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
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
It is that time of year again when the “Ice Bridge” forms between Canada and the United States.
“Our two nations share much more than a border. We share the same values. We share the love, and a truly great love, of freedom. And we share a collective defense. “
The Vice President met this afternoon with a team of Canadian ministers and their U.S. counterparts in conjunction with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s visit to Washington.
“No two countries share deeper or broader relations than Canada and the United States.”
On Monday, February 13, 2017 President Trump will welcome Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to the White House.
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.
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.
As Canada celebrates the 150th anniversary of Confederation, the Embassy of the United States in Ottawa will present two exhibitions and a photographic essay at the National Capital Commission’s 150 International Pavilion, 50 Sussex Drive, from February 1 to February 19, 2017.
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
For 60 years, North American Aerospace Defense Command, otherwise known as NORAD, and its predecessor, the Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD) have tracked Santa’s flight.
President Obama and Prime Minister Trudeau are proud to launch actions ensuring a strong, sustainable and viable Arctic economy and ecosystem.
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
The U.S. Mission to Canada is pleased to announce a grant of USD$150,000 from the U.S. Department of State to implement a Refugee Youth Leadership Program in the Greater Toronto Area.
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).
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 newly remodeled Nexus Enrollment Center will reopen on December 20, 2016 at the Toronto Pearson International Airport.
Quebec Consul General Allison Areias Vogel and her husband René officially launched winter holiday celebrations during a reception hosted at their residence.
“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.”
“The U.S. Embassy is committed to being a good friend and neighbor.”
Few nations on Earth share more than America and Canadians.
“A humanitarian disaster is taking place before our very eyes.”
“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!”
Senior Department of State officials co-chaired the ninth U.S.-Canada High-Level Policy Review Group today in Washington, D.C.
“I am pleased to announce that on December 8 and 9, Vice President Biden will visit Ottawa where he will participate in bilateral meetings with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.”
Modern day explorers from the Arctic nations of Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Sweden, Norway, Russia, and the United States are setting their sights north to map the seabed and establish sovereign rights to resources in an icy area that just over a decade ago was virtually inaccessible.
“Through Conservative governments, Liberal governments, Democratic or Republican governments, the relationship between the United States and Canada is one of the most important constants in the world.”
The FCC’s Enforcement Bureau and the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission today announced a formal agreement, committing the two agencies to work together to combat unlawful robocalls.
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
“It is my honor to be here today to recognize the important contributions the members of the Canadian Armed Forces make to the United States military and to U.S. military operations around the globe.”
“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’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
On October 27, officials of the governments of Canada, Mexico, and the United States met for the inaugural meeting of the North American Dialogue on Drug Policy.
Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson traveled to Canada, where he participated in bilateral meetings with key counterparts.
Canadian politicians and political observers will visit Washington, D.C., and other U.S. cities from October 30 to November 9 as participants in an International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP).
You don’t need me to tell you how the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway are a deeply important environmental and economic resource shared between the United States and Canada. I think the numbers speak for themselves.
On October 27, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson will visit Ottawa, Canada to participate in bilateral meetings with key Canadian counterparts.
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.
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
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.
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
“I am pleased to welcome members of the U.S. delegation to Ottawa this week for semi-annual meetings of the International Joint Commission (IJC).”
Aircraft, personnel and equipment from the Canadian Armed Forces and the United States Air National Guard have deployed to Yellowknife, N.W.T. as part of Exercise VIGILANT SHIELD 17 from October 17 to 21, 2016.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Canada’s Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) today announced the opening of a new 1 Megawatt Thermal (MWth) facility to test an advanced process to capture carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from coal-fired power plants.
“I was deeply saddened to learn today of the tragic death of Jim Prentice, former Premier of Alberta and federal cabinet minister.”
“While our engagement has yet to produce a new agreement, our governments will continue negotiations though the standstill period has expired.”
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
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is reminding travelers planning trips across the border into the United States this holiday weekend to plan ahead and anticipate increased traffic volumes.
On Thursday, September 29, 2016, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (Wilson Center) will host the first-ever Stakeholder Dialogue on North American Competitiveness.
“Together, we have already made progress that we can build upon to make invaluable and never-before possible contributions to Arctic science.”
“The United States and Canada share the largest peaceful border between two nations in the world — a truly remarkable accomplishment in today’s world.”
“Today, we celebrate twenty years of Arctic cooperation and look forward to a long term future of peace and stability in the region.”
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
“On behalf of the United States, I would like to thank the Government of Canada for hosting the Fifth Replenishment Conference of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria.”
U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Heather Higginbottom will lead the official U.S. government delegation to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria’s Fifth Replenishment Conference, which will be held September 16-17 in Montreal, Canada.
United States Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman attended the tenth annual Toronto Global Forum.
On September 12, the Empire Club of Canada (ECC) hosted Ambassador Heyman for a candid on-stage discussion with leading business host Catherine Murray of the Business News Network (BNN) entitled “Outlook for the U.S.-Canada Relationship”.
“The CEC as a long-standing platform for environmental cooperation among Canada, Mexico and the USA, is well positioned to build on the momentum from Paris and respond to our Leaders’ mandates.”
“The unbreakable bond between the United States and Canada was never more evident than on that day 15 years ago and in the days that followed.”
Vicki and I are so proud to join you this evening to celebrate the legacy of one of the most iconic photographers in American history, Robert Mapplethorpe.
With the U.S. and Canada celebrating their Labor Day on September 5, U.S. Customs and Border Protection is expecting an increase in border traffic.
Thanks to the close partnership between the USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), American seed growers and businesses are saving thousands of dollars each year in cross border transactions.
U.S. Border Patrol marine units assigned to the Buffalo Border Patrol Station made landfall on the Canadian shore near Niagara Falls, after observing a house fire on the Canadian shoreline around 1:15 am.
The Vice President spoke with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today by telephone to discuss deeper cooperation on a range of global issues.
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
August 16 marked the 100th anniversary of a treaty signed between the United States and Canada, a treaty that has led to a century’s worth of conservation efforts aimed at protecting some of Earth’s most precious animals: migratory birds.