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Statement from Ambassador David MacNaughton

Today, I am announcing that I will complete my term as Canada’s Ambassador to the United States at the end of August. I will at the end of this month be returning home to Toronto and taking up a new challenge in the private sector. This is not a decision I have taken quickly, or […]

August 8, 2019

Four Days and Five Canadian Cities with our Rising State Leaders

As part of our Rising State Leaders program, state legislators from across the country, including the Minnesota House Assistant Minority Leader, Florida House Deputy Democratic Leader, and Iowa Senate Majority Whip, spent four days touring Ontario to get an on the ground look at the Canada-U.S. relationship. The group stopped in Ottawa, Toronto, Mississauga, Oakville, […]

August 2, 2019

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

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