Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sees 'new era' of Canada-U.S. relations before first call with Biden. Photo taken from Twitter

President Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau discuss ‘Buy American’ and COVID-19

President Joe Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau discuss 'Buy American' and COVID-19 in their first call since the inauguration.

According to political reporters, the pair spoke by phone for roughly 30 minutes on Friday. Trudeau expressed disappointment over the new president’s Keystone pipeline decision, and Biden pledged to work with Canada on the “Buy American” policy.

Speaking to the press ahead of the call on Friday afternoon, Canadian PM Justin Trudeau expressed his concerns over US President Joe Biden’s executive order to revoke the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline between Canada and the US — a decision expected to cause job losses north of the border.

In the 30-minute phone call the prime minister expressed disappointment over the new president’s Keystone pipeline decision and Biden pledged to work with Canada on the ‘Buy American’ policy.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stressed the common ground Canada and the United States share ahead of his first phone call with U.S. President Joe Biden later on Friday, adding that it was the start of a “new era” for the two countries.​

Canadians welcome the renewed relationship with the U.S. after years of insults and threats from the Trump administration.

“We have so much alignment,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said. “Not just me and President Biden, but Canadians and President Biden.”

President Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau “agreed to meet next month in order to advance the important work of renewing the deep and enduring friendship between Canada and the United States,” Trudeau’s office says in readout of Biden’s first call with a foreign counterpart.

Lois Lane

Lois Lane is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter at the Daily Planet. The daughter of General Sam Lane, she grew up learning hand-to-hand combat and survival techniques. After being hired by Perry White at the Daily Planet, Lois coined the name "Superman" and, because of incisive reporting on the Super Hero's incredible adventures, her career is forever linked to the Man of Steel. She remains one of Superman's strongest allies.

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