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Prime Minister welcomes Canada-United States Council for Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders report

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 20:18:00 +0000

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement to welcome the first report from the Canada-United States Council for Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders:

“I am pleased to welcome today the Canada-United States Council for Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders’ first report, which is focused on supporting and growing women-owned businesses. This report is the first of five anticipated reports to be released by the Council.




Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with President Michelle Bachelet of Chile

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 17:05:00 +0000

Today the Prime Minister spoke by phone with the President of Chile, Michelle Bachelet. The two leaders exchanged views on trade issues of mutual interest, including advancing a progressive trade agenda.

Both leaders underlined the close and productive bilateral relationship between Canada and Chile, with Prime Minister Trudeau taking the opportunity to thank President Bachelet for their excellent collaboration during her second term in office.




Statement by the Prime Minister on Raoul Wallenberg Day

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 19:49:00 +0000

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Raoul Wallenberg Day:

“Today, we pay tribute to Raoul Wallenberg, a humanitarian and hero who saved tens of thousands of Hungarian Jews during the Holocaust.

“Working as a Swedish diplomat in Budapest, Mr. Wallenberg issued ‘protective passports’ to thousands of Hungarian Jews. Known as the Schutz-Pass, these documents served as Swedish passports and provided protection from deportation to their bearers.




The Prime Minister announces the appointment of the Secretary and the Associate Secretary to the Governor General

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 19:16:00 +0000

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced the appointment of Assunta Di Lorenzo as Secretary to the Governor General. This appointment is effective February 2, 2018.

The Prime Minister also announced the appointment of Marie-Geneviève Mounier as Associate Secretary to the Governor General. This appointment is effective February 14, 2018. 




Assunta Di Lorenzo

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 19:20:00 +0000

Education

Licentiate in Laws, LL.L, University of Ottawa
International Executive InstituteAdvanced Management and Executive Development Certificates, McGill University

Professional Experience

Since 2015
Corporate Secretary and Executive Director, Corporate and Legal Affairs, Réseau de transport métropolitain

2011 - 2015
Partner, Capital Markets, Mergers and Acquisitions and Financial Services Groups, McMillan LLP

2010 - 2011
Attorney, Business Law, Assunta Di Lorenzo




Marie-Geneviève Mounier

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 19:23:00 +0000

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Concordia University
Masters in Public Administration (International Management), École nationale d’administration publique, Université du Québec
Graduate studies in International Administration, École nationale d’administration publique, Université du Québec 

Professional Experience

Since 2015
Assistant Deputy Minister, Sport, Major Events and Commemorations, Canadian Heritage




Prime Minister to attend World Economic Forum in Davos

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:34:00 +0000

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced that he will travel to Davos, Switzerland, from January 22 to 25, 2018, to attend the World Economic Forum annual meeting.




Prime Minister launches Canada Service Corps

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:12:00 +0000

The Prime Minister and Minister of Youth, Justin Trudeau, today launched the design phase of Canada Service Corps, Canada’s new national youth service initiative.

Canada Service Corps will encourage young Canadians to get involved in service to their communities and gain valuable skills and experience that will benefit them in every aspect of life. It will also provide young Canadians with service opportunities that currently do not exist.




Canada Service Corps

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:12:00 +0000

Canada Service Corps is designed to achieve the following core objectives: build a culture of service among young Canadians; concrete results for communities; personal growth through participation in a diverse team of peers; and lasting impacts on participants.

The first phase of Canada Service Corps will focus on the following program components:




Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 00:47:00 +0000

Today, the Prime Minister spoke by phone with the Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern. The two leaders exchanged views on trade issues of mutual concern and on ways to advance a progressive trade agenda.

Both prime ministers also looked forward to the possibility that they might meet again at the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in London in April.