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04/18/2014 - 09:28
Canada condemns the killing of innocent civilians seeking refuge from violence at the United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS) base.
04/18/2014 - 07:12
The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, the Honourable John Baird, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, today announced a joint funding contribution of $1,285,000 to address the current outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa.
04/17/2014 - 19:18
On April 17, 2014, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Arab Republic of Egypt Nabil Fahmy and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada John Baird held a warm and productive meeting in Cairo, Egypt.
04/17/2014 - 19:12
Canada recognizes and supports the vital role that civil society plays in reaching development objectives. Civil society engages citizens in their countries' decision-making processes that affect them.

In commemoration of the Persons Case Outstanding Canadians sought for Governor General’s Award

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Ottawa- Mark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon, is encouraging local residents to nominate outstanding Canadians for the Governor General's Awards in Commemoration of the Persons Case.

"The award recognizes Canadians who have made outstanding contributions to advance the equality, rights or opportunities of women. We're looking for another Dr. Jean Scott," said Strahl referring to local author, women's right activist and 1990 recipient.

The Governor General's Awards in Commemoration of the Persons Case were created in 1979 to mark the 50th Anniversary of the groundbreaking Persons Case which made it possible for women to serve in the Senate and paved the way for women's increased participation in public and political life.

Each year, five recipients are chosen from across Canada. In 2012, two of those recipients will be from the youth category (15-30 years old). This is in recognition of the world's first International Day of the Girl which will take place on October 11, 2012.

The deadline for nominations is July 15. Recipients will be invited to Rideau Hall in October to receive a medal from his Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada.

For more information about the awards and for full instructions, please visit the Status of Women Canada website at: www.women.gc.ca, email: communications [at] swc-cfc [dot] gc [dot] ca or call: 1-855-969-9922.

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