Businesses in Canada and the mid-western USA ‘make things together’ – notably, but not exclusively, in the automotive sector. The border serves to facilitate an ever-more integrated, two-directional supply chain. Mindful of future needs, our governments strive to ensure that border infrastructure vital to maximizing the vast economic potential of this region will be in place going forward.
For two centuries, since the War of 1812, Canada and the United States have been the strongest of allies and the best of friends. We collaborate constructively to help ensure development and peace globally – from Haiti to Afghanistan. Our law enforcement agencies, at all levels of government, work extremely closely to protect the safety and security of all Americans and Canadians. The border is managed to meet shared security imperatives of both countries without jeopardizing job-sustaining economic activity.
The Consulate General in Detroit promotes cooperation across a broad range of institutions and shared interests – academic, cultural, and environmental, in addition to economic. We work hard to preserve and enhance the shared resource of our Great Lakes. And we work closely with decision makers to ensure that consumers in both countries have access to the North American energy resources that will sustain competitive industrial and transportation sectors in both our countries.
But it is people-to-people ties that most closely bind our countries. Canada has a long history of welcoming the oppressed and disenfranchised, as well as economic migrants and folks seeking to reunite with their families. A memorial stands today in Windsor, Ontario, to the Underground Railroad (the Windsor/Essex region being a terminus in the 1800s). Today, the Consulate General’s highly professional immigration section processes applications for visitor visas and other documents.
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Roy B. Norton
Consul General of Canada at Detroit