Young Canadian leaders travel to United States as 2018 Youth Ambassadors

July 12, 2018 For immediate release The United States Embassy in Ottawa, in partnership with the State University of New York (SUNY) College at Plattsburgh, World Learning, and Fulbright Canada, is pleased to announce the selection of 13 outstanding Canadian youth community leaders and two Canadian adult educators for the Youth Ambassadors program. The selected ...
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Weather Alert: Tropical Storm Chris – U.S. Consulate General Halifax, Canada

Weather Alert: Tropical Storm Chris – U.S. Consulate General Halifax, Canada (July 9, 2018) Location: Atlantic Canada (Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador) Event:  Environment Canada has issued a Tropical Cyclone Information Statement for Tropical Storm Chris – now forming in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of North Carolina ( https://weather.gc.ca/hurricane/statements_e.html ...
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Routine Notice to American Citizens– Reduced Consulate Staffing

U.S. Consulate General Quebec City, Canada Routine Notice to American Citizens– Reduced Consulate Staffing June 6, 2018 Location: Quebec City, Quebec, Canada Event: Due to unusually congested traffic conditions expected with G7-related activities, the U.S. Consulate in Quebec City is reducing its staffing on Thursday and Friday, June 7 -8.  The Consulate is closed on ...
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Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen Meets with Canadian Minister Ahmed Hussen

Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen today met with the Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship for Canada Ahmed Hussen in Washington, D.C to reaffirm their commitment to working together on immigration and border security issues.
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Public Invited to U.S. Memorial Day Ceremony at Deadman’s Island, Halifax

Historians have concluded that nearly 200 American Prisoners of the War of 1812 died while confined on Melville Island, on the Northwest Arm in Halifax, and are buried on Deadman’s Island. On Monday, May 28 from 11:00a.m.–12:00p.m., the U.S. Consulate General in Halifax and U.S. Navy Exchange Officers in Halifax will honor these American servicemen. ...
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Canadians to Attend U.S. Program on Health Surveillance in the Arctic

May 15, 2018 For Immediate Release   OTTAWA – Canadian professionals in the fields of public health and veterinary medicine will visit Minneapolis, MN, and Anchorage and Fairbanks, AK, from May 15 to 25 as participants in an International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). The participants will explore emerging methods and programs for surveilling human, animal, ...
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Secretary Pompeo’s Participation in a Meeting of the Lima Group

Secretary Pompeo participated via videoconference today in the Lima Group foreign and finance ministers meeting, which was hosted by Mexico and included representatives from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Jamaica, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, and Saint Lucia. Representatives from the European Union and Spain also participated.
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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Ottawa, Canada (May 14, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Ottawa, Canada May 14, 2018 Location: Announced gathering points include the following neighborhoods in Ottawa, Canada: U.S. Embassy Ottawa (MacKenzie Street side of the Embassy) Event: A demonstration is expected to take place, May 14, 2018 between 12:00 p.m. and 15:00 p.m.  Local authorities are aware of the demonstration ...
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Security Alert – U. S. Consulate General Toronto, Canada (May 11, 2018)

Security Alert – U. S. Consulate General Toronto, Canada May 11, 2018 Location:  Canada, countrywide Event:  The U.S. government remains concerned that terrorists are intent on targeting U.S. citizens, including children.  Terrorists may employ a variety of tactics, such as violent assaults and kidnappings.  In the past they have used knives, guns, and vehicles as ramming devices.  ...
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Security Alert – U. S. Consulate General in Vancouver, Canada (May 11, 2018)

Security Alert – U. S. Consulate General in Vancouver, Canada May 11, 2018 Location:  Canada, countrywide Event:  The U.S. government remains concerned that terrorists are intent on targeting U.S. citizens, including children.  Terrorists may employ a variety of tactics, such as violent assaults and kidnappings.  In the past they have used knives, guns, and vehicles ...
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Security Alert – U. S. Consulate General, Montreal, Canada (May 11, 2018)

Security Alert – U. S. Consulate General, Montreal, Canada May 11, 2018 Location:  Canada, countrywide Event:  The U.S. government remains concerned that terrorists are intent on targeting U.S. citizens, including children.  Terrorists may employ a variety of tactics, such as violent assaults and kidnappings.  In the past they have used knives, guns, and vehicles as ramming devices.  ...
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Security Alert – U. S. Consulate General Halifax, Canada (May 11, 2018)

Security Alert – U. S. Consulate General Halifax, Canada May 11, 2018 Location:  Canada, countrywide Event:  The U.S. government remains concerned that terrorists are intent on targeting U.S. citizens, including children.  Terrorists may employ a variety of tactics, such as violent assaults and kidnappings.  In the past they have used knives, guns, and vehicles as ramming devices.  ...
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Security Alert – U. S. Consulate Quebec, Canada (May 11, 2018)

Security Alert – U. S. Consulate Quebec, Canada May 11, 2018 Location:  Canada, countrywide Event:  The U.S. government remains concerned that terrorists are intent on targeting U.S. citizens, including children.  Terrorists may employ a variety of tactics, such as violent assaults and kidnappings.  In the past they have used knives, guns, and vehicles as ramming devices.  They ...
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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Ottawa, Canada (May 11, 2018)

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Ottawa, Canada May 11, 2018 Location:  Canada, countrywide Event:  The U.S. government remains concerned that terrorists are intent on targeting U.S. citizens, including children.  Terrorists may employ a variety of tactics, such as violent assaults and kidnappings.  In the past they have used knives, guns, and vehicles as ramming devices.  They ...
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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Ottawa, Canada (May 10, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Ottawa, Canada May 10, 2018 Location: Announced gathering points include the following neighborhoods in Ottawa, Canada: Parliament Hill area Wellington Street (northern limit) Somerset Street (southern limit) Lyon Street (western limit) Elgin Street (eastern limit) Event: A demonstration is expected to take place, May 10, 2018 between 12:00 p.m. ...
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Canadians to Attend U.S. Program on Countering Violent Extremism and Radicalization through Community Empowerment

May 7, 2018 For Immediate Release   OTTAWA – Canadian professionals in the fields of public policy, law enforcement, and non-profit leadership will visit Washington, D.C., and other U.S. cities from May 7 to 25 as participants in an International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). The participants will examine initiatives to reduce barriers that traditionally impede ...
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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General, Montreal, Canada

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General, Montreal, Canada 30 April, 2018 Location: Announced gathering points include the following areas in Montreal: The downtown area starting at Phillips Square. Event:  The U.S. Consulate General informs U.S. citizens that a demonstration is expected to take place on Tuesday,  May 1, 2018, starting at 6:30pm from Phillips ...
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Press Availability by Acting Secretary Sullivan in Toronto, Canada

Press Availability John J. Sullivan Acting Secretary of State Toronto, Canada April 23, 2018 ACTING SECRETARY SULLIVAN: Good afternoon, everyone. It’s a pleasure to be here in Toronto for the G7 ministerial meeting. Toronto is a beautiful city (inaudible) and lovely weather, beautiful facilities here at the university. Very grateful for our hosts here. The Government of ...
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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Ottawa, Canada

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Ottawa, Canada April 20, 2018 Location: Announced gathering points include the following neighborhoods in Ottawa, Canada: Parliament Hill area Event: A demonstration is expected to take place near Parliament Hill Friday, April 20, 2018 between 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.  Local authorities are aware of the demonstration and will ...
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Remarks delivered by U.S. Ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft at the Conseil des relations internationales de Montréal (CORIM)

