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RADARSAT Constellation Mission Launches

What does an authentic celebration of Canadian space capabilities look like? Like this. On June 12, the Canadian Space Agency successfully launched the RADARSAT Constellation Mission (RCM) from the Vandenberg U.S. Air Force Base in California in collaboration with Canadian company Maxar-MDA and SpaceX. On the day of the launch, everyone was energetic and excited […]

June 20, 2019

Business Leaders Tout USMCA

The Business Council of Canada was in Washington, DC recently to talk about Canada-U.S. trade, and in particular, how USMCA will benefit the North American economy. They were joined by Business Roundtable and Consejo Coordinador Empresarial, as well as 15 CEOs representing some of the largest companies in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico. One of […]

June 20, 2019

Advancing Gender Equality through Economic Opportunity

Earlier in June, Canada’s Consul General in Denver Stéphane Lessard spoke to the GlobalMindED conference about creating more opportunities for women and girls in STEM. In his remarks, the Consul General touted the Government of Canada’s commitment to gender equality, including socio-economic opportunities. During Canada’s G7 Presidency last year, we made history by including gender […]

June 14, 2019

Minister Goodale meets with United States Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan

Canada’s Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale was in Washington, DC this week to meet with his U.S. counterpart, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan.  They discussed joint Canada-U.S. priorities that are fundamental to the security and prosperity of both nations, and agreed the Canada-U.S. border is sound, secure, and efficient.  They committed to continue […]

June 12, 2019

Canada’s Commitment to Monarch Butterfly Conservation

Monarch butterflies, known for their beautiful orange, black, and white wings, migrate 2,000 miles across Canada, the United States, and Mexico each year. Millions of monarch butterflies leave their summer homes in Canada and the United States to travel across North America to reach southwestern Mexico, where they stay for the winter (much like many […]

June 7, 2019

United in Defence: June 2019

In this week’s United in Defence, Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members are working with U.S. women and men in uniform to keep us safe at home and abroad. Here are a few ways: Standing NATO Maritime Group Two Earlier in June, Commodore Josée Kurtz, a Canadian, assumed command of Standing NATO Maritime Group Two, part […]

June 7, 2019

Mapping the Canada-U.S. Energy Relationship

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) recently published an updated version of their U.S.-Canada Energy Trade Map, illustrating the vast and diverse energy trade that takes place between Canada and the U.S. – an integral part of the overall bilateral trade relationship. The Map, which uses 2018 data from the U.S. Energy Information […]

May 28, 2019

Steel & Aluminum 232 Tariffs: China is a Big Winner on Exclusions

China – the very country at the root of the global steel and aluminum oversupply problem – has been one of the main beneficiaries of the Section 232 tariffs. 1 – The Department of Commerce has excluded far more metal from China than from allies like Canada – both in absolute terms and as a […]

April 12, 2019

Preclearance Agreement to Improve Flow of Trade and Travel

On March 16, 2015, Minister of Public Safety Steven Blaney and Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced a new preclearance agreement. This agreement is deliverable through the Beyond the Border initiative, as a means to improve the flow of legitimate trade and travel, while continuing to enhance, and ensure border integrity and security. Every day […]

March 17, 2015

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