“Our two countries are close friends, partners, and allies,” says PM in message.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has issued a statement congratulating Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, following the US media declaring Biden the winner.
While US President Donald Trump is contesting the results, Biden now leads in enough states for the media to declare that he is over the 270 electoral vote mark, with it appearing unlikely that remaining uncounted ballots will tip the result in another direction.
Here’s what Trudeau said on Twitter:
“Congratulations, @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris. Our two countries are close friends, partners, and allies. We share a relationship that’s unique on the world stage. I’m really looking forward to working together and building on that with you both.”
Trudeau also released a full statement on the official website of the Prime Minister:
“The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the result of the U.S. presidential election:
“On behalf of the Government of Canada, I congratulate Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on their election as the next President and Vice President of the United States of America.
“Canada and the United States enjoy an extraordinary relationship – one that is unique on the world stage. Our shared geography, common interests, deep personal connections, and strong economic ties make us close friends, partners, and allies. We will further build on this foundation as we continue to keep our people safe and healthy from the impacts of the global COVID-19 pandemic, and work to advance peace and inclusion, economic prosperity, and climate action around the world.
“I look forward to working with President-elect Biden, Vice President-elect Harris, their administration, and the United States Congress as we tackle the world’s greatest challenges together.””
While Trudeau and Biden will be more aligned on policy issues than Trudeau and Trump were, many are speculating that a Biden Administration will lead to Trudeau losing the ability to distract from his scandals by focusing attention on the US, and could cause far more attention to be paid to Canadian politics.
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