Statement by Secretary Tillerson on the Rescue of Caitlan Coleman, Joshua Boyle, and Their Family from Terrorist Captivity

The United States government, working in conjunction with the Government of Pakistan, has secured the release of the Boyle-Coleman family from captivity in Pakistan. In 2012, U.S. citizen Caitlan Coleman and Canadian citizen Joshua Boyle were taken hostage by the Haqqani network. Their three children were subsequently born in captivity.  Today they are safe and ...
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U.S., Canada Celebrate Centennial of Landmark Migratory Bird Treaty

The skies of North America today provide the backdrop for celebrating a century of conservation of one group of Earth's most treasured animals: migratory birds. On this date in 1916, the first Migratory Bird Treaty was signed between the United States and Canada. Today, the two nations mark the monumental success of this agreement.
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Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Today, as we reflect on the courage and commitment of all who made this achievement possible, let us renew our obligation to extend the promise of the American dream to all our people, and let us recommit to building a world free of unnecessary barriers and full of deeper understanding of those living with disabilities.
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Canadians Travel to United States for Program on Anti-Radicalization and Countering Violent Extremism among Youth

Canadian community leaders will visit Washington, D.C., and other U.S. cities from July 18 to August 5 as participants in an International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP).
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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 16 outstanding Canadian youth community leaders and two Canadian adult educators for the Youth Ambassadors Program. The selected participants represent a variety of backgrounds and hail from across Canada. ...
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Honoring the Victims of the Attack in Dallas, Texas

"As a mark of respect for the victims of the attack on police officers perpetrated on Thursday, July 7, 2016, in Dallas, Texas, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the ...
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North American Leaders’ Summit Press Conference

"This is my fourth North American Leaders' Summit, and the first that Canada is hosting in nearly a decade. And this reflects the new commitment that Prime Minister Trudeau has brought to our shared vision of a strong and integrated North America. "
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Trilateral M.O.U. Promoting Women’s Entrepreneurship and the Growth of Women-Owned Enterprises in North America

At NALS 2016, the United States, Canada and Mexico signed a memorandum of understanding welcoming Canada into the MUSEIC Women’s Entrepreneurship Subcommittee.
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United States Key Deliverables for the 2016 North American Leaders’ Summit

Today President Obama met in Ottawa, Canada with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada and President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico for the North American Leaders' Summit.
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Leaders’ Statement on a North American Climate, Clean Energy, and Environment Partnership

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, President Barack Obama, and President Enrique Peña Nieto share a common commitment to a competitive, low-carbon and sustainable North American economy and society.
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Joint Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada and the President

Given the great importance of the softwood lumber industry to the economies of the United States and Canada, on March 10, 2016, we instructed the United States Trade Representative and the Canadian Minister of International Trade to intensively explore all options and report back on the key features that would address the issue.
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North American Climate, Clean Energy, and Environment Partnership Action Plan

The North American Climate, Energy, and Environment Partnership was announced by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, President Barack Obama, and President Enrique Peña Nieto on June 29, 2016, at the North American Leaders Summit in Ottawa, Canada.
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Commerce Secretary to Join President Obama at the North American Leaders’ Summit

On Wednesday, June 29, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker will join President Obama in Canada at the North American Leaders’ Summit (NALS), hosted by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
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2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit Delegates from Canada

The Embassy of the United States in Ottawa announces that 12 Canadian participants have been selected as delegates to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), which will take place June 22-24, 2016 in Palo Alto, California.
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President Obama at the 2016 SelectUSA Investment Summit

"If you could choose any place and time to invest your business’s precious resources, I believe you’d choose right here, right now. If you choose a place to expand your portfolio, to place your bets, to open up a plant, to start building the next great new business or service, you would select the USA."
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Ambassador Bruce Heyman and Mrs. Vicki Heyman to host Fourth of July Celebration in Ottawa

Road Trip USA – American Independence Day United States Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman and Mrs. Vicki Heyman will host the annual Fourth of July Independence Day celebration ( #July4Canada and #4juilletCA ) in Ottawa on Monday, July 4, 2016, from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. on the grounds of Lornado, the U.S. Ambassador’s Residence. Guests will be ...
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Ambassador’s Remarks to the Canadian International Council

Check Against Delivery – June 9, 2016 Thank you, David [David Dyment, President of Canadian International Council], for that introduction, and thanks to the Canadian International Council’s National Capital Branch for the invitation to join you tonight. It’s always a pleasure for me to speak to groups such as yours, both to share my enthusiasm ...
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U.S. Ambassadors to Lead Investor Delegations to 2016 SelectUSA Investment Summit

Ambassador Bruce Heyman will be among the 22 U.S. Chiefs of Mission joining President Barack Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry, Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, and other administration officials at the 2016 SelectUSA Investment Summit June 20th and 21st in Washington, D.C.
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Canadians Travel to United States for Program on Educational Exchanges

Senior administrators from Canadian universities and colleges will visit Washington, D.C., and other U.S. cities from June 5 to June 15 as participants in an International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). They will have the opportunity to learn strategies for expanding international student exchange programs and strengthen professional coordination with academic administrators in the United States. ...
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NASA studies details of a greening Arctic

The northern reaches of North America are getting greener, according to a NASA study that provides the most detailed look yet at plant life across Alaska and Canada. In a changing climate, almost a third of the land cover -- much of it Arctic tundra -- is looking more like landscapes found in warmer ecosystems.
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U.S., Canada Target Reductions in Chemicals on New Binational List to Reduce Public Health Risk

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy and Canada's Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna today announced that Canada and the U.S. have agreed to target reductions of eight chemicals.
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Out of this World: NASA Scientists Encourage Canadian Girls to Pursue Careers in STEM

U.S. Embassy Ottawa was over the moon to host National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Chief Scientist Dr. Ellen Stofan and Chief Technologist Dr. David Miller on May 19 as they addressed about 50 young women interested in pursuing higher education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
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EPA and PMRA Release New Harmonized Product Chemistry Templates

Under the umbrella of the United States–Canada Regulatory Cooperation Council (RCC) workplan, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) and the United States' Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) developed harmonized product chemistry templates for use by registrants when submitting pesticide registration packages.
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G-7 Summit

We, the leaders of the G7, met in Ise-Shima on 26 and 27 May 2016 to address major global economic and political challenges. Global growth remains moderate and below potential, while risks of weak growth persist. Escalated geo-political conflicts, terrorism and refugee flows complicate the global economic environment. The rise of violent extremism, terrorist attacks ...
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Statement from U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce A. Heyman on U.S. Firefighting Assistance to Canada

“In response to a request from the Canadian government, the United States has sent ten crews totaling 200 federal firefighters to Canada to assist Canadian first responders in their efforts to fight the devastating wildfires in western Canada.  U.S. firefighters arrived in Fort McMurray earlier today.  This represents the latest example of the United States ...
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Statement of the International Syria Support Group

Meeting in Vienna on May 17, 2016, as the International Syria Support Group (ISSG), the Arab League, Australia, Canada, China, Egypt, the European Union, France, Germany, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Lebanon, The Netherlands, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Oman, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, the United ...
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Ambassador Underscores Importance of Marine Conservation in Advance of Our Ocean Conference

United States Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman underscored the importance of the responsible management of the marine environment when he spoke at a May 9 panel discussion on marine planning, co-hosted by the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa and World Wildlife Fund-Canada.
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Technovation Challenge 2016: A coding success!

