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August 17, 2007


  1. Cabinet Shuffle: Bev Oda is the newly appointed Minister of International Cooperation following the Cabinet shuffle held on August 14, 2007. Oda was first elected to Parliament in 2004 and was the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Status of Women from 2006 to 2007. She is replacing Josée Verner who moves to the Canadian Heritage and Status of Women. Peter MacKay takes over from Gordon O'Connor at Defence and Maxime Bernier moves from Industry to Foreign Affairs.

Upcoming Events

  1. Live Government 101 Webcast - How Government Works: CCIC' s first online webcast training on government relations will take place Thursday September 27, from 12:00 to 2:00 pm (Ottawa time). In this 1 ½ hour webcast, Amanda Sussman will speak on how to use limited time and resources to have the maximum impact on government policy. Focusing on an overview of how government decisions get made, Sussman will also touch on defining clear advocacy objectives, running effective meetings with government, and choosing advocacy tactics. Amanda Sussman is a past policy advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration. Her book, The Art of the Possible will be released in October. For more information or to register contact
    Michael Stephens at (613) 241-7007 ext. 332 or

  2. 2007 Africa-Canada Forum Symposium: Civil Society and Aid Effectiveness will be on the agenda at the Africa-Canada Forum (ACF) 2007 Symposium to be held September 30 to October 3. The ACF is preparing a number of case studies highlighting best practices and enabling conditions for CSOs in their role as development actors. These case studies will contribute to the process led by the DAC's Advisory Group on Civil Society and Aid Effectiveness. For more information or to register, contact Sylvie Perras at or (613) 241-7007 ext. 321.
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