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Announcement of new diplomatic appointments: Rachael Bedlington and Christopher Cooter

August 14, 2021 – Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced the following diplomatic appointments: Rachael Bedlington becomes Consul General in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (People’s Republic of China). Ms. Bedlington replaces Jeff Nankivell. Christopher Cooter becomes High Commissioner in the Republic of South Africa. Mr. Cooter replaces Sandra McCardell. Related products Biographical notes – Rachael Bedlington and Christopher Cooter Contacts Syrine Khoury Press Secretary […]

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The Canadian Ambassadors Alumni Association (AMBCANADA) extends warmest congratulations to former Ambassador Mary Simon on her appointment as Governor General of Canada Designate

Ottawa, July 6, 2021 The Canadian Ambassadors Alumni Association (AMBCANADA) extends its warmest congratulations to Mary Simon following her appointment as Canada’s Governor General Designate. Ms. Simon served as Canada’s first Ambassador for Circumpolar Affairs from 1994-2004, and concurrently, as Ambassador to Denmark from 1999 – 2002. “We are truly delighted to witness the appointment of one of Canada’s former Ambassadors to this important position,” stated Abbie Dann, President of […]

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Announcement of a new diplomatic appointment

May 3, 2021 – Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced the following diplomatic appointment: Isabelle Savard becomes Ambassador to the State of Libya, resident in Tunis, Tunisia. Ms. Savard replaces Hilary Childs-Adams. Related product Biographical note

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Prime Minister announces High Commissioner for Canada in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

April 21, 2021 Ottawa, Ontario   The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced that the Honourable Ralph Goodale has been appointed as High Commissioner for Canada in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. As High Commissioner, Mr. Goodale will provide strategic advice to the Prime Minister on areas of importance to people in Canada and the United Kingdom. His decades of experience will further strengthen the relationship […]

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Announcement of new diplomatic appointments

April 15, 2021 – Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced the following diplomatic appointments: Joanne Lemay becomes High Commissioner in New Zealand.  Ms. Lemay replaces Mario Bot. Ian G. McKay becomes Ambassador to Japan. Mr. McKay replaces Ian Burney. Biographical notes

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Announcement of a new diplomatic appointment

March 26, 2021 – Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced the following diplomatic appointment: Lisa Stadelbauer becomes Ambassador to the State of Israel. Ms. Stadelbauer replaces Deborah Lyons. Biographical note

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Announcement of a new diplomatic appointment

March 24, 2021 – Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced the following diplomatic appointment: Nancy Smyth becomes Ambassador to Ireland. Ms. Smyth replaces Kevin Vickers. Biographical note  

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AMBCANADA ANNOUNCES TEN NEW AMBASSADORS OF NOTE

Ottawa, February 18, 2021 AMBCANADA, the Canadian Ambassadors Alumni Association, today revealed the names of its newest Ambassadors of Note. They will join the twenty Ambassadors who were honoured in 2019 as distinguished men and women diplomats who, as Canadian heads of mission and through their accomplishments and careers, served to advance Canada’s interests and place in the world. The 2020 Ambassadors of Note are: 1. James Bartleman 2. Michael […]

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Announcement of new diplomatic appointment

February 16, 2021 – Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced the following diplomatic appointment: Stéphane Jobin becomes Ambassador to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and Permanent Observer to the African Union. Mr. Jobin replaces Antoine Chevrier. Related product Biographical note

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Invitation to AMBCANADA’s Ambassadors of Note Awards: February 18

You are cordially invited to witness the announcement of ten former Canadian Ambassadors who will be named “Ambassadors of Note” by their peers, in recognition of their distinguished contribution to the advancement of Canada’s international standing and foreign policy interests.  The announcement will be broadcast using the Zoom platform. These awards will be the Canadian Ambassadors Alumni Association’s (AMBCANADA) second such announcement.  Stretching back to the formation of the Department of […]

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Canada announces appointment of new special envoy to the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation

