This Spring, the Embassy of Canada in Washington, D.C. commemorated the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge with a gallery exhibit, new art in the renamed “Vimy Room,” a ceremony on the National Mall, and a dinner with partners and allies.
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Canada’s Ambassador to the United States, David MacNaughton, is pleased to announce that on Saturday, June 10, the Embassy of Canada in Washington, D.C. will walk in the Capital Pride Parade, themed Unapologetically Proud.
Get ready to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday with Canada Day Across America!
During the last 150 years, Canada and the United States have become stronger and more resilient as a result of our partnership. Canada150 is an opportunity to reflect on and celebrate our rich history while we look to the future. Let’s ensure that the many friends of Canada across the United States are included in the festivities.
CanadaDayAcrossAmerica.com features an interactive map of open Canada Day gatherings throughout the U.S. Host a party! If you’d like to welcome fellow friends of Canada to join your festivities please register your event and it will be posted on our map of celebrations throughout the United States.Can’t host an event at home? How about planning a get together at a public park, campground, or your favourite local pub?
Canada Day party packs are available on a first-come-first-serve basis to C2C members hosting open events that appear on the map. Events identified as “private” and/or do not include a complete address are not included on the map.
Stay connected and up-to-date on all things Canada Day by following our Canada Day Across America Facebook page. We encourage you to share your Canada Day pictures with us too! Please post your photos on Twitter & Instagram, and be sure to tag them with #CanadaDayUSA.
We hope you’ll join us!
Washington, D.C., United States of America
The relationship between Canada and the United States is unique and unparalleled. We have the longest, most peaceful, and mutually beneficial partnership of any two countries, forged by shared geography, common interests, and one of the largest and most comprehensive economic relationships in the world. Millions of good middle class jobs depend on that relationship.
The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today concluded his first official visit with the President of the United States, Donald J. Trump.
During the bilateral meetings, the two leaders covered various areas of mutual interest, including trade and investment as well as national, continental, and international security. They discussed their shared focus on how to build stronger economies where the middle class, and those working hard to join it, have greater opportunities to succeed and prosper. They also discussed how the relationship has created jobs for our citizens and opportunities for our businesses.
The two leaders then took part in a Women in Business Executives roundtable, where they announced the creation of the Canada-United States Council for Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders. This initiative will help empower women-owned businesses, and further contribute to economic growth and competitiveness in both Canada and the U.S., as well as enhance the integration of our two economies.
Following the roundtable and a luncheon hosted by President Trump, the two leaders released a joint statement and held a media availability session.
“The partnership enjoyed by Canada and the United States has been essential to our shared prosperity and security, and has long served as a model for the rest of the world. I had a productive meeting with President Trump and members of the U.S. administration, and I look forward to working together to create more opportunities for the middle class on both sides of the border.”
—Rt. Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada
Prime Minister Trudeau also held two additional meetings, one with the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, and the other with Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell.
Canada and the United States share the largest trading relationship in the world. Bilateral trade between the two countries was valued at over $885 billion in 2015, and Canada is the largest secure supplier of energy to the U.S.
Canada is the number one export destination for 35 American states, and bilateral trade and investment supports millions of jobs on both sides of the border.
The two countries share the longest, secure border in the world, over which 400,000 people and $2.4 billion worth of goods and services cross daily.
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