April 17, 2018   Remarks delivered by U.S. Ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft at the Conseil des relations internationales de Montréal (CORIM) As Prepared for Delivery   Who will shape the future of our planet? That’s a pretty heady question, I know. The glass-half-full view of the world has lots to celebrate: millions moving out ...
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Consular Services Available in Grande Prairie 2018

For Immediate Release: CONSULAR SERVICES AVAILABLE IN GRANDE PRAIRIE 2018 THURSDAY APRIL 26TH BY APPOINTMENT ONLY A consular officer from the United States Consulate General in Calgary will be in Grande Prairie THURSDAY APRIL 26TH to provide consular services to U.S. citizens. The Officer will take applications for passports, Consular Reports of Birth Abroad and ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Craft at the Empire Club of Canada

April 4, 2018 Remarks delivered by U.S. Ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft at the Empire Club luncheon in Toronto As Prepared for Delivery Thank you. As I look out into this audience I would be remiss not to note one of your great figures is missing — Peter Munk is not among us today.  His ...
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Canadian Professionals from Calgary and Edmonton participate in U.S. Program on Countering Violent Extremism

April 4, 2018 For Immediate Release   CALGARY – Eight Canadian professionals in the fields of law enforcement, municipal government, violence prevention, and community organization will visit Washington, D.C., Las Vegas, Nevada, and San Bernardino, California, on a 10-day program on countering violent extremism (CVE). The program is organized by the U.S. Consulate General in ...
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Publication of Final Rule Changing the Passport Execution Fee

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC January 31, 2018   The Department of State published a  Final Rule  on January 31, 2018, that increases the passport execution fee. The passport execution fee will be $35 starting on April 2, 2018. This rule increased the fee $10 from the previous $25 fee. Individuals who apply for ...
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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Consulate General, Vancouver, Canada

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Consulate General, Vancouver, Canada March 23, 2018 Location: Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, the following neighborhoods in Vancouver, Canada: Downtown: Jack Poole Plaza Downtown: Vancouver Art Gallery Downtown: U.S. Consulate General Vancouver Event: The U.S. Consulate advises Americans that demonstrations are expected to take place on March ...
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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Ottawa, Canada

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Ottawa, Canada March 23, 2018 Location: Announced gathering points include the following neighborhoods in Ottawa, Canada: The downtown area from Parliament Hill to the Byward Market. Event: The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that a demonstration is expected to take place near the U.S. Embassy on Saturday, March 24, ...
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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General, Montreal, Canada

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General, Montreal, Canada 23 March, 2018 Location: Announced gathering points include the following areas in Montreal: The downtown area starting at Cabot Square and proceeding to the U.S. Consulate. Event:  The U.S. Consulate General informs U.S. citizens that a demonstration is expected to take place on Saturday, March 24,  ...
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Mammoth tusks repatriated to Canada from the United States into care of Canadian Museum of Nature

Two mammoth tusks have been returned to Canada from the United States after being recovered during an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The tusks have been given to the care of the Canadian Museum of Nature, Canada’s national museum of natural history and natural sciences, where they are housed in the museum’s national ...
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Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction and the U.S. Embassy Ottawa host one-day expert forum on addressing the opioid crisis in North America

The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) and the United States Embassy in Ottawa will host a one-day expert forum on addressing the opioid crisis in North America on Tuesday, March 20.
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Founder of ‘World Without Hate’ Meets Survivors of the 2017 Quebec City Mosque Shooting

“The journey I’ve taken moved me from a place of pain on the deepest level to a place of hope for a kinder world, a world without violence, a world without victims, and a world without hate.” – Rais Bhuiyan, Founder & President of World Without Hate After being shot in the face by Mark ...
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Statement of USTR Robert Lighthizer at the Closing of the Seventh Round of NAFTA Renegotiations

Statement of USTR Robert Lighthizer at the Closing of the Seventh Round of NAFTA Renegotiations As Delivered March 5, 2018 Mexico City, Mexico Ambassador Lighthizer: Good Afternoon. Let me begin by commending Secretary Guajardo for a terrific job hosting this seventh round of negotiations here in Mexico City. It is a privilege to return to ...
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Remarks delivered by U.S. Ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute

February 13, 2018 Remarks delivered by U.S. Ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute’s Canada-U.S. Dinner As Prepared for Delivery This is a wonderful event for me because it centers on what is NOW my passion – strengthening the already close relationship between Canada and the United States. Each of my predecessors told ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Craft at the Energy Council of Canada’s Annual Industry Update

Remarks by United States Ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft at the Energy Council of Canada’s Annual Industry Update As prepared for delivery Thank you for inviting me to spend some time with you today.  As a relatively new diplomat with less than six months under my belt, I am still in that phase of meeting ...
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The New Yorker’s Peter Schjeldahl to become first art critic featured in Contemporary Conversations Series

The Embassy of the United States in Ottawa, in partnership with the National Gallery of Canada (NGC), is pleased to welcome renowned American art critic Peter Schjeldahl for the second lecture in the third edition of the Contemporary Conversations series on February 8, 2018.
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Canadians to Attend U.S. Program on Confronting the Opioid Epidemic

Canadian professionals in the fields of health policy, addiction services, toxicology, and law enforcement will visit Washington, D.C., and other U.S. cities from February 3 to February 24 as participants in an International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). The participants will examine initiatives to combat the opioid epidemic, and bolster bilateral partnerships to decrease the number ...
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Closing Statement of USTR Robert Lighthizer at the Sixth Round of NAFTA Renegotiations

Closing Statement of USTR Robert Lighthizer at the Sixth Round of NAFTA Renegotiations As Delivered January 29, 2018 Montreal, Canada   Ambassador Lighthizer: It is a pleasure to be here in Quebec. Montreal is one of the great cities of the world, and I have not been back in many years, and I’ve missed it. ...
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Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson co-hosts the Vancouver Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on Security and Stability on the Korean Peninsula

Co-hosts United States Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson and Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland convened the Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on Security and Stability on the Korean Peninsula on January 16, 2018 in Vancouver, British Columbia to discuss the global threat of a nuclearized Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and investigate options ...
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U.S. Consul to Provide Services to U.S. Citizens in St. John’s, NL February 2-3, 2018

U.S. CONSUL TO PROVIDE SERVICES TO U.S. CITIZENS IN ST. JOHN’S, NL FEBRUARY 2-3, 2018 The U.S. Consulate General in Halifax is pleased to announce that a U.S. consular officer will be in St. John’s, Newfoundland Friday, February 2, 2018 and Saturday, February 3, 2018 to provide consular services for U.S. citizens. This trip is ...
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VOTING IN 2018 U.S. ELECTIONS

Your vote counts!  Did you know that many U.S. elections for house and senate seats have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by absentee voters?  All states are required to count every absentee ballot as long as it is valid and reaches local election officials by the absentee ballot ...
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Opening Remarks by Secretary Tillerson at the Vancouver Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on Security and Stability on the Korean Peninsula

Remarks With Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland, South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha, Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono, and UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson At the Vancouver Foreign Ministers’ Meeting On Security and Stability on the Korean Peninsula Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Vancouver Convention Centre Vancouver, Canada January 16, 2018 FOREIGN MINISTER FREELAND: So ...
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Remarks by Secretary Tillerson with Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland at a Press Availability

