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FUTURE OF THE US- CANADA RELATIONSHIP; TRUDEAU IN THE HOUSE





İlknur Şebnem Öztemel-TDO-Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, visited U.S. President Donald Trump in his office to talk about the future of the relations.

It has been asserted that leaders negotiated about numerous issues but specially economics. The visit was significant to strengthen relations and maintain daily, cross-border trade of around $2 billion. Regardless of economics, subjects like woman rights and migration has been debated too.

Although, leaders agreed on several issues, Trudeau, warned Canada would "not agree on everything" that Trump said, referring to Trump’s executive order to ban people from seven Muslim-majority countries and his personal view on woman.

In 27th of January, Trump imposed suspension of the entry of immigrants from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. Flowingly, Trudeau said Canada welcomes refugees who have been rejected from US. Moreover, he uploaded an image of him greeting a Syrian child at Toronto Airport to his social media profile and wrote “To those fleeing persecution, terror & war, Canadians will welcome you, regardless of your faith. Diversity is our strength #WelcomeToCanada’’ on Twitter.

Additionally, Trudeau, as a feminist, is against Trump’s negative view of gender inequality. In his previous speeches, Trump said he had never changed a diaper while upbringing his five children. However, as the new president, Trump seems to be more balanced about the issue. He said “We need to make it easier for women to manage the demands of having a job and a family”. Leaders have announced a joint initiative, the Canada-United States Council for Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders.