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What if the world’s largest trading relationship between Canada and the United States ceased? What would happen to the millions of U.S. jobs that depend on trade and investment with Canada? Using this economic model, Victoria University Professor Peter Dixon recently released a study that examines the impacts on jobs in the United States if trade with Canada stopped. The study concludes that close to 9 million jobs in the United States, in every state and congressional district, are supported through trade and investment with Canada. Read the complete study at http://www.copsmodels.com/pdf/canada_trade_2013.pdf
On 11 November 2014, the Embassy of Canada, along with its friends, neighbours, allies, gathered to honour past and present soldiers in a Remembrance Day ceremony.
Major General Matern stood in the Embassy’s courtyard, robust with Canadian flags, to begin the procession. Corporal Fredette spoke of the history of Remembrance Day and Corporal Bolduc shared the history of the poppy along with a reading of Flanders Fields. The ceremony took pause for a moment of silence followed by The Lament and The Rouse. Deputy Head of Mission Denis Stevens, remembering Corporal Nathan Cirillo and Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent, added a contemporary context to this year’s Remembrance Day.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper today delivered the following remarks in the House of Commons addressing the attacks in the Nation's Capital:
"Thank you, colleagues.
"Mr. Speaker, I would like to begin today by recognizing and thanking the Leader of the Opposition and the Honourable Member for Papineau for their kind remarks and words of encouragement yesterday evening.
"Mr. Speaker, in our system, in our country, we are opponents but we are never enemies.
"We are Canadians, one and all.
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