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Active and Engaged: The Future of the Canadian Armed Forces in the Indo-Pacific

Launched by the Government of Canada in November 2022, Canada’s Indo-Pacific Strategy presents a comprehensive road map to deepen Canada’s multifaceted engagement in the Indo-Pacific over the next decade, by increasing contributions to regional peace and security, strengthening economic growth and resilience, enhancing our significant people-to-people ties, and supporting sustainable development across the region. This […]

January 30, 2023

COPs for the planet, and humanity, in 2022

Multiple Conferences of the Parties, known as COPs, took place in 2022, with some good news for the planet, its critters, humanity, and Canada as well. The first COP of 2022, COP27 Climate Change Conference, took the world to Egypt. While COP26, held in 2021 in Glasgow, was convened to increase countries’ climate ambition, the focus […]

December 28, 2022

Emissions Reduction Plan: On the Road to 2030

Recently, Canada released its Emissions Reduction Plan. It marks a milestone in our nation’s climate history. For the very first time, we laid out a clear path, step by step, to reach our 2030 emissions reduction targets under the Paris Agreement. Doing so now is a message to the world:  climate change won’t go away […]

April 14, 2022

Mapping the Canada-U.S. Energy Relationship

Did you know that Canada is the largest supplier of energy to the U.S.? In 2021, Canada supplied the U.S. with 61% of its crude oil imports. And in 2020, Canada supplied the U.S. with 98% of its natural gas imports, 93% of its electricity imports, and 28% of its uranium purchases, helping power millions […]

April 13, 2022

Canadian Innovation in the Oil and Gas Sector

The energy sector is at the heart of Canada’s environmental, economic and social agendas. Through hard work, ingenuity and collaboration, Canada is positioning itself as a leader in a world that is increasingly looking for the most sustainably sourced products. In collaboration with industry and provincial partners, the Government of Canada and Invest in Canada […]

July 20, 2020

Great Lakes: Protecting Our Shared Waters

The Fourth Coast. The Inland Seas. The Rust Belt. The Opportunity Belt. All of these are names for what are collectively known as the “Great Lakes”, a collection of five lakes plus the St. Lawrence River that connects them, eventually, to the Atlantic Ocean. Shared between Canada and the U.S., they are an economic and […]

March 4, 2020

Looking North: Canada’s Approach to the Arctic

Martin Loken, Minister of Political Affairs at the Embassy of Canada, participated in the Atlantic Council’s “Looking North: Conference on Security in the Arctic,” organized with the Norwegian Ministry of Defence and the Royal Norwegian Embassy. As part of a panel discussion on “Evolving Security: Understanding Allied Perspectives on the Arctic,” Martin explained Canada continues […]

February 12, 2020

Partners in Peace and Stability: The Global Fragility Act

Early this year, the Embassy of Canada and Mercy Corps celebrated the passage of the Global Fragility Act. Coupled with the U.S. budget enacted in late 2019, the passage of the Global Fragility Act showcases strong bipartisan support in Congress on humanitarian and development issues. Mercy Corps CEO Beth DeHamel was on hand to present […]

February 11, 2020

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