2012 News and Events
Ambassador and Mrs. Jacobson Visit Vancouver
14 June 2012
As Ambassador David Jacobson reported in his daily blog on June 14, “I am in Vancouver today, meeting with business leaders to learn more about the business climate in British Columbia, opportunities to enhance bilateral cooperation on trade issues, and views on regulatory and border issues including the Regulatory Cooperation Council and Beyond the Border initiatives.
“Today is Global Economic Statecraft Day,” he mentioned.” When I heard that the U.S. State Department would be celebrating this day, my first thought was ‘every day in Canada is Economic Statecraft Day.’ Our job is to help keep the wheels of the largest trading relationship in the world rolling and Economic Statecraft is how we do that. Our team at the Embassy in Ottawa and our seven consulates throughout Canada work tirelessly to ensure that the $1.8 billion in trade that crosses our shared border every day continues to flow in both directions and that the U.S.-Canadian economic relationship thrives.” Read the Ambassador’s blog.
While visiting Vancouver, Ambassador Jacobson attended a breakfast roundtable with the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters and had a working lunch with the British Columbia Business Council executive committee where he received a briefing about the state of the BC economy, softwood lumber and the mining sector.
Before their June 17 departure, Ambassador Jacobson’s wife, Julie, got a feel for the spirit of British Columbia as she toured the First Nations collection at the University of British Columbia’s Museum of Anthropology and experienced the life of a typical worker at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site in Steveston. She also visited the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden. Please see photographs from this visit on our FlickR site.