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  • Expanded Sanctions List
    Canada is imposing additional economic sanctions and travel bans against the following Russian and Ukrainian individuals: Russian
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    Ottawa, Ontario - 19 December 2014
  • Restrictions on technologies used in Russia’s oil exploration and extractive sector
    Canada, along with its allies, is committed to putting pressure on the Russian economy with a view to pressing the Putin regime to cease undermining the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine. To this end, on December 19, 2014, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced that Canada will introduce restrictions on the export of technology in relation to Arctic, deep water and shale oil explorations and extraction to Russia. These actions complement similar measures being undertaken by the European Union and the United States.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - 19 December 2014
  • 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. January 26, 2014 Andrew Bennett, Canada’s Ambassador for Religious Freedom, issued a news release recapping the successful visit to Ukraine which he led, and during which he expressed Canada’s ongoing concern about violations of basic freedoms and reinforced Canada’s commitment to the Ukrainian people. February 14, 2014
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    Ottawa, Ontario - 19 December 2014
  • The Honourable Raymond P. Whalen
    The Honourable Raymond P. Whalen was born in Spaniard’s Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador. He received a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Education from Memorial University of Newfoundland, and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of New Brunswick. He has been a member of the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador and a member of the Canadian Bar Association since 1979.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - 19 December 2014
  • The Honourable Eugene Rossiter
    The Honourable Eugene Rossiter was born in Morell, Prince Edward Island. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration from St. Francis Xavier University and a Bachelor of Laws from Dalhousie University. Justice Rossiter was called to the Bar of Prince Edward Island in 1978 and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1991. After completing his studies, he worked as Associate and later as Partner at Stewart McKelvey law firm (formerly Stewart McKelvey Stirling Scales) at their office in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, from 1979 to 2006.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - 19 December 2014
  • Advisory Committee Members
    Permanent Members Kevin Stewart MacLeod Kevin Stewart MacLeod is a native of Boularderie Island, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. He studied at Boston University (Boston, Massachusetts) and Carleton University (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 - 18 December 2014
  • Infrastructure Support in Québec City
    Our Government is committed to preserving cultural and heritage sites of significance across the country, as they are part of our national identity and shared legacy, and are essential to helping Canadians learn more about their past.
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    Québec City, Quebec - 16 December 2014
  • 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.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - 8 December 2014
  • Canada First Research Excellence Fund
    Challenge The Government of Canada’s investments in research and development have made a major contribution to Canada’s strong performance in science, technology and innovation (ST&I). However, our post-secondary institutions face significant competition from their international counterparts in the search for the best minds and partnership opportunities that enable breakthrough discoveries. Canada’s ability to attract top talent, innovators and research partners requires its world-class institutions to be among the best on the global stage.
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    Markham, Ontario - 4 December 2014
  • Canada’s Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy
    The success of Canada’s economy, the prosperity of its communities and the well-being of its families depends on advancing cutting edge science, technology and innovation in Canada. In May 2007, Prime Minister Stephen Harper launched Canada’s Science and Technology (S&T) Strategy: Mobilizing Science and Technology to Canada’s Advantage, and in doing so, outlined a comprehensive plan to make Canada a leader in S&T, research and innovation.
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    Markham, Ontario - 4 December 2014

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