With a combined population of about 436 million people, Canada, the U.S. and Mexico share the vast North American continent. The three sovereign partners are committed to the social well-being, the economic success and the safety and security of citizens across the continent. Canada partners with its neighbours in areas as diverse as security, trade facilitation, transportation, the environment and public health. Defence relations between Canada and the U.S. have broadened to better address threats both inside and outside North America. Both countries recognize they have a stake in each other’s economy and security, and they are working closely to improve security while facilitating the flow of commerce and people. Increased institutional contact between the three governments helps provide a shared vision of a stronger, more secure and more prosperous region.
Click here to find a list of all strategic outcomes and program activities contributing to this outcome area, and actual spending figures for each one. Follow the links further to find the Departmental Performance Reports of the federal organizations working in this outcome area.
Did you know?
The Government of Canada will spend $1.7 billion in 2007-08 for activities that draw on a strong and mutually beneficial North American partnership. That’s 6.1% of all spending planned for International Affairs.