Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Canadian Foreign Minister Freeland

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland. They discussed the dispute between Saudi Arabia and Canada over Canada’s call for releasing civil rights activists. The Secretary also discussed Iran and Ukraine.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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First Lady Melania Trump Greets U.S. Athletes at the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto, Canada

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

Republished from www.whitehouse.gov . President Trump promised to make women’s empowerment a priority. Earlier this week, President Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau took the first steps toward making that a reality by creating the United States-Canada Council for Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders. “In order to create economic growth and lots of very ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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