Joint Statement from Mexico, Canada, and the United States Reaffirming Our Shared Commitment to Address the Regional Challenge of Synthetic Drugs

On February 7, 2024, Mexico’s Secretary of Security and Citizen Protection Rosa Icela Rodriguez hosted the United States’ White House Homeland Security Advisor Dr. Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall and Canada’s Deputy Clerk and National Security and Intelligence Advisor Nathalie G. Drouin in the fourth meeting of the Trilateral Fentanyl Committee to review progress on our commitments and …

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Joint Statement in response to continued illegal and reckless Houthi attacks against vessels transiting the Red Sea and surrounding waterways

In response to continued illegal and reckless Houthi attacks against vessels transiting the Red Sea and surrounding waterways, the armed forces of the United States and United Kingdom, with support from Australia, Bahrain, Canada, the Netherlands, and New Zealand, conducted additional strikes against eight targets in Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen in accordance with the inherent …

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The 100K Strong North America Grant Competition to Expand Climate-Action, Inclusive Education Exchanges

The 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund uses the principle of leveraged innovation with higher education institutions (HEIs) that demonstrate the greatest commitment and innovation toward increasing study abroad opportunities between the United States and countries in the Western Hemisphere.

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Statement from Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III on Ensuring Freedom of Navigation in the Red Sea

Operation Prosperity Guardian is bringing together multiple countries to include the United Kingdom, Bahrain, Canada, France, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Seychelles and Spain, to jointly address security challenges in the southern Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden, with the goal of ensuring freedom of navigation for all countries and bolstering regional security and prosperity.

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East Room Declaration of the Leaders of the Americas Partnership for Economic Prosperity

East Room Declaration of the Leaders of the Americas Partnership for Economic Prosperity   We, the leaders of Barbados, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Peru, the United States, and Uruguay hold a common vision for a more open, fair, inclusive, sustainable, and prosperous hemisphere. We envision a brighter future …

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Joint Statement on Israel

Today, President Joseph R. Biden, Prime Minister Trudeau of Canada, President Emmanuel Macron of France, Chancellor Olaf Scholz of Germany, Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni of Italy, and Prime Minister Rishi Sunak of the United Kingdom spoke regarding the ongoing conflict between Israel and the terrorist organization Hamas.

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Diplomats for Equality Joint Statement – 2023 Capital Pride Festival

We, Canada and the diplomatic missions of Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Chile, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Uruguay proudly support the 2023 Capital Pride Festival as a celebration of diversity and inclusion around the world.

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Declaration of North America (DNA)

North America shares a unique history and culture that emphasizes innovation, equitable development, and mutually beneficial trade to create inclusive economic opportunities for the benefit of our people. We are not just neighbors and partners. Our people share bonds of family and friendship and value – above all else – freedom, justice, human rights, equality, …

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Declaration on the North American Partnership for Equity and Racial Justice

Across our three nations, generations of leaders have fought to build democracies where people from richly diverse histories and cultures share the equal promise of freedom and inclusion.  Our diversity is North America’s greatest strength, as it boosts innovation, leads to economic growth, enriches our democracies, and advances our security.

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Remarks At the Signing of a North American Declaration on Partnership for Equity and Racial Justice

Secretary Antony J. Blinken, Mexican Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard, and Canadian Foreign Minister Melanie Joly At the Signing of a North American Declaration on Partnership for Equity and Racial Justice

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U.S. – Canada Joint Statement on the Great Lakes – St. Lawrence Seaway System Green Shipping Corridor Network Initiative

During the World Leaders Summit at the 27th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC COP27), Canada and the United States announced their joint work to facilitate the establishment of a Green Shipping Corridor Network in the Great Lakes – St. Lawrence Seaway System.

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Joint Statement: United States and Canada Coordinate Delivery of Haitian National Police (HNP) Equipment

U.S. and Canadian military aircraft arrived in Port-au-Prince, Haiti to transfer vital Haitian government-purchased security equipment, including tactical and armored vehicles, and supplies to the Director General of the Haitian National Police (HNP). The delivery of the equipment was part of a joint operation involving U.S. Air Force and Royal Canadian Air Force aircraft.

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G7 Leaders’ Statement

We strongly condemn the sham referenda that Russia attempts to use to create a phony pretext for changing the status of Ukrainian sovereign territory, which is subject to an ongoing Russian aggression. These actions clearly breach the United Nations Charter and international law and go diametrically against the rule of law among nations.

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United States and Canada Joint Statement on Support for the Haiti Security Basket Fund

The United States and Canada are pleased to contribute to the “Joint Programme for the Haitian National Police,” a multi-donor basket fund on security in Haiti, which is managed by the United Nations Development Program in coordination with the Haitian National Police, UN Integrated Office in Haiti, and other stakeholders.