Congratulations to team “Pentagen” from the Earl of March Secondary School, whose original mobile app came in first place at this year’s Technovation Challenge at Carleton University on April 30. The app, called Connectsitter , is designed to connect parents with babysitters in their community. The team of five young women will advance to the semi-finals, where their ...
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Statement from Ambassador Bruce Heyman on President Obama’s Upcoming Visit to Canada

"I am pleased to announce that President Obama will travel to Ottawa on June 29 for the North American Leaders' Summit, where he will meet with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico."
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Secretary Jewell, Minister McKenna Continue Conversation on Shared Priorities During Canadian Visit

In the lead-up to the North American Leaders Summit this summer, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today made her first official visit to Canada and met with the Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna, to continue the momentum from Prime Minister Trudeau’s March 10 visit to Washington, D.C. on shared national ...
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Theaster Gates to participate in second season of Contemporary Conversations

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 welcome internationally renowned American artist Theaster Gates on May 12th as the second speaker in the 2016 Contemporary Conversations series. Contemporary Conversations ( #artconvoAIE ) invites iconic American artists to Ottawa for ...
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Technovation Challenge 2016 Inspires Girls to Pursue Careers in Technology

The Ottawa Chapter of Women Power Technology , with support from the Embassy of the United States in Ottawa, will host the final competition of the Technovation Challenge on April 30 at Carleton University. More than 100 girls will conclude a 12-week program on technology and innovation as they pitch their original apps to a panel of judges. WHAT: Technovation ...
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Department of Interior Grants to Protect North American Waterfowl, Other Bird Species

“One hundred years ago, the United States and Canada signed the first Migratory Bird Treaty, recognizing that protecting these birds and their habitat requires an international effort,” said Secretary Jewell. “As we celebrate the centennial of this landmark conservation treaty this year, we are reminded of the many millions of acres of wetlands lost over ...
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North American Governments Call for Commitments to Address Global Steel Excess Capacity

Citing the dramatically worsening steel market situation in all three countries, the governments of Canada, Mexico and the United States agree on the need for governments of all major steel-producing countries to make strong and immediate commitments to address the problem of global excess steelmaking capacity.
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EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, ECCC Minister Catherine McKenna align shared priorities

Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna and United States Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy today made the following statement as they concluded successful meetings in Ottawa, Ontario. “Canada and the United States share a common vision: that of a prosperous and sustainable North American economy. One that offers new jobs and new opportunities ...
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Contemporary Conversations: Kiki Smith at the National Gallery

Back by popular demand, the Contemporary Conversations series (#artconvoAIE) kicked off its 2016 season Thursday, March 31, with a capacity crowd as more than 500 guests came out to hear American artist Kiki Smith speak at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, ON. The daughter of celebrated visual artist Tony Smith, Kiki Smith is ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: IRS 2016 Tax Filing Information

Who Must File? If you are a U.S. citizen or resident alien living or traveling outside the United States, you generally are required to file income tax returns, estate tax returns, and gift tax returns, and pay estimated tax in the same way as those residing in the United States. Your worldwide income is subject ...
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FTC, CRTC Sign Anti-Spam Enforcement Memorandum of Understanding

The Federal Trade Commission has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to strengthen cross-border cooperation regarding Do Not Call and anti-spam enforcement matters.
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Canadians Travel to United States for Program on Women in STEM Professions

Canadian experts in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) will visit Washington, D.C., and other U.S. cities from March 21-29 as participants in an International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). They will have the opportunity to learn about U.S. policy initiatives and programs to strengthen STEM education and career paths among women, particularly in under-served and ...
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Kiki Smith to launch second season of Contemporary Conversations

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 welcome renowned American artist Kiki Smith as the first speaker in the 2016 edition of the Contemporary Conversations series on March 31 at the Gallery. Contemporary Conversations ...
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President Obama and Prime Minister Trudeau of Canada at State Dinner

"This visit has been a celebration of the values that we share. We, as a peoples, are committed to the principles of equality and opportunity -- the idea that if you work hard and play by the rules, you can make it if you try, no matter what the circumstances of your birth, in both ...
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How the U.S. and Canada are Fighting Climate Change Together

It is fitting that the United States and Canada -- who share the longest common border of any two countries in the world -- also share common values and priorities. These have driven and will continue to drive our strong commitment and collaboration on a pathway to a clean energy future.
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EPA Taking Steps to Cut Methane Emissions from Existing Oil and Gas Sources

"Today, as part of the Obama Administration’s ongoing commitment to act on climate, President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau committed to new actions to reduce methane pollution from the oil and natural gas sector, the world’s largest industrial source of methane."
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U.S.-Canadian Relations: A Profound Alliance

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama hosted Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mrs. Sophie Grégoire Trudeau in Washington, D.C. on March 10 for an Official Visit and a State Dinner at the White House. The visit is a hallmark of the deep friendship and extraordinary cooperation between our neighboring countries.
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U.S.-Canada Joint Statement on Climate, Energy, and Arctic Leadership

President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau share a common vision of a prosperous and sustainable North American economy, and the opportunities afforded by advancing clean growth.
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Canadians Travel to United States for Program on Anti-Radicalization and Combating Violent Extremism

Canadian experts who work on countering violent extremism among youth will visit Washington, D.C., and other U.S. cities from March 7-25 as participants in an International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP).
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Worldwide Travel Caution

The Department of State is updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world.
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US, Canada Aim to Improve Lake Erie Water Quality

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy and Canada's Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna today announced that Canada and the U.S. have adopted targets to reduce phosphorus entering affected areas of Lake Erie by 40 percent.
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US Attorney General, Secretary of Homeland Security Jointly Host Five Country Ministerial

United States Attorney General Loretta Lynch and United States Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson jointly hosted the Five Country Ministerial and the Quintet of Attorneys General meetings with their counterparts from Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
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Homeland Security Secretary Johnson’s Meeting with Canadian Minister of Transport Garneau

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson recently welcomed Canadian Minister of Transport Marc Garneau to Washington for a discussion on our continued cooperation on transportation security, maritime safety, and cross-border travel.
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Defense Secretary Carter Meets with Canadian Minister of National Defense Sajjan

During their first meeting, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter and Canadian Minister of National Defence Harjit Sajjan reiterated the unbreakable bonds between the United States and Canada, as well as the importance of our longstanding military ties.
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Ambassador Heyman on Announcement of Canada’s Contributions to Counter-Da’esh Coalition

U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce A. Heyman issued the following statement regarding today’s announcement of Canada’s contributions to the Counter-Da’esh Coalition: “I was pleased to hear Canada’s announcement today of additional, significant contributions to the Counter-Da’esh Coalition. As a founding member of the Coalition, Canada has been a valued and willing partner in the mission ...
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Statement from U.S. Ambassador Bruce A. Heyman on Trans-Pacific Partnership Signing

U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce A. Heyman issued the following statement regarding today’s signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement in Auckland, New Zealand: “Today the United States, Canada, and 10 other Pacific nations signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a high-standard agreement that covers roughly 40 percent of global GDP and will enable North America’s economies ...
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North American Foreign Ministers Meeting

"Our three countries are neighbors and allies, and we are brought together by shared borders, we are strengthened by common values, and we are united in our commitment to build a more competitive, prosperous, and secure continent."
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United States Ambassador, Canadian Minister of Sport to Visit Naismith Museum

