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  • Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on Easter

    Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement marking Easter:

    “I would like to extend my warmest wishes to all Christians across Canada and around the world as they gather with family and friends to celebrate Easter.

    “Easter, also known as Pascha, is the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the triumph of life over death. Recalling the Passover of ancient Israel, it is a time of renewed hope, forgiveness and new beginnings through the Grace of God.

  • Government of Canada’s response to the situation in Ukraine

    The Government of Canada is taking important steps to support Ukraine and to impose sanctions against those responsible for the ongoing crisis.

    January 26, 2014

    Andrew Bennett, Canada’s Ambassador for Religious Freedom, led a successful visit to Ukraine, during which he expressed Canada’s ongoing concern about violations of basic freedoms and reinforced Canada’s commitment to the Ukrainian people.

    February 14, 2014

  • PM announces further measures to enhance security in Central and Eastern Europe

    Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement announcing additional measures that Canada is taking to promote security and stability in Central and Eastern Europe:

    “Canada continues to strongly condemn Russia’s illegal occupation of Ukraine and its ongoing aggressive military provocation.

    “Along with our NATO allies, we recognize the need to enhance security and stability in Central and Eastern Europe. 

  • Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaks with Prime Minister Donald Tusk of Poland

    Prime Minister Harper spoke today with Prime Minister Tusk of Poland.

    The two leaders exchanged views on the situation in Ukraine. They strongly condemned Russia’s illegal occupation of Ukraine, and its continuing provocative military actions. 

    They also stressed that it is critical to have a coordinated international response to Russia’s continuing and unprovoked acts of aggression. The leaders agreed that the international community must continue to apply pressure on Russia, including additional sanctions to further isolate Russia economically and politically.

  • Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada at the Honourable Jim Flaherty’s State Funeral

    Prime Minister Stephen Harper today delivered the following eulogy at The Honourable Jim Flaherty’s State Funeral:
  • Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaks with Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma of Latvia

    Prime Minister Harper spoke today with Prime Minister Straujuma of Latvia.

    The two leaders exchanged views on the situation in Ukraine. They strongly condemned Russia’s unprovoked violation of Ukrainian sovereignty, noting that its territorial integrity must be respected.

    Prime Minister Straujuma thanked Prime Minister Harper for Canada's strong stance on these issues.

    The two leaders also discussed the importance of a coordinated international response to Russia’s continuing acts of aggression.

  • Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on Passover

    On behalf of my family, I would like to extend best wishes to all those celebrating Passover in Canada and around the world.
  • Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on Vaisakhi

    On this day, Laureen and I offer our warmest wishes to the entire Sikh community in Canada and around the world as they celebrate Vaisakhi.
  • Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on Minister Baird’s upcoming visit to Europe

    Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement announcing that he is dispatching Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird to Central and Eastern Europe, from April 22-28, 2014.
  • Biographies


    Paul Rochon

    Education    

    Master of Economics, University of Toronto

    Bachelor of History, McGillUniversity

    Professional Experience

    Since July 2013

    Deputy Minister for International Development

    2012 - 2013

    Associate Deputy Minister of Health and concurrently Special Advisor to the Minister of Finance on negotiations for a Canadian securities regulator

    2010 - 2012

    Associate Deputy Minister of Finance

    2009 - 2010

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