Press Availability Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Vancouver, Canada January 16, 2018   FOREIGN MINISTER FREELAND: Sorry to be a bit late. We had a lot we had to pack into the day. And thanks to everyone for joining us. I’d like to begin by acknowledging that the land on which we gather is ...
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Seven Canadian Mayors to attend Workshop on Countering Violent Extremism

The U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa, in partnership with the Strong Cities Network, has invited seven mayors and other representatives from Canadian cities to Washington, D.C., for a workshop January 24, 2018, with American and international mayors on Countering Violent Extremism (CVE).
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens in Calgary: Planned Demonstration January 8th, 2018

United States Consulate Calgary, Canada Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Planned Demonstration January 8th, 2018 The U.S. Consulate in Calgary informs U.S. citizens of planned demonstrations at City Hall Plaza, across the street from the U.S. Consulate on January 8th, 2018, from approximately 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Local authorities are aware of the demonstration ...
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Message to U.S. Citizens: Improvements to Safety and Security Information – January 3, 2018

United States Embassy Ottawa, Canada Message to U.S. Citizens:  Improvements to Safety and Security Information January 3, 2018 On Wednesday, January 10, 2018, the Department of State will make changes to our safety and security information to make it easier to find, understand, and use. Travel Advisories will replace Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts.  Every ...
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Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson visits Ottawa

Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson traveled to Ottawa on December 19 at the invitation of Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland for his first official visit to Canada as Secretary of State. Discussions covered U.S.-Canadian coordination on a range of global and regional topics, including the threat posed by North Korea and the situation in Venezuela. Secretary Tillerson ...
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Remarks by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland at a Press Availability

As delivered. FOREIGN MINISTER FREELAND: Okay. Hi, everybody. Great to see everyone here. Before I begin, I’d like to extend Canada’s thoughts and condolences to our American guests in light of the terrible train derailment in Washington state. We extend our sympathies to those who lost loved ones and wish a full and swift recovery to ...
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Remarks by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to Mission Canada Personnel

As delivered. It wasn’t in my remarks to hit the button and make it go green. It’s green now. (Laughter.) Well, let me say again how much we appreciate – (laughter) – all of you and our folks across the countries in how you represent us and the important role you play across this vast ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Kelly Craft at the Symposium on the Korean Peninsula

As delivered. Good morning everyone!  First of all, let me thank Deputy Minister Shugart  and Ambassador Shin for inviting us to co-host this important symposium.  We are so pleased to join you as partners in this event today.  The current trends and events in East Asia have dominated the headlines of late, and for good ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens in Calgary: Planned Demonstration December 9, 2017

The U.S. Consulate in Calgary informs U.S. citizens of planned demonstrations at City Hall Plaza and across the street from the U.S. Consulate on December 9, 2017, from approximately 2:00p.m. to 5:00p.m. Local authorities are aware of the demonstration and will be on site. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens in Toronto:  Planned Demonstration December 9 and 10, 2017

United States Consulate General, Toronto Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Planned Demonstration December 8, 2017 The U.S. Consulate General in Toronto informs U.S. citizens of demonstrations near the U.S. Consulate on December 9 and 10, 2017, from approximately 1:00pm.  Local authorities are aware of the demonstrations and will be on site. Even demonstrations intended to ...
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Security Message to U.S. Citizens in Ottawa – Planned Demonstration December 9 and 10, 2017

United States Embassy Ottawa, Canada Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Planned Demonstration December 8, 2017 The U.S. Embassy in Ottawa informs U.S. citizens of demonstrations near the U.S. Embassy on Saturday, December 9, 2017, from approximately 14:00 to 16:00 and on Sunday, December 10, 2017 from 13:00 to 14:00.  Local authorities are aware of the ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens in Vancouver – Planned Demonstration December 8, 2017

United States Consulate General Vancouver, Canada Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens:  Planned Demonstration December 8, 2017 The U.S. Consulate in Vancouver informs U.S. citizens of a demonstration near the U.S. Consulate on December 8, 2017, from approximately 4:30pm to 6:30pm Pacific Time.  Local authorities are aware of the demonstration and will be on site. Even ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Kelly Craft at the American Chamber of Commerce in Canada Christmas Reception

As prepared for delivery. Thank you, Rick for that kind introduction.  You read it just the way I wrote it, which I appreciate! Rick and his Chamber colleagues briefed me on my very first official trip to the Toronto consulate.  The American Chamber here is a WORKING chamber, and it deserves much of the credit ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens in Montreal: Planned Demonstration on Friday, December 8, 2017

Consulate General of the United States, Montreal, Canada Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Planned Demonstration on Friday, December 8, 2017 December 7, 2017 The U.S. Consulate in Montreal informs U.S. citizens of a planned demonstration at the U.S. Consulate on Friday, December 8, 2017, from approximately 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Local authorities are aware ...
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U.S. Marines and Navy personnel deliver Christmas to the Ronald McDonald House

U.S. Embassy Ottawa’s United States Marine Corps detachment and U.S. Navy personnel will deliver some holiday spirit on December 15 to the children at Ottawa’s Ronald McDonald House, bringing gifts donated through the annual Toys for Tots campaign. U.S. Ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft and her husband, Mr. Joe Craft, will take part in the ...
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Worldwide Travel Caution

As part of the Department of State’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about safety and security events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions, political violence, and criminal activity against U.S. citizens and interests abroad.  This replaces the Worldwide Caution dated September ...
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Opening Remarks by Ambassador Kelly Craft at Contemporary Conversations

As prepared for delivery. Thank you, Marc, for that kind introduction. It is a great privilege for the U.S. Embassy to be neighbors with the National Gallery of Canada.  I was delighted to learn, in fact, that the glass tower on the north end of our Embassy’s roof is an homage to the shining glass ...
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Welcome Remarks by Ambassador Kelly Craft at the “I Love New York” Reception

As Prepared for Delivery Welcome to our celebration of the great state of New York, one of the very special places in my country that the whole world knows. And, we hope, our friends in Canada will get to know even better! New York City, the Big Apple. Frank Sinatra famously sang that he wanted ...
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Quebecer Selected to Take Part in 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit in India

November 27, 2017 Quebecer Selected to Take Part in 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit in India The United States Consulate General in Montreal is pleased to announce that Gabriel Bran Lopez, President and Founder of Montreal-based Youth Fusion, has been selected to attend the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit. The United States and India will co-host the ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens in Quebec City: Planned Demonstration November 25

The U.S. Consulate General informs U.S. citizens a demonstration is expected to take place in downtown Quebec on Saturday, November 25, between 11:00 and 15:00.  Local media has reported an anticipated a large crowd. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise ...
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Consul General Areias-Vogel travels to Northern Québec

Consul General Allison Areias-Vogel and colleagues from the U.S. Consulate General in Québec City traveled to Nunavik and Abitibi-Témiscamingue in northern Québec.  One of the main objectives of the visit was to explore areas for potential collaboration in economic, environmental, and social fields. In Nunavik, they met with officials including Mayor of Kuujjuaq Tunu Napartuk, ...
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Stephen Wilkes to Unveil Commemorative Work for Canada 150 and Launch Third Contemporary Conversations Series

The Embassy of the United States in Ottawa, in partnership with the National Gallery of Canada (NGC), is pleased to welcome renowned American artist Stephen Wilkes for the unveiling of a special work commemorating Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation, opening the third edition of Contemporary Conversations on November 30.
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Trilateral Statement on the Conclusion of the Fifth Round of NAFTA Negotiations

