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The Power of Partnership: How Canada & the U.S. Are Tackling Climate Change Together

Years from now, 2021 may well be regarded as a tipping point on global climate action. The COVID-19 pandemic that gripped the world in 2020 ravaged communities and economies.  Many of those communities, already vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, were forced to deal with unprecedented wildfires, extreme weather events, flooding and severe storms. […]

April 19, 2021

Canadian Innovation in the Oil and Gas Sector

The energy sector is at the heart of Canada’s environmental, economic and social agendas. Through hard work, ingenuity and collaboration, Canada is positioning itself as a leader in a world that is increasingly looking for the most sustainably sourced products. In collaboration with industry and provincial partners, the Government of Canada and Invest in Canada […]

July 20, 2020

Great Lakes: Protecting Our Shared Waters

The Fourth Coast. The Inland Seas. The Rust Belt. The Opportunity Belt. All of these are names for what are collectively known as the “Great Lakes”, a collection of five lakes plus the St. Lawrence River that connects them, eventually, to the Atlantic Ocean. Shared between Canada and the U.S., they are an economic and […]

March 4, 2020

Creating a Secure and Open Market for Critical Minerals

Earlier this year, Canada and United States announced a joint action plan to strengthen the security and resilience of critical mineral supply chains between our two countries. The joint plan creates a pathway for Canada and the United States to boost production of these minerals and create value-added downstream industries. So, what are critical minerals […]

February 25, 2020

Looking North: Canada’s Approach to the Arctic

Martin Loken, Minister of Political Affairs at the Embassy of Canada, participated in the Atlantic Council’s “Looking North: Conference on Security in the Arctic,” organized with the Norwegian Ministry of Defence and the Royal Norwegian Embassy. As part of a panel discussion on “Evolving Security: Understanding Allied Perspectives on the Arctic,” Martin explained Canada continues […]

February 12, 2020

Partners in Peace and Stability: The Global Fragility Act

Early this year, the Embassy of Canada and Mercy Corps celebrated the passage of the Global Fragility Act. Coupled with the U.S. budget enacted in late 2019, the passage of the Global Fragility Act showcases strong bipartisan support in Congress on humanitarian and development issues. Mercy Corps CEO Beth DeHamel was on hand to present […]

February 11, 2020

Canada-United States Statement on Joint Action Plan on Opioids

Washington, D.C. On January 31, 2020, officials of the governments of Canada and the United States convened in Washington, D.C. at the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy to move forward with a bilateral initiative to find solutions to the opioid crisis affecting both nations. When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and President Donald […]

February 5, 2020

Canada is Leading the Fight Against Climate Change

Through the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change, Canada is taking dramatic action to address climate change and transition to a clean-growth, net-zero economy by 2050. This means all energy resources from Canada – America’s largest and most secure source of energy imports – are produced and regulated under one of the world’s […]

January 24, 2020

Canada and U.S. Finalize Joint Action Plan on Critical Minerals Collaboration

From: Natural Resources Canada News release January 9, 2020 – Ottawa, Ontario Canada and the United States share a mutual interest in improving critical mineral security and ensuring the future competitiveness of Canadian and U.S. minerals industries. Collaboration in this area could attract investment to Canadian exploration and mining projects, as well as spur job creation and […]

January 9, 2020

Canada Joins the Energy Resource Governance Initiative

From: Natural Resources Canada News release December 18, 2019 – Ottawa, Ontario Canada and the United States share a mutual interest in improving global supply chains for critical minerals. Collaboration in this area is imperative as global demand for these minerals increases. The United States and Canada recognize global demand for minerals will increase dramatically in […]

December 19, 2019

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