The biggest themes at this year's Halifax International Security Forum

The biggest themes at this year's Halifax International Security Forum

Here are the topics that dominated discussion—and those that didn't.

Canada 'considering everything' on climate, including re-ratifying Kyoto Protocol

Environment and climate change minister says she's an 'optimistic realist,' expects solid agreement at Paris COP21.

The long road to become Afghanistan’s first-ever female consul general

But challenges remain, including bringing family here to live with her on posting.

Selected media 'thought leaders' given preferential access at high-profile Halifax forum

The Halifax International Security Forum considered some journalists 'thought leaders,' giving them extensive access, while others worked out of a 'media room,' barred from entry to parts of the forum.

Canada, Japanese importers at odds over TPP side deal

Deal on forest products leaves Japanese importers expecting more.

Canada sells Sydney mansion for $10.17 million, carries forward 'rightsizing' plans

Sale of Hong Kong official residence delayed, but properties in Athens, Brussels, Helsinki, Lisbon and Rome were on the market as of Nov. 23.

Trade, foreign, aid ministers hire chiefs of staff

Behind-the-scenes teams taking shape, though not all chiefs named.

Chinese ambassador watching for Trudeau's next move on trade deal

Luo calls restrictions on foreign state-owned enterprises in the oil sands a form of 'discrimination.'

Ottawa-based envoys seize Halifax forum's diplomacy opportunities

More than 40 Canada-based diplomats in total joined delegations to the Halifax International Security Forum.

Veterans Affairs minister getting international advice

Kent Hehr says department will reopen nine Veterans Affairs offices within a year.

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