WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar met with the new Canadian Ambassador to the U.S. David MacNaughton to discuss U.S.-Canada issues including the recent wildfires in Minnesota and Canada. MacNaughton took over for the previous ambassador, Gary Doer, in early March.
“As co-chair of the Canada-United States InterParliamentary Group, I’ve been working with Canadian officials for years on issues ranging from border crossings to timber, from the Great Lakes to energy. After helping welcome Prime Minister Trudeau to the U.S. earlier this year, I was pleased to meet with Ambassador MacNaughton today to discuss issues important to our two countries, including the recent wildfires that have impacted Minnesota," said Klobuchar. “I am hopeful that our relationship with our good friend to the north will only deepen as we work together on our shared priorities."
For nearly ten years, Klobuchar has been the co-chair of the Canada-United States InterParliamentary Group. In that capacity, she has met with her Canadian counterparts many times on issues that are important to the U.S.-Canada relationship. In March, Klobuchar helped welcome Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau to the United States as part of his official state visit. Klobuchar attended a luncheon at the State Department as well as the State Dinner at the White House honoring the Prime Minister. Klobuchar also participated in a meeting with the Prime Minister and a small group of Senators. In 2013, she held her swearing-in celebration at the Canadian Embassy, the first Senator known to do so.