The Americas: Our Neighbours, Our Priority

Minister Fast Meets with Mexican Counterpart to Discuss Economic Benefits of NAFTA and Bilateral Trade

Minister Ed Fast meets with Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal, Mexico’s Secretary of Economy, on the margins of the North American Competiveness and Innovation Conference.

Minister Fast Attends the North American Competitiveness and Innovation Conference

Minister Ed Fast will meet with Penny Pritzker, U.S. Secretary of Commerce, and Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal, Mexico’s Secretary of Economy, at the North American Competitiveness and Innovation Conference 2014 on Friday, October 31, 2014, in Toronto.

Baird Discusses Trade and Regional Issues with Costa Rican Counterpart

Minister John Baird today met with Manuel A. González Sanz, Costa Rica’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, to discuss a number of bilateral and international issues, such as the strong and evolving trade and investment relationship between the two countries, as well as important people-to-people ties and human rights and security issues in the region.

Canada and Honduras Mark Latest Milestone in Implementing Canada-Honduras Free Trade Agreement

Canada and Honduras Celebrate Entry into Force of Historic Free Trade Agreement

Minister Ed Fast and Mireya Aguero, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Honduras, celebrate the entry into force of the Canada-Honduras Free Trade Agreement and parallel agreements on labour and environmental cooperation.

In 2007, Prime Minister Harper announced that reviving and expanding Canadian political and economic engagement in the Americas is a major foreign policy goal. Canada is a country of the Americas and as such we place great value in Canada’s relationships with countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Canada's engagement in the hemisphere has never been stronger, and we remain steadfast in our commitment to play a bigger role in the Americas and to do so for the long term.

With a vision of a more prosperous, secure and democratic hemisphere, Canada is working with global, regional and local partners towards three goals of: