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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

World Trade Organization Reform – Canada not sitting on the sidelines

Canada has been a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO) since its founding in 1995, and is a strong proponent of the multilateral trading system, with the WTO at its core. Creating opportunities for Canadian workers and businesses through WTO participation is a central part of our trade strategy. The WTO’s Appellate Body (AB) […]

December 4, 2019

Lowering Prescription Drug Costs

On both sides of the border, Canadians and Americans alike worry about the rising costs of prescription drugs. In response, the U.S. Administration and several states are taking steps to allow drug imports from Canada. These actions will have little or no impact on U.S. drug prices, for three reasons: The Canadian market is small. […]

December 2, 2019

Readout of Acting Ambassador Kirsten Hillman’s meeting with Joe Grogan Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy

Canada’s acting Ambassador to the United States, Kirsten Hillman, issued the following statement today following her meeting with Joe Grogan, Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy, regarding the Administration’s proposed Safe Importation Action Plan.  On October 22, Ms. Hillman had a similar meeting with John Brooks, Senior Advisor for Drug Pricing Reform and other […]

November 1, 2019

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