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Tories slam 'secret' Liberal cabinet committee

Tories slam 'secret' Liberal cabinet committee

Ad hoc committee on military procurement still unannounced by Trudeau government, despite mandate to increase transparency.


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.


Facing the challenges of repping a small country

A prof in Canada sparked Antigua and Barbuda’s consul general in Toronto to be a diplomat.


Foreign embassy owes City of Ottawa $175,000 in tax debt

Protocol office calls debt a 'rare instance,' 'one of the worst.'


Canadian lobbyists trail Freeland to New Zealand

Trade minister, lieutenant impress stakeholders in meetings.


Mission creep in Nigeria: Canada worried rescuing schoolgirls could result in Boko Haram war

DND says Canada never sent special forces to Nigeria in 2014, despite media reports.


Diplomats who welcome newcomers start info-exchange group

Group meets monthly, schedules guest speakers on topics like navigating Canadian taxes.


Feds won’t change Harper-era mining ethics office

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


Plan to house refugees on military bases so far unused

Operation Provision ready and waiting, but hotels used for temporary housing.


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.'


Military launching diversity strategy in wake of sexual misconduct findings

New policy framework, gender advisers to be put in place by summer.


Haitian foreign minister awards medal to MP Mauril Bélanger

Haitian community called for honour after Ottawa politician's ALS diagnosis last fall.


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