On March 8, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly will travel to Ottawa, Canada on Friday, March 10, where he will participate in bilateral meetings with multiple Canadian ministers to discuss U.S.-Canada collaboration across the broad spectrum of the DHS portfolio. Secretary Kelly will be accompanied by Chargé D’Affaires at U.S. Embassy Ottawa Elizabeth Aubin and DHS Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Engagement Matthew King, as well as Acting Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Kevin McAleenan.

Secretary Kelly will meet with Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Ralph Goodale, Minister of Transport Marc Garneau, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland, and Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada Jody Wilson-Raybould. They will discuss shared priorities relating to perimeter security and traveler screening, cross border trade and travel, law enforcement cooperation, infrastructure, and immigration, refugee, and visa policy.