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Prior to his appointment as Ambassador to the United States,
Michael Wilson was Chairman of UBS Canada, one of the world's
leading financial institutions. He was appointed Minister of Finance
in 1984, and remained in that role until 1991. Learn More
67,000 Connecticut jobs are supported by
A Stronger, Safer, Better Canada
On March 19, Minister of Finance Jim Flaherty tabled a balanced
budget that moves to restore fiscal balance in Canada, cuts taxes
for working families, reduces the national debt and invests in key
priorities like improving health care and environmental
"Budget 2007 will strengthen the federation by restoring
much-needed fiscal balance," said Minister Flaherty. "And Canadians
come out ahead through real tax relief that benefits working
To learn more about the budget and its priorities for Canadians -
including news releases, speeches and budget documents, please visit
Canada-U.S. Border Update
On January 29, 2007 Connect2Canada sent a message to our
community informing them that the United States had invited comments
regarding its proposed pass card for use at U.S. land border
crossings, beginning as early as January 2008. Details on Canada's
investment in over $430 million for border security were also
included. View the original message to learn how to view submitted
comments, and learn more about how Canada is taking action to keep
Canadians safe from potential security threats, while ensuring the
smooth flow of trade across our border.
Reminder: Effective January 23, 2007, everyone, including
Canadians and Americans, entering or transiting the United States by
air requires a passport. For details, please click here.
Get the Facts: 2006 State Trade Fact Sheets Now Online
Did you know that 38 states have Canada as their leading export
market, or that Canada-U.S. Trade supports over 7.1 million jobs?
Find out about Canada's relationship and importance to your State by
checking out the latest State Trade Fact Sheets for 2006. This
collection highlights the importance of the trade relationship
between Canada and all 50 States and features success stories from
local businesses and corporations. The State Trade Fact Sheets are
available online and downloadable in PDF format on the Canadian Embassy website.
Connect2Canada Builds Bridge to Student Community
With some 28,000 Canadians studying in the U.S., students
represent a sizeable portion of the Canadian expat community in the
United States. In order to enhance our outreach to this group and to
assist them during their time here, Connect2Canada has launched a
web page aimed specifically at Canadian students studying in the
United States. The page has a wealth of information on visas, taxes,
travel, financial aid, returning to Canada and much more. To access
the resource page for Canadians studying in the United States
click here. We would also welcome your feedback on the site.
Please take a moment to indicate where you are studying and let us know what
you think of the site.
Show Your Support for the Canadian Forces
Canada is currently involved in 17 overseas military missions,
including Afghanistan, Sudan, and Haiti. Canadians and friends of
Canada are seeking ways to show their support for the brave men and
women who serve with the Canadian Forces (CF) both at home and
abroad. In September, the CF Personnel Support Agency (CFPSA)
launched its official “Support Our Troops" campaign, which gives
Canadians easy and effective ways to support the entire CF
community. There are many ways that you can show your support, from
writing to the troops to making a donation. A
number of options are listed here.
Exclusive Offer for C2C Hockey Fans in DC
Great news, hockey fans! The Washington Capitals and Connect2Canada have teamed up for a second year to
offer C2C members and their family and friends major discounts for
tickets to upcoming Caps games vs Canadian teams. To order tickets,
you must go to the special Washington Capitals-Connect2Canada site, where you
can receive a great discount for all Caps home games against teams
Listen to the Latest Connect2Canada Podcast
We received so many great stories
from C2C members across America that we decided to produce a Podcast
series featuring Canadians who are making their mark in the United
Subscribe to Podcast feed
There are four ways to listen to the C2C Podcast: Click
here. Have an idea for a Podcast or want to tell us what you
think? Drop us a
We Have Stories! C2C is collecting stories from Canadians
and friends of Canada in the United States. We have received
hundreds of submissions and many of them are published here. Photos
are always welcome!
Here's a recent story from Sarah:
have been here just over two years now, in Salt Lake City of all
places. I never thought I would move to the U.S., let alone into the
desert, since I am a West Coast, BC girl. Things are going well
though. I am adjusting to city life (the last town I lived in for 18
years was 5000 people) and the heat. I still can't let go of my
Canadian roots, no doubt. I make Christmas pudding, celebrate Canada
Day and watch hockey with a fervour that makes people from Michigan
proud. I like the feeling of living in a foreign land as a foreigner
but yet, I am not too far from home and my family. » Read
More of Sarah's Story
Your Own Story!
Connect to Canadian Think Tanks and Researchers with Canada
WatchConnect2Canada is now offering Canada Watch, a weekly
newsletter that summarizes current research and developments at
Canadian research institutes and government agencies. If you're
interested in hearing about the latest research from organizations
such as Fraser Institute in Vancouver, to the Atlantic Provinces
Economic Council in Halifax, as well all perspectives in between, subscribe now to Canada
Watch. For a weekly newsletter summary of Canadian news,
U.S. news related to Canada, and information from the Connect2Canada
team, subscribe now to Connect2Canada
Connect2Canada network grows to over 28,000The network is
now over 28,000 members and counting. This virtual network
of people share a Canadian bond and are exchanging news
and ideas while finding out what is happening in the U.S.
related to Canada. If you know of others who would be interested
to be involved in this network, please spread the word.
Canada and the War on TerrorismDid you know ...?
- Since 2001, Canada has deployed 21,250 Army, Navy, and Air
Force personnel in the international campaign against terrorism.
- Canadian ship-borne helicopters, patrol, and transport
aircraft have flown more than 5,000 sorties and at least 22,500
hours of mission flights.
- Canada has deployed approximately 13,500 soldiers in
Afghanistan and has Command of the Multinational Brigade in
- For more, see CanadianAlly.com.