Minister of International Affairs Supplementary Mandate Letter

Expensive Mr. Garneau:

Thank you for continuing to provide Canadians as Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Since my preceding mandate letters, our region has been confronted by the most significant public overall health crisis we have at any time confronted. The world wide pandemic has experienced devastating impacts on life and livelihoods and exposed essential gaps in our society. Problems that existed right before the pandemic keep on being and many others have been exacerbated. In light of these realities, I am issuing this supplementary letter to define more duties and things to consider that I hope you to undertake on behalf of Canadians. Almost nothing in this letter replaces any earlier commitments or expectations. It is vital for us to continue producing progress on the commitments laid out in 2019, when guaranteeing our actions are centred on preventing the pandemic and making again much better.

Even as we continue to distribute vaccines throughout Canada, bold action continues to be expected to combat this pandemic, help you save lives, support persons and companies throughout the remainder of this crisis and develop again greater. We need to have to get the job done jointly to protect and build work opportunities, and to rebuild our region in a way that will create long-time period competitiveness as a result of cleanse growth. As articulated in the Speech from the Throne 2020 and Fall Economic Assertion 2020, our 4 most important priorities for generating tangible progress for Canadians go on to be: safeguarding community overall health ensuring a strong economic restoration advertising a cleaner environment and standing up for fairness and equality.

Ongoing struggles all-around the planet – and here at home – remind us of how crucial it is to preserve performing towards a brighter foreseeable future. We are at a crossroads and will have to retain relocating Canada forward to turn out to be more powerful, a lot more inclusive, and more resilient. It is part of your task to glance out for Canadians, with particular awareness to our most susceptible.

We require to proceed providing on our commitments by functioning collectively in a optimistic, open up and collaborative way with Parliamentarians, with partners and with all Canadians. In which legislation is essential, I assume you to carry on functioning with the Chief of the Government in the House of Commons to make development for Canadians inside of this minority Parliament.

To be completely ready for what lies in advance, our Govt must proceed to be agile and use the most effective out there science and proof. Canadians are counting on us to assure that today’s policies, plans and expert services are calibrated and targeted to match their demands. Hence, I assume you to uphold our ongoing dedication to delivering real results and productive federal government for the individuals we are elected to provide. 

Quite a few of our most significant commitments go on to call for a sustained partnership with provincial, territorial and municipal governments, and Indigenous associates, communities and governments. Generally try to remember that our mandate will come from citizens who are served by all orders of govt, and that it is in everyone’s fascination that we get the job done jointly to locate popular floor and make daily life better for Canadians. The President of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs is the Governing administration-broad guide on all relations with the provinces and territories.

There stays no a lot more critical marriage to me and to Canada than the a person with Indigenous Peoples. With regard and dignity, we continue being committed to relocating forward along the shared path of reconciliation. You, and indeed all ministers, need to proceed to play a part in helping to advance self-determination, shut socio-financial gaps and eliminate systemic limitations experiencing First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples. As Minister, I expect you to function in whole partnership with Indigenous Peoples and communities to advance meaningful reconciliation.

The Governing administration has considerably amplified shelling out in the course of the pandemic in get to realize our most urgent priority: to assistance shield Canadians’ health and fiscal stability. Heading forward, we ought to preserve Canada’s fiscal edge and carry on to be guided by values of sustainability and prudence. Therefore, our actions ought to aim on producing new employment and supporting the center course to maintain the toughness of our financial state. 

When preventing the pandemic need to be our leading priority, weather adjust still threatens our health and fitness, economy, way of daily life and earth. Clean up advancement is the most effective way to develop very good positions and electrical power our very long-time period economic restoration. I count on you and all ministers to go after complementary partnerships and initiatives that will support our perform to exceed our emissions reduction target, seize new current market chances to build very good positions and get ready our region to adapt to the impacts of a altering climate.

We remain dedicated to evidence-centered determination-creating that will take into thought the impacts of policies on all Canadians and thoroughly defends the Canadian Constitution of Legal rights and Freedoms. You will implement Gender-centered Evaluation Plus (GBA+) in the selections that you make and take into account general public policies via an intersectional lens in order to deal with systemic inequities such as: systemic racism unconscious bias gender-based mostly discrimination limitations for persons with disabilities discrimination towards LGBTQ2 communities and inequities confronted by all susceptible populations. When doable, you will do the job to strengthen the excellent and availability of disaggregated facts to ensure that plan decisions gain all communities.

It is very clear that this pandemic has disproportionately affected distinctive communities all over our region. As a result, we will have to make certain our restoration features all Canadians, with an emphasis on supporting all those most affected. To this conclusion, I anticipate that you will find the information and listen to the views of a diverse team of Canadians, in equally official languages. Moreover, you will proceed to rely on and acquire meaningful relationships with civil culture and stakeholders, such as enterprises of all measurements, arranged labour, the broader public sector and the not-for-profit and charitable sectors across Canada.

Now a lot more than ever, Canadians are relying on journalists and journalism for accurate and well timed news, specially in the confront of a about spread of misinformation. I be expecting you to foster a skilled and respectful marriage with journalists to make certain that Canadians have the information they require to preserve them selves and their households harmless.

Our ability to employ our Government’s priorities relies upon on thing to consider of the skilled, non-partisan assistance of general public servants. Government staff execute their obligations in provider to Canada, with a target of strengthening our place and the lives of all Canadians. I expect you to maintain a collaborative working marriage with your Deputy Minister, whose position, like the purpose of the general public servants under their path, is to assist you in the overall performance of your obligations.

Crucial ministerial tasks have been entrusted to you, notably delivering on the Government’s commitments that ended up established out in the 2019 mandate letters. I count on that you will hold me updated and proactively talk with Canadians on the development you are producing towards our priorities. Usually know that you can change to me, and the Deputy Prime Minister, at any time for help.

In addition to the priorities established out in my mandate letters of 2019, as Minister of International Affairs, you will employ on a precedence basis the next commitments, as established out in the Speech from the Throne 2020 and building off the investments in the Tumble Financial Statement 2020:

  • Operate with me, and in near collaboration with other ministers, to further more fortify our partnership with our closest ally, the United States.
  • Doing the job with applicable ministers, guard Canadians by contributing to the world wide reaction to COVID-19, championing multilateral methods to connected issues and reinforcing Canada’s international interactions. As part of these attempts, continue to present timely consular assistance and guidance to Canadians overseas.
  • Help the Minister of Little Enterprise, Export Marketing and Intercontinental Trade to go on to bolster and diversify Canada’s trade partnerships and strengthen world supply chains, together with for medical materials and other important items.
  • Guidance the Minister of Worldwide Progress to strengthen international efforts to guarantee that men and women all over the environment have entry to health interventions to struggle COVID-19, which includes vaccines, therapeutics and strengthened health and fitness programs.
  • Operate with the Minister of Transportation to carry out recommendations and classes uncovered from the report of the Exclusive Advisor for Canada’s ongoing response to the Ukraine Intercontinental Airlines tragedy, such as commemorating the life of the victims and supporting their families, pursuing fact and accountability from Iran, and protecting against long term disasters by the Safer Skies Initiative. You will be supported in this function by the Minister of General public Basic safety and Crisis Preparedness, the Minister of Canadian Heritage and the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship.
  • Creating on ongoing consultations, go on to create and apply Canada’s feminist international plan with the help of colleagues and companion businesses.


Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, P.C., M.P.
Prime Minister of Canada

*This Ministerial Mandate Letter was signed by the Primary Minister in the Minister’s first official language.