Prime Minister Justin Trudeau congratulated Democrat Joe Biden on his election because the subsequent president of the United States, saying he appeared ahead to constructing on the “extraordinary” relationship shared by Canada and the U.S.
“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,” learn an announcement issued by Trudeau Saturday.
“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 additional construct on this basis as we proceed to maintain our individuals secure and wholesome from the impacts of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, and work to advance peace and inclusion, financial prosperity, and local weather motion world wide.”
The prime minister added that he was looking forward to working with Biden, Harris, their administration and the U.S. Congress to “sort out the world’s best challenges collectively.”
Congratulations, <a href=”https://twitter.com/JoeBiden?ref_src=twsrcpercent5Etfw”>@JoeBiden</a> and <a href=”https://twitter.com/KamalaHarris?ref_src=twsrcpercent5Etfw”>@KamalaHarris</a>. 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.
Biden defeated Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the United States after securing enough electoral college votes on Saturday, according to U.S. networks.
Biden’s victory came after more than three days of uncertainty as election officials sorted through a surge of mail-in votes that delayed the processing of some ballots. Biden crossed the threshold of 270 electoral college votes with a win in his home state of Pennsylvania, though Trump is contesting some states’ results.
Federal Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole took to Twitter to convey his congratulations, also nodding to the historic relationship between the two countries.
Congratulations to <a href=”https://twitter.com/JoeBiden?ref_src=twsrcpercent5Etfw”>@JoeBiden</a> and <a href=”https://twitter.com/KamalaHarris?ref_src=twsrcpercent5Etfw”>@KamalaHarris</a>. Canada and the U.S. have a historic alliance. Canada’s Conservatives will always work with the U.S. to advance our common values and close economic ties. 🇨🇦 🇺🇸
In issuing his remarks, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh focused on the end of Donald Trump’s presidency, quoting former NDP leader Jack Layton.
While both Trudeau and O’Toole vowed to work with Trump should he be re-elected, both Singh and Bloc Leader Yves-François Blanchet have previously expressed their desire to see Trump ousted from the White House.
Congratulations, President-elect <a href=”https://twitter.com/JoeBiden?ref_src=twsrcpercent5Etfw”>@JoeBiden</a>.<br><br>As the Trump Presidency comes to an end I’m reminded of Jack’s final words<br><br>”Love is best than anger.<br>Hope is best than concern.<br>Optimism is best than despair.<br>So allow us to be loving, hopeful & optimistic. <br>And we’ll change the world.”
In a separate tweet, Singh congratulated vice-president elect Kamala Harris on her achievement in becoming the first woman and person of colour to hold that title. The California senator will be the first Black woman and person of South Asian descent elected to the vice-presidency.
The Green Party’s Annamie Paul — several weeks after her own historic win as first Black permanent leader of a federal political party in Canada — also congratulated Harris on becoming the highest-ranking woman ever to serve in government.
“The election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris is a chance to usher in a brand new chapter within the very important U.S.-Canada relationship,” Paul mentioned in an announcement.
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