Peter Van Loan
Jan 30, 2012 12:54 EST
Prime Minister Stephen Harper's government headed into a new session of parliament Monday vowing to push through changes aimed at bolstering Canada's fiscal standing and finalizing major trade deals.
Nov 21, 2011 18:35 EST
Western powers responded to a damning UN report about Iran's nuclear program with a fresh batch of sanctions Monday, targeting the country's central bank and the vital energy sector.
Nov 21, 2011 16:19 EST
Canada announced new sanctions against Iran on Monday that target "virtually all transactions" including with its central bank to pressure Tehran amid renewed suspicion over its nuclear program.
Sep 19, 2011 15:34 EDT
After leading a succession of minority governments since 2006, Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper finally got to flex his conservative political will Monday at the helm of his first majority in parliament.
Jun 02, 2011 12:55 EDT
Canada's 41st parliament will be asked to focus on eliminating the budget deficit, senate and campaign finance reforms, and a longer NATO mission in Libya, the government said at its opening Thursday.
Feb 23, 2011 15:59 EST
VANCOUVER (Reuters) - Canada is concerned about possible European import restrictions on crude from its vast oil sands, but a fight over the industry's emissions will not have an impact on trade talks with the European Union, Ottawa's Trade Minister said on Wednesday.
Feb 11, 2011 17:44 EST
Canada will increase export charges on softwood lumber to the United States, the government said Friday after an arbitration court ruled it had wrongly subsidized lumber exports.
Jan 21, 2011 17:04 EST
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A binding arbitration panel has ruled Canada has again breached its softwood lumber deal with the United States, this time with aid offered by provincial governments in Quebec and Ontario, the U.S. trade representative said on Friday.
Jan 21, 2011 16:08 EST
The United States claimed victory against Canada Friday in a trade dispute over Ottawa's alleged subsidies for lumber exports to the United States.
Jan 18, 2011 18:16 EST
Washington accused Canada on Tuesday of breaking a five-year-old agreement on lumber exports to the United States, and demanded arbitration.
Dec 15, 2010 16:21 EST
Canada and the European Union are on track toward signing a free trade agreement by the end of 2011, trade representatives said Wednesday.
Nov 10, 2010 07:36 EST
* Draft says leaders to press for balanced growth
Nov 10, 2010 07:24 EST
YOKOHAMA, Japan (Reuters) - Japan and the United States agreed on the need to address the problem of relying too much on a single country for production and supply of rare earths, a Japanese government official said on Wednesday.
Oct 27, 2010 18:53 EDT
The study by Canadian Auto Workers economist Jim Stanford for the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives found that a Canada-EU free trade pact, now in its fifth round of negotiations, would lead to a massive Canadian trade deficit.
Sep 25, 2010 11:18 EDT
BlackBerry maker Research In Motion is making progress in talks with India over New Delhi's demands to intercept encrypted messages carried by the smartphone, a report said Saturday.
Sep 24, 2010 20:28 EDT
Sep 24, 2010 15:23 EDT
OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's trade minister said on Friday he believes Research In Motion will be able to reach an agreement with India that gives police and security agencies access to encrypted BlackBerry communications.
Aug 12, 2010 20:05 EDT
Indian government sets Aug 31. deadline for BlackBerry to address security concerns. India's Home Ministry threatened Thursday to block BlackBerry corporate e-mail and messaging services unless the device's manufacturer makes them accessible to its security agencies by Aug. 31.
Jul 15, 2010 13:10 EDT
Canada and the European Union will meet their target to sign an "ambitious" free trade agreement in 2011, Canadian International Trade Minister Peter Van Loan said Thursday in Bucharest.
Jun 22, 2010 18:57 EDT
A Canada-Colombia free trade pact is expected to be signed into law here next week, after Canada's Senate voted in favor of the agreement late Monday, an official told AFP Tuesday.
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Peter Van Loan
|Assumed office |
2004 federal election
|Preceded by||new riding|
|Born||April 18, 1963 |
Niagara Falls, Ontario
|Cabinet||Minister of Public Safety|