Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe during a Q&A session with governors after his keynote address to the National Governors Association last week in Providence, R.I.
An active cabinet is key to Canada’s new approach to U.S. relations, say former diplomats, current Parliamentarians.
Canada doesn’t apply sales taxes or duties on imported purchases of $20 or less. That threshold is much higher in other countries, such as the U.S. where it’s US$800.
Using the House as a forum to outline Canada's foreign policy added weight to the speech, says former Liberal leader Bob Rae.
Under new policy, Canada's defence budget rise from $17.1-billion in 2016-17 to $24.6-billion in 2026-27. That will work out to $62.3-billion in new funding over 20 years, and $553-billion in total defence spending.
While the two countries have strong trade ties, 'I believe we can do even better,' Kelly Knight Craft told members of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee. She said she would promote 'free and fair trade to ensure that American businesses and workers can compete on a level playing field.'
Kareen Rispal presented her credentials to the governor general to officially start as France's ambassador on June 22 and hosted her first major event on July 14.
Kareen Rispal is the 28th French ambassador to Canada.
And it's diplomatic shuffle season. Ambassadors from Germany, France, Benin, and Georgia are among those on the move.
Scores of MPs and Senators across the country explain what it means to be a Canadian.