United States Ambassador to Canada Bruce A. Heyman and the Honorable Carla Qualtrough, Canada's Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, will visit the Naismith Museum on February 2 to explore Canada's role -- past, present, and future -- in the history of basketball.
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North American Foreign Ministers Ministerial Preview

"What's on the agenda today are issues that concern North America -- competitiveness, prosperity, environment -- but also the issues that we think we can work most closely to advance and model in terms of behavior and leadership around the world."
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Statement from Ambassador Heyman on Tragic Shooting in La Loche, Saskatchewan

U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce A. Heyman today issued the following statement regarding the shooting in La Loche, Saskatchewan: “On behalf of the government and people of the United States, I would like to express my deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of the victims of today’s tragic shooting in La Loche, Saskatchewan. ...
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Secretary of State John Kerry’s Travel to Canada

Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Quebec City, Canada, on January 29 for the North American Foreign Ministerial Meeting. Secretary Kerry will meet with Foreign Minister Stephane Dion of Canada and Foreign Minister Claudia Ruiz Massieu of Mexico in a trilateral setting to advance our shared economic, security, and political agenda regionally and ...
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Embassy and National Gallery Announce Artists and Dates for Contemporary Conversations 2016 season

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, are excited to announce the continuation of the Contemporary Conversations (#artconvoAIE) series for a second season. Contemporary Conversations invites iconic American artists to Ottawa for discussions on topics ...
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Embassy and Consulates to Mark Black History Month Through the Arts

The Embassy of the United States and its Consulates across Canada are preparing to commemorate Black History Month through a series of events that will use the arts to encourage understanding and discussion. The premier event will be an exhibit of paintings by the Florida Highwaymen at Ottawa’s SAW Gallery. The exhibit, curated by Guy ...
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Special Envoy Berry Travel to Canada

Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons Randy Berry will travel to Ottawa, Canada, January 12–13, to participate in various LGBTI meetings with civil society groups and various government officials. For updates on the U.S. Government’s human rights work, visit www.humanrights.gov ; the DRL Twitter account, @State_DRL ; or Special Envoy Berry’s Twitter account, @RandyBerry . ...
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Registration Opens for the 2016 SelectUSA Investment Summit

The United States continues to be the premier investment destination for entrepreneurs and investors from all around the world. International companies are serious about committing to the U.S. market, evident by the overwhelmingly positive response to the last SelectUSA Investment Summit in March 2015. I am delighted to announce that  registration is now open  for the  2016 SelectUSA Investment Summit  to be held ...
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Statement from U.S. Ambassador Bruce Heyman on the Official Visit of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce A. Heyman today issued the following statement: “I am pleased to announce that President Obama and the First Lady will welcome Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife, Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau, to the White House for an Official Visit with a State Dinner on Thursday, March 10, 2016. The visit will ...
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U.S.-Canada High Level Policy Review Group

The U.S.-Canada partnership is vital to shaping global and regional issues and our regular high-level dialogue between senior leaders from both governments advances our common goals. To continue our close cooperation on global issues, Counselor Thomas Shannon and Assistant Deputy Minister for International Security and Political Affairs Mark Gwozdecky co-chaired the seventh U.S.-Canada High-Level Policy ...
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Statement from Ambassador Bruce Heyman on Passage of Country of Origin Labeling Legislation

U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce A. Heyman today issued the following statement regarding the passage of legislation addressing country of origin labeling: “Today, President Obama signed legislation addressing Canada and Mexico’s concerns regarding country of origin labeling for beef and pork. This legislation brings the United States into compliance with WTO rules and represents the ...
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Marines Bring Holidays to Ronald McDonald House

Is there anything sweeter than bringing joy to a child during the holiday season? We think not! There was plenty of joy to go around this morning at Ottawa’s Ronald McDonald House when the Embassy’s Marine detachment from US Embassy Ottawa — and special guest Santa Claus – delivered hundreds of toys to sick children and their siblings as ...
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Marines to Bring Christmas to Ronald McDonald House

The United States Marines from the U.S. Embassy Ottawa will help brighten the holiday season for the children of Ronald McDonald House by bringing them gifts collected through their annual Toys for Tots campaign. Excitement will be the order of the day on December 18 when the Marines, accompanied by Santa Claus, the U.S. Ambassador ...
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North American Partnership Boosts Security In Our Shared Waters

The United States Coast Guard’s Maritime Law Enforcement Academy (MLEA) will host a hands-on briefing regarding Shiprider, the joint U.S.-Canadian maritime patrol program on Wednesday, December 16, 2015. The MLEA, located at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Charleston, South Carolina, is the only facility for Canadian and American law enforcement officers to ...
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Secretary Kerry’s Meeting With Canadian Foreign Minister Stephane Dion

Republished from state.gov . Secretary Kerry met today in Brussels with Canadian Foreign Minister Stephane Dion. The Secretary congratulated Minister Dion and thanked Canada for its continued contributions to the counter-Da’esh coalition. He discussed with Minister Dion ways in which all member nations can increase their efforts. They agreed to intensify cooperation on climate change initiatives ...
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Special Presidential Envoy Brett McGurk Visits Ottawa

U.S. Special Presidential Envoy Brett McGurk today visited Canada at the invitation of Canadian Minister of National Defence Harjit Sajjan. In meetings with the Minister and other senior Canadian government officials, Mr. McGurk expressed the United States’ appreciation for Canada’s important and ongoing contributions as a member of the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL/Da’esh. He ...
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Collaborating Across Borders: North American Regulators Working Together to Protect Children from Harmful Toys

Shoppers across North America are gearing up for the holiday toy shopping season, and federal regulators in the United States, Mexico and Canada are joining forces to help consumers shop with confidence. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Health Canada and Mexico’s Consumer Protection Federal Agency (PROFECO) are holding their Third North America Consumer ...
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Stephen Wilkes in Ottawa

Time, history and memory: those were the topics of conversation as American photographer Stephen Wilkes came to Ottawa as the final guest in the 2015 edition of the Contemporary Conversations series. Appearing before an overflow audience at the National Gallery of Canada last night, Wilkes and Ambassador Bruce Heyman talked for over an hour about ...
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White House Senior Advisor Brian Deese’s Travel to Ottawa, Canada

Senior Advisor to the President Brian Deese will visit Ottawa, Canada, today. He will meet with leaders of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government to discuss opportunities for cooperation and collaboration between the United States and Canada, particularly on issues of energy and climate change in the weeks leading to the Paris Climate Conference and beyond.
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Counselor Thomas Shannon To Visit Canada

Ambassador Thomas A. Shannon, Counselor of the Department of State, will travel to Ottawa November 16. Ambassador Shannon will meet with senior officials at Global Affairs Canada, the Department of National Defence, and the Privy Council Office to discuss issues of common national interest. For further information, please contact WHA Press at WHAPress@State.Gov .
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Stephen Wilkes to complete Contemporary Conversations 2015 series

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 (NGC), will welcome renowned American artist Stephen Wilkes for the fourth lecture in the Contemporary Conversations series on November 19. Contemporary Conversations (#artconvoAIE) brings internationally recognized American artists ...
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We Day Ottawa

Be an “upstander”, not a bystander. That was the core message from Ambassador Bruce Heyman and his wife, Vicki, as they spoke to more than 16,000 enthusiastic young people at We Day Ottawa. In an interview with Liz Trinnear, a reporter at CTV’s ETALK, Ambassador and Mrs. Heyman emphasized the importance of getting involved in ...
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Ambassador Heyman’s Statement on the Denial of the Keystone XL Pipeline

