Joyce Murray

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The Prime Minister’s state visit sparks national and international media attention.

“Great to see the positive impact of our progressive policies and Prime Minister, in strengthening Canada-USA cooperation!” Joyce

In Their Own Words:

“Would that the battle for the White House were as congenial, sunny, optimistic and unabashedly inclusive and outward-looking as the symbolic handover for the job of liberal leader of the English-speaking world that took place on Thursday between Barack Obama and Justin Trudeau.” – Suzanne Goldenberg, The Guardian (UK)

“U.S. President Barack Obama has extolled the progressive agenda of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and cast him as an heir to his own liberal legacy on climate change and social justice.” – Robert Fife, The Globe and Mail

“This friendship — between a prime minister who’s just starting out and the two-term president closing in on the end of his time in power — means that their commitments to have Canada and the U.S. work together on major files are at the top of the ‘let’s-get-this-done’ list.” – Chris Hall, CBC

“Obama made clear that he sees Trudeau as a kind of foreign protegé, noting that the prime minister campaigned, like him, “on a message of hope and of change.” – Daniel Dale, Washington Bureau published by The Star

“The two share a similar world outlook, celebrity appeal and even campaign oratory. The commonalities make for a rare kinship between a foreign leader and the U.S. President, who has often seemed to be a loner on the world stage.” – Nicole Gaouette, CNN

“This wasn’t a fluke. There is an opportunity, even with a presidential election pending, for a new partnership between Canada and the US … Trudeau is off to a running start as strong as the one we just witnessed in front of the cameras.” – Scott Reid, Ottawa Citizen

“A warm moment in Canada-U.S. relations unfolded on the White House lawn Thursday, one marked by small talk, big fanfare and a plan to see President Barack Obama address Canada’s Parliament before he leaves office.” – Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press published by CTV

“The two leaders went out of their way to project amity: Trudeau described the president as “My friend” and “Barack.” Obama said people were inspired by his message of hope and change.” – Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press published by Global News

“Both young leaders with similar missions…a progressive vision of governing. Both very much committed to the appropriate use of multilateral tools and to diversity. I think that there’s a coincidence, very much, in terms of the agendas that both administrations have. I think we’re seeing that reflected, for example, on the issues of climate change and refugees and other issues.” – White House Senior Official Mark Feierstein, article by Daniel Dale, Washington Bureau published in The Star