Thursday, February 2, 2023

Senate confirms Carlos Joaquin as ambassador to Canada

The plenary session of the Permanent Commission of the Congress of the Union ratified the appointment of Carlos Manuel Joaquín González as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Mexico to Canada, by 23 votes, 12 against and one abstention.

In the act, the former governor of Quintana Roo made a legal protest to the position to which he was appointed by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

Based on the relevant opinion from the second work commission, its president Beatriz Paredes asked the legislators of the different parliamentary groups represented in the Congress to review their work plan and trajectory, in presence with the new ambassador I went. The questions by Mexican and “were able to spark a useful dialogue on various aspects of the deep and very diverse relationship that exists between our country and Canada, and a rich and energetic debate ensued.”

The PRI senator said that Mexico-Canada relations are based on friendship and common aspirations for progress between two diverse and multicultural societies that, despite their contradictions, have great empathy for each other.

According to the Tlaxcalan woman, Canadian immigration policy is of greatest interest to the Mexican state.

“The greater openness in terms of immigration provision that the Canadian authorities have and is noteworthy allows us to enrich the position on this matter before our common commercial partner, the United States.”

He expressed hope that the immigration issue would be addressed with civil courage by Mexican and Canadian officials at a summit next week in Mexico, which will also be attended by the United States.

“Mexicans and Canadians share a successful migration experience: the Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program, in which more than 25 Mexican workers travel annually to produce vegetables, legumes, flowers, trees and fruit in Canada.

“a migrant movement of workers in a regulated, dignified and effective way which is undoubtedly far from perfect, but which so far is an indication that when there is political will it is possible to find agreeable ways of migrant flows where human rights are respected” And opportunities come. They are provided. Work…”

He said that migration should not be seen as a security issue, but as a job option.

Non-party senator Emilio Alvarez announced his vote against the ratification of Carlos Joaquin because “the pedagogy of the message of appointing former opposition governors (ambassadors) is surrender and disobedience; We are not going with that message, that pedagogy.

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