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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Young Canadian leaders travel to United States as 2018 Youth Ambassadors

July 12, 2018 For immediate release The United States Embassy in Ottawa, in partnership with the State University of New York (SUNY) College at Plattsburgh, World Learning, and Fulbright Canada, is pleased to announce the selection of 13 outstanding Canadian youth community leaders and two Canadian adult educators for the Youth Ambassadors program. The selected ...
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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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100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund Announces New Grant-Winning Institutions

May 29, 2018 For Immediate Release Santander Bank-Sponsored Grant Competition Funds Wilfrid Laurier University’s Indigenous Mobility and Curriculum across Borders exchange program with U.S. counterparts The U.S. Department of State, Partners of the Americas, and NAFSA: Association of International Educators announce the latest Innovation Fund grant winning teams sponsored by Santander Bank in this hemispheric-wide ...
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Canadians to Attend U.S. Program on Health Surveillance in the Arctic

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

Secretary Pompeo participated via videoconference today in the Lima Group foreign and finance ministers meeting, which was hosted by Mexico and included representatives from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Jamaica, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, and Saint Lucia. Representatives from the European Union and Spain also participated.
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Canadians to Attend U.S. Program on Countering Violent Extremism and Radicalization through Community Empowerment

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

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

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

April 4, 2018 For Immediate Release   CALGARY – Eight Canadian professionals in the fields of law enforcement, municipal government, violence prevention, and community organization will visit Washington, D.C., Las Vegas, Nevada, and San Bernardino, California, on a 10-day program on countering violent extremism (CVE). The program is organized by the U.S. Consulate General in ...
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Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction and the U.S. Embassy Ottawa host one-day expert forum on addressing the opioid crisis in North America

The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) and the United States Embassy in Ottawa will host a one-day expert forum on addressing the opioid crisis in North America on Tuesday, March 20.
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The New Yorker’s Peter Schjeldahl to become first art critic featured in Contemporary Conversations Series

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

Canadian professionals in the fields of health policy, addiction services, toxicology, and law enforcement will visit Washington, D.C., and other U.S. cities from February 3 to February 24 as participants in an International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). The participants will examine initiatives to combat the opioid epidemic, and bolster bilateral partnerships to decrease the number ...
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U.S. Consul to Provide Services to U.S. Citizens in St. John’s, NL February 2-3, 2018

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

U.S. Embassy Ottawa’s United States Marine Corps detachment and U.S. Navy personnel will deliver some holiday spirit on December 15 to the children at Ottawa’s Ronald McDonald House, bringing gifts donated through the annual Toys for Tots campaign. U.S. Ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft and her husband, Mr. Joe Craft, will take part in the ...
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Quebecer Selected to Take Part in 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit in India

November 27, 2017 Quebecer Selected to Take Part in 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit in India The United States Consulate General in Montreal is pleased to announce that Gabriel Bran Lopez, President and Founder of Montreal-based Youth Fusion, has been selected to attend the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit. The United States and India will co-host the ...
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Stephen Wilkes to Unveil Commemorative Work for Canada 150 and Launch Third Contemporary Conversations Series

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

Trilateral Statement on the Conclusion of the Fifth Round of NAFTA Negotiations Mexico City, Mexico – Today in Mexico City, the negotiating teams of Mexico, Canada, and the United States, concluded the Fifth Round of the renegotiation and modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), gathering nearly 30 negotiating groups. In response to ...
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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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Ambassador–Designate Kelly Craft to present Letters of Credence to Governor General Julie Payette

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

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

October 13, 2017 For Immediate Release Statement by Chargé d’Affaires Aubin on Canadian assistance to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands We are grateful to the Government of Canada for its continued support to the people of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands following Hurricane Maria.  Recognizing the water and resource needs following ...
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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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Canadian to Participate in #HiddenNoMore U.S. Exchange Program on Empowering Women Leaders in STEM

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

October 2, 2017 For Immediate Release U.S. Exhibits Celebrate 150 Years of Friendship with Canada WINNIPEG — To celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation, the U.S. Consulate Winnipeg is presenting two exhibitions that emphasize the depth and importance of the U.S.-Canada relationship. The exhibits are on display at the Manitoba Museum until October 15, 2017. ...
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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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U.S. Consul Anthony R. Pagliai Begins Posting in Winnipeg

