Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada today, we are announcing Kirsten Hillman as our country’s next Ambassador to the United States. When we worked together to negotiate the new NAFTA, I saw Ms. Hillman’s ability to stand up for Canadians and fight for their interests. She combines exceptional knowledge and skills, and is a gifted diplomat. Ms. Hillman will remain a trusted advisor, friend, and counsellor in Washington and is our point person with Congress and the U.S. administration. I know that Canadians will be well represented by her.
Canada and the United States enjoy a unique and strong relationship based on deep people-to-people connections, shared geography, common values and interests, and mutually beneficial economic and security ties.
The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced that Kirsten Hillman has been appointed as Canada’s Ambassador to the United States.
Ms. Hillman has served as Canada’s Acting Ambassador to the United States since August 2019, and was previously the Deputy Ambassador. Ms. Hillman has played critical roles in the negotiations of important trade agreements for Canada, including the new NAFTA and the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership. More recently, she has worked in close collaboration with partners in the United States and around the world to support Canada’s efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, including the temporary border agreement reached last week between Canada and the United States.
As Canada’s Ambassador to the United States, Ms. Hillman will continue to lead important outreach efforts to build on the already strong relationship enjoyed by our two countries.