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  • Federal Infrastructure
    Canada’s prosperity and quality of life depend on a vast network of public infrastructure – from roads and highways, to bridges, transit systems, water and wastewater infrastructure, ports, airports and recreational and cultural facilities. Investments in Canada’s public infrastructure improve productivity and quality of life, and create jobs, growth, and long-term prosperity from coast to coast to coast.
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    London, Ontario - 24 November 2014
  • Advisory Committee Members
    Permanent Members Kevin Stewart MacLeod Kevin Stewart MacLeod is a native of BoularderieIsland, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.  He studied at BostonUniversity (Boston, Massachusetts) and CarletonUniversity (Ottawa, Ontario), and received both an under-graduate degree in history/political science and a graduate degree in international affairs. He also pursued studies at l’Université de Bourgogne (Dijon, France).
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    Ottawa, Ontario - 21 November 2014
  • Jody Thomas
    Education Bachelor of Commerce, University of Calgary Bachelor of Arts, Carleton University Professional Experience Since September 2014 Special Advisor to the Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet (Operations), Privy Council Office 2010 - 2014 Deputy Commissioner of Operations, Canadian Coast Guard 2007 - 2010 Chief Operating Officer, Passport Canada 2004 - 2007 Director General, Security, Passport Canada
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    Ottawa, Ontario - 21 November 2014
  • Canada-New Zealand Youth Mobility Agreement
    The Government of Canada is committed to strengthening its ties with New Zealand and empowering Canadian youth to broaden their horizons and develop a better understanding of other countries and cultures.
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    Auckland, New Zealand - 14 November 2014
  • Permanent market access for Canadian cherries in the Chinese market
    In 2007, Canada submitted a formal request seeking market access to the Chinese market for fresh cherries from British Columbia (B.C.). In June 2013, China’s Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency initialled a Phytosanitary Arrangement for trial shipments. Canada and China both consider the two-year cherry pilot to have been very successful and have reached agreement on the final Phytosanitary Arrangement for B.C. cherries, which reflects the successful completion of the 2013 and 2014 trial periods.
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    Beijing, China - 8 November 2014
  • Increasing Renminbi Trade, Commerce and Investment between Canada and China
    Canada and China have agreed to a set of measures to support the increased use of renminbi (RMB) in trade, commerce and investment between the two countries.
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    Beijing, China - 8 November 2014
  • Expansion of the Transit Without Visa Program and the China Transit Program
    Our Government is committed to helping ensure the effective flow of legitimate travellers between Canada and China to promote trade, investment and closer people-to-people ties. To this end, on November 8, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang announced the expansion of the Transit Without Visa Program and the China Transit Program with the addition of China Southern Airlines to both programs. Transit Without Visa Program
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    Beijing, China - 8 November 2014
  • Canada-China Expanded Memorandum of Understanding on Nuclear Cooperation
    Canada and China have a long history of nuclear energy partnership and cooperation. China represents the largest growth market in the world for both uranium and nuclear technology. It is investing heavily in nuclear power both to meet increasing energy demand and reduce its reliance on coal. In China there are currently 22 nuclear power reactors in operation, 26 nuclear power reactors under construction, and several others being proposed. This includes two CANDU 6 Pressurized Heavy Water reactors in operation at Qinshan, China.
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    Beijing, China - 8 November 2014
  • Increased Cooperation in the Health Sector
    Health engagement is one of the five strategic priorities of enhanced Canada-China relations announced by Canadian and Chinese leaders in the Joint Statement in 2009, in addition to education, trade and investment, energy and the environment, and governance.
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    Beijing, China - 8 November 2014
  • Canada-China Foreign Affairs Ministers Dialogue and the Economic and Financial Strategic Dialogue
    On November 8, 2014, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Premier Li Keqiang announced the establishment of the Foreign Affairs Ministers Dialogue and the China-Canada Economic and Financial Strategic Dialogue.
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    Beijing, China - 8 November 2014

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