Celebrate democracy this 4th of July by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2016 U.S. elections!

In order to vote in the November 2016 elections, all overseas U.S. citizens need to have completed a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) in 2016.  Whether you are a first-time voter or have already received ballots and voted absentee in past elections, you must complete an FPCA each year to participate in elections as an overseas absentee voter. You can ...
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Middle School Students Get Their Hands Dirty at Lornado

U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman and Mrs. Vicki Heyman were delighted to welcome a group of students from Ottawa’s Fisher Park  Public School to Lornado on June 8. As members of Fisher Park’s Eco Club and Community Helpers group, the students were invited to join Mrs. Heyman on a tour of new and ongoing greening ...
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Windham High School Band performs in Quebec

Consul General and Mrs. VanKoughnett attended a performance by the band and choir of Windham High School students from New Hampshire who were touring Quebec City and Montreal the first week of April 2016. They performed selections from Bach, Rimsky-Korsakov, Mozart, and many other classical and popular songs. A wonderful treat to have them in ...
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Canadian State Visit Spousal Event

"Canada is truly one of America’s strongest and closest friends and allies. Our husbands spoke very eloquently today about that friendship. And the President and I are truly honored to have Prime Minister Trudeau and Mrs. Grégoire-Trudeau here today."
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FACT SHEET: United States-Canada Relationship

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 two countries. The United States ...
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Deputy Secretary, Defense Leaders Discuss International Security at Halifax Forum

Republished from defense.gov . The global meeting held here every year, the Halifax International Security Forum, draws 300 people from 60 countries and this year focused its attention on threats to democracy. To Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work and senior defense officials in attendance here yesterday, the most critical threats to the United States and its ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Heyman at Thomson Reuters Financial and Risk Summit

Good afternoon, and thank you Lisa (Rowsell, Head of Thomson Reuters Canada) for that kind introduction. I’d like everyone to pause a minute to reflect on how far we’ve come in the last few years. It would be an understatement to say 2008 was a difficult year economically. The truth is, the world was on ...
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Remarks by President Obama and Prime Minister Trudeau of Canada After Bilateral Meeting

PRESIDENT OBAMA: It is a great pleasure to have our first formal sit-down between myself and Prime Minister Trudeau. Obviously there are no closer friends that we have than the Canadians. And we share values, we share culture. The ties between our people are extraordinary. We are NATO Allies, and across the board, our interests ...
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CG VanKoughnett Meets with IFDD

CG and consulate staff met in Quebec City with representatives of the Francophonie Institute for Sustainable Development (Institut de la Francophonie pour le Développement Durable) to discuss plans for the upcoming Paris Climate Conference. The IFDD is an agency of the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie, which promotes the French language and unites French-speaking countries ...
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