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Prominent Canadians on the inaugurations of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris

Last Updated Jan 20, 2021 at 1:51 pm EDT

United States President Joe Biden takes the Oath of Office as the 46th President of the US at the US Capitol in Washington, DC on Wednesday, January 20, 2021. Photo by Chris Kleponis/CNP/ABACAPRESS.COM

Several prominent Canadians and politicians have offered their congratulations and reactions to the inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as U.S. President and Vice President.

Here are some of the reactions:

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau:

“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.”

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.”

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh:

“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.”

Ontario Premier Doug Ford

Ontario and the U.S. both benefit from our strong economic partnership.

Congratulations to President Joe Biden and Vice-President Kamala Harris. I am looking forward to building on our strong relationship and working together to grow our economies and create good-quality jobs.

Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath:

Congratulations to 46th U.S. President Joe Biden and Madam Vice President Kamala Harris. President Biden faces many challenges ahead, and as America’s allies, we all hope for better days in the coming months and years for all of us.

Ontario Liberal Leader Steven Del Duca

My sincerest congratulations to President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, for turning a new page in American history, and in the critical relationship between the United States and Ontario.

Quebec Premier Francois Legault

Congratulations to President Joe Biden on his inauguration! We will continue working to strengthen our relationship to make Quebec the green battery of Northeast America.