Canadian, Foreign Dips Welcome Cannon

The Liberal-turned-Conservative's bilingualism and Ottawa-area riding are considered benefits.

Van Loan Brings Oratorical, Legal Skills to Public Safety

While a relatively young department—created only in 2003—the Public Safety portfolio is considered to be one of the most high-profile Cabinet positions, and last week it went to Peter Van Loan.

From Likely Contenders to Dark Horses for Foreign Affairs, Trade

When the dust settled after the election, two top Cabinet ministers had disappeared from the political scene.In their wake are vacancies in two of the most senior positions: minister of foreign affairs and minister of international trade.

'This is When the U.S. Agenda is Made'

Experts say Canada must start lobbying the next president's transition team now.

Fingers Crossed Tories will Learn from Emerson on China

David Emerson's decision not to run for re-election has netted a fair share of disappointment that the Conservatives are losing not only their strongest internationally-minded minister, but also the government's point-man on relations with China and India.

Pakistan Wants Taliban Negotiations Started

Pakistani High Commissioner Musa Javed Chohan has voiced strong support for Canada's newfound willingness to speak with moderate insurgents in Afghanistan.

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