Full Text Canadian Political Transcripts March 10, 2016: PM Justin Trudeau’s Statement on Bilateral Meeting with US President Barack Obama

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STATEMENT BY THE PRIME MINISTER OF CANADA ON THE BILATERAL MEETING WITH PRESIDENT OBAMA

Source: PM.gc.ca, 3-10-16
Washington, D.C.
10 March 2016
The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement after a bilateral meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama:

“Today, President Obama and I had a very productive meeting that will help our countries transition to low-carbon economies, foster clean growth, and create good jobs and great opportunities for our citizens.

“The President and I agreed to formally join the Paris Agreement in the global fight against climate change, and to take ambitious actions to reduce methane, hydroflurocarbon, and greenhouse gas emissions.

“We announced a new partnership to build a sustainable Arctic economy, and we will work together to develop new, science-based standards for commercial fishing, low-impact shipping, sustainable development, and Arctic biodiversity.

“We also committed to make our borders more open and more secure, and we agreed in principle to expand preclearance to Billy Bishop Airport in Toronto, Jean Lesage International Airport in Quebec City, as well as rail service in Montreal and Vancouver.

“The President and I reaffirmed our commitment to streamline trade between our countries. Each day, $2.4 billion worth of goods and services cross the border. We agreed to work in collaboration to bring trade and investment to new heights.

“Finally, we agreed that Canada will host the North American Leaders Summit in the Summer of 2016. President Obama will address Parliament during his visit to Canada for the summit.

“Canada and the United States share the same values, the same origins, and the same space. We face many of the same challenges, and we are all better off when we tackle them together.”
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Full Text Canadian Political Transcripts March 10, 2016: PM Justin Trudeau’s Schedule During Official US State Visit

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PM Justin Trudeau’s Schedule During Official US State Visit

ITINERARY FOR THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 2016

Source: PM.gc.ca, 3-10-16
Washington, D.C., United States of America
9 March 2016
Itinerary for the Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, for Thursday, March 10, 2016:

Washington, D.C., United States of America

9:00 a.m. The Prime Minister will attend the Official Welcoming Ceremony.

South Lawn
White House

Notes for media:

Open media coverage
10:20 a.m. The Prime Minister will meet with the President of the United States of America.

Oval Office, West Wing
White House

Notes for media:

Pooled photo opportunity
10:45 a.m. Mrs. Sophie Grégoire Trudeau and First Lady Michelle Obama will participate in a spousal program to highlight Let Girls Learn efforts and‎ raise awareness for girls’ education around the world.

United States Institute of Peace

Notes for media:

Open media coverage
11:40 a.m. The Prime Minister and the President of the United States of America will hold a joint media availability.

Rose Garden
White House

Notes for media:

Open media coverage
1:00 p.m. The Prime Minister will attend a luncheon hosted by the Secretary of State of the United States of America.

Benjamin Franklin Dining Room
State Department

Notes for media:

Pooled coverage of remarks
3:00 p.m. The Prime Minister will meet with the Senate Majority and Minority Leaders.

Capitol Hill

Notes for media:

Pooled photo opportunity
3:50 p.m. The Prime Minister will meet with the Minority Leader of the United States House of Representatives.

Capitol Hill

Notes for media:

Pooled photo opportunity
7:00 p.m. The Prime Minister and Mrs. Grégoire Trudeau will attend a State Dinner hosted by the President of the United States of America and the First Lady.

East Room
White House

Notes for media:

Pooled photo opportunity
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