MPs Unanimously Agree To Invite Joe Biden, Kamala Harris To Visit Canada

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The House of Commons granted unanimous consent Monday to an NDP motion congratulating U.S. president-elect Joe Biden and vice-president-elect Kamala Harris on their historic victories, even as the current occupant of the White House refuses to concede. NDP MP Peter Julian rose after question to call on the House to congratulate Biden and Harris and, “in recognition of the extraordinary relationship between Canada and the United States, call on the government to invite both to visit Parliament and to invite Mr. Biden to address Parliament at the earliest safe opportunity to do so.” While non-binding on the government, the motion’s passage appears to reflect a desire for strengthened bonds between the incoming U.S. administration and the Canadian government.