Les premiers ministres appuient Halifax 2014

first_imgLa candidature d’Halifax aux Jeux du Commonwealth de 2014 bénéficie de l’appui entier des 13 premiers ministres canadiens. « Au nom de tous les Néo-Écossais, je suis heureux d’annoncer que nous avons l’appui de toutes les provinces et de tous les territoires », affirme le premier ministre de la Nouvelle-Écosse, Rodney MacDonald. « Les Jeux sont plus qu’un événement, ils font partie de notre effort global visant à faire grandir notre province et notre région du point de vue économique et culturel grâce à des citoyens actifs et en santé, maintenant et pour les années à venir. » Au cours de la réunion du Conseil de la fédération à Terre-Neuve, les premiers ministres ont discuté, entre autres, de la promotion du Canada par le sport, et de la nécessité d’appuyer les modes de vie sains à l’échelle du pays. À partir de ces discussions, les premiers ministres ont annoncé qu’ils appuyaient entièrement la mise en candidature du Canada aux Jeux du Commonwealth de 2014 à Halifax. « Il est évident que nos dirigeants reconnaissent l’importance du sport dans l’établissement d’un avenir solide pour le Canada », a déclaré Scott Logan, directeur général, Halifax 2014. « Les Jeux de 2014 à Halifax seront une excellente occasion de présenter nos athlètes, et offriront une base pour le développement du sport et d’un mode de vie sain dans nos communautés. » Les Jeux du Commonwealth sont un événement sportif et culturel d’envergure internationale qui se déroule tous les quatre ans avec des athlètes en provenance des 71 pays et territoires du Commonwealth. En décembre 2005, la ville d’Halifax a été retenue comme ville candidate du Canada aux Jeux du Commonwealth de 2014. Le comité organisateur Halifax 2014 est en compétition avec la ville de Glasgow, en Écosse, et la ville d’Abuja, au Nigeria. Il se concentre à l’heure actuelle sur ses efforts pour préparer et remporter la candidature internationale, qui sera décernée par la Fédération des Jeux du Commonwealth le 9 novembre 2007 au Sri Lanka.last_img read more

Feedback on Agriculture Policy Framework

first_img markets and trade science, research and innovation environmental sustainability and climate change value-added agriculture and agri-food processing public trust. The survey is available at novascotia.ca/agri/ and is open until April 28. To read the Calgary Statement go to www.agr.gc.ca/eng/about-us/key-departmental-initiatives/. The Department of Agriculture is collecting feedback through an online survey to help shape future policy that will succeed the Growing Forward 2 agreement between federal and provincial governments when it ends next year. The next federal, provincial and territorial agricultural policy framework will launch in 2018. “Agriculture is a backbone of our economy and we want to hear from Nova Scotians about what they see as priorities for strengthening this industry which is so critical to our province’s future,” said Agriculture Minister Keith Colwell. “A strong agriculture sector is important for jobs and prosperity and the security of our food supply.” Feedback will be collected on the following priorities identified in the Calgary Statement from Canada’s agriculture ministers last July:last_img read more

In Cairo Annan says international alliance is working for peace in Middle

“There is a real international alliance for peace working on this issue – the Americans, the European Union, the Russian Federation, the Arab leaders and the United Nations, are all agreed that we should push for full implementation of the Mitchell plan,” Mr. Annan told reporters at Cairo Airport, referring to the report of a committee headed by former United States Senator George Mitchell. “There has been too much suffering in this region, too much suffering for Palestinians and Israelis who have lost many loved ones for us not to try to end this tragedy,” the Secretary-General said.”We should do whatever we can to bring this tragedy to an end,” he added. “I hope my visit to this region will help move the process in the right direction.”Mr. Annan observed that there was a limited timeframe for action. “I think we have a fleeting moment, a fleeting opportunity which we much seize and seize promptly, and I hope the parties see it this way, otherwise we may lose an opportunity,” he said.While at the airport, the Secretary-General met with Jordanian Foreign Minister Abdul Elah al-Khatib. Later, he held talks with Amre Moussa, the Secretary-General of the League of Arab States. Speaking to reporters after that meeting, Mr. Annan pointed to recent progress. “When you look back a couple of weeks ago, you see a difference in the situation,” he said, noting that the level of violence was “considerably lower” than it had been before. “We also have another qualitative difference: the parties have both accepted the Mitchell recommendations,” he added. “The parties have agreed to a ceasefire.””Peace cannot be imposed,” Mr. Annan observed. “Peace has to be worked out with the parties concerned and I think this is what is happening.”While at the airport, the Secretary-General met with Jordanian Foreign Minister Abdul Elah al-Khatib, who was in transit. Mr. Annan’s schedule also includes a meeting today with Amre Moussa, Secretary-General of the League of Arab States. Tomorrow he will meet with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt before proceeding to Damascus, Amman, Beirut, Tel Aviv and Ramallah during the remainder of the week. read more