• Declaration by Canada and the European Union concerning the establishment of an Ocean Partnership
    Acknowledging their longstanding cooperation on ocean affairs, in particular through the regular High Level Dialogues on Fisheries, which has promoted and enhanced mutual understanding through the exchange of information and views on existing policy approaches, experiences and best practices, as well as regular High Level Dialogues on environmental issues, which include oceans,
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    Montréal, Quebec - July 18, 2019
  • Canada-EU Summit Joint Declaration
    Mr. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, and Mr. Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, met in Montreal on July 17-18, 2019 for the 17th Canada-European Union Summit. They issued the following statement: 
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    Montréal, Quebec - July 18, 2019
  • Russell Mirasty
    Mr. Russell Mirasty joined the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) in 1976, and was one of only two Indigenous cadets in his troop at Depot Division. He served in various roles across the country, including as Director General of National Aboriginal Policing Services and as Commanding Officer of “F” Division (Saskatchewan).
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    Ottawa, Ontario - July 17, 2019
  • The Honourable Nicholas Kasirer
    Justice Nicholas Kasirer graduated from McGill University in 1985 with a Bachelor of Civil Law and a Bachelor of Laws, following a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto. In 1986, he completed a postgraduate Diplôme d’études approfondies in International Law at Université Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne). After clerking for the Honourable Jean Beetz of the Supreme Court of Canada, he becamea member of the Barreau du Québec in 1987.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - July 10, 2019
  • Patrick McDonell
    Patrick McDonell has served as the Acting Sergeant-at-Arms and Corporate Security Officer of the House of Commons since 2015. Before that, he served as Deputy Sergeant-at-Arms and Director General of the House of Commons Protective Service, and as Director of the Senate Protective Service.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - July 4, 2019
  • Canada and Ukraine strengthen cooperation at the Ukraine Reform Conference
    Canada and Ukraine have enjoyed a close bilateral relationship since Canada became the first Western nation to recognize Ukraine’s independence on December 2, 1991. Generations of Ukrainian migration to Canada have helped forge our historic friendship, and today, our country is home to more than 1.3 million Canadians of Ukrainian descent. Our strong partnership is reinforced by shared values and common interests.
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    Toronto, Ontario - July 2, 2019
  • The Honourable Geoffrey B. Morawetz
    The Honourable Geoffrey B. Morawetz was appointed to the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario in 2005. He served as the Court’s Team Leader of the Commercial List from 2010 to 2013, when he was appointed Regional Senior Justice for the Toronto Region. In this role, he heard civil, commercial, and Divisional Court matters. Prior to these appointments, he practised at Goodmans LLP and at the firm now known as Borden Ladner Gervais LLP.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - June 27, 2019
  • The Honourable Catherine La Rosa
    The Honourable Catherine La Rosa was appointed to the Superior Court of Quebec in 2006. Prior to her appointment, she practised in the areas of family and human rights law for 20 years. She is the author of two works of reference, Loi sur le divorce annotée and Loi sur le patrimoine familial annotée (1st edition).
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    Ottawa, Ontario - June 27, 2019
  • The Honourable Deborah K. Smith
    The Honourable Deborah K. Smith was appointed to the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia in 2001. Prior to her appointment, she practised civil and family law for 17 years at McInnes Cooper.Chief Justice Smith sat in the Family Division of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia until 2004, when she was appointed Associate Chief Justice and transferred to the Court’s General Division. She was the first female Associate Chief Justice appointed in the province of Nova Scotia.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - June 24, 2019
  • Jacqueline O’Neill
    Jacqueline O’Neill has a bachelor’s degree in commerce from the University of Alberta and a master’s in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - June 12, 2019