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  • Prime Minister Trudeau concludes successful visit to Washington to meet with President Trump

    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.

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    “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

    Quick Facts

    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.


    Associated links

    - Joint Statement

    - Canada and the United States

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  • Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on the Inauguration of Donald J. Trump as President of the United States of America

    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the inauguration of Donald J. Trump as President of the United States of America:

    “On behalf of the Government of Canada, I would like to extend my congratulations to Donald J. Trump on his inauguration as 45th President of the United States of America.

    “Canada and the United States have built one of the closest relationships between any two countries in the world. This enduring partnership is essential to our shared prosperity and security.

    “Together, we benefit from robust trade and investment ties, and integrated economies, that support millions of Canadian and American jobs. We both want to build economies where the middle class, and those working hard to join it, have a fair shot at success.

    “Canada and the United States have unparalleled cooperation on matters of national security, and have always worked side by side to protect our citizens and ensure our shared border is secure.

    “We look forward to working with President Trump, the U.S. Administration, the 115th Congress, and officials at the state and local levels to restore prosperity to the middle class on both sides of the border, and to create a safer and more peaceful world.”

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    Tags: Canada-US Relations

  • Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on the anniversary of 9/11 and the National Day of Service

    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the 15th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and the National Day of Service:

    “Today, we mark the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks in the United States that killed nearly 3,000 innocent victims – including 24 Canadians.

    “On this solemn day, we join with the families and friends of the victims to remember and honour those who fell. We also offer our heartfelt support to those still struggling with the physical and emotional injuries they sustained on 9/11.

    “We recognize the extraordinary courage and bravery of the first responders on that day and the days that followed. We honour the EMTs, the firefighters, the police officers, and all those who ran toward the sounds of danger and the plumes of smoke, risking their lives so others might live.

    “While 9/11 will long be remembered as a day of destruction and terror, let us also remember it for the remarkable humanity that was shown in such a tragic time. May we never forget the countless Canadians, from coast to coast to coast, who opened their hearts and their homes to those affected by the attacks.

    “On behalf of the Government of Canada, Sophie and I encourage Canadians to remember the tremendous outpouring of goodwill shown on 9/11 by participating in charitable and community activities, and other worthy causes across the country, as part of the National Day of Service.”

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    Tags: Canada-US Relations, General

  • Celebrate Canada Day Across America!

    Let's ensure that the many friends of Canada across the United States are included in the festivities. Starting this week we’re featuring an interactive map of open Canada Day gatherings throughout the U.S. on our special sitehttp://canadadayacrossamerica.com/

    Hosting 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.  If you’re hosting a private event please do not post it on the site.  Events identified as “private" and/or do not include a complete address will not be posted on the map.

    Can't host an event at home? How about planning a get together at a public park, campground or your favourite local pub? C2C party supplies are available on a first-come-first-serve basis to C2C members hosting open events that appear on the map.

    Stay up to date on all things Canada Day on our site, CDAA Facebook page, and on Twitter. We encourage you to share your Canada Day photos with us too! Please be sure to tag your pics on Twitter & Instagram with #CanadaDayUSA.

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    Tags: Canada-US Relations, General