• Nada Semaan
    EducationBachelor of Psychology (Honours), University of OttawaProfessional ExperienceSince October 2016Associate Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada2014 - 2016Executive Vice-President of the Canada Border Services Agency2011 - 2014Associate Deputy Minister of Canadian Heritage2008 - 2011Assistant Secretary, Economic Sector, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat2005 - 2008Assistant Deputy Minister, Farm Financial Programs Branch, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
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    Ottawa, Ontario - February 26, 2018
  • Framework for Cooperation on Countering Terrorism and Violent Extremism
    As multi-cultural, diverse, pluralistic societies, committed to democratic principles, human rights and the rule of law, India and Canada recognize the grave challenges posed by terrorism, violent extremism and radicalization to violence. 
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    New Delhi, India - February 23, 2018
  • India-Canada Joint Statement: Partnership for Security and Growth
    Prime Minister of Canada, The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, paid a State Visit to India from 18 to 24 February 2018 at the invitation of the Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi.The prime ministers met in New Delhi on February 23 and reaffirmed the breadth and scope of Canada-India relations, based on the fundamental principle of respect for sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity of the two countries.
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    New Delhi, India - February 23, 2018
  • Canada-India joint initiatives and agreements
    Today, Canada announced a wide range of new initiatives and agreements with India that span education, security, sustainable development, trade and investment, and women’s health and empowerment. Increased cooperation in these priority areas will help grow Canada’s economy and strengthen our middle class.
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    New Delhi, India - February 23, 2018
  • Canada-India Memoranda of Understanding
    Today, Canada and India signed a number of Memoranda of Understanding that cover a wide variety of areas of cooperation, including nuclear science, technology and innovation, and education.
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    New Delhi, India - February 23, 2018
  • Strengthening of Canada-India commercial relationship
    India is the world’s fastest growing major economy, and Canada’s relationship with India offers tremendous opportunities for increased business-to-business and people-to-people collaboration that will bolster our shared prosperity.Today, the Prime Minister announced commitments from businesses which will lead to the creation of more than 5,800 good, well-paying middle class jobs for Canadians. Canadian and Indian companies signed 66 new commercial contracts and agreements – worth more than $1 billion – which will help grow both our economies.
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    Mumbai, India - February 20, 2018
  • Peter Wallace
    EducationMaster of Public Administration, University of TorontoBachelor of Arts, Political Economy, University of TorontoProfessional ExperienceSince July 2015City Manager, City of Toronto2014 - 2015Ontario Public Service Visiting Fellow, School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Toronto2011 - 2014Secretary of the Cabinet, Head of the Ontario Public Service2008 - 2011Deputy Minister of Finance and Secretary to Treasury Board, Ontario2007 - 2008Deputy Minister of Energy, Ontario
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    Ottawa, Ontario - February 15, 2018
  • Robert Black
    A long-time resident of Wellington County in the southwestern region of Ontario, Robert Black has been serving as Chief Executive Officer of the Rural Ontario Institute since 2010. He has also served as a councillor on the Wellington County Council since being elected in 2014.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - February 15, 2018
  • Martha Deacon
    Martha Deacon has vast expertise in the areas of education and sport. As an educator with a Masters of Education from Western University in London, Ontario, her career spanned over 30 years. She held various roles including teacher, consultant, university instructor, principal, executive officer, and superintendent.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - February 15, 2018
  • Caroline Maynard
    Caroline Maynard holds a Bachelor of Laws from the Université de Sherbrooke, and is a member of the Québec Bar. A highly regarded lawyer and senior executive, she is also fluently bilingual.Ms. Maynard’s legal career with the Government of Canada spans 20 years during which time she assumed progressively senior leadership positions.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - February 14, 2018