United States Ambassador to Canada Bruce A. Heyman released the following statement today in Ottawa regarding the Department of State’s denial of a permit to the Keystone XL pipeline: “President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry announced today the decision to deny TransCanada a permit for the Keystone XL pipeline. “I have spoken with ...
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Commerce Secretary Pritzker to Focus on NA Economic Competitiveness During Upcoming Visit to Canada

Pritzker will travel to Ottawa to discuss the U.S.-Canada trade and commercial relationship in meetings with government leaders Will meet with Canadian and Mexican counterparts and business leaders in Toronto for annual North American Competitiveness and Innovation Conference U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker will travel to Ottawa on October 30 for meetings with Canadian ...
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Statement from Ambassador Heyman Marking the Anniversary of the 2014 Attack on Parliament Hill

U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce A. Heyman today issued the following statement marking one year since the shootings on Parliament Hill: “On October 22, 2014, I, like most Americans, was saddened and concerned by the attack in Ottawa, the capital city of such an exceptional friend and trusted neighbor. As we approach the date of ...
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President’s Call with Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada

The President spoke by phone today with Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada to express his deep appreciation for his commitment to the United States-Canada relationship during his time as Prime Minister. The two leaders noted the progress on trade and security that 6½ years of close cooperation has produced. In particular, they noted the ...
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Readout of President’s Call with Prime Minister-Designate Justin Trudeau of Canada

The President spoke by phone today with Prime Minister-designate Justin Trudeau of Canada to congratulate him on the Liberal Party’s victory in the October 19 elections. The two leaders agreed on the importance of deepening the already strong United States-Canada relationship and committed to strengthening the countries’ joint efforts to promote trade, combat terrorism, and ...
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Statement from Ambassador Heyman Congratulating Prime Minister-designate Trudeau

U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce A. Heyman today issued the following statement following the results of the Canadian election: “On behalf of the government of the United States of America and the American people, I congratulate Prime Minister-designate Trudeau and the Liberal Party on their victory in yesterday’s national elections. The United States has no ...
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Passing of Ambassador Kenneth Taylor

United States Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman wishes to release the following statement on the passing of Canadian diplomat Kenneth Taylor: “On behalf of the U.S. Mission to Canada, the government of the United States of America, and the American people, I would like to express my deepest condolences to the family of former Canadian ...
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Grocery Innovation Show

Foreign Agriculture Service Canada is pleased to report the Bard Valley Medjool Date Growers (BVMDGA) were voted a Most Innovative Product with their new Pumpkin Pie Spiced and Dark Chocolate Orange Date Rolls at Canada’s annual Grocery Innovation Show (GIC). BVMDGA is an active USDA Market Access Program (MAP) partner through the Western United States ...
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9/11 Memorial & Museum Reception

On Wednesday, September 30, Ambassador Bruce Heyman and his wife, Vicki, hosted a reception at the Embassy to introduce the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York City. U.S. embassies around the world have held similar receptions in partnership with the 9/11 Memorial & Museum to raise awareness about the museum, which officially ...
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Expand to US Workshop in Ogdensburg

The Commercial Service of the United States Embassy in Ottawa will host a workshop in Ogdensburg, New York on October 7, 2015 for Canadian companies that are interested in exploring business expansion opportunities in the U.S. market. Ogdensburg is just 50 minutes from Ottawa and provides a convenient nearby location for Canadian firms that want ...
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Illicit Trafficking of Cultural Antiquities

What do law enforcement agents and art conservationists have in common? Although these groups of professionals may seem like polar opposites, there is an ongoing global threat whose resolution depends greatly upon collaboration between the two: the illicit trafficking of cultural property. This week, law enforcement representatives and museum and gallery staff from the United ...
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Fulbright Celebrates 25 Years in Canada

This year marks the Silver Jubilee of Fulbright Canada. This institution lies at the heart of educational exchange between the United States and Canada. Celebrations across the country will honor the vision of U.S. Senator J. William Fulbright, a man who believed educational exchange provides the foundation for successful diplomacy and vibrant bilateral trade, as ...
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Canadians Head to Washington for Exchange on Food Security and Agricultural Development

Experts working in the field of food security in Canada are visiting Washington, D.C., and other U.S. cities from September 14 – October 2 as participants in an International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) to explore U.S.-Canadian cooperation in food security. The program is organized by the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa and sponsored by the U.S. ...
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Contemporary Conversations with Eric Fischl

Why painting, and why now? Those questions, as well as many others, were the topics of conversation as renowned American contemporary artist Eric Fischl visited Ottawa for the latest in the Contemporary Conversations series. In a discussion before a capacity crowd at the National Gallery of Canada, Fischl talked about his broader artistic philosophy, and ...
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Eric Fischl Next Artist to Lend His Voice to Contemporary Conversations

U.S. Embassy Ottawa and the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Art in Embassies, in partnership with the National Gallery of Canada (NGC), will welcome renowned American artist Eric Fischl to Ottawa on September 10 for the third lecture in the Contemporary Conversations series. Contemporary Conversations (#artconvoAIE ) features internationally recognized American artists who are ...
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Celebrating Ottawa Pride

Although it rained stubbornly throughout the evening, the spirits of those attending Ottawa’s 30th annual Capital Pride activities Thursday night were anything but dampened. First on the Pride Boat Cruise, and later at a Human Rights Vigil, Ottawa’s LGBTI community turned out in impressive numbers to learn, celebrate, and reflect. At both events, crowds had ...
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Young Canadian Leaders Head to United States as Youth Ambassadors

The U.S. Embassy, in conjunction with the State University of New York (SUNY) in Plattsburgh and Fulbright Canada, is pleased to announce the selection of 15 outstanding Canadian youth community leaders and two Canadian adult educators for the Youth Ambassadors Program. More than 150 people across Canada applied for this program. The selected participants represent ...
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Celebrating the Fourth of July at Lornado

The spirit of Detroit came to Ottawa as United States Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman and his wife, Vicki, hosted nearly 4,000 guests at Lornado, the Ambassador’s official residence, for U.S. Embassy Ottawa’s annual Fourth of July celebration. The Independence Day party’s theme was “Motor City Rising.” Guests sampled Michigan culinary treats like bumpy cupcakes, ...
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Statement by Ambassador Heyman on the FIFA Women’s World Cup

Statement by United States Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman 6 July 2015 “As Ambassador of the United States of America to Canada, I want to extend my deep appreciation and hearty congratulations for the amazing hospitality Canada extended to athletes and spectators around the world during the FIFA Women’s World Cup Tournament. I was fortunate ...
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Readout of Vice President Biden’s Meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper

Today in Vancouver, Vice President Biden met with Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada. The Vice President congratulated the Prime Minster on hosting a successful FIFA Women’s World Cup and thanked him for the outstanding hospitality. Demonstrating the breadth of the relationship, Vice President Biden and Prime Minister Harper exchanged views on a range of ...
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President Obama Announces Presidential Delegation to Canada to Attend the FIFA Women’s World Cup Final

President Barack Obama today announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to Canada to attend the Final Match of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015 in Vancouver on July 5, 2015. Vice President Joe Biden will join the delegation, led by Dr. Jill Biden, to Vancouver. Members of the Presidential Delegation: The Honorable Bruce Heyman, ...
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Matuto in Iqaluit