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Diplomats for Equality Joint Statement – 2022 Capital Pride Festival

Ottawa – 28 August 2022 We, Canada and the diplomatic missions of Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States, proudly support the 2022 Capital Pride Festival, as a celebration of diversity and inclusion around the world. After …

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Readout of President Biden’s Call with Prime Minister Trudeau of Canada

Both leaders underscored their commitment to continue holding Russia accountable for its brutal actions in Ukraine, and reviewed their ongoing efforts to provide security assistance to the government of Ukraine and economic and humanitarian aid to the millions of Ukrainians affected by the violence.

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Readout of USTR Katherine Tai’s Meeting with Canadian Minister of International Trade Mary Ng

May 5, 2022 Readout of Ambassador Katherine Tai’s Meeting with Canadian Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development Mary Ng   OTTAWA – United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai met today with Canada’s Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development Mary Ng to discuss ways to strengthen the …

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Remarks from USTR Katherine Tai at a Press Conference with Canadian Minister of International Trade Mary Ng

May 5, 2022 Remarks from Ambassador Katherine Tai at a Press Conference with Canadian Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development, Mary Ng   WASHINGTON – United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai today delivered remarks at a joint press conference with Canadian Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic …

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Secretary Blinken’s Call with Canadian Foreign Minister Joly

Secretary Blinken noted the United States’ appreciation for Canada’s many commitments in response to Putin’s unprovoked, brutal war in Ukraine; ongoing support for the people of Haiti; and preparations for discussions on democracy and hemispheric migration at the Summit of the Americas.

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Joint Statement by President Biden and Prime Minister Trudeau on the One-Year Anniversary of the Roadmap for a Renewed U.S.-Canada Partnership

One year ago, the United States and Canada reaffirmed the special nature of our relationship, and our commitment to working closely together in the interests of the collective security and prosperity of our citizens based on the principles of democracy, diversity, and equity.

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Secretary Blinken’s Call with Canadian Foreign Minister Joly

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON FEBRUARY 16, 2022 Secretary Blinken’s Call with Canadian Foreign Minister Joly   The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Canadian Foreign Minister Mélanie Joly. Secretary Blinken discussed the threat of a further Russian invasion of Ukraine and the importance of …

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READOUT OF AMBASSADOR JAYME WHITE’S VIRTUAL MEETING WITH CANADA’S DEPUTY MINISTER OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE DAVID MORRISON

Deputy United States Trade Representative Jayme White today held a virtual meeting with Canada’s Deputy Minister of International Trade, David Morrison, ahead of the first United States – Mexico – Canada Agreement (USMCA) Deputies Meeting.

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Ambassador–Designate David L. Cohen to present Letters of Credence to Governor General Mary Simon

The Embassy of the United States of America is pleased to share in the announcement that Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada, will receive Ambassador-Designate David L. Cohen’s letters of credence on December 7, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. at Rideau Hall.

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Eleventh Round of the Columbia River Treaty Negotiations

Office of the Spokesperson Eleventh Round of the Columbia River Treaty Negotiations   The United States and Canada will hold the eleventh round of negotiations to modernize the Columbia River Treaty regime on December 9, 2021.  The United States and Canada began negotiations in May 2018.  The tenth round took place on June 29-30, 2020.  …

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Starting Today Fully Vaccinated Travelers Permitted to Enter U.S. via Land and Ferry Border Crossings

Starting today, foreign nationals who have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and have appropriate documentation will be permitted to enter the United States via land ports of entry (POEs) and ferry terminals for non-essential reasons such as tourism.

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Joint Readout on Cooperation between the U.S. Department of Commerce and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

The Secretary and Minister outlined a work plan to build back better together by increasing cross-border collaboration and advancing post-COVID-19 economic recovery efforts.

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Secretary Blinken’s Calls with Foreign Minister Garneau, Foreign Minister Maas, and NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke separately today with Canadian Foreign Minister Garneau, German Foreign Minister Maas, and NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg to discuss with them the United States’ plans to reduce our civilian footprint in Kabul in light of the evolving security situation.

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Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on USTR Request for USMCA Dispute Settlement Panel on Canada Dairy Tariff-Rate Quota Administration

Today, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative made a request to initiate a dispute settlement panel under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) to challenge Canada’s allocation of dairy tariff-rate quotas (TRQs)

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Readout of Ambassador Katherine Tai’s Virtual Meeting with Canada’s Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion, and International Trade

United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai today held a virtual meeting with Canada’s Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, Mary Ng, on the eve of the first Free Trade Commission meeting of the United States – Mexico – Canada Agreement (USMCA).

