“Canada and the United States have worked side by side to tackle some of the greatest challenges we have faced in our history. We will continue this partnership as we fight the global COVID-19 pandemic and support a sustainable economic recovery that will build back better for everyone. We will also work together to advance climate action and clean economic growth, promote inclusion and diversity, and create good middle-class jobs and opportunities for our people while contributing to democracy, peace, and security at home and around the world.”
— Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
Congratulations, @JoeBiden, on your inauguration as the 46th President of the United States. Our two countries have tackled some of history’s greatest challenges together – and I’m looking forward to continuing this partnership with you, @KamalaHarris, and your administration.
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) January 20, 2021
“Congratulations to President Biden and Vice-President Harris on your inauguration. Looking forward to working together to get Canadians and Americans back to work.”
— Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole
Congratulations to President Biden and Vice President Harris on your inauguration. Looking forward to working together to get Canadians and Americans back to work. ???????? ????????
— Erin O'Toole (@erinotoole) January 20, 2021
“Today is historic. As Kamala Harris is sworn in as the first woman and woman of colour to become vice-president of the United States of America, (an) entire generation of women will reimagine what is possible in ways they have never before.”
— NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh
Congratulations President @JoeBiden
Today marks an official end to the hate and division of the last 4 years
And, an opportunity to build a more inclusive and compassionate nation and world
— Jagmeet Singh (@theJagmeetSingh) January 20, 2021
“My mother was down in the U.S. during the March on Washington. At 84, she has now lived to see a part of MLK’s dream achieved.”
– Green Party Leader Annamie Paul
Congratulations to President @JoeBiden and Vice-President @KamalaHarris on the day of their inauguration. My mother was down in the U.S. during the March on Washington. At 84, she has now lived to see a part of MLK's dream achieved. #InaugurationDay
— Annamie Paul (@AnnamiePaul) January 20, 2021
"Canada should be President Biden’s first priority in re-establishing US energy security.
Alberta’s oilsands.. has reduced carbon intensity by over 20% in the past 9 years. The average barrel produced in???????? is now cleaner than one produced in California."https://t.co/1mdcWzjVhN
— Jason Kenney (@jkenney) January 19, 2021
“Regardless of identity, ideology, or partisanship, a new era has begun today. Democracy has triumphed over tyranny, honesty over deceit, respect for women over misogyny, love over hate, diversity over racism, and unity over division.
- Alberta NDP Leader Rachel Notley
Congratulations to President Joe Biden & Vice President Kamala Harris
History has been made today, with the first woman, first South Asian, and first African American as vice president. With her, the hopes and dreams of women and BIPOC all over the world are brought to reality.
— Rachel Notley (@RachelNotley) January 20, 2021
“And that’s a wrap on the series finale of Trump. I started his presidency by chugging a beer live on-air with Peter Mansbridge. There’s been a lot of orange makeup since. I’ve never been so relieved to lose a gig.”
— Comedian Mark Critch
And that’s a wrap on the series finale of Trump. I started his presidency by chugging a beer live on-air with @petermansbridge There’s been a lot of orange make-up since. I’ve never been so relieved to lose a gig. Happy Inauguration Day to my American friends. #InaugurationDay pic.twitter.com/ZYw30nK6Yw
— Mark Critch (@markcritch) January 20, 2021
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 20, 2021.
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