Parliamentary Secretary Sidhu to travel to Detroit

News release

April 13, 2023 – Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada

Today, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, announced that Maninder Sidhu, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, will travel to Detroit, Michigan, on April 13-14, 2023, to promote Canadian priorities related to economic collaboration, environmental protection, and the creation of good jobs on both sides of the border.

During his visit, Parliamentary Secretary Sidhu will meet with partners and focus on cross-border cooperation. He will also engage in important discussions on issues such as the flow of people and goods between Canada and the United States and the preservation and restoration of the Great Lakes, a treasure shared by the two nations.


“Canada is proud to work with our closest friend and ally, the United States. Following the success of President Joe Biden’s recent visit, I look forward to discussing how we can continue our close cooperation and advance our shared priorities, particularly in the Windsor-Detroit region.”

- Maninder Sidhu, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs

Quick facts

  • Canada and the United States have the largest trading relationship in the world. The two countries also share the longest and most secure international border in the world, over which $2.5 billion worth of goods and services cross daily.

  • Canada is the United States’ largest customer and buys more goods from the United States than China, Japan, and the United Kingdom combined. Canada is also the top trading partner for most U.S. states.

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