Fw: Pool Report #8c

From: Chris Johnson [mailto:xxx@email.com]
Sent: Thursday, March 10, 2016 11:41 PM
To: Gabriel, Brian
Subject: Pool Report #8c

As promised, more Trudeau remarks from toast.

First a correction of last line in report 8b that got mangled in my haste. "Over 2.4 billion dollars worth of goods and services cross the border everyday."

Making a reference to Justin Bieber, urging Americans to "stop teasing him," Trudeau said, "That kid has had a great year. Of course, leave it to a Canadian to reach international fame with a song called, 'Sorry.'"
"Together, Canada and the U.S. negotiate trade agreements that expand opportunity for our businesses, create millions of good, well-paying jobs for our workers...We must never take that partnership for granted."
"...getting rid of the outdated notion that a healthy environment and strong economy stand in opposition to one another."
"When it comes to an issue like climate change, we have to acknowledge that we are all in this together. Our children and grandchildren will judge us not by the words we said, but by the actions we took and failed to take."
"We believe, Canadians and Americans, in the fundamental truth that diversity is to be a source of strength. We are thriving and prosperous countries not in spite of our differences, but because of it. Canadians know this. It's why Canadians across the country welcomed more than 25,000 Syrian refugees over the past four months."
"But of course, Americans understand this, too. It's why each generation has welcomed (immigrants) seeking liberty and the promise of a better life. It's what had made America great over the past decades. We know if we seek to be even greater, we must do greater things, be more compassionate, be more accepting, be more open...Our identity as Canadians and Americans are enriched by these differences."
"On our own, we make progress, but together, our two countries make history."
"Barack, thank you for all that you have done to preserve this most important relationship. May the special connection between our two countries continue to flourish in the years to come and may my grey hair come in at a much slower rate."
Toast: "I propose a toast to the president, to the First Lady, to the people of the United States of America."


Chris Johnson
Washington Blade

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