Trilateral Statement on the Conclusion of the Fifth Round of NAFTA Negotiations Mexico City, Mexico – Today in Mexico City, the negotiating teams of Mexico, Canada, and the United States, concluded the Fifth Round of the renegotiation and modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), gathering nearly 30 negotiating groups. In response to ...
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U.S. Consulate General Québec City commemorates WWII airplane crash at Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan

Remembering a day of tragedy and heroism, U.S. Consul General Allison Areias Vogel unveiled a plaque to commemorate a plane crash in Québec 75 years ago. On November 2, 1942, PBY Catalina, a U.S. Army Air Forces amphibious plane, was lost off the Canadian coast near the village of Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan.  Nine crew members were on ...
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Ambassador Kelly Craft meets with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

November 3, 2017 For Immediate Release Ambassador Kelly Craft meets with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau U.S. Ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft met with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today in Ottawa.  In this initial meeting, the Prime Minister and Ambassador Craft discussed key issues in the extensive and productive U.S.-Canada relationship.  Ambassador Craft expressed her ...
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U.S. Embassy Ottawa Welcomes Ambassador Kelly Craft to Canada

United States Ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft presented her letters of credence to Governor General of Canada Julie Payette on October 23 at Rideau Hall. We are pleased to offer an introductory video about Ambassador Craft and her background for Canadians to get to know her. You can find the video on our Facebook page and YouTube channel . ...
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Toronto Consulate Hosts Allies Against Human Trafficking Webchat

Human trafficking continues to be an under-reported crime that knows no borders and affects all countries including the United States and Canada, with over 24 million victims. In recent years, the private sector has joined government efforts to identify and combat human trafficking, or modern slavery.  Growing awareness within the tourism, transportation, financial and technology ...
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Statement by Ambassador Kelly Craft following presentation of her Letters of Credence

October 23, 2017 Statement by Ambassador Kelly Craft following presentation of her Letters of Credence As Delivered Good morning Ladies and Gentlemen I am honored to be here in this historic place, to present my letters of credence to Governor General Julie Payette.  I am grateful for the kind welcome the Governor General has extended ...
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Ambassador–Designate Kelly Craft to present Letters of Credence to Governor General Julie Payette

October 19, 2017 For Immediate Release Ambassador–designate Kelly Craft to present Letters of Credence to Governor General Julie Payette OTTAWA – The Embassy of the United States of America is pleased to share in the announcement that Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, will receive Ambassador-designate Kelly Craft’s letters of ...
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Trilateral Statement on the Conclusion of the Fourth Round of NAFTA Negotiations

Washington, DC – Today, United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, and Mexican Secretary of the Economy Ildefonso Guajardo successfully concluded the fourth round of the renegotiation and modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The round took place in Arlington, Virginia, from October 11-17, 2017, covering seven ...
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Statement by Chargé d’Affaires Aubin on Canadian assistance to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands

October 13, 2017 For Immediate Release Statement by Chargé d’Affaires Aubin on Canadian assistance to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands We are grateful to the Government of Canada for its continued support to the people of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands following Hurricane Maria.  Recognizing the water and resource needs following ...
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Remarks by President Trump and Prime Minister Trudeau of Canada Before Bilateral Meeting

Republished from  whitehouse.gov. PRESIDENT TRUMP: Thank you all very much. I very much appreciate it. We are here with a man who has become a friend of mine, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mrs. Trudeau. Thank you so much. Appreciate it. And we are discussing many things, including NAFTA. But we have discussions scheduled for quite ...
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Canadian to Participate in #HiddenNoMore U.S. Exchange Program on Empowering Women Leaders in STEM

The United States Embassy in Ottawa is pleased to announce that Canadian Indigenous youth rights advocate Madelynn Slade will visit Washington, D.C., and other U.S. cities from October 9 to 27, as part of an exchange program to explore challenges and opportunities related to empowering women leaders in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). The ...
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U.S. Exhibits Celebrate 150 Years of Friendship with Canada

October 2, 2017 For Immediate Release U.S. Exhibits Celebrate 150 Years of Friendship with Canada WINNIPEG — To celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation, the U.S. Consulate Winnipeg is presenting two exhibitions that emphasize the depth and importance of the U.S.-Canada relationship. The exhibits are on display at the Manitoba Museum until October 15, 2017. ...
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Statement by White House Press Secretary on the Terror Attacks in Edmonton

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 1, 2017 Statement by the Press Secretary on the Terror Attacks in Edmonton, Canada We condemn the cowardly terror attacks on a police officer and pedestrians that occurred late last night in Edmonton, Canada.  Law enforcement authorities from the United States are in touch with their Canadian counterparts to offer assistance ...
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US Citizens: Notice Regarding Social Security Services

United States Embassy Ottawa, Canada Notice Regarding Social Security Services September 29, 2017 The Social Security Administration (SSA) has consolidated its overseas operations and will no longer be offering social security assistance through the United States Embassy or Consulates in Canada.  Effective October 1, 2017, individuals residing in Canada who require social security services or ...
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Quebec City U.S. Consul General Areias Vogel leads Alaskan Delegation at the Nunavut Trade Show

The U.S. Consul General in Quebec City, Allison Areias Vogel, recently traveled to Iqaluit to lead the first Alaskan delegation participating in the Nunavut Trade Show.  The show brings together government, Inuit organizations, Nunavut and Southern businesses, investors, and entrepreneurs. The U.S. Consulate in Quebec City also hosted a booth at the trade show to ...
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Trilateral Statement on the Conclusion of the Third Round of NAFTA Negotiations

Ottawa, Canada – Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, Mexican Secretary of the Economy Ildefonso Guajardo, and United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer today successfully concluded the third round of the renegotiation and modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The round took place in Ottawa, Canada from September 23 to 27, 2017.  Negotiators ...
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On September 23, 2017, First Lady of the United States Melania Trump and a Presidential delegation greeted United States Invictus Games competitors and their friends and families at a reception honoring the participants. The reception was co- hosted by the U.S. Consulate General in Toronto and the Fisher House Foundation.
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Tuesday, September 19, 2017 For Immediate Release U.S. Consul Anthony Pagliai Begins Posting in Winnipeg   Anthony (Tony) Pagliai arrived in Winnipeg to assume the post of Consul and Principal Officer at the United States Consulate. His primary responsibility is to advance the interests and goals of the United States to the people of Manitoba, and ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Elizabeth Aubin at the U.S.–Canada Interparliamentary Group Meeting

It is always a great pleasure to speak about the U.S. – Canada relationship and I’m particularly happy to do so here in Windsor, Ontario.  I’m very happy to be here with Consul General Doug George.  The border crossings linking Windsor and Detroit are the busiest North American crossings in terms of volume of trade.  ...
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As part of the Department of State’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about safety and security events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions, political violence, and criminal activity against U.S. citizens and interests abroad.  This replaces the Worldwide Caution dated March ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens in Montreal: Planned Demonstration at US. Consulate General – Updated

The U.S. Consulate General informs U.S. citizens there is a planned demonstration on Wednesday, September 13, 2017, taking place in front of the Consulate. The demonstrators are planning to meet at noon at Dorchester Square. They will march down René-Lévesque Est and stop in front of the U.S. Consulate for approximately 10 minutes. They will ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Elizabeth Aubin at Luncheon in honor of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly Delegation Visit to Canada

