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Events calendar

Circle these key dates in Canadian foreign policy on your fall agenda.


The good, the bad, and the stalled

Our perennial guide to Canada’s trade talks.


Ten committees to watch this fall

Protection of women in Canada’s immigration system, security in Asia-Pacific, international financial system integrity top committee agendas.


This sitting's burning foreign affairs issues

From Iraq to China, it's set to be a busy fall.


Bills, bills, bills

A look at where foreign policy-related legislation stands.


Committees pick up where they left off

Your cheat sheet on their agendas.


Hot topics in the House this winter

Trade, pipelines top of mind as the government wants to be seen as steady hand on the economic tiller.


Events to watch this sitting

Mark your calendar with these newsworthy gatherings taking place in the coming months in Canada and abroad.


The path of promises to 2015

Embassy’s crystal-ball look at the Oct. 16 throne speech and coming government priorities.


Your foreign policy hashtag hot sheet

The Keystone pipeline, Mali, and budget are all set to be on Parliament’s agenda this winter.





Hot foreign policy issues

It has been a busy last few weeks for Foreign Minister John Baird and his staff.


Your foreign policy hot sheet

The economy will once again be the government's top priority during the next 16-week sitting of the House of Commons and 17-week Senate term, starting Jan. 30. Work will include an emphasis on the diversification of Canada's energy exports away from the United States, strengthening economic ties with China, and the completion of a free trade deal with the European Union.


Economy, new trade links, on lobbyists' watch list

New copyright bill, innovation top fall wish list.


Your foreign policy hot sheet

Prime Minister Stephen Harper set the tone for MPs' Sept. 19 return to Parliament (and Senators on Sept. 27), by talking almost exclusively about the economy, and jobs in particular, to his Conservative national caucus in Ottawa Sept. 8.


Majority gives Harper space to make proactive foreign policy: observers

'He can be ambitious, especially if he moves early,' says prof Daudelin.


The good, bad and stalled trade negotiations

In a speech to his Conservative caucus last week, Prime Minister Stephen Harper explicitly noted diversification of trade as one of his priorities.


Tories on collision course with the charter?

On Dec. 1, Liberal MPs announced it would not support the government's controversial anti-human smuggling bill because some of the proposed measures would unfairly target refugees and violate their rights under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.


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September 24, 2014