British Columbia’s premier, John Horgan – like many other Canadian politicians – has offered congratulations to President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris following their inauguration ceremony on Wednesday.
Premier Horgan took to social media to send a congratulatory message to both Biden and Vice President, Kamala Harris.
We're close friends and partners with our American neighbours. Looking forward to brighter days ahead for growing our relationship to get through the pandemic & build a recovery that reaches everyone.
— John Horgan (@jjhorgan) January 20, 2021
“We’re close friends and partners with our American neighbours. Looking forward to brighter days ahead for growing our relationship to get through the pandemic & build a recovery that reaches everyone,” wrote Horgan on social media.
Horgan also took a moment to acknowledge the “truly historic moment” regarding Harris becoming the first woman, first Black American and first Asian American to fill the role of Vice President.
“Vice President [Kamala Harris] is showing young women and people from diverse backgrounds around the world what is possible. A truly historic moment,” said Horgan.
On the national level, the leader of the New Democratic Party, Jagmeet Singh, also had high praise for the historical accomplishment of Harris.
“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,” said Singh.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he looks forward to building back the economy and strengthening the partnership between the two countries.
“Canada and the United States have worked side by side to tackle some of the greatest challenges we have faced in our history,” said Trudeau.
“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.”
Joe Biden officially became the 46th President of the United States on Wednesday at a ceremony held outside of the U.S. Capitol.