Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Friday that he and all Canadians shared values with President Biden, including in the "fight against climate change as a way of growing the economy." This coming after the revoking of the Keystone XL Pipeline project by President Biden, costing Canada a potential 60,000 jobs.
In a statement released Wednesday, Trudeau said that he was "disappointed" in Biden's decision to axe the project, but went on to say that he looked forward to combat climate change and reduce pollution with the new US president.
Trudeau echoed those sentiments on Friday, stating; "The decision of Keystone XL is a very difficult one for workers in Alberta and Saskatchewan who have had many difficult hits over the past years. We have been there for them, we will continue to be there for them, and I will express my concern for jobs, and livelihoods in Canada, particularly out west, particularly my conversation with president Biden."
Trudeau continued: "I think the fact that we have so much alignment not just me and President Biden, but Canadians and President Biden on values of creating jobs and prosperity for everyone and opportunity for everyone, investing in the fight against climate change as a way of growing the economy, looking to be coordinated and aggressive in stepping up in our measures against COVID-19. These are things that we're going to be able to dig into significantly. "
Trudeau said that he and Biden are "much more aligned" than the previous administration, and added that he was "very much" looking forward to working with him.
It's not always going to be perfect alignment with the United States, that's the case with any given president. In a situation where we are much more aligned on values, on focus, on work that needs to be done to give opportunities for everyone while we build a better future. I'm very much looking forward to working with president Biden."