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Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg

Secretary Blinken and Secretary General Stoltenberg discussed our collective future in Afghanistan, noting that, as we have consistently said, the NATO Alliance went in to Afghanistan together, adjusted to changing circumstances together, and will leave together.

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Statement by U.S. Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Katherine Brucker on Canada’s National Day of Observance for COVID-19

March 11, 2021 For Immediate Release Statement by U.S. Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Katherine Brucker on Canada’s National Day of Observance for COVID-19   “President Biden has said, in order to heal, we must remember. Today we join our Canadian friends and partners in commemorating all those who lost their lives because of COVID-19. As we …

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Secretary Antony J. Blinken With Rosemary Barton of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

INTERVIEW ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE WASHINGTON, D.C. FEBRUARY 28, 2021 Secretary Antony J. Blinken With Rosemary Barton of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation   QUESTION:  Secretary Blinken, nice of you to make the time.  Appreciate it. SECRETARY BLINKEN:  It’s good to be with you. QUESTION:  Obviously we’re doing this in strange circumstances.  It must be hard to be a diplomat …

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Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau

The two leaders committed to a collaborative approach to combatting COVID-19 and building back better, following up on President Biden’s virtual bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Trudeau and the announcement of the U.S.-Canada Partnership Roadmap on February 23.

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Secretary Blinken’s Virtual Travel to Mexico and Canada

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken will embark tomorrow on his first “virtual trip,” visiting Mexico and Canada on February 26.  Secretary Blinken’s virtual travel prioritizes the health and safety of everyone involved, while demonstrating the significance of our partnerships with our neighbors and some of our closest partners. 

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U.S.-Canada High-Level Ministerial Dialogue on Climate Ambition

To jointly address climate change and demonstrate global leadership on the climate crisis, Canada and the United States have joined to form a high-level dialogue.  This dialogue will elevate and advance long-standing cooperation between the two countries that share many of the same risks and can benefit from many of the same opportunities.

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Fact Sheet: The United States-Canada Partnership

Today, President Biden will jointly unveil a new initiative with our Canadian partners and friends: The U.S.- Canada Partnership Roadmap. The Roadmap is a blueprint for our whole-of-government relationship, based on our shared values and commitment to work in partnership on areas of mutual concern, such as the recovery from COVID-19 and global health security, …

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United States and Canada sign new Agreement on the use of the Radio Frequency Spectrum

U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Katherine Brucker, on behalf of the U.S. government, signed the new General Coordination Agreement on the Use of the Radio Frequency Spectrum by Terrestrial Radiocommunication Stations and Earth Stations (GCA) with the Canadian Minister of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development.

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The United States, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom Co-Sponsor UNGA Side Event on “The Human Rights Crisis in Xinjiang”

Today, the United States co-sponsored with Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom a panel discussion on “The Human Rights Crisis in Xinjiang” on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly.

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Canada and the United States: Strengthening Our Alliance

The Secretary will travel to Ottawa, Canada, on August 22, where he will meet with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland to discuss our strong bilateral relationship and ways to broaden and deepen our economic and security ties.

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The Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Invites International Applicants for the 2020 Professional Fellows Program

The Department of State is pleased to announce that applications for the 2020 Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program will be accepted through September 18, 2019. This year, the Fellows Program has been expanded to 280 participants and will include fellows from Canada for the first time.

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Canadian Students Now Eligible for NASA International Internship Program

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), and the United States Embassy in Ottawa are pleased to announce that for the first time, Canadian students will be eligible to participate in the NASA International Internship (NASA I²) Program.

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Young Canadian leaders travel to United States as Youth Ambassadors

OTTAWA – The United States Embassy in Ottawa, in partnership with the State University of New York (SUNY) at Plattsburgh, World Learning, and Fulbright Canada, is pleased to announce the selection of 13 outstanding Canadian youth community leaders for the 2019 Youth Ambassadors Program.

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United States Embassy in Ottawa Commemorates 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing

The United States Embassy in Ottawa will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing with out-of-this-world visual displays featuring iconic images from space on the Embassy’s exterior.

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U.S. delegation travels to the Arctic to bolster partnerships

U.S. delegation travels to the Arctic to bolster partnerships Did you know that the Qulliq Energy Corporation (QEC) delivers electricity to approximately 14,400 electrical customers across Nunavut by operating 25 stand-alone diesel power plants in 25 communities? QEC is currently working on solar and wind demonstration projects to test the potential of these renewable energy systems …

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U.S. Ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft Welcomes Canada’s Commitment to NASA’s Lunar Gateway Program

Canada’s commitment to NASA’s Lunar Gateway Program and the announcement of its own Lunar Exploration Accelerator Program signals the beginning of a new era of U.S.-Canada space cooperation.

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Remarks by President Trump, Prime Minister Trudeau, and President Peña Nieto at Signing Ceremony for the USMCA

Remarks by President Trump, Prime Minister Trudeau of Canada, and President Peña Nieto of Mexico at Signing Ceremony for the United States—Mexico—Canada Agreement   Palacio Duhau – Park Hyatt Buenos Aires Buenos Aires, Argentina 9:24 A.M. AST PRESIDENT TRUMP: Thank you very much.  We’re gathered together this afternoon for a very historic occasion: The signing …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Canadian Foreign Minister Freeland

Readout Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC October 10, 2018 Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Canadian Foreign Minister Freeland   The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎ Secretary Michael R. Pompeo spoke by phone today with Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland. The two congratulated the U.S., Canada, and Mexico teams on reaching a successful conclusion …

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U.S. Signs Agreement To Prevent Unregulated Commercial Fishing on the High Seas of the Central Arctic Ocean

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC October 1, 2018 U.S. Signs Agreement To Prevent Unregulated Commercial Fishing on the High Seas of the Central Arctic Ocean   The United States is pleased to be a signatory of the agreement to prevent unregulated commercial fishing on the high seas of the central Arctic Ocean. …

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U.S. Defense Attaché and Canadian Service and Sacrifice Initiative repatriate historic U.S. military pieces

“We have a good sized war to fight and we’d all better get busy doing all we can to get the job done – and soon.” – Colonel Allen G. Hart, February 7, 1943. Canadian and American service members like Col. Hart have served and sacrificed alongside each other for hundreds of years, a tradition …

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Secretary Pompeo at the Transatlantic Dinner

Readout Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC September 25, 2018 Secretary Pompeo at the Transatlantic Dinner   The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎ Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo hosted NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, EU High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy and Vice President of the European Commission Federica Mogherini, and …

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Natural Disaster Alert – U.S. Consulate General Vancouver, Canada

Natural Disaster Alert – U.S. Consulate General Vancouver, Canada August 22, 2018 Location:  Alaska Highway in Northern British Columbia. Event:  The Alaska Highway is closed in both directions between Coal River and the British Columbia/Yukon border because of wildfires.  The nearby community of Lower Post, British Columbia has been ordered to evacuate. Actions to Take:  …

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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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100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund Announces New Grant-Winning Institutions

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 education initiative, including Wilfrid Laurier University’s Indigenous Mobility and Curriculum across Borders exchange program with U.S. counterparts.

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Public Invited to U.S. Memorial Day Ceremony at Deadman’s Island, Halifax

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

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Canadians to Attend U.S. Program on Health Surveillance in the Arctic

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).

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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

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).

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Press Availability by Acting Secretary Sullivan in Toronto, Canada

John J. Sullivan Acting Secretary of State Toronto, Canada April 23, 2018 Press Availability by Acting Secretary Sullivan in Toronto, Canada 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 …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Ottawa, Canada

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Ottawa, Canada April 20, 2018 Location: Announced gathering points include the following neighborhoods in Ottawa, Canada: Parliament Hill area Event: A demonstration is expected to take place near Parliament Hill Friday, April 20, 2018 between 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.  Local authorities are aware of the demonstration and will …

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Remarks delivered by U.S. Ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft at the Conseil des relations internationales de Montréal (CORIM)

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

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Consular Services Available in Grande Prairie 2018

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

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Remarks by Ambassador Craft at the Empire Club of Canada

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

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Canadian Professionals from Calgary and Edmonton participate in U.S. Program on Countering Violent Extremism

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

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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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Statement of USTR Robert Lighthizer at the Closing of the Seventh Round of NAFTA Renegotiations

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

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Remarks delivered by U.S. Ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute

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

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Remarks by Ambassador Craft at the Energy Council of Canada’s Annual Industry Update

Remarks by United States Ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft at the Energy Council of Canada’s Annual Industry Update As prepared for delivery Thank you for inviting me to spend some time with you today.  As a relatively new diplomat with less than six months under my belt, I am still in that phase of meeting …

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The New Yorker’s Peter Schjeldahl to become first art critic featured in Contemporary Conversations Series

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

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Canadians to Attend U.S. Program on Confronting the Opioid Epidemic

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

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Closing Statement of USTR Robert Lighthizer at the Sixth Round of NAFTA Renegotiations

