That is Biden’s first bilateral assembly as president.The actual fact sheet describes plans for a “highway map” for progress in areas of mutual curiosity, together with COVID-19, local weather change, defence and social justice. It makes no point out of sure Canadian priorities, resembling procuring extra vaccine doses, liberating Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig from imprisonment in China or securing an exemption to Biden’s Purchase American plan.
Specialists need Ottawa to push laborious for an exemption in order that Canada is not harmed by Biden’s plan to prioritize U.S. companies for federal infrastructure and procurement.
The actual fact sheet lays out six precedence areas, together with beating again the pandemic, rebuilding the financial system on each side of the border, and plans for a high-level local weather ministerial assembly to align efforts to succeed in net-zero emissions by 2050.
Different areas of focus embrace bettering social variety and inclusion, increasing co-operation on continental defence and a modernized NORAD, and restoring a collective dedication to international establishments like NATO and the WTO.
It additionally signifies plans to resurrect the North American Leaders’ Summit — a trilateral assembly of Canada, the U.S. and Mexico, which hasn’t been held since 2016.