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Paul Cellucci
United States Ambassador to Canada
In office
April 17, 2001 â€“ March 18, 2005
President George W. Bush
Preceded by Gordon Giffin
Succeeded by David Wilkins
69th Governor of Massachusetts
In office
January 7, 1999 â€“ April 10, 2001
Acting: July 29, 1997 – January 7, 1999
Lieutenant Jane Swift
Preceded by William Weld
Succeeded by Jane Swift (Acting)
68th Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts
In office
January 3, 1991 â€“ January 7, 1999
Governor William Weld
Preceded by Evelyn Murphy
Succeeded by Jane Swift
Member of the Massachusetts Senate
from the Middlesex and Worcester District
In office
1985–1991
Preceded by Chester Atkins
Succeeded by Robert Durand
Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
from the 3rd Middlesex District
In office
1979–1985
Preceded by Charles Flaherty
Succeeded by Patricia Walrath
Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
from the 51st Middlesex District
In office
1977–1979
Preceded by Wilfred Balthazar
Succeeded by Constituency abolished
Personal details
Born Argeo Paul Cellucci
(1948-04-24)April 24, 1948
Hudson, Massachusetts
Died June 8, 2013(2013-06-08) (aged 65)
Hudson, Massachusetts
Resting place Forestvale Cemetery
(Hudson, Massachusetts)
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Jan Garnett
Children 2 daughters
Alma mater Boston College
Religion Roman Catholicism
Military service
Service/branch  United States Army
Years of service 1970–1978
Unit Reserves

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police and CSIS have provided extraordinary co-operation, as I mentioned earlier.
Paul Cellucci
Our ties are deep and long-standing. We are dependent on each other. And no matter what the issue of the day, whether it be softwood lumber, whether it be a war in Iraq, we need to continue to work together.
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So we are disappointed that some of our closest allies, including Canada, have not agreed with us on the urgent need for this military action against Iraq.
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I can tell you that the Canadian intelligence and law enforcement agencies have been providing outstanding co-operation with our intelligence and law enforcement agencies as we work together to track down terrorists here in North America and put them out of commission.
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We know that if al Queda or one of these terrorist organizations were to get a weapon of mass destruction from Iraq, that they would have no hesitation about using it to catastrophic consequences; the potential is for hundreds of thousands of casualties.
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Canada is preparing to play a major role in the continued stability and security of Afghanistan through ISAF.
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Then we can help these failed states turn around and give their people a better life. This, too, is a critical part of this global war on terrorism, and Canada and the United States are together.
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But Canada remains a crucial partner in this global war on terrorism, and we are grateful for that. Canadian naval vessels, aircraft and military personnel continue anti-terrorist operations in the Persian Gulf.
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I want you to know that, despite what you might read at times in the newspapers or see on the television news, we have actually been getting a lot of things done the last several months, the U.S.-Canada relationship.
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When you think about the day-to-day, positive impact on the lives of U.S. citizens, there is no relationship that we have in the world that is more important than our relationship with Canada.
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We will have a border that is open for business, open for tourism, open for legitimate travelers; but that is closed to terrorists and drug pushers and smugglers and others who seek to break the law.
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Another part of the global war on terrorism that Canada and the United States are working on together is in helping failed states, states like Afghanistan, where people have no voice.
Paul Cellucci
We must also remember that our work is not done.
We are also looking to Canada as we continue to integrate the North American energy market.
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The agreement to place the binational planning group at our new Northern Command was also signed in December.
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We want to look at how we would respond because, as hard as we work to prevent terrorist attacks here North America, if we have a catastrophic terrorist attack, it is the military that is going to have to go in at the request of civilian authorities.
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Ironically, the Canadian naval vessels, aircraft and personnel in the Persian Gulf I mentioned earlier who are fighting terrorism will provide more support indirectly to this war in Iraq than most of the 46 countries that are fully supporting our efforts there.
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We get more oil from Canada than any country.
There is $1.4 billion a day in trade that goes back and forth across the border. That means millions of jobs and livelihoods for families here in Canada and for families in the United States.
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We already get more energy from Canada than from any other foreign country.
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We are at war to liberate Iraq, to protect the people of the United States and other countries from the devastating impact of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction being used by terrorists or the Iraqi government to kill thousands of innocent civilians.
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Like Canada, we very much wanted the United Nations to be a relevant and effective body. But once those efforts failed, we no longer saw things from a multilateral perspective. For us, now, it is much more basic than that. It is about family.
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We need to defeat al Queda and other terrorist organizations.
Much has been accomplished during the last year in the campaign against terrorism. This struggle will require vigilance, perseverance and sacrifice for many years to come.
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Canada and the United States are also working at the World Trade Organization and in our own hemisphere with negotiations for a Trade Area of the Americas to try to help countries create a positive climate for investment and trade.
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When I was Governor of Massachusetts, we worked to get Sable Island gas into New England.
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We would be there for Canada, part of our family. That is why so many in the United States are disappointed and upset that Canada is not fully supporting us now.
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This ability to have reliable sources of energy and a reliable transmission of energy here in North America is critical for both of us and for Mexico as we want to keep our economies growing.
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This war in Iraq is part of a larger effort to remove this terrorist threat from the planet.
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I do want to try to put things in perspective today relative to the U.S.-Canada relationship. I would like to start by talking about how important this relationship is to the people of the United States.
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We are very grateful for what the Ontario provincial government is doing, and for cooperation from provincial and local police forces all across Canada.
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We believe, as the President has indicated, that this combination of a rogue state that possesses weapons of mass destruction and has known ties to terrorist organizations, is a grave threat to the people of the United States and to other countries around the world.
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Yet there is disappointment in Washington and in the United States that Canada is not supporting us fully.
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We saw when those World Trade towers came down what these terrorists will do.
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Let me close as I did in Gander on September 11, 2002 when I went to that community to thank the people of Gander and the people of Canada for the overwhelming support and help that was given to us in the wake of those attacks on September 11, 2001.
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These are Canadian and United States intelligence and law enforcement offices who are working in teams and who are using good intelligence and good law enforcement to really stop the criminals and terrorists before they ever get to the border.
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