Closing Statement of USTR Robert Lighthizer at the Sixth Round of NAFTA Renegotiations As Delivered January 29, 2018 Montreal, Canada   Ambassador Lighthizer: It is a pleasure to be here in Quebec. Montreal is one of the great cities of the world, and I have not been back in many years, and I’ve missed it. …

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Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson co-hosts the Vancouver Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on Security and Stability on the Korean Peninsula

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

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U.S. Consul to Provide Services to U.S. Citizens in St. John’s, NL February 2-3, 2018

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

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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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Message to U.S. Citizens: Improvements to Safety and Security Information – January 3, 2018

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

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Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson visits Ottawa

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

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Remarks by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland at a Press Availability

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

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Remarks by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to Mission Canada Personnel

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

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Remarks by Ambassador Kelly Craft at the Symposium on the Korean Peninsula

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

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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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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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Opening Remarks by Ambassador Kelly Craft at Contemporary Conversations

As prepared for delivery. Thank you, Marc, for that kind introduction. It is a great privilege for the U.S. Embassy to be neighbors with the National Gallery of Canada.  I was delighted to learn, in fact, that the glass tower on the north end of our Embassy’s roof is an homage to the shining glass …

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Welcome Remarks by Ambassador Kelly Craft at the “I Love New York” Reception

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

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Quebecer Selected to Take Part in 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit in India

November 27, 2017 Quebecer Selected to Take Part in 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit in India The United States Consulate General in Montreal is pleased to announce that Gabriel Bran Lopez, President and Founder of Montreal-based Youth Fusion, has been selected to attend the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit. The United States and India will co-host the …

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Stephen Wilkes to Unveil Commemorative Work for Canada 150 and Launch Third Contemporary Conversations Series

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

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Trilateral Statement on the Conclusion of the Fifth Round of NAFTA Negotiations

Trilateral Statement on the Conclusion of the Fifth Round of NAFTA Negotiations Mexico City, Mexico – Today in Mexico City, the negotiating teams of Mexico, Canada, and the United States, concluded the Fifth Round of the renegotiation and modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), gathering nearly 30 negotiating groups. In response to …

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U.S. Consulate General Québec City commemorates WWII airplane crash at Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan

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

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Ambassador Kelly Craft meets with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

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

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U.S. Embassy Ottawa Welcomes Ambassador Kelly Craft to Canada

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

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Statement by Ambassador Kelly Craft following presentation of her Letters of Credence

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

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Ambassador–Designate Kelly Craft to present Letters of Credence to Governor General Julie Payette

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

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Trilateral Statement on the Conclusion of the Fourth Round of NAFTA Negotiations

Washington, DC – Today, United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, and Mexican Secretary of the Economy Ildefonso Guajardo successfully concluded the fourth round of the renegotiation and modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The round took place in Arlington, Virginia, from October 11-17, 2017, covering seven …

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Statement by Chargé d’Affaires Aubin on Canadian assistance to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands

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

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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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Remarks by President Trump and Prime Minister Trudeau of Canada Before Bilateral Meeting

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 a few …

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U.S. Exhibits Celebrate 150 Years of Friendship with Canada

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

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Statement by White House Press Secretary on the Terror Attacks in Edmonton

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

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Quebec City U.S. Consul General Areias Vogel leads Alaskan Delegation at the Nunavut Trade Show

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

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Trilateral Statement on the Conclusion of the Third Round of NAFTA Negotiations

Ottawa, Canada – Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, Mexican Secretary of the Economy Ildefonso Guajardo, and United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer today successfully concluded the third round of the renegotiation and modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The round took place in Ottawa, Canada from September 23 to 27, 2017.  Negotiators …

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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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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Elizabeth Aubin at the U.S.–Canada Interparliamentary Group Meeting

It is always a great pleasure to speak about the U.S. – Canada relationship and I’m particularly happy to do so here in Windsor, Ontario.  I’m very happy to be here with Consul General Doug George.  The border crossings linking Windsor and Detroit are the busiest North American crossings in terms of volume of trade.  …

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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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Students on Ice Participants Return from Arctic Expedition

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

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Canadian experts to participate in U.S. exchange program on sustainably growing the “Blue Economy”

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

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U.S. Ships in Québec City for Rendez-Vous Naval 2017

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

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Young Canadian leaders travel to United States as Youth Ambassadors

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

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Consul Chris Gunning’s interview with Steve Schuster

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

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Toronto Consulate Celebrates U.S. Independence and Canada’s 150th Anniversary

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

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President Trump sends Canada Day message to the Governor General

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

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Toronto Hosts U.S. and Canadian Academic Institutions Cross-border Collaboration Meeting

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

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U.S. Embassy to host Fourth of July Celebration in Ottawa

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

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