Nothing bridges cultural differences like a good beat. New York-based musical group Matuto, a band that blends Brazilian, Afro and bluegrass music into their own unique sound, put that belief into action when they spent a week in Canada’s northernmost capital city, Iqaluit. They were in the Canadian Arctic to play Nunavut’s 11th annual Alianait ...
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RCC Joint Forward Plan Stakeholder Teleconference

The Regulatory Cooperation Council (RCC) was established to ensure cooperation between the United States and Canada’s national authorities and benefits stakeholders and consumers by aligning approaches to public health, animal health and plant health programs in both countries, while maintaining the existing high level of protection in these areas. Under the RCC Joint Forward Plan, ...
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Fulbright Awards for U.S. Scholars

Are you an American student or scholar interested in studying in Canada? Here’s a chance to spend a semester visiting your neighbor to the North! These Fulbright Awards provide approximately 50 teaching and/or research grants to U.S. faculty and experienced professionals in a wide variety of academic and professional fields. The 2016-17 competition closes August ...
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US Embassy Ottawa Opens Its Doors

For the sixth consecutive year, the United States Embassy in Ottawa was pleased to open its doors to the public as part of Doors Open Ottawa. Welcoming visitors in his office, Ambassador Bruce Heyman personally greeted approximately 600 people to the June 6 event, answering questions from visitors about life as an Ambassador and quizzing ...
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Canadians Head to Washington for Program on Disability Issues

Canadian experts who work on accessibility issues for persons with disabilities will visit Washington, D.C., and other U.S. cities from June 8-17 as participants in an International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). They will review the impact of the Americans with Disabilities Act, enacted 25 years ago,and will share best practices and developments in advocacy for ...
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Nick Cave Brings Soundsuits to the Capital

The National Gallery of Canada was alive with Soundsuits last night, as contemporary U.S. artist Nick Cave brought his signature creations to Ottawa as part of the Contemporary Conversations: Art in Embassies series. Approximately 400 people attended the event, which offered a conversation between Cave and Jonathan Shaughnessy, the Gallery’s Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art; ...
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Nick Cave Joins the Contemporary Conversation

U.S. Embassy Ottawa and the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Art in Embassies, in partnership with the National Gallery of Canada (NGC), will welcome renowned American artist Nick Cave to Ottawa on May 28 for the second lecture in the Contemporary Conversations series. Contemporary Conversations (#artconvoAIE) features four internationally recognized American artists who will ...
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Cleaning the Capital

Yesterday, members of the U.S. Embassy Ottawa community helped mark Earth Day by taking part in the City of Ottawa’s annual “Cleaning the Capital” event. Led by the Embassy Green Team, approximately 20 Embassy staff, friends and family met up in downtown Ottawa on Sunday afternoon to clean the area around the Embassy grounds, as ...
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Canadians Head to Washington for IVLP on Transportation Safety and Security

Experts working in the field of transportation in Canada will visit Washington, D.C. and other U.S. cities from April 13 to May 1 as participants in an International Visitors’ Leadership Program (IVLP) looking at best practices for improving transportation safety and security. The program is organized by the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa and sponsored by ...
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National We Day 2015

Almost exactly one year after they made their first public appearance in Canada at National We Day, this morning in Ottawa U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman and his wife, Vicki, returned to the Canadian Tire Centre to take part in the event’s 2015 edition. Speaking in front of more than 18,000 students and educators, ...
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International Narcotics Control Strategy Report

The Department of State’s International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (INCSR) — due to Congress March 1st annually — is prepared in accordance with section 489 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended (the “FAA,” 22 U.S.C. section 2291). The INCSR is the United States Government’s country-by-country two volume report that describes the efforts ...
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US, Canada to Sign Preclearance Agreement

On March 16, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson and Canadian Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Steven Blaney will sign a preclearance agreement as part of the Beyond the Border Initiative. Following the ceremony, Secretary Johnson and Minister Blaney will participate in a media availability. For more information on Beyond the Border, please ...
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Contemporary Conversations Series Launches

The Nation’s capital got a taste of American Contemporary Art this past weekend, with the official launch of the U.S. Embassy Ottawa’s Contemporary Conversations: Art in Embassies series. Created and produced in conjunction with the National Gallery of Canada  and the Department of State’s Art in Embassies program , the Contemporary Conversations series aims to stimulate conversation around issues that transcend borders, focusing ...
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International Ice Patrol Opens Annual Ice Season

The U.S. Coast Guard International Ice Patrol opened the annual ice season February 3 to detect and track icebergs in the North Atlantic Ocean. The IIP deployed its first Ice Reconnaissance Detachment (IRD) to Newfoundland, Canada, to meet with Canadian partners and to conduct the initial aerial patrols of the season. The IIP conducts iceberg ...
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New American Art Series Sparks “Contemporary Conversations”

U.S. Embassy Ottawa and the Department of State’s Art in Embassies, in partnership with the National Gallery of Canada (NGC), will debut a series of discussions throughout 2015, featuring contemporary U.S. artists. Each of the artists will participate in public lectures at the National Gallery of Canada, stimulating conversation around issues that transcend borders, and ...
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Canadians Head to Washington for IVLP on Eliminating Violence Against Women

Experts working to combat violence against women in Canada will visit Washington, D.C. and other U.S. cities from February 18-28 as participants in an International Visitors’ Leadership Program (IVLP) looking at best practices in the preventing and dealing domestic violence. The program is organized by the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa and sponsored by the U.S. ...
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Ambassador, Embassy Staff Donate Blood

Today in Ottawa, Ambassador Bruce Heyman and a group of U.S. Embassy Ottawa staff visited the Shaw Centre to take part in a blood drive organized by Canadian Blood Services. “I’m very proud to join with my Embassy colleagues today in contributing to an organization that is literally part of the lifeblood of Canada,” said ...
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The Polar Sea

Yesterday the Embassy co-hosted a pair of screenings of The Polar Sea, a documentary offering a panoramic view of the Arctic and its numerous aspects. The morning screening was presented at the University of Ottawa, alongside the University’s Environment, Society and Policy Group. The event featured a condensed version of the film, and was followed ...
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Ambassador Delivers Keynote At Ottawa Food Bank AGM

United States Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman delivered the keynote address last night at the Ottawa Food Bank’s Annual General Meeting. Speaking to an audience comprised of the Food Bank’s Board of Directors, staff and volunteers, as well as numerous community stakeholders, Ambassador Heyman’s remarks touched on the importance of community involvement, as well as ...
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U.S. Embassy Ottawa Co-Hosts The Polar Sea Panel Discussion and Documentary Screening

U.S. Embassy Ottawa and the University of Ottawa’s Environment Society and Policy Group are co-hosting a screening of selections from the recently-aired documentary, The Polar Sea. Following the screening attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a panel discussion with Kevin McMahon (The Polar Sea filmmaker), Richard Tegner (explorer), Dr. George Divoky (Director Friends ...
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Discover America Poster Show

Going south this year? The United States welcomes international visitors every year. In 2013, 69.8 million people from around the world visited America and enjoyed its parks, beaches and urban centers. As America’s closest friend and neighbor, it’s not surprising that Canada continues to lead the way with 23.4 million travelers. Mexico, the United Kingdom, ...
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Canadians Head to Washington for Environmental IVLP

