• Biographical Notes
    The Right Honourable Kim Campbell, P.C., C.C., O.B.C., Q.C., ChairpersonThe Right Honourable Kim Campbell served in 1993 as Canada’s nineteenth and first female Prime Minister. Prior to becoming Prime Minister, she held various Cabinet positions, including Minister of State for Indian Affairs and Northern Development, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, Minister of National Defence, and Minister of Veterans Affairs.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - May 15, 2019
  • Arrangement concerning the appointment process to fill the seat that will be left vacant on the Supreme Court of Canada following the departure of Justice Clément Gascon
    BETWEENTHE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA, represented by Mr. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, and Mr. William Francis Morneau, Acting Minister of Intergovernmental and Northern Affairs and Internal Trade;ANDTHE GOVERNMENT OF QUEBEC, represented by Mr. François Legault, Premier of Quebec, and Ms. Sonia LeBel, Minister responsible for Canadian Relations and the Canadian Francophonie;Hereinafter referred to as “the participants”
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    Ottawa, Ontario - May 15, 2019
  • Canada announces closer collaboration with Japan
    As allies and partners, Canada and Japan share common values and interests reinforced by close cultural and economic ties. Our shared commitment to a rules-based international order, and to invest in growth that benefits everyone, advance gender equality, combat violent extremism, fight climate change, and work towards a safer and more peaceful world, will form the basis of stronger and deeper bilateral relations.Bilateral relationship and people-to-people ties
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    Ottawa, Ontario - April 28, 2019
  • Diane Jacovella
    EducationBachelor of Science, University of OttawaGraduate Diploma in Management of Regional Public Services, Université du QuébecMaster in Regional Studies, Université du QuébecProfessional ExperienceSince July 2017Deputy Minister of International Development2016 - 2017Associate Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs2013 - 2016Assistant Deputy Minister, Global Issues and Development, Global Affairs Canada
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    Ottawa, Ontario - April 26, 2019
  • Kristina Namiesniowski
    EducationMaster of Arts, Political Science, Dalhousie UniversityBachelor of Arts, Political Science, Carleton UniversityProfessional ExperienceSince October 2016Executive Vice-President, Canada Border Services Agency2014 - 2016Assistant Deputy Minister, Programs Branch, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada2012 - 2014Assistant Deputy Minister, Markets and Industry Services Branch, Agriculture and Agri‑Food Canada2011 - 2012Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet, Operations Secretariat, Privy Council Office
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    Ottawa, Ontario - April 26, 2019
  • Marta Morgan
    EducationMaster in Public Policy, Harvard UniversityBachelor of Arts, Economics (Honours), McGill UniversityProfessional ExperienceSince June 2016Deputy Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship2014 - 2016Associate Deputy Minister of Finance2012 - 2014Associate Deputy Minister of Industry2011 - 2012Assistant Deputy Minister, Industry Sector, Industry Canada2009 - 2011Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy Sector, Industry Canada
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    Ottawa, Ontario - April 18, 2019
  • The Honourable Justice Michael J. Wood
    The Honourable Justice Michael J. Wood was appointed to the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia in 2011, after almost 30 years of practicing law in Halifax. Since that time, he has been active in the administration of the court through involvement in many committees, including those related to civil procedure rules, court clerkship, and insolvency.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - April 17, 2019
  • Pikialasorsuaq Leaders Statement
    The Conference of the Parties, formed under the Convention on Biological Diversity, adopted a Strategic Plan for Biodiversity for the 2011-2020 period, which called for protection of coastal and marine areas, especially areas of particular importance for biodiversity and ecosystem services, through effectively and equitably managed, ecologically representative and well-connected systems of protected areas and other effective area-based conservation measures.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - April 3, 2019
  • Sylvain Ricard
    Sylvain Ricard holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the Université du Québec à Hull and is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario and the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec. He has more than 30 years experience as a senior manager, auditor, and consultant in both the private and public sectors.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - March 29, 2019
  • Gina Wilson
    EducationBachelor of Social Sciences, University of OttawaProfessional ExperienceSince May 2017Deputy Minister for Women and Gender Equality2015 - 2017Associate Deputy Minister, Public Safety Canada2014 - 2015Associate Deputy Minister, Employment and Social Development Canada2013 - 2014Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Treaties and Aboriginal Government, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
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    Ottawa, Ontario - March 29, 2019