International Issues

Canada takes part in a number of international trade, financial and economic organizations, such as the World Bank, the World Trade Organization, the International Monetary Fund, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the Financial Action Task Force and the Financial Stability Board. Canada also takes part in the G8 and the G20. The Department of Finance Canada has a lead role in managing our country's activities in these institutions.

The Department also plays an important role in negotiating our trade arrangements with other nations and monitoring how those arrangements serve Canada's interests.

Reports 

Debt Relief

Foreign Trade Zone

International Tax Agreements and Treaties

International Activities

G-20

2014

Communiqué - Meeting of G-20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors - Washington D.C., 10-11 April 2014
(April 11, 2014)

Canada Focused on Jobs and Growth at G-20, IMF and World Bank Meetings in Washington, D.C.
(April 10, 2014)

Communiqué of G-20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors
(February 23, 2014)

Canada Promotes Jobs and Growth at G-20 Meeting in Australia
(February 21, 2014)

2013

Communiqué of G-20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors
(October 11, 2013)

Canada Focused on Jobs and Growth at Global Economic Meetings in Washington
(October 9, 2013)

Communiqué, Meeting of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors, Moscow
(July 20, 2013)

G-20 Labour and Employment and Finance Ministers' Communiqué, Moscow
(July 19, 2013)

Canada Focused on Jobs and Growth at G-20 Meeting in Moscow
(July 19, 2013)

Communiqué of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors, Washington, D.C.
(April 19, 2013)

Minister Flaherty to Promote Jobs and Growth at G-20, IMF and World Bank Meetings
(April 18, 2013)

Communiqué of G-20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors, Moscow
(February 16, 2013)

Canada Focused on Jobs and Growth at G-20 Meeting in Moscow
(February 13, 2013)

2012

Communiqué of Ministers of Finance and Central Bank Governors of the G20
(November 4-5, 2012)

Canada Focused on Jobs, Growth and Long-Term Prosperity at G-20 Meeting in Mexico City
(November 4, 2012)

G-20 Finance Ministers' Statement
(June 29, 2012)

PM announces innovative pay-on-results initiative to support global food security
(June 18, 2012)

Communiqué of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors of the G-20
(April 20, 2012)

Minister Flaherty to Advance Canada's Global Economic Priorities at G-20, IMF and World Bank Meetings
(April 18, 2012)

Communiqué of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors of the G-20
(February 26, 2012)

G-20 Finance Ministers Meet in Mexico to Discuss Path Forward for Global Economy
(February 24, 2012)

2011

Canada and Mexico Discuss G-20 Priorities for 2012
(December 13, 2011)

Minister of Finance Urges Europe and G-20 to Strengthen Efforts to Protect Global Recovery (October 17, 2011)

Communiqué of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors of the G-20 (October 15, 2011)

Communiqué of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors of the G-20 (September 22, 2011)

Minister Flaherty to Discuss Global Economic Developments at G-20, IMF and World Bank Meetings (September 22, 2011)

Statement of G-20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors (August 8, 2011)

Meeting of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors
(April 15, 2011)

Meeting of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors
(February 19, 2011)

See also the G-20 website

International Monetary Fund

2014

Statement Prepared for the Development Committee of the Boards of Governors of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund
(April 12, 2014)

Statement Prepared for the International Monetary and Financial Committee of the Board of Governors of the International Monetary Fund
(April 12, 2014)

Canada Focused on Jobs and Growth at G-20, IMF and World Bank Meetings in Washington, D.C.
(April 10, 2014)

2013

Statement Prepared for the International Monetary and Financial Committee of the Board of Governors of the International Monetary Fund
(October 12, 2013)

Statement Prepared for the Development Committee of the Boards of Governors of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund
(October 12, 2013)

Canada Focused on Jobs and Growth at Global Economic Meetings in Washington
(October 9, 2013)

Statement Prepared for the Development Committee of the Boards of Governors of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund
(April 20, 2013)

Statement Prepared for the International Monetary and Financial Committee of the Board of Governors of the International Monetary Fund
(April 20, 2013)

Minister Flaherty to Promote Jobs and Growth at G-20, IMF and World Bank Meetings
(April 18, 2013)

IMF Staff Report Confirms Effectiveness of Harper Government’s Approach to Economic Management (February 14, 2013)

2012

Statement Prepared for the Development Committee of the Boards of Governors of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (October 13, 2012)

Statement Prepared for the International Monetary and Financial Committee of the Board of Governors of the International Monetary Fund (October 13, 2012)

Minister Flaherty to Advance Canada's Global Economic Priorities at IMF and World Bank Meetings (October 7, 2012)

The eurozone should sort out its own mess (May 1, 2012)

Statement Prepared for the International Monetary and Financial Committee of the Board of Governors of the International Monetary Fund (April 21, 2012 - Washington, DC)

Statement Prepared for the Development Committee of the Boards of Governors of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (April 21, 2012 - Washington, DC)

Minister Flaherty to Advance Canada's Global Economic Priorities at G-20, IMF and World Bank Meetings
(April 18, 2012)

2011

Communiqué of the Twenty-Fourth Meeting of the IMFC: Collective Action for Global Recovery (September 24, 2011)

September 2011 DC Communiqué (September 24, 2011)

Statement Prepared for the Development Committee of the Boards of Governors of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (September 24, 2011)

Statement Prepared for the International Monetary and Financial Committee of the Board of Governors of the International Monetary Fund (September 24, 2011)

Minister Flaherty to Discuss Global Economic Developments at G-20, IMF and World Bank Meetings (September 22, 2011)

Minister of Finance Welcomes International Monetary Fund Forecasts for Canada (September 20, 2011 - Ottawa)

Canada Congratulates International Monetary Fund's New Managing Director (June 28, 2011 - Ottawa)

Statement by Canada and Australia on the Selection of the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) (June 24, 2011 - Ottawa)

Statement Prepared for the Development Committee of the Boards of Governors of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (April 15, 2011 - Washington, D.C.)

Statement Prepared for the International Monetary and Financial Committee of the Board of Governors of the International Monetary Fund (April 15, 2011 - Washington, D.C.)