"Trudeau, Obama Set To Endorse Continental Strategy On Climate Change"

"Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is poised to sign on to a continental environment and climate-change strategy with outgoing President Barack Obama when the two leaders hold their first formal bilateral meeting in the Oval Office next Thursday.

International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland, who chairs the cabinet committee on Canada-U.S. relations, told The Globe and Mail that the White House talks will also result in improved border-security measures and steps to conclude a new softwood-lumber agreement.

Canadian and U.S. officials are now working hard behind the scenes to present an environmental and climate-change package for the leaders to announce, but the exact details of what it entails are being kept closely under wraps. But sources say the agreement is expected to deal with tighter fuel and auto-emission standards and measures to foster innovation such as electric cars, charging stations, self-driving vehicles and ride-sharing apps."

Robert Fife reports for the Toronto Globe and Mail March 1, 2016.

Source: Toronto Globe & Mail, 03/03/2016