Meet Canada’s new International Trade Minister

François-Phillippe Champagne, a lawyer who’s worked for a string of major multinationals, Champagne knows the world of global trade—but says Canadians must reap the benefits at home. Arguably the biggest promotion in today’s federal cabinet shuffle goes to François-Philippe Champagne, who vaults from parliamentary secretary to Finance Minister Bill Morneau, a supporting role just outside cabinet,Continue reading “Meet Canada’s new International Trade Minister”

The Age of Sustainable Development

Sustainable development is the central drama of our time. The world’s governments are currently negotiating a set of Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs, for the period 2015-2030, following the success of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which ran from 2000-2015. The MDGs focus on ending extreme poverty, hunger, and preventable disease. They have been theContinue reading “The Age of Sustainable Development”

IDB Backs Paraguay Agriculture, Economic Program

Paraguay will improve the competitiveness of its farm and livestock sector and its economic integration, particularly in the east of the country, with a road upgrade and conservation project backed by a $90 million loan approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The beneficiaries will be users of the highway grid, especially small- and medium-sizeContinue reading “IDB Backs Paraguay Agriculture, Economic Program”