Bonjour and Bienvenue a l’Ambassade des États-Unis. Welcome to the Embassy of the United States! We welcome in particular those of you who have traveled from all corners of the Alliance to take part in this week’s “We Are NATO” program in Canada. And a special thank you to Robert Baines and the NATO Association ...
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U.S. Consul General Robert W. Thomas Begins Posting in Montreal

Monday, September 11, 2017 For Immediate Release U.S. Consul General Robert W. Thomas Begins Posting in Montreal   Robert W. Thomas begins his three-year posting as the United States Consul General in Montreal this week. A career diplomat, Mr. Thomas served in Mexico, Cote d’Ivoire, Canada (Toronto), and in Mauritania.  He most recently directed the 24/7 ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Elizabeth Aubin at the Fulbright Orientation Reception

Good evening, everyone, and a big thank you to Fulbright Canada for hosting us this evening. Tonight is a celebration of discovering new friends, colleagues, and opportunities … but if you don’t mind, I’d like to take just a couple of moments for more serious reflection. We have all seen the tragic trail of destruction ...
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Trilateral Statement on the Conclusion of the Second Round of NAFTA Negotiations

  Washington, DC – On September 5, 2017, United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and Mexican Secretary of the Economy Ildefonso Guajardo concluded the second round of the renegotiation and modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in Mexico City, Mexico. This concluded five days of meetings ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens in Calgary: Planned Demonstration September 2, 2017

The U.S. Consulate General Calgary informs U.S. citizens of demonstrations scheduled to take place outside of Calgary City Hall on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017 from approximately 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. A visible police presence with street closures and traffic congestion is likely.  The Consulate has advised its employees to avoid the area during the ...
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Statement by Chargé d’Affaires Aubin on offer of Canadian Assistance

September 1, 2017 For Immediate Release   “As President Trump said yesterday, the United States is grateful to the government and people of Canada for its timely and helpful offers of support.  At this time, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Public Safety Canada are in close coordination.  FEMA will continue to work with ...
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Students on Ice Participants Return from Arctic Expedition

U.S. Embassy Ottawa was pleased to welcome participants of the 2017 Students on Ice expedition back to Ottawa on August 23, 2017. Public Affairs staff caught up with the Embassy’s sponsored students and educator over breakfast. The conversation was engaging and inspiring. Also, there was bacon. Students on Ice gives youth a well-rounded and formative ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations in Vancouver

The U.S. Consulate General informs U.S. citizens that demonstrations and rallies by groups including “Worldwide Coalition Against Islam” and “Stand Up to Racism” are expected to take place in metro Vancouver, near Vancouver City Hall (453 West 12th Avenue) between 12:45 and 4:00pm on Saturday, August 19, 2017.
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Canadian experts to participate in U.S. exchange program on sustainably growing the “Blue Economy”

Canadian experts in environmental policy and conservation will visit Washington, D.C., and other U.S. cities from August 14 to 23 as participants in an International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) on the oceans and their economic viability. The participants will explore the challenge of sustainably growing the “blue economy.”
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U.S. Ships in Québec City for Rendez-Vous Naval 2017

This year, the traditional 4th of July celebrations of the U.S. Consulate General in Québec City were uniquely significant, as they took place aboard two U.S. ships on an official visit to Québec as part of the city’s much-anticipated Rendez-Vous Naval 2017. The USS Jason Dunham and the USCGC Eagle moored in the Old Port ...
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Arctic Speaker Dr. Michael Sfraga Meets his Canadian Counterparts in Toronto and Waterloo

On July 25-26, 2017, the U.S. Consulate General in Toronto hosted Dr. Michael Sfraga, Director of the Polar Initiative at the Woodrow Wilson Center, as part of the U.S. Department of State’s Speaker Program. During his visit, Dr. Sfraga met with Canadian counterparts to discuss a variety of issues related to the Arctic and to ...
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First Lady Melania Trump to Lead the United States Delegation to the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto, Canada

The Office of First Lady is today announcing that First Lady Melania Trump will lead the United States delegation in support of the 90 American athletes slated to compete at the Invictus Games in Toronto, Canada, from September 23 to 30, 2017. More than 550 wounded servicemen and women from 17 allied nations are expected ...
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Young Canadian leaders travel to United States as Youth Ambassadors

Media Advisory July 18, 2017 For immediate release Young Canadian leaders travel to United States as Youth Ambassadors The U.S. Embassy, in conjunction with the State University of New York (SUNY) College at Plattsburgh and Fulbright Canada, is pleased to announce the selection of 18 outstanding Canadian youth community leaders and two Canadian adult educators ...
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Consul Chris Gunning’s interview with Steve Schuster

Following the U.S. Consulate Winnipeg’s Independence Day celebration at Shaw Park on June 30, Consul Chris Gunning was invited to speak on the Goldeye’s radio broadcast about his time in Manitoba.  Consul Gunning is a big baseball fan, and was really pleased and honored to speak with the voice of the Goldeyes, Steve Schuster.  Here’s ...
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Toronto Consulate Celebrates U.S. Independence and Canada’s 150th Anniversary

On July 6, 2017, the US Consulate General in Toronto brought together American and Canadian honorable guests, friends and colleagues to celebrate U.S. Independence Day and Canada’s 150th Anniversary at the Hockey Hall of Fame. “This is a noteworthy and remarkable year for our two nations, brought together as friends, as much by history as by ...
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American Gifts for a Canadian Birthday: The U.S. Mission to Canada Tells a Story of Friendship to Honor 150 Years

"Canada 150" is the talk of the country in 2017. To mark the occasion, the U.S. Mission to Canada designed two bilingual exhibits that are touring the country over the course of the year. "Northern Stars" chronicles 150 years of U.S.-Canadian relations.
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President Trump sends Canada Day message to the Governor General

June 30, 2017 For Immediate Release President Donald J. Trump sent the following message to His Excellency The Right Honorable David Johnston, congratulating Canada on the 150th Anniversary of Confederation: “My warmest wishes go out to the people of Canada in celebration of the 150th anniversary of your National Day on July 1. “The United ...
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Toronto Hosts U.S. and Canadian Academic Institutions Cross-border Collaboration Meeting

On June 23rd, the U.S. Consulate General in Toronto organized a day-long collaboration meeting for 40 U.S. and Canada academic representatives. The event was hosted by McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. The idea for this meeting was developed in partnership with Scott Clerk (University of Ontario Institute of Technology) and Ni Jadon (McMaster University) who ...
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U.S. Embassy to host Fourth of July Celebration in Ottawa

For Immediate Release 06/20/2017 OTTAWA – The U.S. Embassy Ottawa will host the annual Fourth of July Independence Day celebration ( #July4Canada and #4juilletCA ) in Ottawa on Tuesday, July 4, 2017, from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. on the grounds of Lornado, the U.S. Ambassador’s Residence. Guests will be admitted by invitation only. This year’s event, themed ...
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The U.S. Consulate General in Quebec Celebrates Canada’s 150th Anniversary

To mark Canada’s 150th anniversary of the founding of Confederation, the U.S. Consulate General in Quebec City hosted a dual exhibit entitled Northern Stars and Eyes on the Arctic. Celebrating 150 years of friendship between the United States and Canada, the exhibit was displayed at old Quebec’s historic Post Office from May to June and ...
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Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada

June 16, 2017 President Donald J. Trump spoke today with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada to address various aspects of the strong bilateral relationship between their two countries. President Trump commended Prime Minister Trudeau for Canada’s recent announcement that it will increase military spending by 70 percent over the next decade. President Trump underscored ...
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Canadian Delegation Gearing Up for SelectUSA Investment Summit

