An insider's guide to crafting diplomatic messages, Brunei edition

It is 'essential' to include the word 'recommend' in any critiques or suggestions, writes one diplomat.

Canadian lobbyists trail Freeland to New Zealand

Trade minister, lieutenant impress stakeholders in meetings.

Feds won’t change Harper-era mining ethics office

Liberals promised to add ombudsman’s office for mining sector during election campaign.

Refugee health clinic watching for Ottawa's next move

'We don’t really have an understanding of how many refugees we’re really expected to see here.'

Canadian export controls easy to avoid, says auditor general

Feds promise action by end of 2016.

Erdogan presses Trudeau on free trade

Ankara's full-court press included prime minister, foreign and economic ministers and ambassador.

Dairy, auto parts groups see risk, opportunity in China trade talks

Labour lobby warns against a one-way deal.

Liberals may explore registration system for extra copyright protection in TPP

Copyright lawyers split over potential to provoke an investor challenge.

Legislative lookahead: What to expect in 2016

The Trudeau government is set to tackle a range of international issues during this spring's parliamentary debates, from complex trade deals to immigration and refugees, terrorism, citizenship, border security, foreign aid and more.

Consider yet another trade deal—this one in services

While the TPP, CETA and other deals already include services chapters, with TISA it's the name of the game.

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