politics

How will Canada’s foreign policy change under Stéphane Dion?

Minister of Foreign Affairs Stephane Dion speaks to the media and Department of Foreign Affairs staff following a cabinet meeting at foreign affairs headquarters in Ottawa on Friday, November 6, 2015. © PC/Sean Kilpatrick When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau named Stephane »