January 6, 2021 – Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that Jamal Khokhar, Canada’s Ambassador to Turkey, will concurrently assume the role of Canada’s special envoy to the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). Since 2013, Canada has pursued its engagement with the OIC to facilitate cooperation on priorities such as good governance, human rights, diversity and inclusion, women’s economic empowerment, […]

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A “Tsunami” of Holiday Cards for the Two Michaels

Ottawa, December 11, 2020 Yesterday, on the second anniversary of the arrest and imprisonment of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, both Canadian citizens, the President of the Canadian Ambassadors Alumni Association – AMBCANADA – (formerly known as the Retired Heads of Mission Association – RHOMA), Ms. Abbie Dann, sent an urgent communication to the over 300 members of the Association. In her email she urged members of AMBCANADA to join […]

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Announcement of a new diplomatic appointment

December 1, 2020 – Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced the following diplomatic appointment: Kathleen (Kati) Csaba becomes High Commissioner in the Republic of Ghana. Ms. Csaba replaces Heather Cameron.   Related products Biographical note

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Canadian Ambassadors Alumni Association Scholarship for Indigenous Students: Please Donate!

The Canadian Ambassadors Alumni Association (AMBCANADA), until recently known as RHOMA, has, over the years, provided scholarships to graduate-level students with an interest in pursuing studies in international affairs. This year, for the first time ever, the Association has partnered with Carleton University to offer a scholarship to an outstanding Indigenous graduate student enrolled in a program within its Faculty of Public Affairs.  The Scholarship is valued at $2,000.00 and to date the […]

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Announcement of new diplomatic appointments

November 13, 2020 – Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced the following diplomatic appointments: Mark Berman becomes High Commissioner in the Co-operative Republic of Guyana and Representative to the Caribbean Community. Mr. Berman replaces Lilian Chatterjee. Christina Buchan becomes Ambassador to the Republic of Zimbabwe. Ms. Buchan replaces René Cremonese. Jeannette Menzies becomes Ambassador to the Republic of Iceland. Ms. Menzies replaces Anne-Tamara […]

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Announcement of new diplomatic appointments

October 30, 2020 – Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced the following diplomatic appointments: Lilian Chatterjee becomes High Commissioner in Barbados. Ms. Chatterjee replaces Marie Legault. Rodger Cuzner becomes Consul General in Boston (United States of America). Mr. Cuzner replaces David Alward. Wendy Drukier becomes Ambassador to the Kingdom of Spain. Ms. Drukier replaces Matthew Levin. Alain Gendron becomes Ambassador to the Kingdom of […]

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Announcement of new diplomatic appointments

October 17, 2020 – Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced the following diplomatic appointments: Ailish Johnson Campbell to be Ambassador to the European Union, in Brussels. Ms. Johnson Campbell replaces Daniel Costello. Natasha Cayer becomes Ambassador and Permanent Delegate of Canada to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, in Paris. Ms. Cayer replaces Elaine Ayotte. Jenny Hill becomes Ambassador to the […]

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Announcement of a new diplomatic appointment

October 14, 2020 – Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced the following diplomatic appointment: Claude Demers becomes Ambassador to the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire. Mr. Demers replaces Julie Shouldice. Related product Biographical note

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Announcement of New Diplomatic Appointments

September 29, 2020 – Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced the following diplomatic appointments: Behzad Babakhani becomes Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City (Socialist Republic of Vietnam). Mr. Babakhani replaces Kyle Nunas. Louis Dumas becomes Ambassador to the Arab Republic of Egypt. Mr. Dumas replaces Jess Dutton. Michael Gort becomes Ambassador to the Republic of Chile. Mr. Gort replaces Patricia Peña. Annick […]

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Announcement of new diplomatic appointments

September 1, 2020 – Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced the following diplomatic appointments: Sylvain Fabi becomes Consul General to Denver (United States of America). Mr. Fabi replaces Stéphane Lessard. André François Giroux becomes Consul General to Sydney (Australia). Mr. Giroux replaces Angela Bogdan.    Related products Biographical notes

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