2018 Events

"Keeping The Dream Alive"®

"Like a good neighbor, Canada has always been there", Minister Joly emphasized the ties that bind our two countries: history, family, culture, shared values and commitments.

"The partnership between Canada and the United States has long been a model for the world. Our two countries are bound by shared values, a common history and an integrated economy that has brought unprecedented prosperity to both our countries. I look forward to enhancing and fostering that relationship as we look to the future and make progress towards shared profitability, job creation, sustainable economic development as well as vibrant cultural exchanges."

—The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage

Minister Joly concludes successful two-day working trip to Boston and Manchester

Jan 17, 2018, 11:52am EST

The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, concludes trip to Boston and Manchester where she expanded upon the significance of the Canada–U.S. relationship.

BOSTON, Jan. 17, 2018 The United States has no better friend, ally or partner than Canada. And we are stronger when we work together to strengthen our trade relationship and create new opportunities for workers, businesses and middle-class families. This was the message delivered by the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, over the course of her two-day trip to Boston, Massachusetts.

The working trip included a quick stop in Manchester, New Hampshire, where the Minister delivered a keynote address at the 16th edition of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dinner Celebration, an event organized by the National Cultural Diversity Awareness Council (NCDAC). Speaking to the event's theme, "Like a good neighbor, Canada has always been there", Minister Joly emphasized the ties that bind our two countries: history, family, culture, shared values and commitments.

Prior to her keynote address in Manchester, Minister Joly met with New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu and U.S. Congresswoman and House Representative Ann Kuster (D-NH). In Boston, she met with Jay Ash, Massachusetts Secretary of Housing and Economic Development. In all of these meetings, the Minister touched upon the importance of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) as an engine of growth and prosperity, and highlighted the unparalleled and long-standing economic partnership between the two countries and the importance of strong bilateral and trade relations with Canada to support growth, innovation and well-paying jobs in both countries.

She also spent time with representatives of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, a vital cultural institution that welcomes more than one million visitors each year, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a learned society that brings together leaders from diverse sectors to address challenges facing the nation and the world.

The Minister concluded her trip by visiting two of Boston's innovation ecosystems: the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, as well as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab. Discussions focused on challenges and opportunities faced by today's creative industries and how to better support their success, both domestically and internationally, in our increasingly digital world.

Quotes

"The partnership between Canada and the United States has long been a model for the world. Our two countries are bound by shared values, a common history and an integrated economy that has brought unprecedented prosperity to both our countries. I look forward to enhancing and fostering that relationship as we look to the future and make progress towards shared profitability, job creation, sustainable economic development as well as vibrant cultural exchanges."

—The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage

Minister Joly to Promote Canada-U.S. Ties, Trade in Boston and Manchester

 

The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, will visit Boston and Manchester to establish and strengthen relationships with influencers on key bilateral objectives

OTTAWA, Jan. 14, 2018 /CNW/ - No two countries in the world share a stronger or more integrated economic relationship than the United States and Canada. The Government of Canada is working closely with the United States to strengthen our trade relationship and create new opportunities for workers, businesses and middle-class families on both sides of the border.

As part of these efforts, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, will visit Boston, Massachusetts, and Manchester, New Hampshire, for a two-day visit. During this visit she will help establish and reinforce relationships with State and Congressional leadership, business stakeholders and other influencers.

These long-term goals include the importance of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) as an engine of growth and prosperity; the reaffirmation of collaboration and shared values between the two countries; the importance of clean energy development and its impact on the environment; and the challenges and opportunities brought on by the explosion of technology for creative industries.

Minister Joly will also be the keynote speaker at the 16th edition of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Dinner Celebration, an event organized by the National Cultural Diversity Awareness Council (NCDAC). Minister Joly will address this year's theme "Like a good neighbor, Canada has always been there" by showcasing the unique relationship between Canada and the United States.

In addition, Minister Joly will touch upon Canada's linguistic duality, the valued diversity in its political and social landscape and Creative Canada, the first-ever federal strategy developed to help Canadian creative industries thrive and succeed in the digital age.

Quotes

"Canada and the United States not only share a border, but also the goal of enhancing shared prosperity, job creation, sustainable economic development and vibrant cultural exchanges. The long-standing friendship between our two countries is a strong foundation to make progress in all of these areas, and I look forward to furthering the conversation toward positive change."

-The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage

"Canada and the United States enjoy one of the closest relationships of any two countries in the world. We are friends, we are allies and we are partners. For 24 years, NAFTA has created opportunities, jobs and a better life for our people. This is why from day one of the negotiations, Canada has brought concrete proposals on how we can modernize NAFTA to the benefit of Canadian, American and Mexican citizens. We are focused on achieving real progress, including in Montréal? this month."

-The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs