CONAHEC News and Information

Tuesday, Jun. 28, 2016

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau welcomed Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto to Canada at an official dinner in Toronto on Monday night.

The leaders toasted each other at Casa Loma, a castle-like landmark in midtown Toronto, and said they were celebrating a renewed friendship between Canada and Mexico.

Tuesday, Jun. 28, 2016

The head of Amnesty International's Mexican branch is taking Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard to task for his comment Monday that Mexico's human rights record is moving in the "right direction."

"I beg to differ (that) Mexico is going in the right direction," Perseo Quiroz, Amnesty's executive director in Mexico, told The Canadian Press.

Tuesday, Jun. 28, 2016

Mexico’s president arrives in Canada today to begin three days of carefully choreographed North American leader summitry.

Enrique Pena Nieto is heading to Quebec City first before dining with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Toronto and then hitting the national capital on Tuesday for an official state visit.

Tuesday, Jun. 28, 2016

The leaders of North America will set a continent-wide target of 50-per-cent clean-energy power by 2025 as part of a comprehensive plan to combat global warming when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hosts the Three Amigos summit on Wednesday.

Tuesday, Jun. 28, 2016

President Obama and leaders from Mexico and Canada will pledge that North America will get half of its power from clean energy sources by 2025.

White House officials announced the pledge ahead of the North American Leader Summit in Ottawa, also known as the “Three Amigos summit,” which President Obama will travel to on Wednesday.

Monday, Jun. 27, 2016

The three leaders of North America will trumpet the benefits of liberalized free trade and the necessity of countries to work in unison when they gather in Ottawa for a summit that had been set up largely to focus on the environment but has been turned upside down by the stunning British vote to exit the European Union.

Monday, Jun. 27, 2016

North American leaders meeting in Ottawa this week are being confronted with the seismic economic ripples caused by Britain's decision to leave the European Union.

Canada and Mexico must also take the opportunity to strengthen their bilateral co-operation as a counterweight to an incoming U.S. administration in 2017 that is likely to be anti-trade and more inward-looking about American interests, experts say.

Friday, Jun. 17, 2016

When Héctor Huertas attended the first meeting to draft an American declaration on indigenous peoples in 1999, he thought the end was not far off. Neither he, nor anyone else in that room in Washington, D.C., imagined that the end was 17 years away.

Tuesday, Jun. 14, 2016

The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, today announced the appointment of a new chairperson and six new governors to the International Development Research Centre’s (IDRC’s) Board of Governors.

Among its many objectives, IDRC invests in knowledge, innovation and solutions to improve health outcomes, climate change adaptation and poverty reduction in developing regions of the world.

Monday, Jun. 13, 2016

Relations among North America’s three big neighbors are much more important to their citizens’ self-interest than the great majority of those citizens realize. The U.S. media’s focus on Mexico is too often negative, while Canada frequently gets neglected. The political campaign season in the United States has magnified negative statements about North American ties by candidates building on stereotypes and false premises.