Today, Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, announced that U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, will undertake an official visit to Canada on December 8 and 9, 2016. Vice President Biden will attend an official dinner in his honour and meet with Prime Minister Trudeau.
To quote PM Trudeau, “I look forward to meeting with Vice President Biden and discussing the strength of our two countries’ relationship. Canada has no closer friend, partner, and ally than the U.S., and our relationship with our neighbour to the south is critical to citizens on both sides of the border.”
It seems the PM has a good understanding of the importance of good relations between the good countries. The U.S. is Canada’s largest trading partner, and Canada is the most important foreign market for 35 U.S. states. The two countries exchange approximately $2.4 billion in goods and services every day. From an economic perspective, it’s extremely important that the U.S. and Canada maintain a positive relationship, and it looks like Prime Minister Trudeau is making good on his promise to maintain positive relations to the U.S.
The question is, how will this positive relationship be maintained with President-elect Donald Trump in charge? Will Vice President-elect Pence be given the same invite? Will the same level of respect between the two countries remain? There’s only one way to find out — sit back and watch the show!