"Obama and Canada’s Justin Trudeau Promote Ties and Climate Plan"

"WASHINGTON — President Obama on Thursday said the United States and Canada were more closely aligned than ever, using a meeting with Justin Trudeau, the Canadian prime minister, to announce joint efforts to curb emissions of planet-warming gases and to promote his personal rapport with the leader of a pivotal neighbor.

Mr. Obama played the older, more experienced host to Mr. Trudeau’s fresh-faced newcomer during the visit, the first official one by a Canadian leader in 19 years, as the two announced they were teaming to reduce the release of methane, a chemical contained in natural gas.

“He campaigned on a message of hope and of change; his positive and optimistic vision is inspiring young people,” Mr. Obama said at a news conference in the White House Rose Garden, drawing unmistakable parallels between Mr. Trudeau’s rise to power and his own. “On the world stage, his country is leading on climate change and cares deeply about development, so from my perspective, what’s not to like?”"

Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Michael D. Shear report for the New York Times March 10, 2016.


"12 Things Trudeau And Obama Agreed On Today" (CBC News)

"U.S.-Canada Joint Statement on Climate, Energy, and Arctic Leadership" (White House)

"President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Have Jumpstarted Their Meetings In Washington With An Announcement Focused On Curbing Methane Emissions" (U.S. News & World Report)

"U.S., Canada Agree Steps To Fight Climate Change" (Reuters)

"Obama and Trudeau Pledge New Climate Action to Protect the Arctic" (Slate)

"Joint Low-Carbon Declaration Sees Climate Baton Pass From Obama to Trudeau" (Guardian)

"Obama Finds Common Cause on Climate Change With Canada’s Trudeau" (Bloomberg)

"Sea Change: U.S. and Canada Announce Common Goals on Climate, Energy and the Arctic" (InsideClimate News)

"The Budding Bromance Between President Obama And Canada’S Justin Trudeau, In 11 Great Pictures" (Washington Post)

Source: NY Times, 03/11/2016