Chargé d’Affaires Elizabeth Aubin today announced that 53 companies from a variety of industries across Canada will be travelling to Washington D.C. to participate in the SelectUSA Investment Summit (Summit), June 18-20.
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President Donald J. Trump Announces his Intent to Nominate Kelly Knight Craft of Kentucky to be U.S. Ambassador to Canada

June 14, 2017 President Donald J. Trump today announced his intent to nominate Kelly Knight Craft of Kentucky to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Canada. Ms. Kelly Craft heads Kelly G. Knight LLC, a business advisory firm based in Lexington. She also currently serves on the University of Kentucky ...
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The U.S. Consulate General Quebec celebrates Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation

  “This year, Canada celebrates its 150th anniversary of Confederation. We join you in honoring this moment while remembering our longstanding ties. The United States and Canada share more than just a border, we share a common history and a set of values. We enjoy the world’s largest bilateral relationship, and a unique and special ...
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U.S. Exchange Program pairs Canadian Experts with U.S. Counterparts to Heal the Wounds of Human Trafficking

Canadian professionals in the fields of disability services, victim advocacy, and law enforcement will visit Washington, D.C., and other U.S. cities from June 19 to July 7 as participants in an International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP).
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United States Secretary of the Treasury Meets With Canadian Ministers and Parliamentarians

United States Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin met with his Canadian counterpart Finance Minister Bill Morneau and a number of Canadian Ministers and parliamentarians today, on his first visit to Canada as Secretary.
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Chargé d’Affaires Elizabeth Aubin delivers remarks at the SEUS-CP conference

This year’s successful 10th anniversary Southeastern United States-Canadian Provinces (SEUS-CP) annual conference was hosted in Toronto by the Ontario Government on June 4-6. Chargé d’Affaires Elizabeth Aubin delivered remarks at the conference and participated in several meetings, including meetings with Agriculture Secretary Perdue, Canadian Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay and Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne. The conference focused ...
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Toronto Consulate Launches U.S.-Canada Toronto Alumni Advisory Council

As part of U.S. Consulate General Toronto’s ongoing efforts to expand engagement with Department of State exchange alumni, the Consulate launched the U.S. – Canada Toronto Alumni Advisory Council at the Consul General Juan Alsace’s residence on June 2, 2017. Comprising 12 alumni in total, the Council includes former participants from the International Visitor Leadership ...
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Happy 150th, Canada!

In commemoration of Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation, the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa is featuring congratulatory messages from governors of U.S. states bordering Canada in an exhibit now available for public viewing on the U.S. Embassy’s Mackenzie Avenue outer fence. The exhibit will be on display from June 2 until the first week of July.
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Embassy features congratulatory messages from U.S. Governors on Canada’s 150th anniversary

In commemoration of Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation, the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa is featuring congratulatory messages from governors of U.S. states bordering Canada in an exhibit now available for public viewing on the U.S. Embassy’s Mackenzie Avenue outer fence.
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Embassy joins local government partners to open newest spoke in Ottawa’s cycling network

On Friday, May 19, U.S. Mission to Canada Chargé d’Affaires Elizabeth Moore Aubin attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by Mayor of Ottawa Jim Watson to open the Mackenzie Avenue Cycling Lane to the public. Chargé Aubin and Mayor Watson were joined by Dr. Mark Kristmanson, CEO of the National Capital Commission, and Nathalie Des Rosiers, ...
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Department of Commerce Initiates Investigation of Imports of Civil Aircraft from Canada

Today, U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced the initiation of new antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations to determine whether imports of 100- to 150-seat civil aircraft (civil aircraft) from Canada are being unfairly dumped in the United States, and whether Canadian producers are receiving alleged unfair subsidies.
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U.S. Embassy Ottawa honors Canadian Armed Forces members in awards ceremony

On May 5, the United States Mission to Canada had the opportunity to thank 11 Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members for their exceptional service to the United States military and United States military operations at an awards ceremony at the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa.
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Special Presidential Envoy for Global Coalition to Counter ISIS visits Ottawa

Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIS Brett McGurk visited Ottawa today for senior-level discussions with Canadian officials including Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland, Minister of National Defense Harjit Sajjan, and National Security Advisor Daniel Jean.
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CBP Offers Tips to Expedite Cross-Border Travel during Busy Easter Weekend

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is reminding travelers that there will be increased traffic volumes associated with Good Friday and Easter weekend beginning April 14; however there are a number of tips to help expedite cross-border travel.
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Planned Demonstration in Ottawa

The U.S. Embassy in Ottawa informs U.S. citizens of a possible demonstration near the U.S. Embassy on the MacKenzie Avenue side on April 8, 2017, from approximately 12:00 to 2:30 p.m. Public Order officials are aware of the demonstration and will be on site.
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Chargé d’Affaires Aubin celebrates 38 years of the California Wine Fair in Canada!

On March 31, U.S. Embassy Ottawa’s Chargé d’Affaires Elizabeth Aubin Moore joined trade representatives, media and consumers in celebrating the newest and best vintages of more than 75 California wineries at the California Wine Fair Ottawa, hosted by The Wine Institute.
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Secretary Tillerson Intervention Remarks to NATO Foreign Ministerial

Republished from www.state.gov .  Good morning, Secretary General and my fellow ministers, and thank you for the opportunity to speak. Let me be very clear at the outset of my remarks: the U.S. commitment to NATO is strong and this Alliance remains the bedrock for transatlantic security. This Alliance was forged from the ashes of World ...
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President Donald J. Trump Signs an Executive Order Establishing the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis

Republished from www.whitehouse.gov . On March 29, President Donald J. Trump signed an Executive Order establishing the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis. The Commission will be chaired by Governor Chris Christie and will study ways to combat and treat the scourge of drug abuse, addiction, and the opioid crisis, which was ...
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U.S. Coast Guard to offload approximately 16 tons of cocaine in Port Everglades

Thanks to the joint efforts of U.S. Coast Guard crews, Canadian crews and interagency partners, U.S. Coast Guard Cutter James is scheduled to offload approximately 16 tons of cocaine Tuesday in Port Everglades worth an estimated $420 million wholesale seized in international waters off the Eastern Pacific Ocean.
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Issuance of Presidential Permit to TransCanada for Keystone XL Pipeline

The Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs has issued a Presidential permit to TransCanada Keystone Pipeline, L.P. (“TransCanada”) authorizing TransCanada to construct, connect, operate, and maintain pipeline facilities at the U.S.-Canadian border in Phillips County, Montana for the importation of crude oil.
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Consulate Toronto Speaker Bureau visits area schools

The U.S. Consulate Toronto’s Speakers Bureau Program continues to serve as an effective platform which allows the U.S. diplomats to engage high-school students in Ontario in discussions. During the visits, the themes of speeches and presentations vary from American culture, sports, history to economics, foreign policy and international relations as well as mutual values and ...
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Joint Statement by Homeland Security Secretary Kelly and Canadian Public Safety Minister Goodale

Today, the Honorable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, met with the Honorable John Kelly, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, during his first trip to Canada as Secretary and they made the following statement.
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U.S. Exhibits Celebrate 150 Years of Friendship with Canada

As Canada celebrates the 150th anniversary of Confederation, the U.S. Consulate General in Toronto presents two photographic exhibitions Northern Stars and Eyes on the Arctic.  The exhibitions are free and open to the general public.  The bilingual, multimedia displays showcase the historic relationship between the United States and Canada, our shared Arctic heritage, and U.S.-Canada cooperation ...
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DHS Secretary Kelly’s Upcoming Trip to Canada

