PM Congratulates Obama, Praises Michigan On Bridge Vote

Posted on Wednesday, November 21 at 20:22 by NAUWATCH

Reacting to news that Barack Obama will return to the White House for a second term as president, Prime Minister Stephen Harper singled out another U.S. election result as particularly significant for Canadians.

Talking to reporters after touring a Sikh temple in the Punjab region of India, Harper offered re-elected President Barack Obama his congratulations and signalled his hope the two will continue their working relationship.

When asked to comment more specifically on potential bilateral challenges, Harper said he expects the relationship to focus on economic issues, especially in North America.

"I should also mention, very briefly, the fact of the result of the referendum in Michigan. We're very pleased to see the support of the people of Michigan for the new bridge between Detroit and Windsor," he added.

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