Empowering Female Leaders

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

Foreign Agricultural Service Celebrates 150 Years of U.S.-Canadian Agricultural Partnership

Yesterday, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service hosted a sensational reception at the National Capital Commission (NCC)’s International Pavilion celebrating 150 years of agricultural friendship between the United States and Canada. In her opening remarks, U.S. Embassy Ottawa Chargé d’Affaires Elizabeth Aubin Moore reinforced that farmers on both sides of the U.S. Canada border are committed to nutritious, safe, and quality

Secretary Mattis welcomes Canadian Minister of National Defence Harjit Sajjan.

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.

James Mattis Secretary of Defense

Secretary of Defense James Mattis’ Call with Canada Minister of National Defence Harjit Sajjan

Secretary of Defense James Mattis spoke this morning via telephone with Canadian Minister of National Defence Harjit Sajjan in Secretary Mattis’ first telephone conversation with a defense counterpart since being confirmed as secretary of defense on Jan. 20.

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, she was the Executive Director

Travel Advisory: Christmas, New Year’s

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations is reminding travelers planning trips across the border into the United States this holiday season to plan ahead and anticipate increased traffic volumes. Border traffic volumes are expected to significantly increase during the upcoming holiday weekends.  All travelers are reminded of a few simple steps they can employ to cross

Aerial view of Pembina Port of Entry in North Dakota (Credit Customs and Border Protection)

Statement by Secretary Johnson on Congressional Support for Preclearance Expansion with Canada

I applaud Congress for passing the Promoting Travel, Commerce, and National Security Act of 2016 on December 10. This legislation enables us to implement the critical 2015 United States and Canada Agreement on Land, Rail, Marine, and Air Transport Preclearance (LRMA).

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U.S. Marines and Navy bring HO-HO-HOliday spirit to the Ronald McDonald House

Christmas came early this year for more than a dozen families staying at Ronald McDonald House Ottawa – all thanks to the United States Marine Corps detachment and U.S. Navy personnel from the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa. The Marines and sailors delivered more than 200 gifts this morning, with the help of U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman, CTV Ottawa’s

The United States and Canada: The Strength of Partnership

“Our exceptional and unique ties are rooted in a common border that stretches for 5,525 miles, over 200 years of closely interwoven history and culture, our largest economic relationship worldwide, our similar values.”

Ambassador Heyman at the SelectUSA Canada Conference in Montreal. Credit US Consulate Montreal.

Ambassador Heyman’s Opening Remarks at the SelectUSA Canada Conference

“Because the Summit has proven so popular, particularly among Quebec companies, we decided to conclude 2016 by organizing the U.S. Mission to Canada’s largest U.S. investment promotion event in Montreal!”

Legion President presents Ambassador Heyman with Remembrance Poppy

Ottawa’s Montgomery Legion President Garry Beaupre recently visited Ambassador Heyman in his office to present him with a Remembrance Poppy, marking the first week of the Canadian Legion’s nation-wide Poppy Campaign. The Ambassador was honored to join Canadians from coast to coast who don the poppy as a visual symbol honoring the service and sacrifice of Canada’s veterans. Members of

Trafficking in Persons Report Dialogue

Ambassador Heyman Addresses Embassy Dialogue on Human Trafficking

“It is imperative that we continue to come together in fora like this, within our own governments, and with our colleagues at the municipal, state, and provincial levels to consider how we can most effectively combat human trafficking. “

Ambassador Heyman in Gander, NL

Ambassador Heyman’s Remarks at Come From Away Dinner

Ambassador Heyman’s Remarks at Come From Away Dinner Gander, NL October 28, 2016 As prepared for delivery. Thank you Michael. I am so glad Vicki and I met you and learned about the Canadian Music Theatre Project’s role in creating Come From Away when we visited Sheridan College last year.  Even before we met you, friends had told Vicki and

Remarks by United States Ambassador Bruce Heyman at Universities Canada “Heading North” Report Launch

United States Ambassador Bruce Heyman Universities Canada “Heading North” Report Launch October 21, 2016 As prepared for delivery. Welcome everyone, and thanks to Paul, the Universities Canada staff, and the university presidents and other representatives who are here today.  In one way or another, all of us are in the business of what Secretary of State Kerry calls education diplomacy. 

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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

Ambassador Heyman speaking at the IJC Commissioners Reception in Ottawa. Credit US Embassy Ottawa.

Ambassador Heyman’s Remarks at the International Joint Commission Reception

For more than 100 years, the IJC has enabled the United States and Canadian governments to manage the levels and flows of our shared waters and has provided expert advice and guidance to help us find solutions that meet the needs of both countries.

Aerial view of Pembina Port of Entry in North Dakota (Credit Customs and Border Protection)

CBP, CBSA Announces Special Trusted Traveler Enrollment Center Blitz

Do you want to avoid longer lines and cross the northern border quicker into the U.S. or Canada? Have you been waiting a while to complete your trusted traveler application for Global Entry, NEXUS or FAST? If you answered yes to either of those questions, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) are here

U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL/Da’esh Brett McGurk with Canadian Minister of Defence Harjit Sajjan.

U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL/Da’esh Visits Canada

U.S. Special Presidential Envoy Brett McGurk visited Ottawa today for a series of high-level meetings with Canadian officials including Foreign Minister Stéphane Dion, Defense Minister Harjit Sajjan, and Chief of Defense Staff General Jonathan Vance

Governor Herbert and Ambassador Heyman in Toronto. Credit US Embassy Toronto.

Utah Governor Gary Herbert Visits Toronto

Utah Governor Gary Herbert visited Toronto as the head of a 40-person business development delegation with the objective of promoting his state’s travel, trade and investment with Canada. During his time in Canada, the Governor met with Ambassador Bruce Heyman, followed by a lunch at which Ambassador Heyman delivered welcome remarks and the Utah trade mission showcased the benefits of

Capital Pride 2016

Celebrating Ottawa Capital Pride 2016!

Ottawa’s local weather service will tell you it rained on this weekend’s downtown Pride parade, but onlookers will attest there was not a dampened spirit in sight as the city’s LGBTI community and supporters turned out with great enthusiasm to celebrate Ottawa Capital Pride 2016! Gamely leading the parade through varying intensities of precipitation were Ottawa Capital Pride’s two International