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.
The skies of North America today provide the backdrop for celebrating a century of conservation of one group of Earth’s most treasured animals: migratory birds. On this date in 1916, the first Migratory Bird Treaty was signed between the United States and Canada. Today, the two nations mark the monumental success of this agreement.
“This case is an example of the strong cross-border law enforcement cooperation that exists between Canada and the United States.”
This conversation we are having today about climate, about our shared efforts to move toward a low-carbon future and about protecting our Arctic, is one that deserves to be at the very top of our agenda.”
North American Aerospace Defense Command, in close collaboration with U.S. Strategic Command, conducted intercept and safe passage escort procedures in all three of its regions Aug. 1, 2016.
At a pledging conference for Iraq led by co-hosts Canada, Germany, Japan, Kuwait, The Netherlands, and the United States, over $2 billion in new money has been pledged for the people of Iraq in response to Da’esh’s campaign of tyranny.
The United States and Canada continue to deepen our regulatory cooperation to enhance economic competitiveness while maintaining high standards when it comes to health, safety, and the environment.
United States Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman and U.S. Customs and Border Protection Director of the Preclearance Field Office Randy Howe helped celebrate the completion of a two-year collaborative Security in Advance (SIA) project at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 in a ribbon cutting ceremony. The SIA project was developed and implemented to meet new U.S.
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. They earned a place in
Today, Chairman Daniel R. Elliott III of the Surface Transportation Board is visiting the Canadian Transportation Agency in Ottawa, Canada to discuss opportunities for the two agencies to work together and to share information and best practices.
Ambassador Bruce Heyman and his wife, Vicki, welcomed more than 4,000 people to Lornado for this year’s 4th of July celebrations.
“This is my fourth North American Leaders’ Summit, and the first that Canada is hosting in nearly a decade. And this reflects the new commitment that Prime Minister Trudeau has brought to our shared vision of a strong and integrated North America. “
At NALS 2016, the United States, Canada and Mexico signed a memorandum of understanding welcoming Canada into the MUSEIC Women’s Entrepreneurship Subcommittee.
Today President Obama met in Ottawa, Canada with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada and President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico for the North American Leaders’ Summit.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, President Barack Obama, and President Enrique Peña Nieto share a common commitment to a competitive, low-carbon and sustainable North American economy and society.
Given the great importance of the softwood lumber industry to the economies of the United States and Canada, on March 10, 2016, we instructed the United States Trade Representative and the Canadian Minister of International Trade to intensively explore all options and report back on the key features that would address the issue.
The North American Climate, Energy, and Environment Partnership was announced by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, President Barack Obama, and President Enrique Peña Nieto on June 29, 2016, at the North American Leaders Summit in Ottawa, Canada.
On Wednesday, June 29, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker will join President Obama in Canada at the North American Leaders’ Summit (NALS), hosted by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will accompany President Obama on June 29 to Ottawa to meet with Prime Minister Trudeau of Canada and President Peña Nieto of Mexico for the North American Leaders Summit (NALS).
On July 20, the United States will join with Canada, Germany and Japan to co-host a Pledging Conference in Washington, D.C. in Support of Iraq.
“I’m proud to say that with our 108 delegates, Canada will have the second largest country delegation at this year’s SelectUSA Summit.”
“The United States and Canada are committed to continuing negotiations in an effort to achieve a durable and equitable solution for North American softwood lumber producers, downstream industries and consumers.”
“From June 19-21, I will be privileged to accompany a delegation of 108 Canadian business representatives to the 2016 SelectUSA Investment Summit in Washington, D.C.”
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 admitted by invitation only. This
As Delivered Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you. Glenn [Richardson, JobsOhio, Managing Director for Advanced Manufacturing and Aerospace], I appreciate that. Before I begin this morning, I’d just like to take a few moments to say a few words about the tragic loss of life, actually let’s call it what it is, a massacre, in Orlando, clearly this
Check Against Delivery – June 9, 2016 Thank you, David [David Dyment, President of Canadian International Council], for that introduction, and thanks to the Canadian International Council’s National Capital Branch for the invitation to join you tonight. It’s always a pleasure for me to speak to groups such as yours, both to share my enthusiasm about the U.S.-Canada relationship, and