What a President Biden means for Canadians

Rodiano Bonacci
Gennaio 23, 2021

"It's not always going to be ideal alignment with the United States; that's the case with any given president", he told a news conference outside his Rideau Cottage residence. I will say that what is important to the president.everything we do must help advance working families and the American middle class, and that certainly includes any trade agreements.

Trudeau, who has been keen to embrace the new president and move on from the often tumultuous Donald Trump years, was the first foreign leader to speak with Biden since Wednesday's inauguration.

The phone call is expected to take place after 5 p.m. ET.

He said: "Obviously the decision on Keystone is a very hard one for workers in Alberta and Saskatchewan who've had many hard hits over the past years".

"We are much more aligned on values, on focus, on work that needs to be done to give opportunities for everyone while we build a better future", Trudeau said.

The White House statement said Biden acknowledged Trudeau's disappointment.

"The president can and should refocus his administration on creating good-paying American jobs, not sacrificing our people's livelihoods to liberal symbolism". In a call with her majesty this morning, Trudeau says the Queen was told the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court will be filling the duties of the Governor-General until a new appointment is made.

"I feel our prime minister's too spineless for that... he's a meek individual who I really question his quality in leading our country", he said.

While Trudeau welcomed that the United States would rejoin the Paris Agreement, revoking the permit will cost Canadian jobs, Trudeau said.

Trudeau, however, insisted Canada had done everything it could to change his mind, and called on the premiers to take the same united, "Team Canada" approach they did with Biden's predecessor. Pipeline builder TC Energy Corp said it would eliminate more than 1,000 construction jobs in coming weeks due to the cancellation.

The two neighbors, with one of the world's largest bilateral trading relationships, have highly integrated economies, and Canada fears "Buy America" could hurt badly.

Kenney called for economic sanctions against the US or at least financial compensation for TC Energy and the Alberta government for the loss of billions of dollars he said were invested based on American approval of the project.

Trudeau is also likely to voice worries about Biden's Buy American plan to ensure US workers and manufacturers are the primary beneficiaries of his economic recovery strategy.

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