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Arctic Cooperation

On July 17, Deputy Ambassador Kirsten Hillman spoke on a panel hosted by the US Arctic Research Commission and the Wilson Center’s Polar Institute on the “State of Arctic Diplomacy.” In the last two decades, the Arctic landscape has changed physically and economically, in large part because of climate change. The Deputy Ambassador emphasized given […]

July 22, 2019

Strengthening Border Management

Last week, Canada and the United States announced they were moving forward with the implementation of our Entry/Exit initiative tracking people who come to and leave our countries. This means, starting July 11, Canada and the U.S. will exchange basic biographic entry information – full names and dates of birth – on all travellers at […]

July 16, 2019

#DiplomacyUnited for Media Freedom

On July 10-11, Canada and the United Kingdom co-hosted the first ever Global Conference For Media Freedom in London. The conference brought together representatives from 100 countries, including foreign ministers, leaders of international institutions, members of the press, and civil society organizations to advance media freedom and protection worldwide. Notably, Canada and the United Kingdom […]

July 15, 2019

Canada Day 2019

On July 1st, the Embassy of Canada and our Consulate Generals across the U.S. celebrated Canada’s birthday! To kick off the day here in D.C., the Embassy hosted a delicious pancake breakfast with Canadian maple syrup. Families and friends dressed in red and white enjoyed live music from Nova Scotian Celtic duo Cassie and Maggie, […]

July 3, 2019

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Visits Washington, DC

  Last week, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited Washington, DC for meetings at the White House and on Capitol Hill. While here, the Prime Minister took time to meet Embassy staff and talk to the press about the bilateral relationship. Our trading relationship was front and center in discussions with the President and a bipartisan […]

June 27, 2019

Between Friends, Entre Amis: A Snapshot of Canada-U.S. Relations

  For over 150 years, Canada has had no closer friend and ally than the United States. We work together to make our two countries safer and more prosperous so we can build a better future on both sides of the border. To showcase some of the people and events that have shaped the relationship […]

June 17, 2019

Raptors Make History as NBA Champions

When NBA Commissioner kicked off the NBA Finals in Toronto, he rightly said, “this is a homecoming of sorts.” And, when he presented the Larry O’Brien trophy to the Toronto Raptors last night, he reminded the world that basketball was invented by a Canadian, and that the NBA’s first-ever game was played in Toronto. That […]

June 14, 2019

Minister Freeland Accepts WIIT’s “Woman of the Year” Award

This week, Chrystia Freeland, Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs was given the “Woman of the Year” award by the Association of Women in International Trade (WIIT) in Washington, DC. In her acceptance remarks, the Minister touched on why we need more women in trade and reminded the audience what they all know: free trade lifts […]

June 14, 2019

Pride 2019

On June 8th, the Embassy of Canada proudly participated in the 2019 Capital Pride Parade, showing Canada’s support for LGBTQ2 rights both at home and abroad. Dressed in red and white, Embassy staff and families carried Canadian rainbow flags and signs, blasted iconic Canadian pop music, and greeted enthusiastic crowds along the parade route. Our […]

June 10, 2019

Canadians in San Francisco showing their love for Raptors Nation!

You can take the Canadians out of Canada, but Raptors Nation is going global! At an event at Canada House in San Francisco this week, hosted by Maple Leaf Sports Entertainment with the support of the Canadian Consulate General in San Francisco, over 600 Canadians living in the area came together to show its love […]

June 7, 2019

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