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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

Commemorating Canadian Armed Forces Day Day

On June 2, we honored the members of the Canadian Armed Forces, past and present, who put their lives on the line to advance stability and peace around the world. To mark the occasion, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said, “I am humbled by the immense dedication, selflessness, and compassion demonstrated by those who answer the call to serve. […]

June 4, 2019

Celebrating 25 Years of Disability Rights International

This week Ambassador MacNaughton and leaders of Disability Rights International celebrated the organization’s 25th anniversary. This anniversary comes at an auspicious time for Canada and we are honoured to call the group a partner. Recently, we introduced Bill C-81, the most significant disability rights legislation in over 30 years. When passed, this bill will help […]

May 17, 2019

The Great Lakes Region: A Model of Binational Cooperation

Last week, Transport Minister Marc Garneau and Detroit Consul General Joe Comartin participated in the Great Lakes Economic Forum in Cleveland, OH, sponsored by the Council of the Great Lakes Region. Minister Garneau told the crowd the region will benefit from the removal of tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum and the ratification of the […]

May 15, 2019

Canada at the 49th Washington Conference on the Americas: exchanging ideas on policy issues and cooperation in the Americas

Canada is a trading nation, and the only G7 country to have a free trade agreement with the other six member countries. While Canada and the United States share a trillion dollar trade and investment relationship, our global trade agenda also prioritizes reaching new markets abroad, fostering economic growth and prosperity. To underscore the importance […]

May 10, 2019

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