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International, Politics

Bob Rae named Canada’s new United Nations ambassador

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Monday the appointment of veteran Liberal politician and former Ontario premier, Bob Rae, as Canada’s new ambassador to the United Nations in New York. Rae, who also served as the interim Liberal Party leader between »

International, Politics

Canada pledges $40M ‘to avert catastrophe’ in Yemen

Canada is pledging $40 million in humanitarian aid for Yemen as the war-ravaged country deals with a deadly outbreak of COVID-19 in addition to a resurgence of cholera, dengue fever, malaria and diphtheria, International Development Minister Karina Gould announced Tuesday. »

Economy, International, Politics

Canada calls for concerted global action to assure post-pandemic recovery

The international community must work together to enable an inclusive and sustainable post-pandemic economic recovery, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told a virtual United Nations meeting on Thursday as Canada ramps up efforts to secure a seat on the UN Security »

International, Politics, Society

Canada ‘defers’ mission to the waters off North Korea

As the Canadian Armed Forces continue to regroup and revamp in the shadow of COVID-19, the Canadian military has announced it is postponing the deployment of a warship and surveillance aircraft to help enforce United Nations’ sanctions against North Korea. »

International, Politics

Canada backs UN’s call for global ceasefire amid COVID-19 pandemic

Canada “fully supports” the United Nations appeal for an immediate global ceasefire in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Foreign Affairs Minister François-Philippe Champagne and International Development Minister Karina Gould said Friday. “Now is the time to put armed conflict on »

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International, Politics

Canada’s Foreign Minister hopeful for seat on UN Security Council

Canada’s foreign affairs minister François Philippe Champagne is “cautiously optimistic” about the country’s bid to get a seat on the United Nations security council.  “I think people recognize that Canada can play a positive role in the world, one which »

Indigenous

Top Canadian chief urges UN to protect Indigenous languages

Indigenous languages in Canada will not survive another century unless urgent measures are taken to protect and promote their use, the country’s top First Nations leader told a United Nations summit on Indigenous languages on Tuesday. Assembly of First Nations »

International, Politics

Trudeau meets with UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet Monday to discuss efforts to advance human rights and gender equality around the world, the Prime Minister’s office said in a statement. “The Prime Minister »

International

Canadian Mountie appointed to top UN security job

A high-ranking official with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) has been appointed as the United Nations Undersecretary General for Safety and Security, UN Secretary General António Guterres announced Thursday. RCMP Deputy Commissioner Gilles Michaud, a 33-year veteran of Canada’s »

International

Canada files submission to establish continental shelf’s outer limits in Arctic Ocean

Canada filed its Arctic continental shelf submission with the U.N. Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf on Wednesday, claiming approximately 1.2 million square kilometres of the Arctic Ocean seabed and subsoil in an area that includes the North »