On appeal with Biden, Trudeau talks about trade, border “collaboration” and Olympic football – .

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On appeal with Biden, Trudeau talks about trade, border “collaboration” and Olympic football – .


WASHINGTON – Looks like Justin Trudeau had the chance to talk to his American counterpart about Canada’s victory in soccer semifinals at the Tokyo Olympics.

A reading from the Prime Minister’s Office indicates that Trudeau spoke with President Joe Biden today – and that Canada’s victory over the United States entered the conversation.

The two also discussed more important issues, including “close collaboration” on the Canada-US border.

Canada decided to start allowing fully vaccinated U.S. citizens and permanent residents next week, but the White House did not reciprocate.

Trudeau has also argued for Canada as Biden continues to speak strongly to ensure that U.S. infrastructure spending prioritizes U.S. businesses and suppliers.

Congress moves closer to passing Biden’s bipartisan infrastructure plan, which includes spending $ 1 trillion on upgrades to roads, bridges, water systems, and top Internet access debit.

“The Prime Minister underlined the significant alignment between labor and environmental standards in the two countries,” the PMO said, “and the benefits for each country of open public procurement”.

Trudeau also built Line 5, the Canadian-owned and operated cross-border pipeline that Michigan wants to shut down for fear of an environmental disaster in the Great Lakes.

He “reiterated Canada’s support for a negotiated settlement” in the dispute between the state and Calgary-based Enbridge Inc., and the two “agreed to continue to monitor developments closely.”

The two sides met with the court-appointed mediator on August 11 and talks are expected to end by the end of the month.

Trudeau and Biden also discussed a collective response to the wildfires currently ravaging the western half of the continent.

“Canada and the United States will work together to further strengthen bilateral cooperation on wildfires,” the text reads, “including developing proposals to increase and share firefighting resources.”

Firefighters from British Columbia and Alberta were among those who helped fight the blazes last year as west coast states like California and Oregon battled some of the worst fires in recent history.

The leaders also called for the “immediate release” of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, two Canadian citizens detained in China since December 2018 in the immediate fallout of Meng Wanzhou’s detention.

The chief financial officer of Chinese tech giant Huawei has been arrested by Canada at the behest of the United States, where she is wanted for trying to circumvent US sanctions against Iran.

Monday’s reading doesn’t dwell on the soccer game, which Canada claimed 1-0 to advance to the gold medal final in Tokyo.

But the conversation comes after Canada sent a collection of smoked meat sandwiches to the White House – Biden’s award for the Tampa Bay Lightning who beat the Montreal Canadiens in the Stanley Cup final that month. last.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published on August 2, 2021.

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