• Donna Dasko Ph.D.
    Donna Dasko is a respected national pollster, media commentator, sociologist, and private sector business leader with considerable public policy experience. She holds a Doctor of Philosophy and a Master of Arts from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the University of Manitoba.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - June 6, 2018
  • Patricia Fuller
    Patricia Fuller holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Economics and Political Studies from Queen's University, and a Master of Science with distinction from the London School of Economics.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - June 5, 2018
  • Mohamed-Iqbal Ravalia, C.M.
    Dr. Mohamed-Iqbal Ravalia is a physician, mentor, and community leader in Twillingate, Newfoundland and Labrador. Dr. Ravalia holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Rhodesia, in present-day Zimbabwe.Dr. Ravalia overcame the apartheid in Zimbabwe and found the community environment he was missing in his native country in rural Newfoundland and Labrador. His deep appreciation for the province, its landscape, and its people comes from his unique experience as an immigrant.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - June 1, 2018
  • Canada-Estonia Joint Statement
    In a context of shared history and friendship, the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, welcomes Prime Minister of Estonia, Jüri Ratas, to Ottawa today. The year 2018 marks the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia, which came into being on February 24, 1918, with the proclamation of the Estonian Declaration of Independence.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - May 28, 2018
  • Taki Sarantakis
    EducationBachelor of Arts (Specialized Honours), York UniversityMaster of Arts, Political Science, York UniversityDoctoral Candidate, Political Science, University of TorontoProfessional ExperienceSince September 2016Associate Secretary of the Treasury Board2013 - 2016Assistant Secretary, Economic Sector, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat2009 - 2013Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy and Communications, Infrastructure Canada
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    Ottawa, Ontario - May 25, 2018
  • Stéphane Perrault
    Stéphane Perrault holds a doctorate in constitutional law from the Université de Montréal and is a member of the Quebec Bar. His expertise in electoral administration and legislation is drawn from his distinguished career of more than 20 years as a senior executive and lawyer within a number of federal organizations.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - May 8, 2018
  • Greta Bossenmaier
    EducationMaster of Science, Operational Research, School of Engineering, Stanford UniversityBachelor of Commerce (Honours), Faculty of Management, University of ManitobaProfessional ExperienceSince February 2015Chief, Communications Security Establishment2012 - 2015Senior Associate Deputy Minister, International Development2009 - 2012Deputy Minister, Afghanistan Task Force, Privy Council Office2008 - 2009Associate Deputy Minister, Foreign Affairs
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    Ottawa, Ontario - May 7, 2018
  • The Honourable J.C. Marc Richard
    The Honourable J.C. Marc Richard was appointed to the Court of Appeal of New Brunswick on October 28, 2003. Throughout his nearly 15-year judicial career, Chief Justice Richard has earned a reputation for his judgment writing, his generosity of spirit, and his genuine love of the law. As a judge, Chief Justice Richard has brought intellect and empathy to decisions in all areas of law heard by the Court of Appeal, including criminal, family, insurance, administrative, and constitutional law.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - May 4, 2018
  • Canada - France Climate and Environment Partnership
    Canada and France share a commitment to safeguard the planet and the future of the generations to come. Together we will accelerate climate action and work together towards a clean and prosperous future. We recognize that the Paris Agreement is irreversible and we are committed to its full and effective implementation. We support the Paris agreement temperature goal of holding the increase to well below 2 degrees Celsius and pursuing efforts to limit the increase to 1.5 degrees.
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    Paris, France - April 16, 2018
  • Joint Declaration on Cultural Diversity and the Digital Space
    The Government of Canada and the Government of the French Republic, hereinafter referred to collectively as the “Signatories”:Reaffirm the sovereign right of States to adopt policies and measures to protect and promote the diversity of cultural expressions in the digital space, in accordance with the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions;
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    Paris, France - April 16, 2018