US Secretary of State Antony Blinken to visit Ottawa, Montreal

OTTAWA — US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will visit Ottawa and Montreal this week, nearly a month after receiving his Canadian counterpart. Secretary of State Mélanie Joly will welcome Blinken to Ottawa on Thursday for formal talks.

OTTAWA — US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will visit Ottawa and Montreal this week, nearly a month after receiving his Canadian counterpart.

Secretary of State Mélanie Joly will welcome Blinken to Ottawa on Thursday for formal talks.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will speak about the humanitarian crisis in Haiti, support for Ukraine, human rights in Iran and North American refugee policy.

They will also touch on updated US strategies for the Arctic and Indo-Pacific as Canada works on its own plans.

On Friday, Joly will receive Blinken in her hometown of Montreal to discuss trade and visit a lithium recycling plant.

It is Blinken’s first official visit to Canada since his appointment in January 2021.

This report from The Canadian Press was first published on October 26, 2022.

The Canadian Press

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