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  • Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on the murder of Russian politician Boris Nemtsov
    Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement after learning of the shooting death of former Russian Deputy Prime Minister and leading opposition politician Boris Nemtsov:
    Statements
    Ottawa, Ontario - 27 February 2015
  • PM announces a change in the senior ranks of the Public Service
    Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced the following change in the senior ranks of the Public Service: Sylvain Laporte, currently Commissioner of Patents and Registrar of Trade-marks, becomes President of the Canadian Space Agency, effective March 9, 2015. Biographical notes attached. 
    News Releases
    Ottawa, Ontario - 27 February 2015
  • Sylvain Laporte
    Education     Master of Computer Engineering, RoyalMilitaryCollege of Canada Bachelor of Computer Science, RoyalMilitary College Saint-Jean Professional Experience Since April 2011 Commissioner of Patents and Registrar of Trade-marks, Canadian Intellectual Property Office, Industry Canada 2008 - 2011 Executive Director, Industrial Technologies Office, Industry Canada 2007 - 2008 Chief Informatics Officer, Industry Canada 2006 - 2007 Director, Logistics, Canada Post Corporation
    Backgrounders
    Ottawa, Ontario - 27 February 2015
  • PM presents the Outstanding Achievement Award for the public service
    Prime Minister Stephen Harper today presented the Public Service of Canada's Outstanding Achievement Award to Ian Burney, Assistant Deputy Minister of Trade Agreements and Negotiations at the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada.
    News Releases
    Ottawa, Ontario - 27 February 2015
  • Outstanding Achievement Award
    The Government of Canada introduced the Outstanding Achievement Award in 1966. This award is considered the highest expression of recognition for senior public servants in the Public Service of Canada. It is presented to senior public servants whose leadership has been distinguished by a sustained commitment to excellence, with an emphasis on modernizing service delivery, building the public service as a vibrant national institution geared to future needs, or enhancing Canadian interests globally.
    Backgrounders
    Ottawa, Ontario - 27 February 2015
  • The Government of Canada’s Response to the situation In Ukraine
    The Government of Canada is taking important steps to support Ukraine and impose sanctions against those responsible for the ongoing crisis. February 25, 2015 Rob Nicholson, Minister of Foreign Affairs, issued a statement calling on Russia to immediately end the detention of Nadiya Savchenko, who is on a hunger strike protesting her unlawful detention by the Russian authorities. February 23, 2015
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    Ottawa, Ontario - 27 February 2015
  • Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada marking important anniversary in Ukraine’s struggle for democracy
    Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement marking an important anniversary in Ukraine’s struggle for peace, democracy and freedom: “On this day in 2014, following months of protests, the Ukrainian people welcomed a new government after courageously shedding the corrupt Yanukovych regime.
    Statements
    Ottawa, Ontario - 27 February 2015
  • Public event for February 27, 2015
    Public event for Prime Minister Stephen Harper for Friday, February 27th is: Ottawa 3:30 p.m. – Prime Minister Stephen Harper will deliver remarks at the Outstanding Achievement Award ceremony.  He will be joined by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada. Rideau Hall1 Sussex DriveOttawa, Ontario*Open to media NOTES:
    Media Advisories
    Ottawa, Ontario - 26 February 2015
  • PM Harper and Bill Gates renew call to advance global Maternal, Newborn and Child health priority
    Prime Minister Stephen Harper today met with Bill Gates in Ottawa to discuss how to further leverage the strong leadership that Canada has demonstrated in promoting maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) in order to ensure that it remains a global development priority and a prominent feature of the global post-2015 development agenda.
    News Releases
    Ottawa, Ontario - 25 February 2015
  • PM meets with Bill Gates to advance maternal, newborn and child health priority
    Today the world stands on the verge of being able to end the preventable deaths of women and children within a generation. This remarkable success story is rooted in the efforts of developing countries, backed by the unwavering commitment of international partners such as the Government of Canada and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
    Backgrounders
    Ottawa, Ontario - 25 February 2015

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