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 For Immediate Release U.S. Consul Anthony Pagliai Begins Posting in Winnipeg   Anthony (Tony) Pagliai arrived in Winnipeg to assume the post of Consul and Principal Officer at the United States Consulate. His primary responsibility is to advance the interests and goals of the United States to the people of Manitoba, and ...
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U.S. Consul General Robert W. Thomas Begins Posting in Montreal

Monday, September 11, 2017 For Immediate Release U.S. Consul General Robert W. Thomas Begins Posting in Montreal   Robert W. Thomas begins his three-year posting as the United States Consul General in Montreal this week. A career diplomat, Mr. Thomas served in Mexico, Cote d’Ivoire, Canada (Toronto), and in Mauritania.  He most recently directed the 24/7 ...
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Trilateral Statement on the Conclusion of the Second Round of NAFTA Negotiations

  Washington, DC – On September 5, 2017, United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and Mexican Secretary of the Economy Ildefonso Guajardo concluded the second round of the renegotiation and modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in Mexico City, Mexico. This concluded five days of meetings ...
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Statement by Chargé d’Affaires Aubin on offer of Canadian Assistance

September 1, 2017 For Immediate Release   “As President Trump said yesterday, the United States is grateful to the government and people of Canada for its timely and helpful offers of support.  At this time, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Public Safety Canada are in close coordination.  FEMA will continue to work with ...
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Canadian experts to participate in U.S. exchange program on sustainably growing the “Blue Economy”

Canadian experts in environmental policy and conservation will visit Washington, D.C., and other U.S. cities from August 14 to 23 as participants in an International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) on the oceans and their economic viability. The participants will explore the challenge of sustainably growing the “blue economy.”
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First Lady Melania Trump to Lead the United States Delegation to the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto, Canada

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

Media Advisory July 18, 2017 For immediate release Young Canadian leaders travel to United States as Youth Ambassadors The U.S. Embassy, in conjunction with the State University of New York (SUNY) College at Plattsburgh and Fulbright Canada, is pleased to announce the selection of 18 outstanding Canadian youth community leaders and two Canadian adult educators ...
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President Trump sends Canada Day message to the Governor General

June 30, 2017 For Immediate Release President Donald J. Trump sent the following message to His Excellency The Right Honorable David Johnston, congratulating Canada on the 150th Anniversary of Confederation: “My warmest wishes go out to the people of Canada in celebration of the 150th anniversary of your National Day on July 1. “The United ...
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Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada

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

Chargé d’Affaires Elizabeth Aubin today announced that 53 companies from a variety of industries across Canada will be travelling to Washington D.C. to participate in the SelectUSA Investment Summit (Summit), June 18-20.
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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 features congratulatory messages from U.S. Governors on Canada’s 150th anniversary

In commemoration of Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation, the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa is featuring congratulatory messages from governors of U.S. states bordering Canada in an exhibit now available for public viewing on the U.S. Embassy’s Mackenzie Avenue outer fence.
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Joint Statement by Homeland Security Secretary Kelly and Canadian Public Safety Minister Goodale

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

As Canada celebrates the 150th anniversary of Confederation, the U.S. Consulate General in Toronto presents two photographic exhibitions Northern Stars and Eyes on the Arctic.  The exhibitions are free and open to the general public.  The bilingual, multimedia displays showcase the historic relationship between the United States and Canada, our shared Arctic heritage, and U.S.-Canada cooperation ...
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Readout of Secretary Mattis’ Meetings with Canadian Minister of National Defence Harjit Sajjan

Secretary Mattis and Minister Sajjan reaffirmed the U.S.-Canada defense relationship, emphasizing their commitments to NORAD and continental defense, and agreeing to deepen cooperation to protect North America.
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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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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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Ambassador Heyman and Universities Canada Promote Strengthening Academic Ties between Canada and the United States

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

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

Two Canadian experts in digital governance will visit Washington, D.C., and other U.S. cities from October 22 to November 5, along with 23 other participants from around the world, in an International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP).
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U.S. Embassy, Consulates Launch Voter Outreach Initiatives during Absentee Voter Week

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

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

As a mark of respect for the victims of the tragic and senseless acts of violence that‎ occurred in Orlando, Florida, on June 12, the United States Embassy in Ottawa, Canada, will make available a condolence book for members of the public and diplomatic community who wish to express their sympathy to the victims and ...
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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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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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Statement from U.S. Ambassador Bruce Heyman on the Alberta Wildfires

"The U.S. Embassy, via the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance, will provide USD$50,000 to support response activities, joining tens of thousands of Canadians and Americans who have reached out to assist the people of Alberta."
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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