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Prime Minister Trudeau Meets with U.S. Senate Leaders at NATO Summit

Yesterday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau engaged in discussions with key U.S. Senate leaders, including Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, during the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Summit in Washington, D.C.

The meeting underscored the strong bilateral relationship between Canada and the United States. Both parties emphasized the significance of the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) in fostering trade and economic growth. They also reiterated their commitment to collaborating on cross-border issues and enhancing cooperation in the energy and critical minerals sectors.

Prime Minister Trudeau reiterated Canada’s firm condemnation of Russia’s ongoing war of aggression against Ukraine. He emphasized the need for sustained support for Ukraine and highlighted Canada’s efforts, including sanctions on Russia’s military-industrial complex and collaboration with G7 partners to unlock future revenues from frozen Russian assets to aid Ukraine’s defense.

The leaders appreciated the longstanding military cooperation between Canada and the United States, from the D-Day landings in Normandy to NATO’s 75th anniversary this year. Trudeau outlined Canada’s updated defense policy, “Our North, Strong and Free: A Renewed Vision for Canada’s Defence,” which includes new investments to equip the Canadian Armed Forces with the necessary tools to defend Canada and protect North America.

Looking ahead, Prime Minister Trudeau and the Senate leaders expressed optimism for continued collaboration on shared priorities that advance prosperity for both Canadians and Americans.

This meeting highlights the ongoing commitment of Canada and the United States to strengthen their partnership and address mutual challenges on the global stage.

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Alwin Marshall-Squire

Alwin Marshall-Squire is the Editor-in-Chief of GTA Today and serves as the Parliament Hill Reporter covering Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his cabinet. With a commitment to accurate and timely news coverage, Marshall-Squire brings depth and insight to the forefront of Canadian journalism. For feedback, reach out at

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