Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau issued a statement Wednesday to congratulate US President-elect Donald Trump on his stunning election victory.
“Canada has no closer friend, partner, and ally than the United States," the statement said. "We look forward to working very closely with President-elect Trump, his administration, and with the United States Congress in the years ahead, including on issues such as trade, investment, and international peace and security."
Trudeau's statement also said that, “The relationship between our two countries serves as a model for the world. Our shared values, deep cultural ties, and strong integrated economies will continue to provide the basis for advancing our strong and prosperous partnership.”
Trudeau expanded in the statement in a series of tweets:
Interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose, NDP leader Thomas Mulcair, and Green Party leader Elizabeth May have not yet issued statements about Trump's win. May did, however, tweet concerns that a Trump victory would be a major setback for the fight against climate change:
Conservative MP Michelle Rempel was also active on Twitter. When it became clear that a Trump presidency was increasingly likely, she tweeted this:
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