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Prime Minister Stephen Harper gives statement on North Korea

Press Release
Nov 23rd, 2010

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today strongly condemned the artillery attack by North Korea on the South Korean island of Yeonpyeong which resulted in the deaths of two South Korean marines.

 “This is the latest in a series of aggressive and provocative actions by North Korea, which continue to represent a grave threat to international security and stability in northeast Asia.  Canada will continue to condemn all acts of aggression by North Korea in violation of international law.

 “On behalf of all Canadians, I extend my condolences to the families of those who were killed and injured as a result of this unprovoked attack.

 "Canada reiterates its firm support to the Republic of Korea, and urges North Korea to refrain from further reckless and belligerent actions and to abide by the Korean Armistice Agreement.  Canada remains committed to peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula.

Wave of political repression hits Toronto - youth, women, journalists targeted

Press Release
Jun 30th, 2010

On the evenings of June 26 and 27 in and around downtown Toronto during the G20 global summit, thousands of riot police repeatedly assaulted demonstrators, journalists, and Toronto residents in non-riot situations.  Many journalists trying to document police actions were illegally arrested, assaulted, and had their equipment confiscated.  According to several eye-witness reports many journalists were charged and attacked by police.  Of the over 900 people detained and assaulted, twenty have testified in this ground breaking report.   

Among the journalists detained:

Prime Minister Harper and Queen Elizabeth celebrate Canada in Ottawa

Press Release
Jun 30th, 2010

Ottawa Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Laureen Harper and their childre, Rachel and Ben, will attend the Canada Day noon show on Parliament Hill.

They will be joined by Her Majesty The Queen; His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh and James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

Prime Minister Harper joins Her Majesty The Queen as she reviews the international fleet in the Halifax Harbour


Her Majesty The Queen greets World War II veteran Stanley Earl Heartlen aboard the HMCS St John's


Her Majesty the Queen and the Prime Minister greet dignitaries in Halifax Harbour.

G8 meets over "greatest economic crisis in generations"

Press Release
Jun 26th, 2010

Stephen Harper and Nicolas Sarkozy

We, the Leaders of the Group of Eight, met in Muskoka on June 25-26, 2010.  Our annual summit takes place as the world begins a fragile recovery from the greatest economic crisis in generations. 


2.         What binds the G8 together is a shared vision that major global challenges must and can be addressed effectively through focus, commitment and transparency, and in partnership with other concerned members of the global community.  The G8 has demonstrated the capacity to design credible approaches to meet the challenges of our times.  For over thirty years, it has shown that its collective will can be a powerful catalyst for sustainable change and progress.  At Muskoka in 2010, we are focussing on an effective agenda to address key challenges in development, international peace and security, and environmental protection. 


Harper greets President Obama and UK Prime Minister David Cameron at G8 Summit in Toronto

Press Release
Jun 25th, 2010

Prime Minister Stephen Harper greets David Cameron, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, as he arrives for the G-8 Summit

Prime Minister Stephen Harper chats with Barack Obama, President of the United States, at the G-8 Summit

Prime Minister Stephen Harper talks with Bill Gates

Press Release
Jun 23rd, 2010


Prime Minister Harper and Mr. Gates spoke about the Canadian government's flagship maternal, newborn and child health initiative.

Prime Minister Harper thanked Mr. Gates for his foundation's pledge of $1.5 billion toward improving the health of mothers and children, and thanked the Gates Foundation for its support of Canada's G-8 initiative.

Mr. Gates thanked the Prime Minister for Canada's decision to make maternal, newborn and child health the focus of development discussions at the G-8 Summit and also thanked Canada for making accountability a priority.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaks with other world leaders

Press Release
Jun 14th, 2010

PMO photo by Jason Ransom

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper spoke today with the leaders of Indonesia, India, Germany and Italy to discuss the upcoming G-8 and G-20 Summits.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper announces participation of key leaders at the Muskoka G-8 Summit

Press Release
Jun 14th, 2010

Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaks with G-8 and G-20 National Youth Caucus

Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced today that the Government of Canada has extended invitations to Algeria, Egypt, Ethiopia, Malawi, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, as well as to Colombia, Jamaica and Haiti, to attend a special session at the G-8 Summit in Huntsville, Ontario, from June 25-26.

“The G-8 has a long tradition of developing credible solutions to global challenges in partnership with Africa and others in the international community,” said the Prime Minister. "At this year’s Summit, we will be engaging African leaders as well as key hemispheric partners in order to broaden representation and maximize results on international development and peace and security issues."

To ensure an informed global perspective, Canada has also engaged in extensive consultations and outreach efforts in the lead-up to the G-8 and G-20 summits.

The G-8 is a forum for leaders of the world’s most industrialized nations. It is made up of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States. The European Union also participates in the G-8 summits.


Canada to adopt UNSC Resolution 1929

Press Release
Jun 9th, 2010

Prime Minister Stephen Harper issued the following statement today welcoming the adoption of United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Resolution 1929 imposing additional sanctions against Iran:

Prime Minister Stephen Harper nominates Suzanne Legault as next Information Commissioner

Press Release
Jun 3rd, 2010

Prime Minister Stephen Harper at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities 73rd annual Conference

Prime Minister Stephen Harper Nominates Suzanne Legault as Next Information Commissioner

Ottawa: Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced the nomination of Suzanne Legault as the new Information Commissioner.

“Ms. Legault is extremely well qualified to assume the role of Information Commissioner of Canada,” said the Prime Minister. “She brings considerable expertise in access to information and privacy protection issues to the position as well as an in-depth understanding of law and the functioning of government. I am pleased that she has agreed to be nominated for this important role.”

The Office of the Information Commissioner was created in 1983 under the Access to Information Act – Canada’s freedom of information legislation. An agent of Parliament, the Information Commissioner oversees the implementation of the Access to Information Act by government institutions. The Information Commissioner investigates complaints from individuals who believe they have been denied rights under the Act and is also responsible for mediating between dissatisfied applicants and government institutions.

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