This is the final installment of an Embassy special feature on a ranking Canadian diplomat, Earl Turcotte, who was squeezed between Foreign Affairs and the Canadian and American militaries.
Embassy presents the first of a two-week series on one Canadian's 15-year effort to ban cluster munitions—and the bureaucratic mess that ensued.
When asked what his proudest moment was over the past five years, Ukrainian Ambassador Ihor Ostash begins making a list. At the top is the unveiling in Ottawa of a statue to famed Ukrainian poet Taras Shevchenko in June. Second is a recent tour by train from Halifax to Edmonton following the path the first Ukrainian immigrants to Canada along 125 years ago.
But confusion over Baird visit, opposition to UN motion tempers optimism.
Russian Attaché Konstantin Kolpakov says he isn't much of a poet. But as describes his time in Ottawa, there are times his natural skill shines through.
Canada has long been an agricultural power in the world. Last year, the country exported $35.5 billion worth of wheat, beef, canola and other agricultural and food products. The food and beverage manufacturing industry is a major power in the country, with exports worth $20.8 billion last year, an eight per cent increase from the previous year, according to the federal government.
CIDA documents on UNRWA prompt fresh questions about role of Jewish lobby groups in policy making.
Following her first visit to the region, Minister of State for the Americas Diane Ablonczy says Canada is planning to focus more on security and democracy in the hemisphere.