Highlights of what Trudeau, Trump discussed following first face to face meeting

By on February 14, 2017


No other two countries share deeper or broader relations than Canada and the United States, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump said Monday in a joint statement that offered several comforting promises of future progress on goals of mutual interest. (Photo: https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/Facebook)
No other two countries share deeper or broader relations than Canada and the United States, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump said Monday in a joint statement that offered several comforting promises of future progress on goals of mutual interest. (Photo: Donald J. Trump/Twitter)

OTTAWA—No other two countries share deeper or broader relations than Canada and the United States, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump said Monday in a joint statement that offered several comforting promises of future progress on goals of mutual interest.

The two sides agreed to:

-Deepen their economic relationship with a common goal of strengthening the middle class.

-Co-ordinate regulatory issues and improve labour mobility.

-Promptly complete the Gordie Howe International Bridge between Windsor, Ont., and Detroit.

-Strengthen ties on energy security and efficiency, including projects that create jobs “while respecting the environment.”

-Enhance air and water quality through co-operation along the border and at the Great Lakes.

-Establish preclearance operations for cargo, as well as accelerate and expand preclearance for travellers.

– Seek ways to further integrate border operations, including the possibility of common facilities.

– Protect people from opioid trafficking.

– Further co-operate on cyberthreats to key systems.

– Modernize and broaden the North American Air Defence (Norad) partnership.

– Support Canada’s plan to replace its CF-18 fighter aircraft.

– Continue the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, also known as ISIS and Daesh.

– Create the Canada-United States Council for Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders to cultivate opportunities for women in the workforce.