2 April 2012
Prime Minister Stephen Harper visited the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington D.C. this week to discuss the Canada-U.S. bilateral relationship and Canada's place in the world. In an intimate conversation with the Honorable Jane Harman, Wilson Center President and CEO, the Prime Minister highlighted the strength of the world's largest bilateral trading relationship, successes in Canada-U.S. security and defence cooperation, and Canada's recovery from the recent global recession. The conversation also focused on specific issues, including the Keystone Pipeline, where Prime Minister Harper underlined the stability and security of Canada's energy supply and the steps Canada has taken to diversify its energy sources and markets. The Prime Minister also discussed the Beyond the Border Action Plan, which works to avoid repeated screenings and push the border out to enhance economic competitiveness in an evolving security environment. The Prime Minister's full conversation is available via webcast.
April 2, 2012 — Statement: Joint Statement by North American Leaders
April 2, 2012 — Backgrounder: SICA-North America Dialogue