A group of Canadians in the resources industry, government and NGO sectors will visit Washington, D.C. and other U.S. cities from January 12-30 as participants in an International Visitors’ Leadership Program (IVLP) on principles and practices behind solving environmental challenges in the resources sector. Participants will interact with counterparts and experts in the U.S. The ...
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Toys for Tots at Ronald McDonald House

Photo Gallery >> Today, the United States Marine Detachment from U.S. Embassy Ottawa helped bring the holidays to the children of Ronald McDonald House by delivering toys donated through the U.S. Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots program. Joining the Marines were Santa Claus and his special guests: Vicki Heyman, wife of U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman, CTV ...
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U.S. Secretary of Transportation to Visit Canada

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx will travel to Toronto tomorrow to meet with Minister of Transport Lisa Raitt to discuss bilateral transportation issues, including proposals for rail safety standard harmonization. Secretary Foxx is the seventh U.S. Cabinet-level official to visit Canada since July 2014. Media Contacts: Stephen Posivak Press Spokesperson U.S. Embassy Ottawa Tel: 613-688-5317 ...
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Marines To Bring Christmas to Ronald McDonald House

The United States Marines from the U.S. Embassy Ottawa will help brighten the holiday season for the children of Ronald McDonald House by bringing them gifts collected through their annual Toys for Tots campaign. Excitement will be the order of the day on December 18 when the Marines, accompanied by Santa Claus and Mrs. Vicki ...
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Labor Secretary Visits Canada

In a one-day visit to Canada on December 8, U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez traveled to Ottawa, Ontario and Gatineau, Quebec to learn more about Canadian paid leave and maternal leave policies. In meetings with Canadian Minster of Employment and Social Development Jason Kenney, Minister of State for Social Development Candice Bergen, and ...
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Canadian Growth in Open Doors Report

A new report from the Institute of International Education has found that the number of Canadian enrolled in U.S. higher education increased last year by 3.5% percent, while the country remained one of the top 5 places of origin for international students studying in the United States. The 2014 Open Doors Report on International Educational ...
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Public Affairs Small Grants Program FY 2015

Please note that this grant opportunity is now closed. Check back later this fall for next year’s call for grants! U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Request for Applications Announcement U.S. EMBASSY OTTAWA PUBLIC AFFAIRS SMALL GRANTS PROGRAM Announcement Type: Grant Funding Opportunity Title: U.S. Embassy Ottawa Public Affairs Small Grants Program Statement Funding Opportunity Number: SCA-525-15-GR001 ...
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Commerce Secretary Trip Highlights Close US-Canada Trade Relationship

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker arrived in Ottawa today for her first official visit to Canada. The two-day trip will include meetings and events in Ottawa and Toronto highlighting the close and vibrant economic relationship between the United States and Canada. In meetings with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Minister of Industry James Moore and Minister of International Trade ...
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Secretary Kerry Visits Ottawa

On October 28th, Secretary of State John Kerry traveled to Ottawa to conduct a series of bilateral meetings and to convey condolences to senior Canadian officials following last week’s attacks in Canada. Secretary Kerry’s first stop was a visit to the National War Memorial with Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird where the Secretary participated in ...
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Secretary Kerry Travels to Canada

Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Ottawa, Canada, on October 28 for a series of bilateral meetings and to convey condolences to senior Canadian officials following last week’s attacks in Canada. He will also express America’s solidarity with the Canadian people, reaffirming the close friendship and alliance between our countries. The Secretary will ...
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Readout of the President’s Call to Prime Minister Harper of Canada

President Obama spoke by phone with Prime Minister Stephen Harper to express the American people’s solidarity with Canada in the wake of attacks on Canadian Forces in Quebec on October 20 and in Ottawa on October 22. President Obama condemned these outrageous attacks, and reaffirmed the close friendship and alliance between our people. The President ...
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Statement from Gen. Chuck Jacoby, Commander of NORAD and USNORTHCOM, on shootings in Ottawa

My heart goes out to our Canadian comrades on this tragic day following the shootings in Ottawa, as well as the hit-and-run attack in Quebec earlier this week, both of which targeted Canadian Forces personnel. Our two militaries share a common bond, forged in blood, that is dedicated to the defense of our common ideals. ...
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Embassy Announces Changes to Nonimmigrant Visa Program

The United States Mission to Canada announces the expansion of the nonimmigrant visa Personal Appearance Waiver Program (PAW), which allows certain qualified individuals to apply for a visa to the U.S. without being interviewed in person by a U.S. consular officer. This expansion will benefit thousands of applicants for U.S. nonimmigrant visas in Canada. Most ...
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Statement by Ambassador Heyman on Canada’s Renewed Commitment to Fighting Ebola Outbreak in West Africa

OTTAWA: U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman wishes to release the following statement following Canada’s announcement of additional funds to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa: “I want to join the President in thanking Prime Minister Harper and Canada for their commitment to international efforts to combat Ebola. We also welcome Canada’s announcement today ...
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Embassy Family Donates to Ottawa Food Bank

U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman and his wife Vicki Heyman were pleased to deliver the U.S. Embassy family’s donation to the Ottawa Food Bank this morning. The donation was received by Ottawa Food Bank Executive Director Michael Maidment and the hosts of CTV Morning Live Ottawa today in the capital as part of a ...
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Canadian Youth to Meet NASA Administrator at Encounters with Canada

The United States Embassy Ottawa, in conjunction with Encounters with Canada (EWC), is pleased to welcome NASA Administrator Charles Bolden to Ottawa. Mr. Bolden will speak to participants in EWC’s Science and Technology theme week program on October 1, 2014 from 3-4 p.m. at the organization’s Terry Fox Canadian Youth Centre. The event will feature ...
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DHS Assistant Secretary Gives Intelligence and National Security Lecture at Carleton University

Carleton University graduate students had the opportunity to listen to and discuss North America’s security with Acting Assistant Secretary for Policy at the Department of Homeland Security Alan Bersin their first week back in class. Sharing his vision on the North American security perimeter, Bersin discussed how the 2011 Beyond the Border (BTB) agreement between ...
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Beyond the Border: Moving Forward

The U.S.-Canada Beyond the Border Executive Steering Committee (ESC) met September 4 to discuss progress in the three years since President Obama and Prime Minister Harper launched the Beyond the Border initiative to enhance our cooperation in trade facilitation and ensure security at our shared border. The ESC includes government interagency participation from the U.S. ...
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Embassy Sends Canadians to Small Business Network of the Americas International Sister Center Workshop

U.S. Embassy Ottawa is providing funding for 19 Canadian small business development experts to travel to Grapevine, TX, near Dallas, to participate in the Small Business Network of the Americas 2nd Annual International Sister Center Workshop. The workshop is being offered by the U.S. Department of State in collaboration with the U.S. Embassies in Canada ...
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United States and Canada Release RCC Joint Forward Plan

The United States and Canada are pleased to release the the U.S.-Canada Regulatory Cooperation Council (RCC) Joint Forward Plan (665KB PDF). The Joint Forward Plan represents a pivot point for the regulatory relationship between our two countries. Building on the 2011 Joint Action Plan, the momentum it has generated within government and with stakeholders, and lessons learned over the last few years, the ...
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Embassy Shows its Pride

U.S. Embassy Ottawa was a proud program partner for this year’s Capital Pride Week, and a few lucky Embassy staffers spent a FABULOUS week taking part in the festivities! It all started last Monday, August 18th, when Ambassador and Mrs. Heyman helped to raise the rainbow flag outside of Ottawa City Hall alongside Mayor (and ...
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Embassy Gets Ready to Show its Pride

The U.S. Embassy, our seven consulates in Canada, and the U.S. Government are committed to promoting social inclusion for the LGBT community around the world. So, what better way is there to show our support of LGBT+ rights than to partner with Ottawa’s Capital Pride, a festival that celebrates diversity in this great city that ...
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Embassy Grant Helps Level The Ice For Young Hockey Players

Last week in Ottawa, 20 young Canadian hockey players from disadvantaged backgrounds got a chance to receive elite hockey coaching and training thanks to Level the Ice. Made possible by a Community Leadership Program Grant from the Embassy and Fulbright Canada,  Level the Ice was a weeklong hockey training camp at the Sensplex in Kanata, Ontario. Open to ...
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Young Canadian Leaders Headed to U.S. for Youth Ambassador Program

The U.S. Embassy, in conjunction with the State University of New York (SUNY) in Plattsburgh and Fulbright Canada, are pleased to announce the selection of 18 Canadian youth and three Canadian adult educators for a Youth Ambassadors Program. Over 150 people across Canada applied for this program and 21 participants were selected from a variety ...
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Embassy Gives Two Students and One Researcher the Opportunity to Participate in the Students on Ice 2014 Arctic Expedition

U.S. Embassy Ottawa is helping to fund the participation of two American students and one researcher in this year’s Students on Ice 2014 Arctic Expedition. The Embassy has an ongoing association with the Students on Ice program. It is pleased this year, for the first time, to be able to offer funding for student and ...
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Canada Day Message from Ambassador Heyman

U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman wishes to release the following statement on the occasion of Canada Day: “On the 147th anniversary of your Confederation, Vicki and I want to wish all of Canada a very happy Canada Day. “The closeness of our national holidays reflects the nature of our countries’ relationship. Each year, it ...
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2014 Trafficking in Persons Report: Canada Chapter

Canada is a source, transit, and destination country for men, women, and children subjected to sex trafficking, and a destination country for men and women subjected to forced labor. Canadian women and girls are exploited in sex trafficking across the country, and women and girls from Aboriginal communities and minors in the child welfare system ...
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U.S. Embassy Ottawa Startup Weekend Promotes Cross-Border Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Sixty young Canadian future entrepreneurs took part in three days of ideas, inspiration, and pitches at the U.S. Embassy Ottawa’s first Startup Weekend from June 13 -15, 2014. The aspiring entrepreneurs were selected from a Canada-wide call for applications, and came from all over Canada, from Prince George and Vancouver, BC in the West, to ...
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Gardens, Children and Healthy Eating Take Center Stage in Ottawa and Washington

Light rain and dark skies on June 12 didn’t keep the students of Manor Park Public School from joining Vicki Heyman, wife of the U.S. Ambassador to Canada, from planting the vegetable garden and learning about the importance of healthy eating at their residence, Lornado. The children learned about gardening from the residence’s horticulturalist. Mrs. ...
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Canadians Head to Washington for IVLP Program on Interfaith Dialogue and Human Rights

Four Canadians will visit Washington, D.C. and other U.S. cities from June 16 to July 4 as participants in an International Visitors’ Leadership Program (IVLP) on Interfaith Dialogue and Human Rights in the U.S. The program is organized by the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa and sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. The goals of ...
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U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman on RCMP shooting in Moncton, New Brunswick

U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman, along with U.S. Consul General for Atlantic Canada Richard Riley, and the entire U.S. Embassy family wish to release the following statement on the Moncton shootings: “We were saddened to witness the terrible events in Moncton, New Brunswick. We extend our deepest condolences to the families of those Royal ...
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U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman on the Training Accident at Canadian Forces Base Wainright

U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman wishes to release the following statement on the training accident at Canadian Forces Base Wainright: “I was saddened to learn of the training accident at Canadian Forces Base Wainwright yesterday, which resulted in several injuries and the death of Lieutenant-Colonel Daniel Bobbit. I extend heartfelt condolences to the families ...
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Doors Open Registration Closed

We regret to inform that all available tours of the United States Embassy for Doors Open Ottawa are fully subscribed and registration is closed. Those registered will be notified of the time of their tour by email. Only confirmed registrants will be able to tour the Embassy. We look forward to participating in Doors Open ...
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Doors Open Ottawa

The U.S. Embassy in Ottawa is pleased to announce it will be participating in this year’s Doors Open Ottawa on Saturday, June 7th. This marks the fifth consecutive year in which the Embassy has opened its doors to the public. As in years past, participants must register in advance using the Embassy’s registration page . Those who register will ...
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United States, Canada, and Mexico Submit North American HFC Phase Down Amendment to the Montreal Protocol

Today the United States, Canada, and Mexico submitted an amendment to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer to phase down the production and consumption of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). HFCs are rapidly increasing in the atmosphere due to rising demand for refrigeration and air conditioning, and as substitutes for ozone-depleting substances. The proposed ...
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Canadian Women in the Political Field Participate in Women in Politics IVLP

Nine women working in the political field will visit Washington, D.C. and other U.S. cities from May 12 to May 17 as participants in an International Visitors’ Leadership Program (IVLP) on Women in Politics in the U.S. The program is organized by the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa and sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. ...
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Country Reports on Terrorism 2013: Canada Chapter

Overview: Canada played a vital role in international efforts to detect, disrupt, prevent, and punish acts of terrorism in 2013. Canada and the United States maintained a close, cooperative counterterrorism partnership, working together on key bilateral homeland security programs such as the Beyond the Border Action Plan and the Cross Border Crime Forum. Canada made ...
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2014 Special 301 Report: Canada Chapter

Canada remains on the Watch List in 2014. On copyright issues, the United States welcomed the passage of the Copyright Modernization Act in June 2012. As part of Canada’s implementation of this law, the United States urges Canada to implement its WIPO Internet Treaties commitments in a manner consistent with its international obligations and to ...
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TSA Pre✓™ Expands to Include Air Canada, First International Carrier to Join Expedited Screening Program

The Department of Homeland Security today announced the expansion of the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) expedited screening program, TSA Pre✓™, to include eligible customers of Air Canada, the first international carrier to participate. TSA is working with additional international carriers to join TSA Pre✓™. “I thank Air Canada for working with TSA to become the ...
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Readout of Defense Secretary Hagel’s Meeting With Canada’s Minister of Defense

Secretary Hagel met in Mexico City today with Canadian Minister of Defense Rob Nicholson. The two leaders were in Mexico to attend the second North American Defense Ministry principals meeting between the defense ministers of the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Secretary Hagel and Minister Nicholson discussed a range of issues of mutual concern, to include ...
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Ottawa Public Library and U.S. Embassy Ottawa Set to Officially Open New Imagine Space

The Ottawa Public Library (OPL) and U.S. Embassy Ottawa will officially launch their new makerspace entitled Imagine Space – An American Corner on April 23 at 4:00 p.m. at the Nepean Centrepointe branch of the Ottawa Public Library. The space will be open to the public at 5:00 p.m., following the launch. The official launch will ...
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Passing of the Right Honourable Herb Gray

The United States Embassy in Canada is saddened to learn of the passing of the Right Honourable Herb Gray, former Deputy Prime Minister of Canada, longest continuously-serving Member of Parliament in Canadian history, and recipient of the Embassy’s inaugural Distinguished Alumni Award. A participant in the State Department’s 1967 International Visitor program, Mr. Gray was honored ...
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Embassies Partner for Earth Day Film Screening

