Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Selected Quotes about Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Washington Visit

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Selected Quotes about Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Washington Visit

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Quotes about PM's Washington visit

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WASHINGTON - Some selected quotes about Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's visit to Washington on Thursday:

"The history may be complex, but the bottom line is clear. There is no relationship in the entire world like the Canada-U.S. relationship." Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

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"Our great countries have been friends a long time. We grew up together. And like all great enduring friendships, at our best, we bring out the best in one another. And through it all, our enormous shared accomplishments speak for themselves -- prosperous, free, diverse societies that have shaped history together." Trudeau.

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"The president and I share a common goal. We want a clean growth economy that continues to provide good jobs and great opportunities for all of our citizens. And I'm confident that by working together, we'll get there sooner than we think." Trudeau.

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"Softwood lumber came up, and I'm confident that we are on a track towards resolving this irritant in the coming weeks and months." Trudeau.

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"And speaking of exports, we know with certainty that there's a high demand for Canadian goods down here. A few that come to mind that President Obama just rightly recognized as being extraordinary contributors to the American success story is Jonathan Toews, Duncan Keith, and Patrick Sharp of the Chicago Blackhawks." Trudeau.

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"We've made tremendous progress on many issues. Unfortunately I will leave town with my beloved Expos still here in Washington. You can't have everything." Trudeau.

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"One of the things that is abundantly clear whenever a president and prime minister sit down to engage on important issues of relevance to our peoples, is that the relationship, the friendship between our two countries goes far beyond any two individuals or any ideologies. I have tremendous confidence in the American people and look forward to working with whomever they choose to send to this White House later this year." Trudeau.

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"And what a beautiful day it is. Which is a little unfair. As president, my very first foreign trip was to Canada -- to Ottawa in February. In the snow. Still, our friends from the Great White North gave me a very warm welcome. Mr. Prime Minister, we hope to reciprocate some of that warmth today, with your first official visit south of the border." President Barack Obama.

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"And this is also a special day for the many Canadians who live and work here in America and who enrich our lives every day. We don't always realize it, but so often, that neighbour, that co-worker, that member of the White House staff, some of our favourite artists and performers -- they're Canadian! They sneak up on you." Obama.

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"Americans and Canadians -- our brave men and women in uniform -- have paid the price together across a century of sacrifice, from the poppy fields of Flanders to the rugged mountains of Afghanistan. …

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