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Canada signs agreement on amendments to the new NAFTA

The Government of Canada is committed to further strengthening the Canadian economy, improving the lives of Canadian families, the middle class and those working hard to join it. Today, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister, signed on behalf of the Government of Canada an agreement on amendments to the new North American Free Trade […]

December 10, 2019

Meet the Embassy of Canada’s Adopted School Class

  This week, the Embassy of Canada’s Adopted School class, 5th graders at J.C. Nalle Elementary School, helped us decorate the Christmas tree in the Embassy lobby, bringing holiday cheer to all our visitors. Washington Performing Arts and D.C. Public Schools have run the Embassy Adoption Program since 1974, and the Embassy of Canada has […]

December 5, 2019

NORAD Tracks Santa

For over 60 years, Canadians and Americans have worked together at the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) to keep North America safe. For the 64th time, they will also track Santa’s journey from the North Pole to bring holiday cheer to families around the world! In 1955, a local newspaper advertisement informed children they […]

December 3, 2019

Gordie Howe International Bridge Wins Award

Earlier in October, the Gordie Howe International Bridge – a new international crossing between Windsor, ON and Detroit, MI, currently under construction – was recognized as the Best Road/Bridge/Tunnel Project by P3 Bulletin at their 2019 P3 Awards in New York City. What’s more, the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA), the Canadian agency overseeing the project, […]

October 9, 2019

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

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