On Friday, March 10, Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly will travel to Ottawa, Canada, where he will participate in bilateral meetings with multiple Canadian ministers to discuss U.S.-Canada collaboration across the broad spectrum of the DHS portfolio.
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Worldwide Caution

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Readout of the President’s call with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada

President Donald J. Trump spoke today with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to reiterate America’s strong bilateral cooperation with Canada.
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Empowering Female Leaders

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Foreign Agricultural Service Celebrates 150 Years of U.S.-Canadian Agricultural Partnership

Yesterday, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service hosted a sensational reception at the National Capital Commission (NCC)’s International Pavilion celebrating 150 years of agricultural friendship between the United States and Canada. In her opening remarks, U.S. Embassy Ottawa Chargé d’Affaires Elizabeth Aubin Moore reinforced that farmers on both sides of the U.S. Canada border are committed ...
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Readout of Secretary Mattis’ Meetings with Canadian Minister of National Defence Harjit Sajjan

Secretary Mattis and Minister Sajjan reaffirmed the U.S.-Canada defense relationship, emphasizing their commitments to NORAD and continental defense, and agreeing to deepen cooperation to protect North America.
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Secretary of Defense James Mattis’ Call with Canada Minister of National Defence Harjit Sajjan

Secretary of Defense James Mattis spoke this morning via telephone with Canadian Minister of National Defence Harjit Sajjan in Secretary Mattis' first telephone conversation with a defense counterpart since being confirmed as secretary of defense on Jan. 20.
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Planned Demonstrations in Montreal

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Elizabeth Moore Aubin Becomes Chargé d’Affaires at U.S. Embassy

January 18, 2017 Ambassador Bruce Heyman departed Canada today, ending his tenure as U.S. Ambassador.  Effective immediately and pending the appointment and arrival of a new ambassador, Deputy Chief of Mission Elizabeth Moore Aubin will serve as Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Ms. Aubin began her tenure as the Deputy Chief of Mission in May 2016.  Previously, ...
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United States-Canada Joint Arctic Leaders’ Statement

President Obama and Prime Minister Trudeau are proud to launch actions ensuring a strong, sustainable and viable Arctic economy and ecosystem.
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Travel Advisory: Christmas, New Year’s

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations is reminding travelers planning trips across the border into the United States this holiday season to plan ahead and anticipate increased traffic volumes. Border traffic volumes are expected to significantly increase during the upcoming holiday weekends.  All travelers are reminded of a few simple steps ...
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Statement by Secretary Johnson on Congressional Support for Preclearance Expansion with Canada

I applaud Congress for passing the Promoting Travel, Commerce, and National Security Act of 2016 on December 10. This legislation enables us to implement the critical 2015 United States and Canada Agreement on Land, Rail, Marine, and Air Transport Preclearance (LRMA).
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U.S. Marines and Navy bring HO-HO-HOliday spirit to the Ronald McDonald House

Christmas came early this year for more than a dozen families staying at Ronald McDonald House Ottawa – all thanks to the United States Marine Corps detachment and U.S. Navy personnel from the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa. The Marines and sailors delivered more than 200 gifts this morning, with the help of U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman, CTV ...
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The United States and Canada: The Strength of Partnership

"Our exceptional and unique ties are rooted in a common border that stretches for 5,525 miles, over 200 years of closely interwoven history and culture, our largest economic relationship worldwide, our similar values."
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Media Advisory: U.S. Marines and Navy personnel bring Christmas to Ronald McDonald House

U.S. Embassy Ottawa’s United States Marine Corps detachment and U.S. Navy personnel will brighten the holiday season for children at Ottawa’s Ronald McDonald House by bringing them gifts donated through its annual Toys for Tots campaign.
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Ambassador Heyman’s Opening Remarks at the SelectUSA Canada Conference

"Because the Summit has proven so popular, particularly among Quebec companies, we decided to conclude 2016 by organizing the U.S. Mission to Canada's largest U.S. investment promotion event in Montreal!"
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PTSD Speaker Dr. Hayden Duggan in Toronto

On November 28-29, the U.S. Consulate General in Toronto hosted a two-day program with U.S. speaker expert Dr. Hayden Duggan to discuss and draw attention to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and trauma, combat, and stress-related mental health issues, including vicarious trauma, among police, social service providers, medical and military communities across the city of Toronto. ...
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International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Republished from www.state.gov . John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC November 25, 2016 On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, the United States reaffirms our belief that gender-based violence is never acceptable, that women and girls have the right to live free from violence, and that countries are stronger when homes, ...
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Toronto Consulate Celebrates International Education Week

To celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide and empower youth through international education, the U.S. Consulate General in Toronto visited several schools and universities to celebrate International Education Week. On November 10, 2016, Consul General Juan Alsace spoke to American Studies Students at Glendon College of York University. He gave a short ...
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U.S. Election Night 2016

The Chateau Laurier Ballroom buzzed with excitement as hundreds of invited guests arrived to join Ambassador Heyman at the U.S. Embassy’s election night event on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Trimmed in red, white, and blue, it was the perfect setting to witness Americans choose their next president. Ambassador Heyman kicked off the evening by welcoming ...
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Legion President presents Ambassador Heyman with Remembrance Poppy

Ottawa’s Montgomery Legion President Garry Beaupre recently visited Ambassador Heyman in his office to present him with a Remembrance Poppy, marking the first week of the Canadian Legion’s nation-wide Poppy Campaign. The Ambassador was honored to join Canadians from coast to coast who don the poppy as a visual symbol honoring the service and sacrifice ...
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Toronto Consulate Hosts 2016 United States Election Watch Event

The U.S. Consulate General in Toronto hosted an evening watch event for the 2016 United States Presidential Election on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at Artscape’s Daniel Spectrum, a community and cultural hub. United States Consul General Juan Alsace and other consulate staff were joined by local officials such as the Premier of Ontario, Kathleen Wynne, ...
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Consulate Toronto Sponsors Political Advertisement Program

On November 6, two days before the U.S. Election, the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery hosted the screening of the latest edition of Political Advertisement, a project collaboration between New York City artists Antoni Muntadas and Marshall Reese that features a study on U.S. election politics through a visual iconography of political television advertisements from ...
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EducationUSA at Toronto’s Father John Redmond Secondary School

On November 3, Toronto Public Affairs Cultural Assistant, Claudia Valladolid, represented Education USA at Father John Redmond Secondary School in Etobicoke, Ontario. This annual university and college fair included over 25 United States institutions and featured break-out and educational counseling sessions for the students. Claudia gave three presentations on Education USA to students, parents and ...
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Ambassador Heyman Addresses Embassy Dialogue on Human Trafficking

"It is imperative that we continue to come together in fora like this, within our own governments, and with our colleagues at the municipal, state, and provincial levels to consider how we can most effectively combat human trafficking. "
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Ambassador Heyman’s Remarks at Come From Away Dinner

Ambassador Heyman’s Remarks at Come From Away Dinner Gander, NL October 28, 2016 As prepared for delivery. Thank you Michael. I am so glad Vicki and I met you and learned about the Canadian Music Theatre Project’s role in creating Come From Away when we visited Sheridan College last year.  Even before we met you, ...
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Remarks by United States Ambassador Bruce Heyman at Universities Canada “Heading North” Report Launch

