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Canada's 'been in quite intimate contact' with Obama administration

Peter Kent says Canadian officials have been in close contact with the Obama transition team to discuss issues of mutual interest.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper and U.S. President Barack Obama may have different political ideologies, but the Harper Conservatives say they're confident both leaders will get along just fine, says Peter Kent, minister of state for Foreign Affairs for the Americas, who represented Canada at the new U.S. President's historic inauguration ceremony last week in Washington, D.C.

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Canada's 'been in quite intimate contact' with Obama administration

Peter Kent says Canadian officials have been in close contact with the Obama transition team to discuss issues of mutual interest.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper and U.S. President Barack Obama may have different political ideologies, but the Harper Conservatives say they're confident both leaders will get along just fine, says Peter Kent, minister of state for Foreign Affairs for the Americas, who represented Canada at the new U.S. President's historic inauguration ceremony last week in Washington, D.C.

  
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Fourth of July party at U.S. ambassador's residence July 6, 2015

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The dance floor was packed all evening, as The Digs played an assortment of Motown tunes. Even the Band of the Governor General's Foot Guards got in on the fun.

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U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman addressing a tent full of diplomats early in the evening, joined by his wife, Vicki, and Foreign Affairs Minister Rob Nicholson and his wife, Arlene.

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Foreign Affairs Minister Rob Nicholson addressing a tent full of diplomats early in the evening, with his wife Arlene and Mr. and Mrs. Heyman.

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U.S. Ambassador Bruce Heyman getting down on the dance floor, as Donna Chevrier, owner of Ola Cocina restaurant, looks on.

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Bruce and Vicki Heyman, joined onstage by their two daughters, Liza and Caroline.

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Bruce and Vicki Heyman testing out one of the vintage cars on display.

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Cakes from Eli's Cheesecake were flown in from Chicago just for the event—salted caramel, chocolate chip and blackberry sour cream. Shockingly, no pie was served at these Fourth of July festivities.

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