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30 June 2016 - North American Leaders' Summit

Publié par Marion Coste le 30/06/2016
Obama speaks to Parliament, passes diplomatic torch to Trudeau
The Canadian Press (Times Colonist, 29/06/2016)


U.S. President Barack Obama brought the House down Wednesday as he passed a diplomatic torch of sorts to Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau, along with a pointed warning about the perils of injustice and inequality.
In what was almost certainly his last visit to Canada as president, Obama held court for nearly an hour before a joint session of the House of Commons and the Senate, basking in cascades of applause and heaping praise on the country's young new prime minister, with whom he's become fast friends.
Trudeau has brought new energy and leadership to Canada and to the everlasting alliance between the two countries, Obama said. The world will continue to benefit from Trudeau's time in office, he added, as his own era comes to an end.

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Canada and US alliance

‘We need more Canada,’ says Obama as he lauds ‘extraordinary’ alliance with U.S.
Marie-Danielle Smith (The National Post, 29/06/2016)
During what was almost certainly his last visit to Canada as president of the United States, Barack Obama gave a glowingly-received speech Wednesday urging North American unity amid growing protectionist sentiment and global uncertainty.
Obama addressed Canadian parliamentarians, dignitaries and celebrity guests in the House of Commons chamber after a day of photo-ops, awkward handshakes and “dude-plomacy,” as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau put it.
He emphasized the urgency of climate change, the importance of inclusiveness and “inalienable rights,” especially for the LGBTQ community, and the “extraordinary alliance” between Canada and the United States — which he called “as strong as it has ever been.”

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North American leaders' summit

Obama receives ‘extraordinary welcome’ during speech to Parliament
Robin Levinson King (The Star, 29/06/2016)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau invented a word to describe what happened in Ottawa on Wednesday during the Three Amigos Summit — “dudeplomacy.”
Groanworthy as it may be, it’s not far from capturing the air of brotherly love between Trudeau, U.S. President Barack Obama and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, as evidenced by an awkward three-way handshake that made headlines across the continent.
The three world leaders got down to business during the historic meeting, the first one Canada has hosted in about a decade. They signed a comprehensive North American climate, clean energy and environment partnership and committed themselves to better protecting the LGBT community.
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Three amigos relationship

Three Amigos say relations 'strong' amid rising protectionism, anti-immigrant sentiment
(CBC News, 29/06/2016)
The leaders of Canada, the U.S. and Mexico put forward a united front against growing concerns over the rise of protectionism and anti-immigrant sentiment at home and abroad as they concluded their North American Leaders Summit.
"The conversations were friendly, but also frank, and I'm reassured by the progress we have been able to make today," Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said at a joint press conference in Ottawa.
"Relationships between the citizens of our three nations have always been strong, even when our governments haven't always seen eye-to-eye."
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"30 June 2016 - North American Leaders' Summit", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), juin 2016. Consulté le 16/06/2019. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/key-story/archives-revue-de-presse-2016/30-june-2016-north-american-leaders-summit