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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

NORAD Tracks Santa

For over 60 years, Canadians and Americans have worked together at the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) to keep North America safe. For the 64th time, they will also track Santa’s journey from the North Pole to bring holiday cheer to families around the world! In 1955, a local newspaper advertisement informed children they […]

December 3, 2019

The Embassy Commemorates Remembrance Day

In honour of our veterans, Acting Ambassador Hillman delivered remarks at the Embassy of Canada thanking all those who have served. She was joined by the Canadian Defence Attaché, Major-General Paul Ormsby, and two American WWII veterans, Henry Stawicki and Dr. John Honig. Read the text of her remarks: Mesdames et Messieurs, bienvenue à l’ambassade […]

November 14, 2019

United in Defence: October 2019

The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) have been active this month, working with our allies to defend North America and our interests at home and abroad. Learn more: Cyber Security Did you know that October is Cyber Security Awareness Month? The Canadian Centre for Cyber Security is focused this month on sharing information about the simple […]

October 18, 2019

United in Defence: September 2019

Canada’s Armed Forces continue to collaborate with our American partners to keep us safe. In Washington, we welcomed Major-General Paul Ormsby as the new Defence Attaché. He will be working to support Canadian military operations with our allies at home and around the world. Working Together to Keep Shared Waters Safe The Royal Canadian Navy […]

September 12, 2019

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