In its first joint outreach program with the Embassy of Japan, U.S. Embassy Ottawa held a family Earth Day event on Saturday, April 12th at the Japanese Embassy in Ottawa. Supporting the theme of protecting our shared oceans and water resources, the two Embassies invited over sixty kids aged 5 to 12 — and their ...
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National We Day 2014

For their very first public event, Ambassador Bruce Heyman and his wife, Vicki, were delighted to step onto the stage as speakers at  National We Day yesterday in Ottawa. The Heymans have been fans and supporters of We Day since they first heard about Craig and Marc Kielburger and their mission to spread positive change and community service ...
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Ambassador Bruce Heyman Presents Letters of Credence

“I come with a message from the American people to all Canadians: Thank you.” Ambassador Bruce Heyman presented letters of credence to His Excellency David Johnston, the Governor General of Canada on April 8, 2014, officially becoming the 23rd United States Ambassador to Canada. In remarks to the media following the ceremony, Ambassador Heyman said ...
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Ambassador–Designate Bruce Heyman to Present Letters of Credence to Governor General David Johnston

The Embassy of the United States of America is pleased to share in the announcement that His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will receive Ambassador-Designate Bruce Heyman’s letters of credence on Tuesday, April 8 at 2 p.m. at Rideau Hall. Shortly after the ceremony takes place, Ambassador-Designate Heyman will be ...
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Excerpts from Ambassador-Designate Heyman’s Remarks at Swearing-in Ceremony in Washington

As prepared for delivery. As the Chief of Mission, I will be the President’s Representative and senior-most government official in Canada. I will represent all Americans, man and woman, young and old, of all races, religions, sexual preferences and political affiliations. The relationship the United States has with Canada is indeed special, but also enduring. ...
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U.S. Embassy Presents Discussion on Combatting “Rape Culture” with Expert Dr. Juley Fulcher

EVENT CANCELLED Due to travel complications, Dr. Fulcher’s arrival in Ottawa has been delayed. As a result, she will not be able to participate in today’s programming. We apologize for any confusion or inconvenience this might cause. The U.S. Embassy, in partnership with the Independent Initiative Against Rape Culture (IIARC) on the University of Ottawa ...
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U.S. Embassy, UP Global and Imagine Space to Co-Host Startup Weekend in Ottawa, June13-15

This June, an innovative event will bring together aspiring young Canadian entrepreneurs with American and Canadian mentors and connect them with the tools needed to create a business. The U.S. Embassy, UP Global (a U.S.-based non-profit dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship) and the Imagine Space (a joint project of the U.S. Embassy and the Ottawa Public ...
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Economic growth: Canadians to Participate in U.S. Program to Increase Bilateral Cooperation

Five Canadians working in areas relating to economic development will visit Washington, D.C. and other U.S. cities from March 24 to April 11 as participants in an International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) on Economic Partnerships in the U.S. The program is organized by the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa and sponsored by the U.S. Department of ...
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CLP Grant Recipients Announced

The United States Embassy in Canada and Fulbright Canada are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2013-14 Community Leadership Program (CLP) grants. The CLP supports Canadian alumni of U.S. government exchange programs who would like to make a contribution in their community. The CLP provides up to $8,000 on a competitive basis to groups ...
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100,000 Strong in the Americas Initiative in Canada

The U.S. Embassy in Ottawa is pleased to announce that Canadian Higher Educational Institutions (“HEI”) are now included the 100,000 Strong in the Americas initiative. 100,000 Strong in the Americas was launched by President Obama with a goal of getting 100,000 U.S. students to study abroad in the Americas, and 100,000 foreign students from throughout ...
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Youth Ambassadors Program Application Process Now Open

The Youth Ambassadors Program with Canada is a three week exchange designed for Canadians to go to the U.S.A. Conducted in the English language, the program brings together high school students and adult mentors from Canada to promote mutual understanding, increase leadership skills, and prepare youth to make a difference in their communities. Program themes ...
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2014 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices: Canada Chapter

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Canada is a constitutional monarchy with a federal parliamentary government. In a May 2011 free and fair multiparty federal election, the Conservative Party, led by Stephen Harper, won a majority of seats in the federal parliament and formed a government. Civilian authorities maintained effective control over the security forces, which did not commit ...
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U.S. Officers Decorated by Governor General

  On Tuesday, February 18th, 2014, His Excellency the Right Honorable David Johnston, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, presented 35 Meritorious Service Decorations (Military Division) to members of Canadian Armed Forces and allied forces, military servicemen and women whose specific achievements have brought honor to the Canadian Armed Forces and to Canada. Among the ...
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CNO Addresses Defence and Security Conference

Last night in Ottawa, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Admiral Jonathan Greenert addressed current and former Canadian military and defense industry leadership at the Ottawa Conference on Defence and Security. In his remarks, he spoke about the status of the Navy and the importance of maritime coalitions. Greenert also took specific questions from the audience ...
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Embassy Presents Discussion with Tayyibah Taylor

The U.S. Embassy, in partnership with the Canadian Council of Muslim Women and Cordova Academy, will be hosting a discussion featuring Muslim issues expert Tayyibah Taylor on February 25. She will be discussing her background as well as issues facing Muslim youth and women today. Ms. Taylor is the founding editor-in-chief and publisher of Azizah ...
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Shale Discussion at uOttawa

Last week, Dr. Edward Morse, Global head of Commodities Research for Citigroup, gave a presentation at the University of Ottawa titled “The Shale Revolution in the United States and the New Geopolitics of Energy.” The presentation was part of a discussion on how the development of shale has transformed the United States energy picture from ...
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Embassy Hosts Energy Policy Discussion

On January 30, 2014, the Embassy hosted Professor Stephen Blank who discussed “North American Collaboration on Emerging Policy Issues” to an audience made up of U.S., Canadian and Mexican diplomats. Blank made the case that, 20 years after NAFTA, we need new models of collaboration in North America based on finding solutions to common problems ...
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Embassy Donates “American Shelf” of Books, DVDs and E-Readers to Nunavut Arctic College

At a ceremonial presentation to the Nunavut Arctic College, the Embassy’s Chargé D’Affaires Rich Sanders presented a few books to represent the donation of an “American shelf” to the Nunavut Premier, The Honourable Peter Taptuna, at the Northern Lights 2014 Conference in Ottawa on January 29, 2014. The American Shelf, with a value of over ...
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Tax Information for American Citizens Abroad

American citizens (including dual nationals) living abroad are required by law to file returns and documentation with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and to pay appropriate taxes on income and assets. In order to help citizens and dual nationals understand legal requirements and obligations, the IRS makes available a variety of websites, FAQs, and other ...
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RCC Action Plan Webinars

Ongoing stakeholder engagement is an important part of the United States-Canada Regulatory Cooperation Council’s (RCC) work. To this end, over the coming weeks, the two countries will be hosting a number of jointly-planned and executed webinars. The webinars will feature officials from both countries who are directly responsible for the implementation of the 29 initiatives ...
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Monthly U.S.-NAFTA Trade Exceeds $100 Billion for First Time

U.S. trade with its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico in October 2013 was $103.1 billion, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced January 7th . That figure is up 4.5 percent from the value of NAFTA trade in October 2012 and marks the first month that it has exceeded $100 billion, according to freight ...
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