United States Ambassador Bruce Heyman Universities Canada “Heading North” Report Launch October 21, 2016 As prepared for delivery. Welcome everyone, and thanks to Paul, the Universities Canada staff, and the university presidents and other representatives who are here today.  In one way or another, all of us are in the business of what Secretary of ...
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Ambassador Heyman and Universities Canada Promote Strengthening Academic Ties between Canada and the United States

Today U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman emphasized the importance of academic exchange opportunities for American students in Canada at an event to mark the launch of a Universities Canada report, titled Heading north: The experience of American students at Canadian universities. Universities Canada President, Paul Davidson joined the Ambassador for the launch, which took place during a meeting of Canadian university presidents in Ottawa. ...
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Ambassador Heyman’s Remarks at the International Joint Commission Reception

For more than 100 years, the IJC has enabled the United States and Canadian governments to manage the levels and flows of our shared waters and has provided expert advice and guidance to help us find solutions that meet the needs of both countries.
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CBP, CBSA Announces Special Trusted Traveler Enrollment Center Blitz

Do you want to avoid longer lines and cross the northern border quicker into the U.S. or Canada? Have you been waiting a while to complete your trusted traveler application for Global Entry, NEXUS or FAST? If you answered yes to either of those questions, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the Canada Border ...
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President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons

We’ve been making steady progress to drawing attention to the crime of trafficking, we’re mobilizing resources unprecedented to fight it, and obviously, I hope everybody here will make sure that we’ll make the efforts necessary to make further gains and build on the past successes. Read Secretary Kerry’s remarks at the annual meeting of the President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (PITF) on state.gov !
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Launch of Report on American Students at Canadian Universities

U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman will launch a report by Universities Canada titled Heading north: The experience of American students at Canadian universities. The Ambassador will be joined by Universities Canada President Paul Davidson for the launch during a meeting of Canadian university presidents in Ottawa. WHAT: Launch of U.S. Embassy-commissioned report Heading North, by Universities ...
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Canadians Travel to United States for Global Digital Leaders Exchange

Two Canadian experts in digital governance will visit Washington, D.C., and other U.S. cities from October 22 to November 5, along with 23 other participants from around the world, in an International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP).
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U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL/Da’esh Visits Canada

U.S. Special Presidential Envoy Brett McGurk visited Ottawa today for a series of high-level meetings with Canadian officials including Foreign Minister Stéphane Dion, Defense Minister Harjit Sajjan, and Chief of Defense Staff General Jonathan Vance
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Achieving Carbon Neutral Growth in the Airline Industry

“Today the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) adopted an unprecedented global market-based measure (MBM) that puts the international aviation industry on a path toward sustainable, carbon-neutral growth. It builds on over a decade of work by the United States and other ICAO Member States to reduce international aviation emissions by developing new technologies, improved operations, ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Final Opportunities to Return Voted Ballots

U.S. Embassy Ottawa, Canada Message for U.S. Citizens: Final Opportunities to Return Voted Ballots October 5, 2016 Don’t wait, return your voted ballot right away! Remember U.S. embassies and consulates are not polling places; same-day in-person voting is not available outside the United States.  The majority of states require voted ballots to reach local election ...
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Ottawa Citizen Style features Mrs. Vicki Heyman

Published September 27, 2016 Vicki Heyman: Lornado’s Lasting Legacy Laura Robin, Ottawa Citizen It’s the hottest part of the afternoon on one of the hottest days of the summer, well over 40 C with the humidity. Vicki Heyman has a miserable head cold that she picked up during two weeks of appointment-packed travel in the North with her husband, U.S. Ambassador Bruce Heyman. She must be ...
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Embassy to “Light up Pink” in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

"To honor the memories of those who have lost their lives to breast cancer, recognize the resilience of breast cancer survivors, and increase public awareness of what we can do to combat the disease, the United States Embassy in Ottawa will be lit in pink each night during the month of October."
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U.S. Embassy, Consulates Launch Voter Outreach Initiatives during Absentee Voter Week

In recognition of the U.S. Federal Voting Assistance Program’s Absentee Voter Week (September 26-October 3), the U.S. Embassy and U.S. consulates throughout Canada will offer a series of events designed to encourage voter participation by U.S. citizens residing in Canada and to provide information on voting procedures for Americans residing outside the United States.
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Message for U.S. Citizens:  Absentee Voting Virtual Town Hall

United States Embassy Ottawa, Canada Message for U.S. Citizens:  Absentee Voting Virtual Town Hall September 23, 2016 The U.S. Embassy will host a virtual town hall meeting for U.S. citizens on September 26 at 2:00 p.m ET.   Ambassador Bruce Heyman and Mrs. Vicki Heyman will open the hour-long video chat, and then turn the floor ...
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Presidential Memorandum on Climate Change and National Security

"This memorandum establishes a framework and directs Federal departments and agencies (agencies) to perform certain functions to ensure that climate change-related impacts are fully considered in the development of national security doctrine, policies, and plans."
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Contemporary Conversations: Who is the late Anne Chu?

On September 29, the Embassy of the United States in Ottawa and the U.S. Department of State's Office of Art in Embassies, in partnership with the National Gallery of Canada, will close the 2016 season of the Contemporary Conversations series with a presentation on the work of recently deceased American artist Anne Chu.
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Absentee Voting Week is September 26-October 3

Be an Active Voter by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2016 U.S. elections and participating in Absentee Voting Week! In many states, the voter registration deadline for the November 2016 elections is October 10. For some voters this might mean their paper voter registration and absentee ballot request must reach their local election ...
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Deputy Secretary to Lead U.S. Government Delegation to Global Fund’s Fifth Replenishment Conference

U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Heather Higginbottom will lead the official U.S. government delegation to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria's Fifth Replenishment Conference, which will be held September 16-17 in Montreal, Canada.
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Statement by the President on the Occasion of Eid al-Adha

Republished from whitehouse.gov . Michelle and I extend our warmest wishes to Muslims across our country and around the world who are celebrating Eid al-Adha. This special holiday is a time to honor the sacrifice, resolve, and commitment to God demonstrated by Abraham.  It marks the end of the pilgrimage of Hajj performed each year by ...
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Worldwide Travel Caution

Republished from travel.state.gov  – SEPTEMBER 9, 2016 As part of the State Department’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about relevant events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world.  Current information suggests that terrorist groups ...
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Celebrating Ottawa Capital Pride 2016!

Ottawa’s local weather service will tell you it rained on this weekend’s downtown Pride parade, but onlookers will attest there was not a dampened spirit in sight as the city’s LGBTI community and supporters turned out with great enthusiasm to celebrate Ottawa Capital Pride 2016 ! Gamely leading the parade through varying intensities of precipitation were Ottawa Capital Pride’s ...
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USDA Northern Forests Climate Hub Form Partnership with Natural Resources Canada

Because the United States and Canada share a similar set of values and challenges related to climate impacts on forests and agricultural lands, the USDA Northern Forests Climate Hub is actively working with Natural Resources Canada and the Canadian Forest Service to share scientific and technical expertise pertaining to climate change adaptation, resources and tools.
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Statement by U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman on the Death of Jim Flaherty

U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman wishes to release the following statement regarding the death of former Finance Minister Jim Flaherty. “I am shocked and saddened to learn of the death of former Finance Minister Jim Flaherty. His leadership and integrity earned him the respect and admiration of Canadians and Americans. His public service, to ...
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