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Canada and the U.S. Working Together to Keep North America Safe

As 2021 comes to a close and we take stock of the Canada-U.S. relationship, we are reminded that our friendship, partnership, and alliance remain grounded in the people to people connections and our shared experiences.  We have each other’s backs in the darkest of times.  We listen and have frank conversations about complicated issues, always […]

December 27, 2021

Canada Remembers: Remembrance Day 2021 at the Embassy of Canada

Kirsten Hillman, Canada’s Ambassador to the United States, and Major-General Paul Ormsby, Canadian Defence Attaché, hosted a Remembrance Day ceremony at the Embassy of Canada on November 11, 2021. Embassy staff joined members of Canadian Defence Liaison Staff (Washington) at the rotunda to honour and remember those who served and continue to serve Canada during times of war, […]

November 16, 2021

Protecting the North American Electric Grid

Just as we are all finding ourselves spending more time online during this global pandemic, the North American electric grid has seen increased digitalization, making it more susceptible than ever to attack. Utility companies are now reporting over three million cyber attacks each and every day. The security of our electric grid — upon which […]

August 24, 2020

Operation NANOOK – Allies Training Together

Members of the Canadian Armed Forces and their partners from the United States, Denmark, and France are conducting a series of training activities in the Arctic. Operation NANOOK is the Canadian Armed Forces’ signature northern operation, which is designed to enhance security in the region. During this year’s operation, participants also maintain a maritime presence, […]

August 14, 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

Commemorating International Holocaust Remembrance Day

On Monday, the Embassy partnered with the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum to screen the Canadian documentary “Prosecuting Evil: the Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz” to commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. Martin Loken, Minister of Political Affairs, told the audience we all have a shared responsibility to […]

January 28, 2020

Come from Away Comes to Washington

The tragic events of September 11, 2001 profoundly impacted Americans and Canadians alike. The terrorist acts claimed thousands of lives, including those of 24 Canadians. This tragedy reinforced the enduring bonds of friendship that underpin the Canada-U.S. relationship.  In solidarity with our American friends, the government of Canada did what had never been done – […]

December 16, 2019

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